The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of Oct 29-Nov 4

by Daniel DeLorme,

Our team of reviewers are following 31 anime series of the Fall 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season.

Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated individual episodes of the current season, not on the overall quality or popularity of the series. Only the titles legally streaming in North America and popular enough to be reviewed are being ranked, so the bottom of the list might represent 'watchable' rather than 'bad'. See the notes for further details.

Episode Rankings for the week of October 29-November 4

Along the actual ranking for this week's episodes, this graph chronicles the change in position from week to week. While some series are stable, others swing wildly in the rankings depending on the strength of each episode. When a series has no episode for a given week, the previous week's episode is used instead as a placeholder. The first episode of each series is considered as part of the first week, even if it really aired during the second week. Click on the numbers to highlight a particular series.
ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
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anime series
6 #1. March comes in like a lion (season 2)
23
24
25
26
4 #2. Recovery of an MMO Junkie
1
2
3
4
5
#3. Land of the Lustrous
1
2
3
4
5
4 #4. The Ancient Magus' Bride
1
2
3
4
5
4 #5. Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
1
2
3
4
5
4 #6. Girls' Last Tour
1
2
3
4
5
4 #7. Inuyashiki Last Hero
1
2
3
4
3 #8. Yuki Yuna is A Hero (season 2)
1
2
3
4
5
1 #9. Food Wars! The Third Plate
1
2
3
4
5
9 #10. Konohana Kitan
1
2
3
4
5
3 #11. Dragon Ball Super
109
110
111
112
113
114
#12. Just Because!
1
2
3
4
5
9 #13. Gintama
329
330
331
332
333
4 #14. UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2
1
2
3
4
5
2 #15. Himōto! Umaru-chan R
1
2
3
4
9 #16. A Sister's All You Need
1
2
3
4
2 #17. Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War
1
2
3
4
5
2 #18. Garo -Vanishing Line-
1
2
3
4
5
2 #19. Love Live! Sunshine!! (season 2)
1
2
3
4
5
4 #20. Blend-S
1
2
3
4
5
6 #21. Welcome to the Ballroom
13
14
15
16
17
1 #22. Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-
1
2
3
4
5
2 #23. Mr.Osomatsu (season 2)
1
2
3
4
5
2 #24. Black Clover
1
2
3
4
5
4 #25. One Piece
807
808
809
810
811
2 #26. Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World
1
2
3
4
5
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review
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
27
28
29
30
13 #28. Anime-Gataris
1
2
3
4
1 #29. URAHARA
1
2
3
4
5
#30. Dies irae
0
1
2
3
4
#31. King's Game The Animation
1
2
3
4
5

Series Cumulative Ranking as of November 4

Each week's ranking takes into account the scores given to previous weeks' episodes. As we reach closer to the end of the season, each series' rank will start to solidify and we'll get a look at the real winners and losers. Click on the numbers to highlight a particular series.
ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
prev
week
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this
week
rank
anime series
#1. The Ancient Magus' Bride
1
2
3
4
5
1 #2. Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond
1
2
3
4
5
3 #3. March comes in like a lion (season 2)
23
24
25
26
2 #4. Gintama
329
330
331
332
333
1 #5. Girls' Last Tour
1
2
3
4
5
1 #6. Dragon Ball Super
109
110
111
112
113
114
2 #7. Recovery of an MMO Junkie
1
2
3
4
5
1 #8. Food Wars! The Third Plate
1
2
3
4
5
1 #9. Inuyashiki Last Hero
1
2
3
4
2 #10. Mr.Osomatsu (season 2)
1
2
3
4
5
3 #11. Land of the Lustrous
1
2
3
4
5
1 #12. Just Because!
1
2
3
4
5
1 #13. Garo -Vanishing Line-
1
2
3
4
5
1 #14. Konohana Kitan
1
2
3
4
5
1 #15. Himōto! Umaru-chan R
1
2
3
4
1 #16. Yuki Yuna is A Hero (season 2)
1
2
3
4
5
#17. Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War
1
2
3
4
5
#18. Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World
1
2
3
4
5
2 #19. Love Live! Sunshine!! (season 2)
1
2
3
4
5
1 #20. Welcome to the Ballroom
13
14
15
16
17
1 #21. Blend-S
1
2
3
4
5
1 #22. UQ Holder! Magister Negi Magi! 2
1
2
3
4
5
1 #23. One Piece
807
808
809
810
811
2 #24. Anime-Gataris
1
2
3
4
#25. Code:Realize -Guardian of Rebirth-
1
2
3
4
5
3 #26. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
27
28
29
30
#27. A Sister's All You Need
1
2
3
4
#28. Black Clover
1
2
3
4
5
#29. URAHARA
1
2
3
4
5
#30. Dies irae
0
1
2
3
4
#31. King's Game The Animation
1
2
3
4
5

Notes

Disclaimer: the rankings are just an average of opinions, published for entertainment and information purposes. ANN makes no claims regarding statistical significance.

It's entirely normal to disagree with the rankings; you should not expect your tastes in anime to match the average expressed by the rankings. Also, the rankings indicate relative quality (A is preferred to B), not absolute quality (B is good/bad). So while the titles are ranked from 'best' to 'worst', sometimes the difference between #1 and #10 can be very thin.

The rankings are computed using the Schulze method, with the variation that unrated titles are considered as abstentions instead of lower than the rated titles. This roughly means that if, out of all people who rated both A and B, 60% preferred A, it will be ranked higher than B.

If a series has no episode for a given week, we use the rating data for the previous week's episode in order to compute the weekly ranking. This is not officially counted as a position in the ranking (it has no impact on the cumulative ranking), but it makes it easier to compare weeks if they each have the same number of series ranked.

It should be noted that long-running series (and sequels) have an advantage in the sense that only people who like the series are still watching it, and they are likely to give each episode a high rating. But if such a series is going through a low-quality filler arc, the season will get low rankings that are not indicative of the true overall quality of the series.


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