The Best and Worst of the Season So Far: Week of August 19-25

by Daniel DeLorme,

Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2015 crop. And this season, at the top of each Daily Streaming Review, we added a little rating widget to let our readers chime in. 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, not on the overall quality or popularity of the series. Sometimes a series is better than the sum of its parts, but this ranking is not about that. Also, being near the bottom of the list does not mean a title is bad; just that the others are liked better. Even the 'worst' was at least good (or hyped) enough to have people wanting daily reviews.

Errata: Naruto Shippuden had 2 episodes on August 6, so we had to recompute some rankings. The week of Aug 5-11 has been changed from episode 422 to episodes 422-423, with no effect on the ranking. The week of Aug 12-18 has been changed from episode 423 to episode 424, resulting in a +13 increase in ranking for Naruto Shippuden.

Episode Rankings for the week of August 19-25

This mish-mash of lines chronicles the change in ranking from week to week. While some series are stable, others swing wildly in the rankings depending on the strength of each episode. Click to highlight a particular series. This week there were no episodes for Gatchaman Crowds insight and God Eater.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
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week
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this
week
rank
anime series
8 #1. Non Non Biyori Repeat
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
9 #2. One Piece
706
705
704
703
702
701
700
1 #3. My Love Story!!
20
19
18
17
16
14
13
3 #4. Wagnaria!!3
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #5. School-Live!
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Gatchaman Crowds insight
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
8 #6. GATE
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
14 #7. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
5 #8. Charlotte
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
God Eater
5
4
3
2
1
3 #9. Snow White with the Red Hair
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
9 #10. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
5 #11. Gangsta.
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
7 #12. Overlord
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
7 #13. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
4 #14. Gintama
285
284
283
282
281
280
279
278
10 #15. Castle Town Dandelion
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #16. Monster Musume
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
5 #17. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
1 #18. Prison School
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
13 #19. Ushio & Tora
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #20. Classroom Crisis
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
3 #21. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #22. Shimoneta
8
7
6
3 #23. Actually, I Am…
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
11 #24. Naruto Shippuden
425
424
422
423
421
420
419
418
2 #25. Chaos Dragon
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

Series Cumulative Ranking as of August 25

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 to highlight a particular series.

ranking change from week to week
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
prev
week
change
this
week
rank
anime series
1 #1. Non Non Biyori Repeat
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #2. Gintama
285
284
283
282
281
280
279
278
1 #3. One Piece
706
705
704
703
702
701
700
1 #4. My Love Story!!
20
19
18
17
16
14
13
#5. School-Live!
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#6. Snow White with the Red Hair
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
2 #7. Wagnaria!!3
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #8. Gangsta.
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #9. Durarara!! ×2 The Second Arc
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#10. Gatchaman Crowds insight
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#11. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #12. Charlotte
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #13. Ushio & Tora
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#14. Prison School
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#15. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
#16. GATE
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#17. Monster Musume
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#18. Overlord
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#19. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
20
19
18
17
16
15
14
4 #20. Shimoneta
8
7
6
1 #21. God Eater
5
4
3
2
1
1 #22. Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #23. Actually, I Am…
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1 #24. Naruto Shippuden
425
424
422
423
421
420
419
418
#25. Castle Town Dandelion
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#26. Classroom Crisis
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
#27. Chaos Dragon
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

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