The Best and Worst of Winter 2019, Mar 12-18

by Daniel DeLorme,

Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Winter 2019 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 March 12-18

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
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1 #1. Mob Psycho 100 II
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7
8
9
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11
1 #2. The Promised Neverland
1
2
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5
6
7
8
9
10
3 #3. Run with the Wind
12
13
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17
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21
1 #4. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
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10
2 #5. Dororo
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5 #6. The Quintessential Quintuplets
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2
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8
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10
8 #7. Boogiepop and Others
1
2
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6
7
8
9
10-13
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15
16
1 #8. My Roommate is a Cat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
7 #9. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
2 #10. Sword Art Online: Alicization
13
14
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16
17
18
19
20
21
22
10 #11. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
6 #12. GeGeGe no Kitarō
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
3 #13. The Rising of The Shield Hero
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2 #14. Fairy Tail: Final Season
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300
1 #15. Kemurikusa
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2
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6
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9
10
3 #16. The Morose Mononokean II
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
8 #17. One Piece
867
868
869
870
871
872
873
874
875
876
2 #18. A Certain Magical Index III
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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22
23
4 #19. Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2 #20. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
88
89
90
91
92
93
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95
96
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98
4 #21. Girly Air Force
1
2
3
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5
6
7
8
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10
4 #22. ENDRO!
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2 #23. The Price of Smiles
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11 #24. Black Clover
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
1 #25. Domestic Girlfriend
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#26. Karakuri Circus
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
#27. W'z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Series Cumulative Ranking as of March 18

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
change
this
week
rank
anime series
#1. Mob Psycho 100 II
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
#2. The Promised Neverland
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#3. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
#4. Run with the Wind
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
#5. Dororo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
#6. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#7. My Roommate is a Cat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#8. The Rising of The Shield Hero
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#9. Sword Art Online: Alicization
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
#10. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
2 #11. Boogiepop and Others
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10-13
14
15
16
1 #12. Fairy Tail: Final Season
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
1 #13. The Quintessential Quintuplets
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2 #14. Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 #15. GeGeGe no Kitarō
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
1 #16. ENDRO!
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#17. One Piece
867
868
869
870
871
872
873
874
875
876
4 #18. The Morose Mononokean II
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1 #19. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
1 #20. Kemurikusa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 #21. A Certain Magical Index III
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
1 #22. Domestic Girlfriend
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#23. The Price of Smiles
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
#24. Girly Air Force
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
#25. Black Clover
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
#26. Karakuri Circus
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
#27. W'z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Notes

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

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.

The rankings indicate relative quality (A is preferred to B), not absolute quality (B is good/bad). While the titles are ranked from 'best' to 'worst', sometimes the difference between #1 and #10 can be very thin. So if your favorite is near the bottom of the list, don't take it personally. It doesn't mean it's a bad show, it just means that ANN readers, on average, have preferred the ones above.

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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