The Best and Worst of Fall 2021, Nov 12-18

by Daniel DeLorme,

Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Fall 2021 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.

Don't forget to head over to Your Score to rate the episodes you've watched this week

Episode Rankings for the week of November 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
(episode numbers as labels; clickable)
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anime series
#1. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
pending
review
Ranking of Kings
1
2
3
4
5
3 #3. The aquatope on white sand
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
13 #4. Yuki Yuna Great Mankai Chapter
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6 #5. Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3 #6. The Heike Story
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#7. Blue Period
1
2
3
4
5
6
no ep.
this week
86 Season 2
12
13
14
15
16
17
4 #8. The Faraway Paladin
1
2
3
4
5
6
14 #9. Komi Can't Communicate
1
2
3
4
5
1 #10. Night Beyond the Tricornered Window
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#11. Lupin the 3rd Part 6
0
1
2
3
4
5
4 #12. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
#13. One Piece
994
995
996
997
998
999
#14. My Senpai Is Annoying
1
2
3
4
5
6
8 #15. Mieruko-chan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #16. The World's Finest Assassin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2 #17. Restaurant to Another World
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#18. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
1
2
3
4
5
#19. takt op. Destiny
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5 #20. Sakugan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#21. Digimon Ghost Game
1
2
3
4
5
6
10 #22. Banished From The Heroes' Party
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #23. The Fruit of Evolution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
pending
review
AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 #25. Yashahime - The Second Act
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6 #26. Muv-Luv Alternative
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#27. Platinum End
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Series Cumulative Ranking as of November 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. Ranking of Kings
1
2
3
4
5
#2. 86 Season 2
12
13
14
15
16
17
#3. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
#4. The Heike Story
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#5. The aquatope on white sand
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
2 #6. Lupin the 3rd Part 6
0
1
2
3
4
5
2 #7. Blue Period
1
2
3
4
5
6
2 #8. The Faraway Paladin
1
2
3
4
5
6
2 #9. One Piece
994
995
996
997
998
999
5 #10. Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#11. Mieruko-chan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2 #12. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1 #13. Komi Can't Communicate
1
2
3
4
5
1 #14. Restaurant to Another World
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
1
2
3
4
5
1 #16. Yuki Yuna Great Mankai Chapter
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #17. My Senpai Is Annoying
1
2
3
4
5
6
#18. The World's Finest Assassin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#19. Sakugan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#20. Banished From The Heroes' Party
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#21. takt op. Destiny
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#22. Digimon Ghost Game
1
2
3
4
5
6
#23. Night Beyond the Tricornered Window
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #24. AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline
1
2
3
4
5
6
#25. Yashahime - The Second Act
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
#26. Muv-Luv Alternative
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #27. The Fruit of Evolution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 #28. Platinum End
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

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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