My Definitive Ranking of 2015 Anime Shows Per Season

Instead of doing a top anime list last year, I decided to give a detailed ranking of 2015 shows I saw per season. I watched fifty seven (57) titles this year which I think is just the right number of shows for a casual anime watcher.

I personally think Fall was the strongest season due to the strength of sequels and spinoffs where we got gems like Noragami Aragoto, the new Gundam, Lupin and Owarimonogatari. Well, original series like One Punch Man and Concrete Revolutio also steal this one for doing great for whatever they can. In the meantime, it was followed by Winter because of the carryovers and some new shows which tried to be experimental (Death Parade). Spring, on the other hand, was just fine given that there are no real bad shows (Plastic Memories, however, is a snore) and Summer boasts diversity of titles but lacks the punch of the other three seasons I mentioned. At least, it has Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Rokka No Yuusha and Shimoneta.

All in all, 2015 is a fine year in anime but most of these shows lack ambition. The idea is there such as the case of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Plastic Memories but for some reasons, the execution was not able to fully explore those.

Okay. Let’s now start! The ranking goes as follows: the seasons are arranged according to what I think is the strongest to weakest. The same goes with the shows under those.

FALL 2015

1. Noragami Aragoto
2. Concrete Revolutio
3. Mobile Gundam Suit: Iron Blooded Orphans

4. Lupin III (2015)
5. One Punch Man
6. StarMyu
7. Owarimonogatari
8. Kagewani
9. Sakurako-san
10. Young Black Jack
11. The Perfect Insider
12. Shingeki Junior High
13. Comet Lucifer
14. Osomatsu-kun
15. Heavy Object

WINTER 2015

1. Death Parade
2. Garo: The Animation
3. Parasyte

4. Kuroko no Basuke Season 3
5. Shirobako
6. Maria, The Virgin Witch
7. Log Horizon Season 2
8. Assassination Classroom
9. Akatsuki No Yona
10. Yuri Kuma Arashi
11. Kamisama Hajimemashita 2
12. Tokyo Ghoul Root A
13. Your Lie in April
14. Durarara!! Shou
15. Saekano

SPRING 2015

1. OreGairu, Season 2
2. Sound Euphonium
3. Punch Line

4. Kekkai Sensen
5. Yamada-kun and the Seven Witch
6. DanMachi
7. Shokugeki no Souma
8. Ore Monogatari
9. The Disappearance of Yuki-Nagato
10. Nisekoi:
11. Fate Stay Night: UBW
12. Plastic Memories

SUMMER 2015

1. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
2. Rokka No Yuusha
3. Shimoneta

4. School Live!
5. Gatchaman Crowds insight
6. Hetalia, Sixth Season
7. Gangsta.
8. Charlotte
9. Monster Musume
10. Joukamachi no Dandelion
11. Prison School
12. Classroom Crisis
13. Ranpo Kitan
14. God Eater
15. Chaos Dragon

FINAL WORDS: 2015 was not a bad year for anime but it truly lacks titles that can be considered as masterpiece. On the positive side, aside from Chaos Dragon which was doomed to fail from the start, no shows this year are truly bad. I can only wish that big name studios will take risks and adapt something like Shinsekai Yori or Mawaru Penguindrum anytime soon.

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2 thoughts on “My Definitive Ranking of 2015 Anime Shows Per Season

  1. I love seeing PlaMemo at the bottom of lists like these. I’d put Charlotte just as low, though, considering how it set up a hundred pins but threw a million gutter balls in the finale.

    This also reminded me that I never finished Your Lie In April, and that I have no compulsion to ever finish it any more. My interest in the show died like a patient passing away from cancer.

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    1. Plastic Memories worked only for an episode then….. then its last part. Its major chunk is just sleep inducing. As regards to Charlotte, it’s messy but I can see where the plot is going but was botched by the execution and Your Lie in April is the kind of show that you either hate or love. I hate it for most of its parts but the drama towards the second half is good.

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