Sixth best anime of 2015 goes to a show that’s sure to feature on a lot of top ten lists this year and I don’t want my Shirobako-loving readers to think I’m some sort of hipster who hates all their favorites (although I’m sure that me placing the anime this low will still cause some snarls, but whatever), so take pleasure in considering me your bitch for just this moment, guys. Sound Euphonium. A show where the nickname: “K-On: The Redemption” goes far beyond the girls actually playing their instruments and into the realm of them earning the right to play said instruments when faced with a little thing we humans call “reality”.
I place it on here as a sign that you should never judge a book by its cover, let previous history make up your opinions on a product for you, and that no matter how many gimmicks you use to try to spice up your cute girl shows, they are absolutely no substitute for flawed characters whose arcs drive a meaningful journey full of sacrifice and compromise. Enough with the tanks. Enough with the zombies. Enough with the shitty franchise milking. Give me some fucking characterization goddammit!
Won’t go higher than sixth place though. I’m sorry Tubacabra, but we just can’t be friends.