On the far far opposite side of the spectrum that my sixth best anime of the year inhabits is a Spring 2015 anime from a well-established studio that everyone had a lot of confidence in prior to airing, only for it to live up to those expectations about as well as Guilty Crown if it had been written by someone half Hiroyuki Yoshino’s age: Blood Blockade Battlefront. An incredibly overhyped, money-making, waste of talent that represent everything wrong with both Bones and the anime industry in general.
Who wants to see concepts ripe for rich storytelling and talented people behind ‘em proceed to waste said concepts on uninspired junk food consisting of nothing but shallow spectacle, characters who couldn’t reach any satisfying level of characterization if they were wearing Liquid Schwartz jetpacks, and bullshit conclusions that we stopped caring about before the delay was even announced? You don’t? Well who cares what you think, because we sold over ten-thousand blu-rays on the first volume alone. What did your precious Euphonium sell? Under seven-thousand? Hah! What a hack show that was!