Fall 2015 Anime Summary

Here’s my usual rankings starting with “the anime I’m most likely to watch in the future” first and going all downhill from there.

1. Concrete Revolutio

2. Noragami Aragoto

3. Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya

4. Osomatsu-san

5. One-Punch Man

6. The Asterisk War

7. Garo: The Crimson Moon

8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded-Orphans

9. The Perfect Insider

10. Beautiful Bones: Sakurako

11. Heavy Object

12. Comet Lucifer

*****

I watched less anime than last season, although that wasn’t a completely conscious choice on my part. A large chunk of Fall’s output just happened to be sequels or continuations of stuff I had zero interest in (K, Black Jack, Monogatari, etc.), and since I refused to touch any of Silver Link’s shows this season, Asterisk War and Heavy Object were the only light novel adaptations I stuck with. All the two cour shows on here, I’m continuing into next season bar Osomatsu-san and Iron-Blooded Orphans, and I finished all the one-cour stuff. Lupin is not ranked because I’m having a hard time getting satisfactory files to watch the thing.

All in all, this Fall was a big improvement in many ways. A big improvement over last season, an even bigger improvement for the shonen/superhero genre that’s been so rampant in anime this year, and the biggest improvement of all is Bones themselves, who’ve finally after god knows how many years started putting out quality stuff again. And thank god for that, because everything past Noragami Aragoto could have easily been skipped and my life wouldn’t have been any worse for it.

5 responses to “Fall 2015 Anime Summary

  1. Yes, this season was a huge improvement over last and probably the best season this year. I hope Bones can continue its good streak next year with Stray Dogs, because that looks like fun. Thank you very much for recommending Concrete Revolutio because I loved every moment of it.

    Interesting ranking with Seraph being higher than Garo. Do you think this season of Seraph was a lot better than last season?

    • I do actually. The production was pretty decent this season and stuff actually happens in it. My only problem is that the writing is still predictable and said stuff should have happened last season.

  2. As you said, this season is much better than the others as Winter was dominated by carryovers, Spring’s best offerings were mostly average series and I don’t even want to talk my experience with the Summer Season.

    For Fall, Noragami is my most favorite show while Concrete Revolutio is my non-Gundam and non sequel favorite. The latter has come a long way from being a confusing mess to a compelling series.

    As for others:

    One Punch Man needs to ramp its humor.

    Gundam: IBO is still good (for my taste) but it needs to focus now with the leads and move the plot.

    Young Black Jack is marred by super-right wing ideologies that it looked like more of a political advertisement than a prequel.

    Owarimonogatari’s first half is good, the other half is what I can burn to to ashes.

    The Perfect Insider’s a pretentious mess.

    Osomatsu-san’s brand of humor does not suit me at all yet I can appreciate the effort of reviving an old manga much to its impending commercial success.

    Funnily, I still find Comet Lucifer better than Heavy Object. I haven’t seen Owari no Seraph but I am curious as to why it was placed that high.

    • One Punch Man needs to ramp its humor.

      One Punch Man needs to get humor to begin with. Anyways, I doubt I’ll be watching anymore of it. Tried the special that recently came out and I couldn’t even finish it.

      Osomatsu-san’s brand of humor does not suit me at all yet I can appreciate the effort of reviving an old manga much to its impending commercial success.

      I already have Ushio and Tora for that.

      I haven’t seen Owari no Seraph but I am curious as to why it was placed that high.

      It’s mostly that high because the second cour isn’t bad (first cour is awful though).

  3. Thankfully, Crunchyroll will be putting up the new Lupin series in a week or so. I’ve been following it since it started, and I’ve been really happy with it (my favorite anime of the year, actually.) It’s probably not gonna blow you away or anything, but if you keep your expectations modest, it’s a lot of fun.