The Best Anime Of Summer 2015

Anime Suggested & Voted by Crunchyroll Users


Over the course of the past two months, the Crunchyroll user Swaggercandy did a poll to determine the best anime of Summer 2015. He was kind enough to share the results with me! Below you will find several different categories and the winners and the runner-ups in each. Do the results reflect what you had in mind? Let us know in the comments! And here we go!

Best Story

1st Place: Gakkou Gurashi (School-Live!) (7)

Gakkou-Gurashi

Tied for 2nd: Rokka no Yuusha (5) & Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars!) (5)
Honorable Mentions: 
GATE (4)
Durarara!!x2 Ten (3)
Gatchaman Crowds Insight (3)
Gangasta (3)


 Best Animation

1st Place: Charlotte (15)

Charlotte-Anime

2nd Place: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! (5)
Honorable Mentions: 
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (3)


Best OP

1st Place: “Friend Shitai” by Gakuen Seikatsubu (Gakkou Gurashi (School Live!)) (5)

Tied for 2nd:
 “Black Swallowtail” by UROBOROS (Rokka no Yuusha) (4)
“Sore wa Akatsuki no you ni” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets(GATE) (4)
“Renegade” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (GANGSTA) (4)
Honorable Mentions: 
”Bravely You” by Lia (Charlotte) (3)
“Clattanoia” by O×T (Overlord) (3)
“
Pride Kakumei” by CHiCO with HONEYWORKS (Gintama) (3)


Best ED

1st Place: “L.L.L.” by Myth&Roid (Overlord) (9)

2nd Place: “Mikazuki” by Sayuri (Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace) (5)
Honorable Mentions: 
School Live EDs (3)
“Inner Urge” by Sumire Uesaka (Shimoneta) (3)
“HERO” by Sonar Pocket (Ushio and Tora) (3)


Best OST

1st Place: Charlotte (8)

Charlotte-Anime2nd Place: Symphogear GX (6)
Honorable Mention: 
Durarara!!x2 Ten (4)


Best Action

1st Place: Overlord (10)

overlord_0Tied for 2nd:
 Symphogear GX (6) & GANGSTA (6)
Honorable Mention:
 Durarara!!x2 Ten (3)


Best Adventure

1st Place: GATE (12)

GATE-Anime2nd Place: Overlord (10)
Honorable Mention: 
Arslan Senki (7)


Best Comedy

Tied for 1st: 
Prison School (9) & Shimoneta (9)

Prison-SchoolShimoneta

Tied for 2nd:
 Working!!! (5) &
Ore Monogatari (My LOVE Story) (5)
Honorable Mention: 
Joukamachi no Dandelion (2)


Best Drama

1st Place: Gakkou Gurashi (School-Live!) (8)

Gakkou-GurashiTied for 2nd: 
Prison School (5) &
Ore Monogatari (My LOVE Story) (5)
Honorable Mention: 
GANGSTA (4)


Best Ecchi

1st Place: Monster Musume no Iru nichijou (13)

Monster2nd Place: Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars!) (8)
Honorable Mentions: 
Prison School (5)
Okusama ga Seitokaichou (5)


Best Supernatural

1st Place: Gakkou Gurashi (School-Live!) (13)

Gakkou-GurashiTied for 2nd: 
Overlord (6) & Durarara!!x2 Ten (6)
Honorable Mentions: 
Charlotte (5)


Best Fantasy

1st Place: GATE (12)

GATE-Anime2nd Place: Overlord (9)
Honorable Mention:
 Rokka no Yuusha (7)


Best Harem

1st Place: Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (27)

MonsterTied for 2nd: 
Jitsu wa Watashi wa..(Actually I am..) (2)
& To Love Ru Darkness 2nd (2)
Honorable Mentions: 
GATE (1)
 Shokugeki no Souma (1)


Best Mystery

1st Place: Rokka no Yuusha (23)

Rokka no Yuusha2nd Place: Durarara!!x2 Ten (7)
Honorable Mention: 
Gakkou Gurashi (5)


Best Romance

1st Place: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (16)

Snow-White-With-Red-Hair2nd Place: Ore Monogatari!! (My LOVE Story) (10)
Honorable Mention:
 Jitsu wa Watashi wa.. (Actually I am…) (6)


Best Science Fiction

1st Place: Gatchaman Crowds Insight (9)

Gatchaman2nd Place: GATE (6)
Honorable Mention: 
Classroom Crisis (5)


Best Slice of Life

1st Place: Non Non Biyori Repeat (11)

non-non-biyori-repeatTied for 2nd:
 Joukamachi no Dandelion (6)
Working!!!(6)
Himouto! Umaru-chan (6)
Honorable Mention: 
Gakkou Gurashi (4)


Best Short Series

1st Place: Wakaba*Girl (13)

The Best Anime Of Summer 2015 - Wakaba-Girl2nd Place: Okusama ga Seitokaichou (5)
Honorable Mention: 
Hetalia: The World Twinkle (2)


Best Male

1st Place: Yukihira Souma (Shokugeki no Souma) (9)

Food-Wars2nd Place: Momonga A.K.A Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord) (6)
Honorable Mention:
 Adlet Mayer (Rokka no Yuusha) (5)


 

Best Female

1st Place: Shirayuki (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) (7)

The Best Anime Of Summer 2015 - Snow-White-With-Red-Hair2nd Place: Rory Mercury (GATE) (6)
Honorable Mentions: 
Fremy Speeddraw (Rokka no Yuusha) (5)
Suu (Monster Musume) (5)


 

Biggest Disappointment

1st Place: Charlotte (15)

The Best Anime Of Summer 2015 - Charlotte

2nd Place: Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace (5)
Honorable Mentions:
 Rokka no Yuusha (4)
Chaos Dragon (4)


Biggest Surprise

1st Place: Rokka no Yuusha (10)

The Best Anime Of Summer 2015 - Rokka no Yuusha

2nd Place: Gakkou Gurashi (School-Live!) (8)
Honorable Mention: 
Classroom Crisis (5)


Best of Summer 2015

1st Place: Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars!) (12)

The Best Anime Of Summer 2015: Food Wars

Tied for 2nd: 
Gakkou Gurashi (School-Live!) (5)
GATE (5)
Honorable Mention:
 Overlord (3)

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