This Year's Anime Masterpieces [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Akiba-Souken conducted a poll to decide on the provisional anime masterpieces from series that aired this year (2014Q4~2015Q3).
  • The poll ran for 1 month from October 2 to October 31, and received a total of 469 votes. The provisional masterpieces came from a variety of genres.
  • See the results below!

This Year's Masterpieces (Provisional)


10. Joukamachi no Dandelion

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12 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2015 - September 2015

Synopsis

The Sakurada family is a pretty ordinary family of eleven people living in a solitary house. Except that their father is the king, and each of the children has special powers. Also, to ensure their safety and to help citizens decide the next king, the town is observed by more than 200 security cameras.

(Source: Wikipedia)

9. Ushio to Tora

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14 votes

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: July 2015 - December 2015

Synopsis

Ushio thinks that his father's talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?

(Source: ADV Films)

8. Kamisama Hajimemashita◎

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16 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2015 - March 2015

Synopsis

After the event's following the first season, Nanami is filled with new challenges as the Land God of the Shrine. She faces these challenges with her two familiars Tomoe and Mizuki. Along these challenges, Tomoe begins to realize his true feelings for Nanami.

Source: MAL

7. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

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17 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2015 - March 2015

Synopsis

The life of Tomoya Aki, a highschool otaku working part time to support his BD hoarding. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into, Megumi Kato, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated torrent of relationships. Eriri Spencer Sawamura, his half-foreigner childhood friend who's always valued her relationship with MC. Kasumigaoka Utaha, a cold, composed renowned literary genius who shoves everyone aside from our protagonist. What is this? An eroge introduction?

The tale of a small not quite doujin circle, but not quite indie studio's journey through the tough territory of comiket and beyond.

Source: MAL

6. Himouto! Umaru-chan

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21 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2015 - September 2015

Synopsis

Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola… that's almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.

Her camouflage is so perfect that when one of her classmates visits her home by surprise and witnesses “true Umaru," she pretends as if she is Umaru's younger sister. Taihei is always swayed by Umaru's gap between ostensible face and spoiled life, but he cannot hate his comical and somehow lovable cute little sister!

Source: Crunchyroll

5. GANGSTA.

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28 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2015 - September 2015

Synopsis

In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Follow the "Handymen," Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. A new group attempts to muscle in on their block and the cops enlist them to weed out the upstarts no questions asked. The only thing is, there's a witness to the slaughter that they absolutely refuse to silence, so they decide to take her in instead.

Source: MAL

4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

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32 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2015 - June 2015

Synopsis

Commonly known as the "Dungeon," the city of Orario possesses a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl. In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia.

Thus begins the story of a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers both working together to fulfill their goals.

Source: MAL

3. Charlotte

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57 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2015 - September 2015

Synopsis

While on the surface Yuu Otosaka appears to be just another charming and intelligent teenager, he has a secret—he has the ability to slip into people's minds and fully control their body for five seconds at a time. Yuu has been using this skill for years to gain the highest grades, which allowed him to enter a prestigious high school.

When the enigmatic Nao Tomori catches Yuu using his power, she coerces him and his sister Ayumi into transferring to Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities. The student council of the school, led by Nao, is tasked with secretly tracking down adolescents who abuse their powers. Yuu is forced to join the student council and together, they face formidable challenges that bring him closer to the shocking truth that his own, seemingly incomplete ability, might be more powerful than he could have ever imagined.

An original story from Jun Maeda, creator of Angel Beats and Clannad, Charlotte explores the supernatural lives of these teenagers and the price they must pay for being special.

Source: MAL

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2. Psycho-Pass 2

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69 votes

  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: October 2014 - December 2014

Synopsis

Sequel to the Psycho-Pass series, taking place one-and-a-half years later.

Having learned the true nature of the Sibyl System, Akane Tsunemori chose to obey the system, believing in both humanity and the legal order. She's part of a new police section and spends her everyday life facing down criminals. Unbeknownst to Akane, however, a monster who will shake the system to its core is about to appear before her.

Source: ANN

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1. Your Lie in April

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102 votes

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: October 2014 - March 2015

Synopsis

Piano prodigy Arima Kousei dominated the competition and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kousei hasn't touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kousei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kousei was used to.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

Trailer

Source: Akiba-Souken


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It's hard for me to choose between Psycho-Pass 2 and Your Lie in April. What can I say, they were both magnificent. Maybe minus one for the lack of Kougami Shinya.
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It's great to know that masterpieces are still being produced to this day!