By Operation Rainfall Contributor / February 1st, 2016
2015 hosted a lot of amazing anime, from gore fest shows like Parasyte to story driven emotional roller coasters such as Charlotte. This list does not reflect the contributors personal tops, but we thought a company list would prove to be interesting. This list took some time and a lot of behind the scenes voting, but oprainfall has come together and came up with their Top 5 Anime for 2015.
5. Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
With the original manga written by Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun, Gungrave), it’s no wonder this anime turned out to be a smash hit. The story focused on friendship and discovering your true power even if you are just an ordinary human. The scenes and world created in Kekkai Sensen will never be forgotten, and all this was brought in by one of the best intro songs of the year.
4. DanMachi (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
Who would have thought that another anime about an RPG world would have made such a huge impression on the anime community. DanMachi’s success was partly fueled by the Goddess Hestia, but the anime told a great story of the underdog making his way as an adventurer and proving that even in a sketchy world their can still be good people.
3. Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in That Place)
GATE tells a story of a portal found in Japan that leads to a fantasy world. The greatness of this anime shows through it’s characters and heroic story telling. The way it handles political issues such as finding renewable resources and creating peaceful terms between two universes was mixed so well with with the humor and great cast the anime has to offer.
2. Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic (Hello!! Kinmoza)
A fun comedic slice of life anime that follows the adventures of 5 high school Girls with some yuri thrown into the mix as well. Nice to watch if you’re looking for a good laugh or just want to relax.
1. One-Punch Man
Our number one pick for anime of 2015 is indeed One-Punch Man. This anime brought everything from laughter to amazement into every episode. There was never a dull moment, but there were plenty of jaw dropping visuals brought to our eyes by the incredible artists at Studio Madhouse. From episode one to twelve, One-Punch Man has (lightly) punched our hearts, and we have fallen in love.
So there you have it. What are your picks for top anime in 2015? Do you agree with ours? Let us know in the comments below!
DanMachiGate: Jieitai Kano Chi niteHello!! Kin-iro MosaicKaku TatakaeriKekkai SensenOne-Punch Man