Quickie: Best of Q1 – Winter Anime 2016

So we’ve passed week 3 of the winter anime season. So I figured I’d do a quick top 5 kind of post for the best at the time of post. So here are my best of the winter season at the quarter-way point!

Best Opening Theme

Here’s my top 5 so far for opening themes, though they likely won’t change by the end of the season, unless new ones show up and wow me. I’m only doing openers and not ending themes, as I honestly haven’t listened to many of them.

  1. “Genesis” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION – Dimension W
  2. “Checkmate!?” by MICHI – Dagashi Kashi
  3. “Stride (ストライド)” by OxT (Masayoshi Oishi x Tom-H@ck) – Prince of Stride: Alternative
  4. “Re:Re:” by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – Erased
  5. “GATE II: Sekai wo Koete (GATE Ⅱ ~世界を超えて~)” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets – GATE: Season 2

Best Art Direction

This is the top 5 in terms of their art style and the character designs. They’re not necessarily the prettiest, but the most striking and attention grabbing.

  1. BBK/BRNK
  2. Dimension W
  3. Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
  4. Luck & Logic
  5. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Best Story

This top 5 shows the most intriguing and interesting stories I’ve encounter so far, to the point I’m impatiently waiting the next episode.

  1. Erased
  2. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  3. GATE: Season 2
  4. Schwarzes Marken
  5. Dimension W

Sexiest Female Character

Since I have so much to choose from here, I’m going to make this a top 10, instead of a top 5.

  1. Yume – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  2. Kinoa – BBK/BRNK
  3. Misaki – AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across The Blue
  4. Reoko – BBK/BRNK
  5. Mira – Dimension W
  6. Valkyrie – Luck & Logic
  7. Chloe – Luck & Logic
  8. Asuka – AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across The Blue
  9. Irisdina – Schwarzes Marken
  10. Tuka – GATE: Season 2
  11. *SPECIAL MENTION* Mai – Myriad Colors Phantom World. I figure if I don’t put her somewhere, people will get pissed. Seems everyone’s into her (I’m sure her rubbing her body every episode and having a huge rack is the reason why, it was the same with Hestia in Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon)

Best Male Character

The top 5 male characters. Basically the few that haven’t been annoying me this season. Looking right at you two, Ranta and Hiiragi!

  1. Kyouma – Dimension W
  2. Haruhiro – Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  3. Satoru – Erased
  4. Takeru – Prince of Stride: Alternative
  5. Riku – Prince of Stride: Alternative

Best Female Character

While we had the sexiest female characters, this is the top 5 best overall characters. The ones that have the best personalities, rather than looks. Not that they aren’t pretty though.

  1. Hotaru – Dagashi Kashi
  2. Clarion – Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
  3. Mira – Dimension W
  4. Nene – Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
  5. Misaki – AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across The Blue

Best Show

In this category I will list every show here that’s left after Week 3’s ratings. So anything dropped will not be here. Just because a show’s at the bottom though doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad, just not as strong as the rest. They’re all on my list, which means there’s some value in them.

  1. Erased
  2. Dagashi Kashi
  3. Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
  4. Dimension W
  5. Prince of Stride: Alternative
  6. AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across The Blue
  7. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  8. Konosuba -God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World-
  9. BBK/BRNK
  10. Myriad Colors Phantom World
  11. GATE: Season 2
  12. Luck & Logic
  13. Schwarzes Marken
  14. Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation

 

And there you have it, that’s my best of the first quarter of this season’s anime. If you got your own lists, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below!

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