Best of Q1 – Summer Anime 2016

So we’re a quarter the way through the summer anime season. So here’s the updated top 5 lists for various things that I look for in all the shows I watch, ranging from music, design and characters.

So anyways, here’s the best of the 2016 summer anime season at the first-quarter mark!

Best OP

  1. Servamp
  2. Handa-Kun
  3. Alderamin on the Sky
  4. New Game!
  5. Tales of Zestiria The X

Best Art Direction

  1. Tales of Zestiria The X
  2. Alderamin on the Sky
  3. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  4. Taboo Tattoo
  5. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Best Character Design

  1. Alderamin on the Sky
  2. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  3. Momokuri
  4. Servamp
  5. Rewrite

Best Story

  1. Alderamin on the Sky
  2. Amanchu!
  3. Planetarian
  4. Tales of Zestiria The X
  5. Taboo Tattoo

Funniest Show

  1. Handa-Kun
  2. Momokuri
  3. Amanchu!
  4. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
  5. Taboo Tattoo

Most WTF?! Inducing Show

  1. Hatsukoi Monster (even though I dropped the show, I feel it deserves this spot)
  2. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  3. Handa-Kun
  4. Rewrite
  5. Servamp

Sexiest Female Character

  1. Bluesy – Taboo Tattoo
  2. Yatori – Alderamin on the Sky
  3. Kou – New Game!
  4. Lucia – Rewrite
  5. Hotaru – Qualidea Code
  6. Asuha – Qualidea Code
  7. Lisa – Taboo Tattoo
  8. Mato – Amanchu!
  9. Rikako – Rewrite
  10. Hifumi – New Game!

Best Male Character

  1. Handa-Kun – Handa-Kun
  2. Belkia – Servamp
  3. Shinya – Momokuri
  4. Kuro – Servamp
  5. Soma – Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

Best Female Character

  1. Hikari – Amanchu!
  2. Yuki – Momokuri
  3. Aoba – New Game!
  4. Tsumugi – Sweetness & Lightning
  5. Hifumi – New Game!

Best Show

  1. Sweetness & Lightning
  2. Amanchu!
  3. New Game!
  4. Momokuri
  5. Rewrite
  6. Tales of Zestiria The X
  7. Taboo-Tattoo
  8. Alderamin on the Sky
  9. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
  10. Handa-Kun
  11. Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
  12. Qualidea Code
  13. Planetarian
  14. The Morose Mononokean
  15. Servamp

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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