In the recent years, the number of otaku is increasing tremendously. Many of us watch anime on the basis of reviews and recommendations. So here is a list of Top 10 best new anime of 2015 to look out for:
Genres: Drama, School, Super Power
Charlotte is an adaption of a manga of the same name written by Jun Maeda, the author of many famous manga and light novels like Air, Angel Beats!, Clannad, Kanon, Little Busters!
Charlotte is a story about some adolescent kids possessing some supernatural abilities. But soon they realize that their abilities leads to some tragic endings. This is a very controversial show, means you are either going to love it or hate it. If you liked anime of Jun Maeda’s previous works then you must watch this show!
9. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There!)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the “Gate,” suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno. The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the “Gate.” To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the “Special Region” at the other side of the Gate. Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography. Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States, China, and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan. A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown world—to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world.
8. Hibike! Euphonium
Genres: Drama, Music, School
Here comes another excellent adaptation by Kyoto Animation (who animated Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu). After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates. However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it.
7. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen
A mysterious yellow colored octopus-like creature has chopped down the moon and has even threatened to destroy the Earth. But he has accepted to delay the destruction on a condition of becoming a teacher of a special class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School where students are handed with the enormous task: assassinate the creature. But there is a small problem, not that he just indestructible and incredibly fast but he is the best teacher the students ever had.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Supernatural
Here comes another MMORPG anime like Log Horizon and Sword Art Online. One day Yggdrasil, a popular online game suddenly shuts down. Our protagonist, Momonga, is found to be trapped inside the game as the server shuts down in his in game character, a powerful skeletal wizard. The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion and becoming life-like. Momonga becomes cold and calculating, while having his emotions suppressed, as if he was not an actual human. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.
5. Prison School
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Seinen
Warning: Prison School contains mild nudity and is recommended for viewers above 18 years of age only.
The story is about an all-girls boarding school, Hachimitsu Private Academy, which recently started taking boys as we well. With the dream of being surrounded by girls, four boys and our protagonist Kiyoshi Fujino joins this school. But little does he know of the shocking fate that awaits him.
This anime is not like your typical harem story, not at all. It is more focused on story and adult humor. If you liked anime like ‘Great Teacher Onizuka’ or ‘Golden Boy’ or want some adult humor, this anime is the best suited for you!
4. Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
Behind his intimidating appearance, Takeo Gouda, hides a heart of gold and is considered a hero among boys for his courage and chivalry. Unfortunately these traits are not of much help in his love life. His looks usually scares girls away, and if it was not enough, his handsome best friend Makoto Sunakawa easily steals other girl’s hearts. One day Takeo saves a cute angelic girl, Rinko Yamato from being molested. Will his love story bloom? Check out this anime if you are a fan of Romantic-comedy anime.
3. Death Parade
Genres: Game, Mystery, Psychological
After death, some people arrive at Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim. Since guests do not initially remember their deaths, Decim tricks them into playing games with their “lives” on the line, with the secret intention of drawing out their true character to judge them. His job is the same, day by day and guest by guest—until a mysterious black-haired woman shows up and begins to change his world. Another anime with excellent visuals and must watch if you like though provoking or story telling episodic anime like Mushishi or Natsume Yuujinchou.
2. Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars!)
Genres: Competition, Ecchi, School, Shounen
One of the massive hit anime of this year (after One Punch Man), J.C.Staff bring a superhit manga’s superhit adaptation featuring amazing soundtracks and visuals named Shokugeki no Souma or Food Wars! is english.
Shokugeki no Souma is a story about fifteen-year-old Souma Yukihira who has helped his father in his small restaurant in Japan since he was a child. One day his father decides to send him to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10 percent of the students graduate. As Souma and his new schoolmates struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Tootsuki, more and greater challenges await him, putting his years of learning under his father to the test. A must watch anime for any anime viewer out there!
1. One Punch Man
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Super Power, Supernatural
We all knew that this was coming. One Punch Man is a story about a young man named ‘Saitama’ having a superhero problem: He kills all his opponents in just a single punch and seeks a tough opponent worthy of a fight. If you like action anime with some humor with amazing visuals and soundtracks, then you must check out this anime.
Madhouse did an amazing job in the manga adaptation. Check out my detailed review here.