The Spring 2011 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Apr 2nd 2011


Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2011 Preview Guide! By now you know the score: our team of critics write up their impressions instantly and they get posted as they go along. Each critic will cover as many shows as they can handle, resulting in alternate takes on most every show (sometimes on more than one episode!). Check back a couple of times every day during the guide and you're likely to see something new!

This is an ongoing guide. Throughout the next week or two we'll be updating as often as possible with new perspectives on new episodes from each of our team of critics. New reviews will be posted as soon as they're written.

Please remember that this is a preview guide. It is designed to give you a taste of the first episode (or the first few episodes) of a show with a preliminary opinion and a few thoughts on whether or not the show has potential. These are not intended to be blanket judgments of these series as a whole. All reviews use the same ratings scale: 1-5, with 1 being the lowest. Shows that are available streaming online will be indicated as such with links.

Click on the critic's name to check out their episode reviews! The newest reviews will always appear at the TOP of each critic's page, so if you're wondering what's new, just click the critic's name and their latest work will pop right up. Scroll down to see earlier reviews. The newest title in each critic's page will also be bolded for your convenience. We have a total of seven writers contributing this time; each writer will be added as their first submissions arrive.

Note: Like all the other Marvel anime projects, X-Men has been licensed by G4TV and will not appear in this preview guide.



Carlo Santos

Newest Preview: Blue Exorcist
Also: The World God Only Knows II episode 2, Hyouge Mono, Deadman Wonderland, We, Without Wings ep 2, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Aria the Scarlet Ammo, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Sket Dance ep 2, Steins;Gate ep 2, Toriko, The World God Only Knows II, Astarotte's Toy Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san, Hanasaku Iroha ep 2, My Ordinary Life ep 2, Hen Zemi, We, Without Wings, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Sket Dance, Steins;Gate, Battle Girls - Time Paradox, Dog Days, My Ordinary Life, Hanasaku Iroha, Tiger & Bunny



Carl Kimlinger

Newest Preview: C - Control
Also: Blue Exorcist, Hyouge Mono, Ano Hana, Deadman Wonderland, We, Without Wings ep 2, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi ep 2, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Aria the Scarlet Ammo, Sket Dance ep 2, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Toriko, Battle Girls - Time Paradox ep 2, Astarotte's Toy, Hanasaku Iroha episode 2, Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san, Softenni, Tiger & Bunny ep 2, My ordinary Life ep 2, Hen Zemi, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, A Channel, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, We, Without Wings, Sket Dance, Steins;Gate, Battle Girls - Time Paradox, Hanasaku Iroha, My Ordinary Life, Dog Days, Tiger & Bunny



Theron Martin

Newest Preview: Showa Monogatari
Also: Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream - C - Control - Blue Exorcist, Astarotte's Toy episode 2, Hyouge Mono, Deadman Wonderland, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Ano Hana, Aria the Scarlet Ammo, A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Seikon no Qwaser II - Steins;Gate ep 2 - Battle Girls - Time Paradox ep 2 - Toriko, Maria Holic Alive, Astarotte's Toy, Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san, Softenni, Hanasaku Iroha ep 2, My Ordinary Life ep 2, Tiger & Bunny episode 2, Hen Zemi, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, We, Without Wings, A Channel, Kaiji 2, Steins;Gate, Battle Girls - Time Paradox, Hanasaku Iroha, My Ordinary Life, Dog Days, Tiger & Bunny



Bamboo Dong

Newest Preview: Deadman Wonderland
Also: A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Steins;Gate ep 2, Battle Girls - Time Paradox ep 2, Toriko, Hen Zemi, Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san, Astarotte's Toy, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Sket Dance, Steins;Gate, Tono to Issho, Battle Girls - Time Paradox



Hope Chapman

Newest Preview: Steins;Gate
Also: Hanasaku Iroha, Dog Days, Tiger & Bunny



Tim Maughan

Newest Preview: Deadman Wonderland
Also: Toriko, Steins;Gate ep 2, Tiger & Bunny ep 2, Astarotte's Toy, Hen Zemi, Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, Steins;Gate, Tiger & Bunny, Hanasaku Iroha, My Ordinary Life



Zac Bertschy

Newest Preview: Deadman Wonderland
Also: Toriko, Astarotte's Toy, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Sket Dance, Battle Girls - Time Paradox, My Ordinary Life, Dog Days, Tiger & Bunny

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