The Summer 2011 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Jul 4th 2011


Welcome to Anime News Network's Summer 2011 Preview Guide! By now you know the drill: 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.

For a rundown of all the new shows to expect this season, check out our list here.

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



Carl Kimlinger

Newest Preview: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Also: Manyuu Hiken-chou, Cat God, Uta no Prince-sama episode 2, Yuruyuri episode 2, R-15, A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives, The Idolm@ster, Sacred Seven, Mawaru Penguindrum, No. 6, Mayo Chiki, Blood-C, Usagi Drop, Twin Angel Twinkle Paradise, Kamisama Dolls, YuruYuri, Ikoku Meiro no Croise, Uta no Prince-Sama, Kami-sama no Memo-cho



Theron Martin

Newest Preview: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Also: No. 6 episode 2, Blood-C episode 2, Bunny Drop episode 2, Manyuu Hiken-chou, R-15, Mayo Chiki, The Idolm@ster, A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives, Mawaru Penguindrum, Sacred Seven, No. 6, Usagi Drop, Blood-C, Nyanpire the Animation & Morita-san wa Mukuchi, YuruYuri, Twin Angel Twinkle Paradise, Ikoku Meiro no Croise, Kami-sama no Memo-cho, Uta no Prince-Sama



Rebecca Silverman

Newest Preview: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Also: No. 6 episode 2, Kamisama Dolls episode 2, Manyuu Hiken-cho, Cat God, Yuruyuri episode 2, R-15, Uta no Prince-sama episode 2, Mawaru Penguindrum, A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives, Sacred Seven, The Idolm@ster, Mayo Chiki, No. 6, Usagi Drop, Nyanpire the Animation, Morita-san wa Mukuchi, YuruYuri, Twin Angel Twinkle Paradise, Kami-sama no Memo-cho, Ikoku Meiro no Croise, Uta no Prince-Sama



Carlo Santos

Newest Preview: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Also: Blood-C episode 2, No.6 episode 2, Cat God, Kamisama Dolls episode 2, Yuruyuri episode 2, R-15, Uta no Prince-Sama episode 2, Mawaru Penguindrum, Sacred Seven, A Dark Rabbit has Seven Lives, No. 6, Mayo Chiki, Usagi Drop, Blood-C, Kamisama Dolls, Ikoku Meiro no Croise, Natsume Yujinchou San, YuruYuri, Uta no Prince-sama



Gia Manry


Newest Preview: Kamisama Dolls episode 2
Also: Cat God, Manyuu Hiken-chou, R-15, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Mawaru Penguindrum, The Idolm@ster, Mayo Chiki!, Sacred Seven, No. 6, Blood-C, Usagi Drop, Morita-san wa Mukuchi, Nyanpire the Animation, Natsume Yujincho San, Twin Angel Twinkle Paradise, Kamisama Dolls, YuruYuri, Kami-sama no Memo-cho, Uta no Prince-Sama, Ikoku Meiro no Croisée



Bamboo Dong

Newest Preview: Manyuu Hiken-chou
Also: The Idolm@ster, R-15, Blood-C, Mayo Chiki, Usagi Drop, Ikoku Meiro no Croisée, YuriYuri, Kamisama Dolls, Uta no Prince-Sama



Zac Bertschy

Newest Preview: The Idolm@ster
Also: R-15, Sacred Seven, No. 6, Mayo Chiki, Blood-C, Usagi Drop, Twin Angel Twinkle Paradise


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