The Fall 2012 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Oct 1st 2012


Welcome to Anime News Network's Fall 2012 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 six 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.



Carl Kimlinger

Newest Preview: Chō Soku Henkei GyrozetterJ
Also Available: Aikatsu, Jormungand Perfect Order, Psycho-Pass, Girls und Panzer, Magi, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Ixion Saga DT, Code: Breaker, Say I Love You, Little Busters, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Oniai, K, BTOOOM!, Blast of Tempest, Kamisama Hajimemashite, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You, From The New World, My Little Monster




Carlo Santos

Newest Preview: Aikatsu
Also available: Robotics;Notes, Psycho-Pass, Girls und Panzer, Magi, From The New World episode 2, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Ixion Saga DT, Code: Breaker, K, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, BTOOOM!, Blast of Tempest, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You, From The New World, My Little Monster





Theron Martin

Newest Preview: Aikatsu
Also available: Blast of Tempest episode 2, Psycho-Pass, Girls und Panzer, From The New World episode 2, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Ixion Saga DT, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Code: Breaker, Say I Love You, Little Busters!, Oniai, K, Blast of Tempest, BTOOOM!, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You, From The New World, My Little Monster



Rebecca Silverman

Newest Preview: Aikatsu
Also Available: Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter, Robotics;Notes, Psycho-Pass, Magi, My Little Monster episode 2, Teekyu, Wooser, Hiiro no Kakera ep 2, Code: Breaker, Ixion Saga DT, Little Busters, Oniai, K, BTOOOM!, Blast of Tempest, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You, From The New World, My Little Monster, Hiiro no Kakera Season 2




Bamboo Dong

Newest Preview: Girls und Panzer
Also Available: Kamisama Kiss, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, OniAi, Blast of Tempest, From the New World, My Little Monster



Zac Bertschy

Newest Preview: Psycho-Pass
Also Available: Magi, BTOOOM!, Oniai, Little Busters!, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Blast of Tempest, From The New World


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