The Summer 2012 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Jul 4th 2012


Welcome to Anime News Network's Summer 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.



Theron Martin

Newest Preview: Joshiraku
Also Available: Tari Tari episode 2, Total Eclipse episode 2, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, Arcana Famiglia episode 2, Humanity has Declined episode 2, Sword Art Online, Koi to Senkyou to Chocolate, Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imōto ga Iru!, Campione!, Yuruyuri♪♪, Chitose Get You!!, PES: Peace Eco Smile, Choyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Utakoi, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Tari Tari, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, La storia della Arcana Famiglia




Carlo Santos

Newest Preview: Joshiraku
Also Available: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, Humanity has Declined episode 2, Sword Art Online, Kokoro Connect, Campione!, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Choyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Utakoi, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita





Carl Kimlinger

Newest Preview: Joshiraku
Also Available: Lagrange season 2, Total Eclipse episode 2, Kokoro Connect, Humanity has Declined episode 2, Sword Art Online, Campione!, Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imōto ga Iru!, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Moyashimon Returns, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Choyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Utakoi, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Tari Tari, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, La storia della Arcana Famiglia




Gia Manry

Newest Preview: Utakoi episode 2
Also Available: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, La storia della Arcana Famiglia episode 2, Humanity Has Declined episode 2, Kokoro Connect, Sword Art Online, Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imōto ga Iru!, Campione!, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Choyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Utakoi, PES: Peace Eco Smile, Chitose Get You!!, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Tari Tari, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, La storia della Arcana Famiglia




Bamboo Dong

Newest Preview: Tari Tari
Also Available: Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, La storia della Arcana Famiglia




Zac Bertschy

Newest Preview: Kokoro Connect
Also Available: Sword Art Online, Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imōto ga Iru!, Koi to Senkyou to Chocolate, Campione!, Choyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Utakoi, Tari Tari, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, La storia della Arcana Famiglia




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