The Summer 2013 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Jul 16th 2013


Welcome to Anime News Network's Summer 2013 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.

Editor's Note: Due to a majority of the editorial staff working to cover Anime Expo from July 3-July 7, contributions to the guide will be limited until the 7th. Theron and Rebecca will be updating daily through the week, with the rest of our usual contributors catching up once the convention's over. Thanks for your patience!

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



Theron Martin

Newest Preview: Hyperdimension Neptunia
Also Available: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya , Danganropa, Gatchaman Crowds, Silver Spoon, Free! episode 2, Sunday Without God, WATAMOTE!, Dog and Scissors ep 2, Stella Women's Academy, High School DxD NEW, Blood Lad, Fantasista Doll, The Eccentric Family, Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, KINMOZA!, Monogatari Series Second Season, Genshiken Second Season, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion, Love Lab, Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, Chronicles of the Going Home Club, Servant x Service, Tamayura - More Aggressive, Free!, Gifu Dodo!!, Dog and Scissors



Rebecca Silverman

Newest Preview: Hyperdimension Neptunia
Also Available: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya, Danganropa, Gatchaman Crowds, Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen episode 2, Silver Spoon, Sunday without God, Gifu Dodo!! Episode 2, WATAMOTE!, Stella Women's Academy, Blood Lad, KINMOZA!, Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist,The Eccentric Family, Genshiken Second Season, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion, Love Lab, Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, Servant x Service, Chronicles of the Going Home Club, Tamayura - More Aggressive, Free!, Gifu Dodo!!, Dog and Scissors




Carlo Santos

Newest Preview: Danganronpa
Also Available: Gatchaman Crowds, Silver Spoon, Free! episode 2, WATAMOTE!, The World God Only Knows: Goddesses, Blood Lad, The Eccentric Family, Genshiken Second Season, Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, Servant x Service, Free!, Gifu Dodo!!, Dog and Scissors



Carl Kimlinger

Newest Preview: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya
Also Available: Gatchaman Crowds, Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen episode 2, Silver Spoon, Free! episode 2, Sunday without God, Gifu Dodo!! ep 2, Stella Women's Academy, WATAMOTE!, Dog and Scissors episode 2, Blood Lad, Fantasista Doll, Makai Oji: Devils and Realist,The Eccentric Family, KINMOZA!, Genshiken Second Season, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion, Love Lab, Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, Servant x Service, Chronicles of the Going Home Club



Bamboo Dong

Newest Preview: Stella Girls' Academy
Also Available: Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, Fantasista Doll, The Eccentric Family, KINMOZA!, Genshiken second season, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion, Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen, Servant x Service, Chronicles of the Going Home Club, Free! -Iwatobi Swim Club



Zac Bertschy

Newest Preview: Silver Spoon
Also Available: Stella Women's Academy, WATAMOTE!, Love Lab, il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion, Blood Lad, Makai Ouji, Free!


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