The Summer 2016 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,


Welcome to Anime News Network's Summer 2016 Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: 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. Check back a couple of times every day during the guide and you're likely to see something new!

The guide is now organized by show. As our critics write up each new premiere, their name will be added to the roster beneath the show's title. Check back every day for multiple takes on every series!

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 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.

The newest reviews will always appear at the TOP of each show's page, so if you're wondering what's new, just click the show name and the latest preview will pop right up. Scroll down to see earlier previews. New shows will be added to the top of the Preview Guide hub page here. We have a total of six writers contributing this time; not every writer will write up every show, but you'll be able to see who's done what beneath each show's title.

Click on the survey at the top of each show's page to vote for your personal score and see how other people scored the show!



Berserk
Jacob Chapman, Zac Bertschy

Momokuri
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

ReLIFE
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer

Food Wars! The Second Plate
Jacob Chapman

First Love Monster
Jacob Chapman
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Rewrite
Jacob Chapman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

B-PROJECT
Jacob Chapman
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Love Live! Sunshine!!
Jacob Chapman, Rebecca Silverman
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer

DAYS
Jacob Chapman, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Orange
Zac Bertschy, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin

Tales of Zestiria the X
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

The Morose Mononokean
Jacob Chapman, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

sweetness & lightning
Jacob Chapman
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Taboo Tattoo
Zac Bertschy, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman

Cheer Boys!!
Jacob Chapman
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

SERVAMP
Jacob Chapman
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

New Game!
Jacob Chapman, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Scar-red Rider XechS
Jacob Chapman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Hybrid x Heart Magia
Academy Ataraxia
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Jacob Chapman

TSUKIUTA.
The Animation
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

PUZZLE&DRAGONS X
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!
Theron Martin

Regalia: The
Three Sacred Stars
Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Zac Bertschy

planetarian
Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Jacob Chapman
Theron Martin

Cute High Earth Defense
Club LOVE! LOVE!
Rebecca Silverman

This Art Club
Has a Problem!
Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin

Amanchu!
Jacob Chapman, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer

Alderamin on the Sky
Jacob Chapman, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman

91 Days
Jacob Chapman
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Thunderbolt Fantasy
Nick Creamer, Jacob Chapman
Rebecca Silverman
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Zac Bertschy

Time Travel Girl
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Handa-kun
Jacob Chapman
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen

hitorinoshita The Outcast
Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer

Qualidea Code
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Ange Vierge
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Active Raid Second
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

The Disastrous Life
of Saiki K.
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Jacob Chapman, Rebecca Silverman

Mob Psycho 100
Paul Jensen, Rebecca
Silverman, Theron Martin
Jacob Chapman, Nick Creamer

Danganronpa 3:
Future Arc
Jacob Chapman

Summer 2016 Shorts
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Battery the Animation
Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

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