The Winter 2016 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,


Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 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!



Myriad Colors
Phantom World
Hope Chapman
Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer Theron Martin

Prince of Stride Alternative
Theron Martin, Hope Chapman
Nick Creamer, Lynzee Loveridge

Haruchika - Haruta & Chika
Hope Chapman, Rebecca Silverman,
Nick Creamer, Lynzee Loveridge,
Theron Martin

Active Raid
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman,
Hope Chapman, Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer

Norn9
Nick Creamer, Hope Chapman,
Rebecca Silverman,
Theron Martin, Lynzee Loveridge

Girls Beyond The Wasteland
Hope Chapman, Theron Martin,
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman,
Lynzee Loveridge

ERASED
Hope Chapman,
Theron Martin, Lynzee Loveridge,
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Divine Gate
Hope Chapman, Lynzee Loveridge,
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

Pandora in the
Crimson Shell:
Ghost Urn
Hope Chapman, Nick Creamer,
Rebecca Silverman,
Lynzee Loveridge, Theron Martin

GATE Season 2
Rebecca Silverman

Assassination Classroom
Season 2
Hope Chapman

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Nick Creamer, Hope Chapman
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Phantasy Star
Online 2 The Animation
Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer, Zac Bertschy
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

BBK/BRNK
Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer, Hope Chapman
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Luck & Logic
Lynzee Loveridge
Hope Chapman, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R
Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer, Hope Chapman
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Dimension W
Hope Chapman, Rebecca Silverman
Lynzee Loveridge, Theron Martin,
Zac Bertschy, Nick Creamer

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Hope Chapman, Rebecca Silverman
Lynzee Loveridge, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin

Rainbow Days
Lynzee Loveridge, Hope Chapman
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

Schwarzes Marken
Hope Chapman,
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Lynzee Loveridge, Theron Martin

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin

Snow White
with the Red Hair
Season 2
Lynzee Loveridge,
Theron Martin

AOKANA: Four Color
Across the Blue
Hope Chapman, Nick Creamer,
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Dagashi Kashi
Theron Martin, Hope Chapman
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Zac Bertschy

KONOSUBA
Hope Chapman, Theron Martin,
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

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