The Winter 2012 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Jan 6th 2012



Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 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 seven 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.



Theron Martin

Newest Preview: Another episode 2
Also available: Lagrange episode 2, Bodacious Space Pirates episode 2, Knight in the Area episode 2, Inu x Boku SS, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Brave 10, Listen to me, Girls, I'm your Father!, Another, Aquarion Evol, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Poyopoyo, Recorder & Randsell, Bodacious Space Pirates, High School DxD, Senki Zessho Symphogear, The Knight In The Area, Amagami SS+, Baby, Please Kill Me!




Carlo Santos

Newest Preview: Nisemonogatari episode 2
Also Available: Knight in the Area episode 2, Thermae Romae, Inu x Boku SS, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Brave 10, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Another, Poyopoyo, Recorder & Randsell, Nisemonogatari, High School DxD, The Knight In The Area, Baby, Please Kill Me!




Carl Kimlinger

Newest Preview: Lagrange episode 2
Also Available: Bodacious Space Pirates episode 2, Knight in the Area episode 2, Inu x Boku SS, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Brave 10, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Aquarion Evol, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Another, The Familiar of Zero F, Bodacious Space Pirates, High School DxD, Senki Zessho Symphogear, The Knight In The Area, Baby, Please Kill Me!




Rebecca Silverman

Newest Preview: Familiar of Zero F episode 2
Also Available: Bodacious Space Pirates episode 2, Knight in the Area episode 2, Thermae Romae, Inu x Boku SS, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Listen to me, Girls, I'm your Father!, Brave 10, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Aquarion Evol, Another, The Familiar of Zero F, High School DxD, Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Milky Holmes II, Poyopoyo, Recorder & Randsell, Bodacious Space Pirates, The Knight In The Area, Baby, Please Kill Me!




Bamboo Dong

Newest Preview: Bodacious Space Pirates episode 2
Also Available: The Knight in the Area episode 2, Inu X Boku SS, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Brave 10, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Listen to me, Girls, I'm Your Father!, Another, Bodacious Space Pirates, Senki Zesshou Symphogear, High School DxD, The Knight in the Area, Baby, Please Kill Me!




Zac Bertschy

Newest Preview: Bodacious Space Pirates episode 2
Also Available: Listen to me, Girls, I'm your Father!, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Another, Bodacious Space Pirates, High School DxD, Senki Zessho Symphogear, The Knight in the Area


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