The Summer 2017 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,


Welcome to Anime News Network's Summer 2017 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 seven 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!



Hina Logic -
From Luck & Logic

Paul Jensen, James Beckett
Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Fox Spirit Matchmaker
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman

Katsugeki!
Touken Ranbu

Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman
James Beckett, Theron Martin

Knight's & Magic
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Rebecca Silverman
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin

Clean Freak!
Aoyama kun

Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman
James Beckett, Paul Jensen

Battle Girl High School
Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen
James Beckett, Theron Martin

Elegant Yokai
Apartment Life

Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman
James Beckett, Theron Martin

Restaurant to
Another World

Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, James Beckett

Love and Lies
Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen

Fastest Finger First
Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen

DIVE!!
Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, James Beckett

Saiyuki Reload Blast
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Convenience Store
Boy Friends

Theron Martin, James Beckett
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman
Jacob Chapman, Nick Creamer

Welcome to
the Ballroom

Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen
James Beckett, Jacob Chapman

18if
Theron Martin
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Made in Abyss
Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman

Vatican Miracle Examiner
James Beckett
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Altair: A Record
of Battles

James Beckett
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

Action Heroine
Cheer Fruits

Nick Creamer, Jacob Chapman
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Hitorijime My Hero
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

A Centaur's Life
Jacob Chapman, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Princess Principal
Jacob Chapman, James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Chronos Ruler
James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Angel's 3Piece!
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

In Another World With
My Smartphone

Theron Martin, James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

New Game!!
Paul Jensen

Magic Circle
Guru-Guru

Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Paul Jensen

My First Girlfriend
Is a Gal

James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Classroom of the Elite
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, James Beckett

Gamers!
James Beckett
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin

Summer 2017 Short Anime
James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

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