The Winter 2017 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,


Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 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!



Akiba'S Trip
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Jacob Chapman
Rebecca Silverman

UPDATED: Saga of Tanya the Evil
Theron Martin, Bamboo Dong
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Zac Bertschy

UPDATED: Fuuka
Gabriella Ekens, Theron Martin
Jacob Chapman, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

UPDATED: Interviews with
Monster Girls
Paul Jensen
Jacob Chapman, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Bamboo Dong
Theron Martin, Zac Bertschy

UPDATED: ACCA: 13-Territory
Inspection Department
Anne Lauenroth, Jacob Chapman
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

UPDATED: Hand Shakers
James Beckett
Bamboo Dong, Theron Martin
Jacob Chapman, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

UPDATED: Miss Kobayashi's
Dragon Maid
Rebecca Silverman, Bamboo Dong
Jacob Chapman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen

UPDATED: CHAOS;CHILD
Anne Lauenroth
Bamboo Dong, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

UPDATED: ēlDLIVE
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Bamboo Dong, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin

UPDATED: Masamune-kun's Revenge
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Bamboo Dong, Paul Jensen
Jacob Chapman, Rebecca Silverman

Urara Meirocho
Bamboo Dong, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Jacob Chapman, Rebecca Silverman

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

Idol Incidents
Theron Martin
Bamboo Dong, Paul Jensen
Jacob Chapman, Nick Creamer
Zac Bertschy, Rebecca Silverman

Descending Stories:
Showa Genroku
Rakugo Shinjuu
Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Jacob Chapman

Tales of Zestiria The X
Theron Martin

Gabriel DropOut
Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Jacob Chapman

Yowamushi Pedal
New Generation
Bamboo Dong
Lauren Orsini, Paul Jensen

Minami Kamakura
High School Girls Cycling Club

Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Bamboo Dong, Jacob Chapman
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen

Seiren
Bamboo Dong, Paul Jensen
Jacob Chapman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Kemono Friends
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Schoolgirl Strikers
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Bamboo Dong, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Jacob Chapman

KONOSUBA
season 2
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Scum's Wish
Jacob Chapman, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

Marginal #4
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Onihei
Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Blue Exorcist:
Kyoto Saga

Theron Martin, James Beckett

SUPER LOVERS 2
Rebecca Silverman

Winter 2017 Shorts
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin

Rewrite season 2
Theron Martin

BanG Dream!
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Jacob Chapman

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