The Spring 2018 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,


Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2018 Preview Guide! Here's how it goes: our team of critics write up their impressions instantly, to be posted here as they go along. Each critic will cover as many shows as they can handle, giving you alternate takes on most every show.

The guide is ongoing, organized by series and updated multiple times a day. Throughout the next week or two, we'll be updating as often as possible with new perspectives on new episodes from our team of critics. New reviews will be posted as soon as they're written, with each critic's name being added to the roster beneath the show's title. Check back a couple of times every day during the guide, and you're likely to see new shows pop up with multiple takes to enjoy!

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!



Gegege no Kitaro
Paul Jensen
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Magical Girl Ore
James Beckett
Rebecca Silverman, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Umamusume: Pretty Derby
Theron Martin, James Beckett
Jacob Chapman, Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

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

Fist of the Blue
Sky Regenesis

James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, Lynzee Loveridge

Gundam Build Divers
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Lauren Orsini, Rebecca Silverman

Legend of the
Galactic Heroes:
Die Neue These

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

Tokyo Ghoul:re
Jacob Chapman

LUPIN The 3RD PART 5
James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Zac Bertschy

Real Girl
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Tada Never Falls In Love
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

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

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

Dances with the Dragons
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Gurazeni:
Money Pitch

James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Lostorage conflated
WIXOSS

James Beckett, Theron Martin

Magical Girl Site
James Beckett, Kim Morrissy
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen

MAJOR 2nd
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

My Hero Academia
season 3

James Beckett
Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer

HINAMATSURI
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

SAO Alternative:
Gun Gale Online

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

Persona 5
the Animation

Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Jacob Chapman, Rebecca Silverman

Devils' Line
Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Theron Martin

Amanchu! Advance
Paul Jensen

Libra of Nil Admirari
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Cutie Honey Universe
Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Caligula
Paul Jensen, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Heidi Kemps
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

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

Cute High Earth
Defense Club
HAPPY KISS!

Rebecca Silverman
James Beckett, Jacob Chapman

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

Last Period:
journey to the end of despair

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

Butlers x Battlers
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Steins;Gate 0
James Beckett, Nick Creamer

Doreiku
the Animation

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

High School DxD Hero
Theron Martin

Full Metal Panic!
Invisible Victory

Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Wotakoi: Love is
Hard For Otaku

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

Spring 2018 Short Anime
featuring Aggretsuko

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


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