The Summer 2018 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,

Welcome to Anime News Network's Summer 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.

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!



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

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

The Thousand Musketeers
Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Mr. Tonegawa
Middle Management Blues

Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman

How NOT to
Summon a Demon Lord

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

100 Sleeping Princes and
the Kingdom of Dreams

Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

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

Seven Senses of
the Re'Union

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

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

Angels of Death
Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Chio's School Road
Paul Jensen
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

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

Cells at Work!
Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

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

Master of Ragnarok &
Blesser of Einherjar

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

Asobi Asobase
-workshop of fun-

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

Phantom in
the Twilight

James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

Holmes of Kyoto
Paul Jensen
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

Drop Kick
on my Devil!

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

Angolmois: Record
of Mongol Invasion

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

Free! -Dive to
the Future

Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

Lord of Vermilion
Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Happy Sugar Life
Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Grand Blue Dreaming
Nick Creamer
James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Revue Starlight
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Yuuna and the
Haunted Hot Springs

Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Late night!
The Genius Bakabon

Paul Jensen, Nick Creamer

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