The Winter 2018 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,


Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 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!



Junji Ito Collection
Chris Farris
Jacob Chapman, Lynzee Loveridge
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett

Katana Maidens
Chris Farris, James Beckett
Lynzee Loveridge, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

Pop Team Epic
Jacob Chapman, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Cardcaptor Sakura:
Clear Card

Rebecca Silverman
Lynzee Loveridge, Jacob Chapman

Citrus
Chris Farris, Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Chris Farris
James Beckett, Lynzee Loveridge
Jacob Chapman, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Basilisk: The Ouka
Ninja Scrolls

Theron Martin, Lynzee Loveridge

Death March to the
Parallel World Rhapsody

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

KARAKAI JOZU NO
TAKAGI-SAN

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

HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI
Chris Farris, James Beckett
Lynzee Loveridge, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Overlord II
Theron Martin, Jacob Chapman
Rebecca Silverman

DARLING in the FRANXX
Nick Creamer, Jacob Chapman
James Beckett, Lynzee Loveridge
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Winter 2018 Shorts
Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, James Beckett

Mitsuboshi Colors
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Lynzee Loveridge, Theron Martin

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

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

The Ryuo's Work
is Never Done!

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

Sanrio Boys
Lynzee Loveridge, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

IDOLiSH7
James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Lynzee Loveridge
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Yowamushi Pedal
Glory Line

Lauren Orsini

Ms. Koizumi Loves
Ramen Noodles

Lynzee Loveridge, James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

DamePri Anime Caravan
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman
Lynzee Loveridge, Theron Martin
Jacob Chapman, Nick Creamer

Violet Evergarden
Kim Morrissy

Maerchen Maedchen
Theron Martin, Lynzee Loveridge
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Record of Grancrest War
Jacob Chapman
Nick Creamer, Lynzee Loveridge
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

After the Rain
James Beckett, Jacob Chapman
Nick Creamer, Lynzee Loveridge
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

How to Keep a Mummy
Theron Martin
Jacob Chapman, Lynzee Loveridge
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

Hakumei and Mikoshi
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Jacob Chapman, Theron Martin
Lynzee Loveridge, Rebecca Silverman

A Place Further Than
The Universe

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

Killing Bites
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Lynzee Loveridge, Jacob Chapman
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Slow Start
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, Lynzee Loveridge

Devilman Crybaby
Jacob Chapman, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Lynzee Loveridge, Rebecca Silverman

Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru
season 2

Anne Lauenroth

BEATLESS
James Beckett, Lynzee Loveridge
Theron Martin, Jacob Chapman

Laid-Back Camp
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Lynzee Loveridge

Today's Menu for the
Emiya Family

Theron Martin, James Beckett
Rebecca Silverman

The Silver Guardian 2
Kim Morrissy

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