The Summer 2019 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,

Welcome to Anime News Network's Summer 2019 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!



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Sacred Beasts

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

Magical Sempai
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

Are You Lost?
Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett

Astra Lost in Space
Nick Creamer
Paul Jensen, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

How Heavy Are
The Dumbbells You Lift?

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

Demon Lord, Retry!
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

If It's For My Daughter
I'd Even Defeat A Demon Lord

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

O Maidens in
Your Savage Season

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

Wasteful Days of
High School Girls

Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Dr. Stone
James Beckett
Paul Jensen, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

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

Granbelm
James Beckett, Paul Jensen
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Lord El-Melloi II's
Case Files

Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Re:Stage! Dream Days
James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen

The Ones Within
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Vinland Saga
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Paul Jensen

Ensemble Stars
Nick Creamer, Paul Jensen
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Hensuki
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

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

Arifureta: From Commonplace
To World's Strongest

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

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

Symphogear XV
Christopher Farris

Isekai Cheat Magician
Nick Creamer
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, James Beckett

The Demon Girl
Next Door

Theron Martin
Paul Jensen, Rebecca Silverman

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

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up
Girls in a Dungeon? II

Paul Jensen
James Beckett, Theron Martin

Do You Love Your Mom
and Her Two-Hit
Multi-Target Attacks?

Paul Jensen
James Beckett, Theron Martin

A Certain Scientific Accelerator
Theron Martin

BEM
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

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