The Spring 2020 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,

Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2020 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.

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!



Tower of God
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer

The 8th Son? Are You
Kidding Me?

James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Sakura Wars: The Animation
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Kakushigoto
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Bungo and Alchemist
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Listeners
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Wave, Listen To Me!
Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

Future's Folktales
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman

Arte
Theron Martin, James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Sing "Yesterday" For Me
James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Gal & Dino
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer

My Next Life as a Villainess:
All Routes Lead To Doom!

Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett

Ascendance of a Bookworm
Season 2

Theron Martin

Digimon Adventure
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman

IDOLiSH7 Second Beat!
Rebecca Silverman

Tsugumomo2
Theron Martin

Shachibato! President,
It's Time for Battle!

Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett

Gleipnir
James Beckett, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin

Shironeko Project:
Zero Chronicle

Nick Creamer, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Princess Connect! Re:Dive
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Fruits Basket 2nd Season
Theron Martin

Shadowverse
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

Diary of Our Days
at the Breakwater

Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, James Beckett

The Millionaire Detective -
Balance: Unlimited

Nick Creamer, Theron Martin
James Beckett

Appare-Ranman
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Food Wars! Shokugeki
no Soma: The Fifth
Plate

Rebecca Silverman

Woodpecker Detective's
Office

Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman

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