The Winter 2020 Anime Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,

Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 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!



Somali and the Forest Spirit
Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, James Beckett

Darwin's Game
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
James Beckett, Nick Creamer

Asteroid in Love
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer,
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett

Magia Record: Puella Magi
Madoka Magica Side Story

Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Nick Creamer

Keep Your Hands
Off Eizouken!

Theron Martin, James Beckett
Nick Creamer

ID: Invaded
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett,
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

Seton Academy:
Welcome to the Pack

Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, James Beckett

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

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer

BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt,
so I'll Max Out My Defense.

Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, James Beckett

number24
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin

Plunderer
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer, James Beckett

Nekopara
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

Hatena Illusion
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, James Beckett

Infinite Dendrogram
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer, James Beckett

Show By Rock!! Mashumairesh!!
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
James Beckett

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

The Case Files of Jeweler Richard
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nick Creamer

Uchitama?!
Have you seen my Tama?

Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It
To The Budokan, I Would Die

Nick Creamer, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin

Science Fell in Love,
So I Tried to Prove It

Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Nick Creamer

Smile Down the Runway
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
James Beckett

Haikyu!! To The Top
Rebecca Silverman

A Certain Scientific Railgun T
Theron Martin

Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin, James Beckett

A Destructive God Sits Next to Me
Rebecca Silverman, Nick Creamer
Theron Martin

22/7
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett
Nick Creamer, Theron Martin

Interspecies Reviewers
Theron Martin, Nick Creamer

In/Spectre
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Nick Creamer

A3! Season Spring & Summer
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin

ARP Backstage Pass
Rebecca Silverman

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