The Winter 2021 Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,

Welcome to Anime News Network's Winter 2021 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.

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!



Vladlove
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Caitlin Moore, James Beckett
Nicholas Dupree

Skate-Leading Stars
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Caitlin Moore
Nicholas Dupree

Otherside Picnic
Nicholas Dupree, Rebecca Silverman,
Theron Martin, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Nicholas Dupree, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

Gekidol
Theron Martin, Nicholas Dupree,
Rebecca Silverman, Caitlin Moore
James Beckett

The Promised Neverland Season 2
Nicholas Dupree, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

Re:Zero Season 2 Part 2
Theron Martin, Nicholas Dupree

I★CHU: Halfway Through The Idol
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Caitlin Moore

LBX Girls
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Nicholas Dupree, Caitlin Moore

Hortensia Saga
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Caitlin Moore

Show By Rock!! Stars!!
Rebecca Silverman

Heaven's Design Team
Caitlin Moore, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman

Cells at Work!!
Caitlin Moore, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman

Laid-Back Camp Season 2
Theron Martin

Cells at Work! Code Black
Nicholas Dupree, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, Caitlin Moore
James Beckett

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett
Theron Martin, Nicholas Dupree
Caitlin Moore

The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬
Nicholas Dupree

So I'm a Spider, So What?
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Theron Martin, Caitlin Moore

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nicholas Dupree, Caitlin Moore
James Beckett

Back Arrow
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
Nicholas Dupree, Caitlin Moore

Wixoss Diva(A)Live
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Nicholas Dupree, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Theron Martin, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

Scar on the Praeter
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Caitlin Moore

Horimiya
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Caitlin Moore

World Trigger Season 2
Nicholas Dupree

Sk8 the Infinity
Rebecca Silverman, Theron Martin
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Caitlin Moore

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist
Theron Martin, Rebecca Silverman
Nicholas Dupree, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

Kemono Jihen
Theron Martin, Nicholas Dupree
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Nicholas Dupree, Rebecca Silverman
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Caitlin Moore

EX-ARM
James Beckett, Theron Martin
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Caitlin Moore

Idoly Pride
Nicholas Dupree, Rebecca Silverman
Theron Martin, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!!
Theron Martin, Nicholas Dupree
Caitlin Moore, Rebecca Silverman

Wonder Egg Priority
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Rebecca Silverman,Theron Martin
Caitlin Moore

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Nicholas Dupree, Theron Martin

World Witches Take Off!
Theron Martin

Redo of Healer
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Theron Martin, Caitlin Moore

Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree

Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
Nicholas Dupree

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