The Spring 2022 Preview Guide

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team,

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Welcome to Anime News Network's Spring 2022 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!

You can also check out this season's Trailer Watch Party with Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, and YouTube personality Geoff Thew (Mother's Basement) first impression of the season's shows.



Summer Time Rendering
Richard Eisenbeis

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3
Christopher Farris

AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Part 2
Nicholas Dupree

Spy×Family
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Richard Eisenbeis, Rebecca Silverman
Caitlin Moore

Don't Hurt Me, My Healer!
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Richard Eisenbeis, James Beckett

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie
Caitlin Moore, Richard Eisenbeis, Nicholas Dupree, Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki
Nicholas Dupree, James Beckett
Rebecca Silverman, Richard Eisenbeis
Caitlin Moore

Aoashi
James Beckett, Richard Eisenbeis
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Caitlin Moore

Dance Dance Danseur
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Richard Eisenbeis

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Ultra Romantic
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Richard Eisenbeis, Caitlin Moore

Love After World Domination
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Richard Eisenbeis, James Beckett

Tiger & Bunny 2
Richard Eisenbeis, Caitlin Moore

The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2
James Beckett

The Dawn of the Witch
Caitlin Moore, Richard Eisenbeis
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman
Nicholas Dupree

Heroines Run the Show
Caitlin Moore, Richard Eisenbeis
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Rebecca Silverman

Skeleton Knight in Another World
Caitlin Moore, Richard Eisenbeis
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Rebecca Silverman

Miss Shachiku and the Little Baby Ghost
Richard Eisenbeis, Caitlin Moore
James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman
Nicholas Dupree

The Rising of The Shield Hero Season 2
Richard Eisenbeis, Christopher Farris

Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness
Caitlin Moore, James Beckett
Richard Eisenbeis, Nicholas Dupree
Rebecca Silverman

RPG Real Estate
Richard Eisenbeus, Nicholas Dupree
Rebecca Silverman

The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
Richard Eisenbeis, Caitlin Moore
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree

Birdie Wing -Golf Girls' Story-
Caitlin Moore, James Beckett, Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree, Richard Eisenbeis

Tomodachi Game
Nicholas Dupree, Rebecca Silverman
Richard Eisenbeis, James Beckett

I'm Quitting Heroing
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
Richard Eisenbeis, James Beckett
Caitlin Moore

Healer Girl
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Rebecca Silverman, Caitlin Moore
Richard Eisenbeis

Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall
Richard Eisenbeis

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season
James Beckett, Richard Eisenbeis

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs
Rebecca Silverman, James Beckett
Nicholas Dupree, Caitlin Moore
Richard Eisenbeis

Fanfare of Adolescence
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
James Beckett, Richard Eisenbeis
Caitlin Moore

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 2
Nicholas Dupree

Love All Play
James Beckett, Nicholas Dupree
Richard Eisenbeis, Rebecca Silverman
Caitlin Moore

Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
James Beckett, Richard Eisenbeis
Caitlin Moore

The Executioner and Her Way of Life
Rebecca Silverman, Nicholas Dupree
James Beckett, Richard Eisenbeis
Caitlin Moore

Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it. r=1-sinθ
Lynzee Loveridge, Richard Eisenbeis

Estab-Life: Great Escape
Nicholas Dupree, Rebecca Silverman
James Beckett, Richard Eisenbeis

Ya Boy Kongming!
Rebecca Silverman, Richard Eisenbeis
Nicholas Dupree

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Collision
Christopher Farris, Richard Eisenbeis

Kotaro Lives Alone
Caitlin Moore, James Beckett
Richard Eisenbeis, Nicholas Dupree

Thermae Romae Novae
Caitlin Moore, James Beckett
Richard Eisenbeis

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