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  1. Jul 2023
    1. The star ratings that we dole out for Preview Guide aren't indicative of a show's overall quality, of course; we've only got one or two episodes to go on, after all. Instead, they indicate how good of a job a first episode does at convincing viewers to keep on watching in the coming weeks.

      James Beckett of Anime News Network explains how he scores series in the ANN season preview guides, noting that the purpose is to offer readers an opinion on whether a series is worth following based on its opening episode.