Anime Vice: ''Straight up, a pilot can make or break a series. There are exceptions, of course: some shows only find their footing after a bit of wiggling and a little feedback. Still, I say the audience needs to be drawn in immediately if there's be any hope of follow up.
I thought about this a lot whilst sampling some pilots in Crunchy Roll's new Spring Simulcasts. Out of the 30 or so options, I chose four series that seemed interesting and looked at the first episode of each. How many were actually any good, though? Well, read on to find out.''