Nihon Review writes: "Don’t blink because it’s mid-season now and you know what that means. Time for your favorite elitist jerks NHRV staff to cut, twist, and dissect all your Summer 2012 anime! Like many past Summer seasons, there’s a fairly modest assortment of shows out there. A few rough gems have been uncovered, but there is just as many duds. Some anime have continued to impress, and others seem to have faltered. We hope our mid-season impressions can help guide you on your way. So without further ado, let’s get started shall we?"