Yuri News Update: November 2018

Since there was so much happening last month, we didn’t get around to posting a Yuri News Update, so that means this will be a pretty lengthy installment. You ready? Okay, let’s go~


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First up, more info has come out regarding Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!, including when it’s set to begin airing. Mark your calendars for January, and in case you don’t know too much about it, here’s a short synopsis to get you up to speed.

One day, fifth grader Hinata Hoshino brings her friend Hana Shirosaki to her house, and Hinata’s sister Miyako, a college student, falls in love with with Hana at first sight. Miyako manages to get along with Hana somehow, but her clumsy behavior and shyness, makes Hana wary. Even so, Hana gradually opens up to Miyako, who wants to become closer to her.

After Happy Sugar Life, that synopsis is scaring me a little bit, but I imagine it’ll be kind of like Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!, so there’s probably no need to worry. And it helps that several staff members working on this also worked on New Game!, so it has a good chance of being pretty entertaining.

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(from left to right) Miyako, Hana, Hinata, and Noa

Someone mentioned in the comments of another post about how there seems to be a trend in anime right now of girls/women falling in love with children, and it makes me pretty uncomfortable that this is actually a thing, even if it’s not always depicted in a serious manner. Anyway, here’s the first PV.


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Interactive Post – Your Ideal Yuri Work

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It’s been a while since the last Interactive Post, huh? And while this one might not be one from back when we made that poll, when we asked you what you would like to see most, rest assured that we won’t forget about these either.

This post was actually inspired by a comment by none other than Rock The Vogt, and you can read it right here. In this comment, I was simply asked what my ideal visual novel would look like, and while trying to answer this question, I found myself wanting to say waaaay more than the short version I forced myself to go with.

So, in short, what this post will be about is asking the question what my—and later also what your—ideal yuri work would look like, not actually focusing on the story itself, but rather the parameters to make whatever story ideal to you.


1. What media should be used to deliver the story?

You can go with anime, manga, movie, visual Novel, book, or whatever else you want.

For me, even though I probably get most excited about yuri anime, I’d have to go with a visual novel here. I guess you could say I don’t have the greatest imagination, so even if I love simply reading a book or a story, I always prefer media that feature pictures to help with my lack of imagination. A manga or even picture book would work, but then again, I like to immerse myself into a story, and having music, possibly voice acting, and some more color added to the mix, simply makes a story more immersive for me.

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Yuri Visual Novel Review – Love Ribbon

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Title: Love Ribbon
Developer/Publisher: Razzart Visual
Length: About 5 hours
Genre: Romance, Incest, Yuri


Stepping up their game from having “just” some pseudo incest as seen in Citrus, for example, we’re now  exploring a more… let’s call it intense territory with Love Ribbon, featuring the romance between two actual sisters. And what a roller-coaster ride of a story this was!

We’re introduced to our main character, Iris, who is in the middle of getting ready to transfer into a new school and finally live on her own. Just when arriving at her new home, her dad, however, decides to drop the bomb and tell her that she would not only be living with someone else, but she would be living with her own sister – whom up until this moment, Iris had no idea even existed. When said sister, Zoey, then arrives, she literally gives Iris hell for no apparent reason. What a nice way to start out this romance!

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Zoey (left), Iris (right)

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Anime Review: Happy Sugar Life

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In a year that saw a new installment in the WIXOSS series as well as Mahou Shoujo Site, the title of “Most Messed Up Yuri Anime” has to go to Happy Sugar Life. The concept alone will turn some people off, and I would have been one of those people, if I didn’t have to review it. 😛

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Guest Review – Yuri Visual Novel: Sisterly Bliss by Rokaria


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So, for my first guest review, I’ll review a title that has been mentioned on the site before and has been on my radar ever since. Sisterly Bliss -Don’t let mom find out- is its full title, but I’ll be referring to it as Sisterly Bliss to save keystrokes. I will try and keep this review as spoiler-free as possible, but I will talk about a couple of the endings, so take that into account before reading.

Art

Let’s start with the most standout thing for me. The artwork here isn’t as detailed as some other visual novels, but Sisterly Bliss uses this to its advantage. It certainly looks unique amongst the sea of other visual novels. This limited art style allows for flexibility and allows its characters to express a wide array of emotions and expressions—some not entirely pleasant—without breaking any immersion. The simplistic style allows for some incredibly beautiful CGs. Entirely though use of shading, a scene can be as detailed or simple as the artists want it to be.

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A wonderfully delicious breakfast.

The art style also contributes to a few choice scenes to make them more… creepy. There is some rather disturbing imagery down some of the routes, and the art enhances the intended feel of these scenes.

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Anime Review: Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight

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Every once in a while, you find an anime that ends up surprising you in the most pleasant of ways, and this past summer season, there was one such anime: Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight. I think it can best be described as the cure for the common idol anime, although these aren’t idols we’re talking about here. They’re stars~

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