As you can tell, we’re not picking up a lot of shows this season. There just isn’t much to choose from for yuri fans (yet again), and I don’t want to force it and watch anime that I know doesn’t interest me. Still, the show must go on, so here are our First Impressions of the few shows that we are beginning to watch~
Battle Athletess Daiundoukai ReSTART!
Studio: Seven • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, School, Sci-Fi, Sports
It wasn’t that long ago that I reviewed the Battle Athletes OVA from the late nineties. I thought it was meh, but it did deliver some yuri, so of course I’m going to be interested in this revival, even though it has a whole new cast of characters and a mediocre (at best) studio involved. Even though I’ve only seen the original OVA and not the TV anime, the one thing that kept popping into my mind while watching the first episode of ReSTART! was how much I preferred the 90s anime over this.
Is the year already a quarter of the way over? It feels like it’s just begun, but here we are in April, bringing you another Yuri News Update. As is usually the case, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~
One of the more intriguing anime of the spring season for me is Blue Reflection Ray, even though I’d never even heard of the game until last month. That visual above should explain why I’m interested in this, and now we have not one, but TWO PVs for this anime. Enjoy~
Based on the art and animation, I’m not sure if I’m feeling this or not. The show kicks off this week, so instead of wasting time thinking about it, I’ll just watch it and figure it out as I go. Expect to hear about this show in our First Impressions post (hopefully) next week.
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the winter anime season that just came to an end~
Hands down, Jujutsu Kaisen is my favorite show of the season, even beating Shingeki no Kyojin and Otherside Picnic. Unlike many other fans out there, I had not read the manga and simply went into it because of the hype surrounding it. I wasn’t expecting much, just some action packed shounen anime with a story like whatever else you can find flying around right now. And while the story itself didn’t strike me as anything that unusual or outstanding, everything else did.
Length: 12 (15-min) Episodes
Genre: Comedy, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Yuri
Synopsis: Taking place 75 years after the first series, Steel Angel Kurumi 2 brings the Steel Angels in a new mis-adventure. High school student and aspiring cellist Nako Kagura accidentally discovers and kisses Kurumi Mk. II at her home, thus making her Kurumi’s master. But things go awry as Nako’s best friend Uruka gets jealous and tries anything – including her father’s army of top-secret mecha – to destroy Kurumi and win back Nako. Things get more out of control when Saki Mk. II is awakened by Uruka, and Karinka Mk. II joins in to steal Nako away from Kurumi.
February came and went in a flash, so now that March is here, it’s time for another Yuri News Update. As always, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~
First up, the hype train for the second season of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is going full speed ahead, and if this new PV is any indication, the summer anime season should be pretty fun. Let’s take a look~
Yup, I want it now. As expected, the stars of the first season are returning, but in the aftermath of the KyoAni arson attack, some changes to the production staff had to be made. This includes a new director, who moves over from the Hibike! Euphonium and Nichijou series, after the director of Kobayashi-san‘s first season unfortunately passed away in the attack.
On a brighter note, Kobayashi-san Chi no Dragon Maid S continues to look like the yuri anime event of the year, and I have little doubt that this is going to be nothing less than a great time. July can’t come soon enough~
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Romance, School, Slice of Life, Yuri
Studio: Tezuka Productions
Synopsis: Somewhere in the school at noon, one might hear the sound of two girls playing table tennis together as they wait for time to pass by.
As if by fate, two students—Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura—stumble upon each other on the second floor of the school gymnasium. As they gradually foster a budding friendship, their feelings for one another only become more ambiguous. Growing closer by the day, the two must learn to navigate their contrasting personalities as well as determine the depth of their affection for each other.
The nature of this relationship gradually shifts when one of them starts to develop feelings beyond the boundaries of a platonic relationship. Even so, Adachi and Shimamura must realize if forming a bond stronger than friendship will bring them closer or tear them apart.
I may have forgotten to post this last week, but that just means there are even more things to cover. As always, if we missed something important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~
First up, my current pick for the most anticipated yuri-ish anime of 2021. After a couple of quiet years, we finally know when the second season of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon will premiere. July is when the fun begins, so mark your calendars, people.
There were a lot of people worried about Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S after the KyoAni arson incident, but like the rest of the studio, it’s risen from the ashes and will continue on. If you haven’t seen the first season, you’re missing out on one of the most ridiculous and entertaining yuri-ish anime we’ve had in some time, but there’s still time to catch up, so what are you waiting for?! 😛