Anime Winter Season 2017: First Impressions

2017 winter anime

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions on the winter anime season that just started~

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen
Studio: A-1 Pictures • Genre: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Supernatural

ao no exorcist season 2
I liked the first season, so why not continue and hope for it to pick up right where we left off a few years ago? And that’s exactly what this show did. Well, we could argue about the fact that they should probably have put in a short recap of the first season, since I was kind of lost at some points when they were talking about past events. Though, the show seems to be as fun and entertaining as the last season, so I’ll surely follow this for a while longer~

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YuriReviews Survey – Take 3

Another year another survey it seems, huh?

Well, 2016 was rough for YuriReviews, as we had to move from Blogspot to WordPress and pretty much had to start from almost zero again here. Well, we also got our own domain, which is pretty awesome, but it was definitely a rough way to get here.

So with all the changes to the site, partly to the content, and especially to the whole layout, we’d yet again like to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think of YuriReviews, what you like, what you think we could improve, or even what you’d like us to change. In exchange, Rock and I will get a better idea of how to simply make the blog a better place, and hopefully be able to make some adjustments here and there.

I’d also like to use this opportunity to welcome all the new readers we gained over the past year and give you the chance to just let us know what you think. So as always, we’ll start with some general questions on how you like certain aspects of the blog and end things with some room to leave your own thoughts on matters.

Your help would be greatly appreciated~

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Anime Review: Flip Flappers

flip flappers

2016 wasn’t the greatest year yuri anime has yet seen, but late in the year, we had a show sneak up on us that helped end the year on a high note. Of course, I’m talking about Flip Flappers, so let’s take a trip down the rabbit hole and see the last of what 2016 had to offer us yuri fans~

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What to Expect in 2017

Since we now all made it safely into the new year, why not take the opportunity to just take a small look at what we might expect to see in the following 12 months?

citrus netsuzuo trap animeWell, of course, we have to start with the news that hit us in late 2016 – that being Citrus and Netsuzou Trap both getting anime adaptations. Well, since we didn’t really get any more information other than the fact that those two manga will be made into anime, we can’t really be sure that the adaptations will happen in 2017. In fact, we only know for sure in case of Netsuzou Trap. Though, I think we’ll get some more information on that soon, so let’s now just expect both shows to hit us this year.

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Anime Fall Season 2016: Final Thoughts

2016 fall anime

 

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts on the fall anime season that just came to an end~

Hibike! Euphonium 2 • 7.5/10
Length: 13 Episodes • Genre: Drama, Music, School

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And the queer-baiting continues… .

As many of us already saw coming, this season of Hibike! also didn’t magically reveal our two main girls as the raging lesbians we all see them as. Well, some of you already stayed away from this season exactly because you already knew that KyoAni wouldn’t give us what we really want, though, despite the fact that it turned out just as expected, I can’t say I regret watching this even one bit. The gay moments between Reina and Kumiko (and later even between a surprising other pair) were as strong as ever, and no matter what Reina might feel for Taki, her feelings for Kumiko came off much stronger than anything she might feel for him.

So in my eyes, especially Reina is still very oblivious to her own feelings. Yup, that must be true!

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Our Personal Highlights of 2016

2016 yuri highlights

Yet again, the year went by in a flash, or at least that’s how it feels to me. And in old YuriReviews fashion, we’ll of course talk about our highlights of this oh so short year, so let’s just get right to it.

I feel like, compared to 2015, 2016 had a noticeably larger amount of yuri content to offer to us, especially when it comes to Visual Novels. FLOWERS, Kindred Spirits on the Roof, and Nurse Love Addiction, just to name some big titles here. But that’s the thing, despite having them and numerous others, it doesn’t just stop there. There are actually even more in the making right now, and that is a situation that has never, ever been there before. Continue reading

Yuri Anime / Manga / Visual Novel Awards 2016

2016 yuri anime manga visual novel awards

2016 had a lot to offer. Maybe not too many yuri anime, but definitely a lot of other yuri media, such as a ton of yuri visual novels and some really awesome new yuri manga.

So in old YuriReviews fashion, we would like to hand out some awards for who and what we think deserves these awards most this year:

Lena’s Best Yuri Anime: Shuumatsu no Izetta
shuumatsu no izetta

Well, other than the Valkyrie Drive Specials we can’t really say 2016 offered any other pure yuri show, so I guess we have to work with what we got and make the best of it, right? So, since I didn’t want to go with “only” some specials from a show that aired last year, I decided to go with the show that came closest to what I think is really yuri, which is Izetta: The Last Witch. Despite the fact that she show doesn’t label itself as yuri, nor do the two main characters ever really declare their love, I still feel like it’s pretty obvious that they actually do love each other—romantically, that is. And if they are not yet in a relationship with each other, then I’m freaking sure they will be at some point, since their chemistry was simply over the top amazing, just like the show itself~

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