When it comes to visual novels, my knowledge is pretty limited, since I have just not spent that much time on playing many. Of course, part of the reason why I haven’t done so is the fact that there are simply not that many translated visual novels available that trigger my interest, so my knowledge is almost solely limited to yuri VNs.
In this post, I decided to write about my experiences with yuri visual novels, tell you which ones I liked the most, and also name some yuri titles for you that are either already translated or that are being worked on right now. And finally, I would also like to list just a few of the most interesting looking yuri visual nvels that still no translation group has picked up yet.
Please note that by clicking the titles, you’ll get redirected to either the game’s VNDB entry, official website, or in some cases, my own review of the game. Also, the release dates and publishers listed refer to the English translation.
*** UPDATE ***
We’ve added nearly 50 more visual novels to the list, as well as listed the publisher, developer, length (according to VNDb), and release date for every entry~
First of all, which more or less popular yuri titles have already been fully translated?
Serving as the stopgap before we get to the anime you voted to see get reviewed next (which is Candy Boy, by the way), Locodol seems like a modest anime about idols, but in a world with Love Live! and The iDOLM@STER, can it possibly carve out a niche for itself?
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the spring anime season that just started~
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai
Studio: Artland, TNK • Genre: Ecchi, Fantasy
Okay guys, I know this show is bad. Very bad, to be honest. We won’t get much plot, what we get might not make any sense, and the whole show will simply focus on girls with big boobs in skimpy clothing fighting girls in even less clothing with even bigger boobs.
Let’s just move past the fact that it’s just not gonna be the best show of the season and focus on something else, because what this show will feature is yuri content, a lot of it actually, if what the first episode had to offer will be continued—and I sure believe it will.
So far, it really all reminds me a little of Valkyrie Drive, just without the yuri romance, and funny thing is, I’m actually enjoying it. Not such a big surprise to some of you, I’m sure, but I personally didn’t expect that. So I guess this means this show is going to be my personal guilty pleasure of the season~
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts on the winter anime season that just came to an end~
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon • 9/10
Length: 13 Episodes • Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Best show of the whole season? Pretty much! Tohru confirmed as best girl of the whole season? Damn right! Kanna confirmed as the cutest girl of the whole season? Do I even have to ask?!
So in case I didn’t make it clear enough, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon was an excellent show, with excellent characters and some excellent comedy. It was charming, funny, and had the right amount of subtext to keep the yuri fans interested, yet it didn’t disappoint in this department either, even though it still only stayed as subtext.
All in all, I was very pleased with this little gem, if my rating doesn’t already make it clear enough. Find the full review right here.
Coming on the heels of our latest YuriReviews survey, we thought it would kind of be a cool idea for you guys to determine which anime we’ll be reviewing next here on YR. The ten choices listed in the poll at the bottom of the post include some classic series as well as some newer ones, but I think they’d all make for interesting reviews.
We’ve listed some quick info on the nominees, as well as some
questionable reasons why they should or shouldn’t be chosen. 😛
If what you’d prefer to read about isn’t listed, feel free to name your choice in the comments section~
Anime: Ange Vierge
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, School
Why it should be next: It’s the most recent anime on this list. Who needs iconic series when you can have shiny and fancy animation from yesteryear?
Why it shouldn’t be next: Who needs shiny and fancy animation when you can have an iconic series from yuri’s past?
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life
The story follows Kobayashi’s daily life as an office worker, master of a cute maid, and in one way or another, also mother of dragons. That’s probably the simplest way to describe the story in one sentence, though that is, of course, not even nearly all there is to it, as her cute maid is in fact a dragon herself who came from another world to find shelter. She finds just that by living with Kobayashi, working as her devoted maid, and occasionally attracting more dragons to come her way.
WARNING: REVIEW WILL HAVE SPOILERS
Continuing our trek through the yuri-ish shows that the winter anime season had to offer, we now come across Kuzu no Honkai. For an anime named Scum’s Wish, I have to say that given the actions of the characters involved, that’s a very appropriate title. Let me explain why~