Anime Summer Season 2018: First Impressions

2018 summer anime first impressions

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

And since the third season of Shingeki no Kyojin is premiering later than the rest of the shows on this list, our first impressions of that will be added in later.


Happy Sugar Life
Studio: Ezo’la • Genre: Drama, Horror

happy sugar life anime
So what do we have here? Yuri title of the season? Check. Super cute characters? Check. Disturbing story? Check.

Wait, what?! So the ones who already read the manga knew what was coming. For others, it might have been a huge shock. I usually love shows with some shock value. Ones that lead you into believing they are something different and then just hit you with what they truly are, like Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, or in one way or another, Asobi Asobase, too. Now add in some yuri and it should be the perfect combination, right? But somehow, it’s not quite.

As much as I love this type of show as well as age gap, and, of course, yuri, I guess the age difference here might be a bit too big or rather, one of them is simply too young for me to actually get into this and find it okay. On the other hand, from only having watched the first episode and having read about three chapters of the manga, the love shared here might be a little more on the sisterly side, but do correct me if I’m wrong.

All in all, I am surprised of how well the adaptation turned out so far. I might not be the biggest fan of the story, and I might as well not really be there for the yuri in this one, but I’ll definitely stick around to see where the story goes from here.


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Anime Review: Mahou Shoujo Site

mahou shoujo site

Not all yuri is of the fluffy variety. Sometimes, the yuri you’ll find in anime is of the dark and gloomy variety, which is exactly what we have in Mahou Shoujo Site. Madoka★Magica and other anime have made it work, but this is no Madoka★Magica. Not in the slightest…

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Yuri News Update: July 2018 – Part II

First up, if you haven’t already, please check out our List of Yuri Anime Kisses post that we published last week. With your help, we’ve added a lot more kisses, so feel free to check out the additions or help us out with some more suggestions~


lilycle

As it seems, 2018 continues delivering all the yuri goddess we could ever wish for. Moving on from great yuri anime announcements, as well as the continuous visual novel surprises, here’s the next the next big one that MangaGamer is bringing to the West: Lilycle Rainbow Stage!!!

Here’s some info taken from its official website over at MangaGamer.

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List of Yuri Anime Kisses

list of yuri anime kisses yurireviews

This post has been a long time coming, but we’ve finally done it!

The ultimate symbol of (PG-rated) affection is a kiss, so we wanted to gather as many kisses as we could find and almost make this sort of an encyclopedia for yuri anime kisses. There are certain requirements that each of the kisses has to meet in order to be on the list…

  • The kiss has to be on the lips. None of this kiss on the cheek nonsense.
  • We have to actually see the kiss. Cutting away before it happens just won’t do.
  • We’re leaving out kisses from hentai (for now).
  • Multiple kisses that happen in quick succession will be counted as one.
  • Kisses that occur in the OP or ED don’t count.
  • And that’s all.

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Yuri News Update: July 2018

We admittedly don’t have much to cover this time, but the things we do have are pretty damn awesome~

So let’s start things off with the first Bloom Into You trailer:

This short trailer might only cover a mere minute, but what this shows us is so much! Not only did they reveal the voice actresses for Touko and Yuu, they also gave us a taste of this gorgeous-looking animation. This sure blew me away.

It’s not just the animation that looks high quality though, the art style in general looks pretty nice, too. The characters don’t just remind me of the Touko and Yuu we know from the manga, they really managed to bring this unique character design and art style of mangaka Nakatani Nio to life.

Okay, before I squeal myself to death, here’s the info about the voice actresses we were able to make out from the trailer.

And in case it’s been a while for you since you read the manga or if you’re completely new to it, here’s a short plot summary for you.

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