Since it’s been a while since our last Yuri News Update, there’s a lot to cover this time around. Let’s get started~
First up, some much-needed good great news in this yuri anime drought we’re suffering from.
Looks like we have another anime adaptation to look forward to, come November. That’s when Flag Time will grace us with its presence in Japanese theaters, a few years after the manga finished its run. The OVA comes courtesy of Tear Studio, and it reunites the director, animation director, and composer of Asagao to Kase-san., so needless to say, it appears this OVA is in good hands.
I think we can all agree that we NEED some more yuri anime this year, so even though November seems far off, this is still very welcome news. This seems like a bit of an odd choice to adapt into an anime—considering what other great stuff is out there—but at least the story is interesting, so my hopes remain pretty high that this will turn out to be one of the yuri anime highlights of the year~
I don’t know about any of you guys, but when I think of feudal Japan, the first thing that comes to mind is how gay some of those warriors were (I’m looking at you, Akechi Mitsuhide). It’s just me who thinks that? Well, that must be due to the fact that Sengoku Otome rewrites ancient Japanese history in a more estrogen-heavy way, and for that, I send my thanks~
I guess we should continue the trend and keep updating all the old lists. Let’s continue with my favorite artists then. Enjoy!
10. Mushiyaki (Kanbayashi Makoto)
I know there are a lot of great artists around when it comes to Love Live doujinshi. Actually, thinking about it now, the number seems insane.
Anyway, the one name that pops up in my mind almost immediately when I think about those works, and especially while thinking about one of my all-time favorite couples—namely Nozomi x Eri—is Mushiyaki.
Be it the fact that those works are always cute, funny, and visually stunning, or maybe it’s the fact that I think this artist captures the relationship between the characters just perfectly. Well, certainly the occasional NSFW content helps me enjoy this to a certain degree, too. 😛
Once again, we return with some shorter anime that you might have missed. This time, we’re checking out the precursor to one of the more stylish anime out there, a body swap anime that’s all kinds of bad, and an anime that was The Transporter before The Transporter was The Transporter. 😛
I think it was last year that a tipster hinted that Soukou no Strain would be of interest to me, and lo and behold, here we are with a review. Soukou no Strain does indeed have a little something for us, but is that enough to cover for thirteen episodes worth of hot mecha on mecha action?
Genre: 404: Men Not Found, Blushing, Comedy, Delinquent, School girl, Yuri
Status: Ongoing, 12 Chapters
Description:Class president and overall good girl Koguma is concerned that her classmate Hino often skips classes by spending her time behind one of the school buildings. Koguma feels it’s her duty to guide Hino down a better path, even if it means going along with Hino’s unusual requests.
I just love the way Hino teases Koguma through misdirection that results in her giving in to Hino’s various requests. The playfulness of their back and forth conversations leave me laughing at the end, especially when a frantic Koguma finally gives in. In the end, between Koguma’s dedication to looking after Hino, as well as Hino’s ability to pull Koguma along, they are slowly able to close the distance between them. Also, Koguma as a cat is too darn cute! 😀
Thanks to a suggestion from our Facebook page, todays review is an oldie. Similar to Fight!! Iczer-1, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna was made before the turn of the millennium, but old-school anime can sometimes be worth your time. Is this one of those anime? Hmmm…