Anime Summer Season 2019: Final Thoughts

2019 summer anime season

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the 2019 summer anime season that just came to an end~


Carole & Tuesday • 8/10
Length: 24 Episodes • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi

carole & tuesday anime
This may not be a yuri anime, but romantic two-girl friendship is a thing, and Carole & Tuesday is another example of how to do it right. The relationship between our two protagonists never quite threatens to cross over into real romantic territory, yet the bond forged between these two girls was beautiful to watch, and I think that quite a bit of yuri fans will be content with what we got. There was even a (creepy) yuri character, and two insignificant female characters were even planning to get married. Again, not a yuri anime, but it’s enough to warrant a review. 😛

For the most part, this was a simple story of girls chasing their dreams of making music, and I’m not just talking about Carole & Tuesday. Another girl, Angela, also plays a big part in this show, and her path to stardom couldn’t be any more different than our two leads, but let’s get back to the stars of the show. Coming from very different backgrounds, Carole & Tuesday meet by chance and then overcome all sorts of difficulties and challenges in an attempt to make their dreams come true. The show was surprisingly funny and extremely charming, and you can say the same thing about the characters.

Towards the end, the show drifted over towards the dramatic side of things, and you might even call it melodramatic. Personally, I preferred when the show was lighter and more easygoing (like the entire Mars Greatest arc), but I still applaud this show for delving into some serious topics, even if it was kind of clumsy. All in all, this was an extremely watchable and enjoyable show that I think was one of the best anime of the season (this show was actually two cours). Regardless, this was one of my favorite shows of the year thus far~


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Anime Review: Granbelm

granbelm anime

*** SPOILER WARNING ***

The cool thing about original anime is that you usually have no idea how the finished product is going to turn out. With a show that’s being adapted from manga, you can at least take a look at the manga and have a general idea of how good the anime could be. In the case of Granbelm, it’s an original anime that’s entering a very crowded genre, so I feel like we were right to wonder whether this would turn out more like Mahou Shoujo Site than Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica. Well, let’s just say that this show was pretty good.

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Yuri News Update: September 2019

The yuri hype train never stops, and this month’s installment sees a little bit of everything, so come aboard and enjoy the sights~


flag time yuri anime

The November premiere of Flag Time keeps getting closer and closer, and now that we’re just a couple of months away, we finally have a proper trailer to gaze at. Check it out~

Looks pretty promising, huh? The teaser we saw back in June gave us a tiny glimpse of what to expect, so even though this is going to be no more than an hour long, it should still easily be one of the yuri anime highlights of 2019. With how mediocre this year has been for yuri anime fans, this can’t come soon enough, so just give it to us already! 😀


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Don’t Know What to Watch Next?

In case you didn’t know, we’ve had A LOT of yuri manga recommendations over the years, but when it comes to yuri anime recommendations, not so much. Well, it’s about time we change that~

But us anime fans know that we just don’t have it as good as the manga fans do, so instead of a multi-part series, we thought it might be better to simply break down our recommendations by genre/subgenre in one giant post. I’m guessing the average YR reader will already know about pretty much all of these shows, so I guess you can say that this post is skewed more towards newer yuri fans that have finally seen the light and discovered that yuri is the purest form of love. 😛

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