Anime Summer Season 2020: First Impressions

2020 summer anime season first impressions

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the 2020 summer anime season that just started~


Deca-Dence
Studio: Nut | Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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I picked up this show mostly because it looked interesting and is from the director of Death Parade and Mob Psycho 100, and through one episode, it seems entertaining enough. The story involves humanity’s near extinction at the hands of creatures called the Gadoll, and how the remnants of humanity now reside on Deca-dence, a mobile fortress where soldiers called Gears lead the assault on the Gadoll. There are some Shingeki no Kyojin vibes, but this anime seems to lack the drama and somber tone of SnK, so the comparisons aren’t super strong.

Actually, this anime seems kind of campy, and I think I like it that way. Thanks to the main character, Natsume, this first episode seemed more comedic than dramatic, at least until the Gadoll attack and we get more SnK vibes. Feisty characters like Natsume are fun to watch, so I think I’m going to like her quite a bit. The action was pretty nice, and I think for most people, that’s going to be the biggest reason why they watch this. I’m still not sure how I feel about the Gadoll, since their overly colorful and unusual designs aren’t quite what I expected, but they have more time to grow on me. All I’m expecting from this anime is some solid action and a somewhat interesting sci-fi storyline, and if it can give me that, I’ll be content.


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Anime Spring Season 2020: Final Thoughts

2020 spring anime season

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the 2020 spring anime season that just came to an end~


BNA
Length: 12 Episodes | Genre: Action, Fantasy, Super Power

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We didn’t watch a lot of shows this season, did we? 😀

Whenever Trigger comes out with a new anime, I’m either all over it, or I’m not interested at all. There’s no in-between. Kill la Kill? All over it. SSSS.Gridman? I couldn’t care less. BNA had an interesting premise, so I gave it a chance, and my curiousity was certainly rewarded. This turned out to be pretty entertaining and had the action, comedy, and flair that I’ve come to expect from Trigger.

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Yuri News Update: July 2020

Summer is officially here, and with it comes another Yuri News Update. As has been the case lately, there’s a lot to get to, and as always, if we missed something important, feel free to mention it in the comments~


my next life as a villainess season two

It makes sense to start this Yuri News Update with some good news. From what I hear, perhaps this spring season’s most pleasant surprise has been My Next Life as a Villainess, which you guys have recommended to me on more than one occasion, so it’s great that a second season was announced at the end of this season’s final episode. 2021 is when you can expect the new season to arrive, so next year is already starting to take shape quite nicely.

I actually haven’t started watching the first season yet, but since our Spring Final Thoughts post is planned for next week, I better hurry the hell up! *rushes to finish writing this post*


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Yuri Anime Review: Flag Time

flag time yuri anime


Year: 2019
Length: 1 Hr.
Genre: Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Yuri
Studio: Tear Studio

Synopsis: What would you do if you could stop time? Moritani for one is using her unusual ability to stop time for three minutes a day to observe the people around her. One day, she chooses to “observe” class idol Murakami’s panties—only to find herself in a very compromising situation when her classmate turns out to be immune to her power.


Because L didn’t really like the movie that much or want to write about it, I’m the one who’s going to be reviewing Flag Time, and since I don’t read any sort of manga, my perspective is that of someone who’s new and unfamiliar with the series. It’s quite different than what L’s perspective would’ve been, so I won’t be able to say much about how faithful it is to the source material or which medium did it better. I should also mention that since L has always called it Flag Time instead of Fragtime, that’s what I’m calling it. Now that we’ve gotten all of that out of the way, and I’ve successfully reduced your expectations, let’s continue on to the review~

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Anime Review: Shin Koihime†Musou: Otome Tairan

shin koihime musou otome tairan


Year: 2010
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical
Studio: Doga Kobo

Synopsis: Kashin is afflicted with a disease that will turn her into a cat if an antidote is not found, and Kada is still seeking the Crucial Ways to the Key of Peace, so he entrusts Kan’u’s group to go seek the ingredients for an antidote. At the same time, Chōjō is plotting something between the Kingdoms, and Kashin may have been only the first in a line of dominoes set to fall.


STORY

At long last, we’ve come to the final season of Koihime†Musou, so let’s not waste any time and get this over with already.

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Anime Review: Shin Koihime†Musou

shin koihime musou anime

Year: 2009
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical
Studio: Doga Kobo

Synopsis: Kanuu and Chouhi’s group rescue a mysterious girl, who is actually the real Ryuubi, her name and heirloom sword stolen after the events of the last season. The group sets off to recover Ryuubi’s sword. At the same time, a group of street performers, the three Chou Sisters, are given a mysterious magic book that may be more trouble than they think….The franchise re-imagines the classic Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi) as a “moe (fiery), moe (preciously cute) action love comedy” with an almost all-female cast.


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Last time on YuriReviews, I was very impressed at how Koihime†Musou managed to be so incredibly average, but now it’s time for the second season to show us what it’s got. Can Shin Koihime†Musou build upon the foundation set by the original and get over the proverbial hump? In short, not really.

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Yuri News Update: June 2020

It’s the first Wednesday in June, which means it’s time for yet another Yuri News Update. If I missed a news story worth mentioning, feel free to mention it down below in the comments. 😛


adachi to shimamura animee

Let’s get things started with some good news. The hopes and dreams of yuri anime in 2020 have rested on the shoulders of Adachi to Shimamura for some time, so it’s especially rewarding to learn that it’s finally set to premiere in October. It’s also rewarding to see another PV, as shown below.

For reasons we’ll talk about more later on, it was worrying that this show didn’t have a set date yet, but it turns out it’s only four short months away. Even though I personally haven’t read the light novels or manga, the PV makes this look very promising, and I’m so looking forward to getting to watch an actual yuri anime again~


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