2021 Summer Anime Season: First Impressions

2021 summer anime season first impressions

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the 2021 summer anime season that just started~

We’ll also be watching the second season of Magia Record, but since that doesn’t begin until the end of the month, we’re going on ahead and writing about the other anime we’ve begun watching.


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Kageki Shoujo!!
Studio: Pine Jam • Genre: Drama, School

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Yuri News Update: July 2021

yuri news update july 2021

This month’s Yuri News Update is especially plump, so let’s not waste any time. As always, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~


magia record season 2

First up, while everyone was still recovering from the news of the sequel to Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Rebellion, Shaft went ahead and dropped the news that the second season of Magia Record was finally happening. The premiere date is July 31st, so it’s quite the surprise that season two is happening so soon. Anyway, take a look at the PV~

If that wasn’t enough Magia Record news, it was also announced that the third and final season will premiere at the end of the year. Magia Record doesn’t get the same love that the main series gets, but the first season was still pretty good, and now the summer anime season definitely looks a little better now that season two is included. It’s Madoka★Magica‘s world, we’re just living in it. 😛


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2021 Spring Anime Season: Final Thoughts

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


BATTLE ATHLETESS DAIUNDOUKAI RESTART!

battle athletess daiundoukai restart anime

After watching the first episode a few months ago, it was pretty clear that this revival of Battle Athletess wasn’t going to be good, but this was a classic case of a franchise that should’ve stayed dormant. In every regard, this seemed like a regression from the previous Battle Athletess anime, which I didn’t even think were that great to begin with. There are so many bad things to point out here, but maybe the thing that stuck out the most to me was just how boring this was. The straightforward plot made the competition to become the next Cosmo Beauty almost irrelevant, since the events often took a backseat to the meddling from an incredibly generic set of villains, and it was clear that none of the other girls were a real challenge to Kanata or Eva. Even the finale was amazingly anti-climactic, so I was bored for almost the entire twelve episode run.

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Anime Review: Vlad Love

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Year: 2021
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Comedy, School, Supernatural, Vampire
Studio: Production I.G / Drive

Synopsis: Mitsugu Banba is a high school girl who finds meaning in donating blood. She frequently visits a blood bank to donate blood, despite being harshly treated by the nurse. One day, she encounters a beautiful girl who looks like she’s from overseas at the blood bank. The pale girl looks like she’s about to faint any minute, but then, she starts destroying the blood bank. The girl loses consciousness and Mitsugu takes her home…


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I don’t know about you, but there are times when I’m not all that enthused to watch anime. A major reason is simply because it feels like most of these shows are super similar and lack any sort of originality. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen almost all of them. But then an anime like Vlad Love comes along and turns out to be so weird and all over the place that your faith in anime humanity is restored for a minute.

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Yuri News Update: June 2021

yuri news update june 2021

After a little break, we’re back with another roundup of yuri news stories, so sit back and enjoy yet another Yuri News Update. As always, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it in the comments~


love live nijigasaki high school idol club anime

This yuri drought we’ve been going through lately has been pretty rough, but one thing we can always count on is more Love Live! anime. The latest example is the upcoming second season of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, which will arrive sometime in 2022.

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Yuri News Update: May 2021

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madoka magica turning the tide of walpurgis

No disrespect to the other things on this month’s News Update, but it might as well only be about Madoka★Magica~

Yes, the sequel to Rebellion has FINALLY been confirmed, and even though we don’t know when the new movie will see the light of day, just knowing that it’s officially on its way might be the most exciting yuri news in years. At least it is to me. 😛

The title of the movie is Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 4: Turning the Tide of Walpurgis, and if you weren’t already hyped enough, here’s the first PV to help change that~

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Let’s Talk About Gacha Games & Their Yuri Potential

Well, it’s been a while again, huh? Just take a guess where I’ve been or what I’ve been doing all this time. Correct, I pretty much lost my myself (and my money) in gacha games. Two specific ones to be more precise.

But as always, let’s organize this post a bit and start with some basic information. Like what are gacha games?

Some of you might not know what it is, even though you might have heard about some titles that fall into this category. Let’s take Kantai Collection from back in the day, for example, or Azur Lane. Then there’s Fate/Grand Order, Arknights and as of recently, Genshin Impact. All vastly different games you might say, but all of them involve some special lottery kind of feature where you can spend in-game currencies in order to receive some mostly random item or character. While these games are usually free, you can spend money to get more of these in-game currencies, which in return will enable you to get more “pulls” or draws from the lottery system.

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