I think I’ve never done anything like this before, but since this is the first pure yuri anime in a long time, I feel like I just have to make a post like this.
So for everyone who doesn’t know about this yet, the first episode of Sakura Trick aired just today and it was pretty great~
But first things first, I have to be honest and tell you that I had my doubts about this. I mean as hyped as I was, I was fearing that this anime might not turn out all that good.
As already said, it’s the first pure yuri show in a while and it really is quite heavy on the yuri content. In the first episode alone we saw a lot of kissing, some breast fondling and we also saw Haruka having cute delusions about Yuu. In short, even if we compare this to other yuri shows like Sasameki Koto or Aoi Hana, the yuri content is way higher and the relationship is not just hinted at, but is made quite obvious.
Furthermore, while the manga for this one was quite good up until now (chapter 4), I don’t think that it’s anything special, which is why I was afraid of two things;
Firstly, since I feel like the manga is nothing special, I feared that the anime would give me the same feeling, but oh was I wrong. It seems there is a great difference between seeing girls flirting and making out in manga and seeing the same thing in anime, it’s just better, that’s a fact.
And secondly, I was also fearing that the anime would actually turn out to be too different from the manga. Again, I was proven wrong, but I was actually worried that they might cut the yuri short. Luckily they actually tried to stick to the manga, which is a good thing.
So did I like it? Hell yeah I did!
We saw so many really great looking kissing scenes in just the first episode, that I would even go so far as to say that I’m satisfied with what I saw in this sole episode for the next year, but there is even more to come and that is simply awesome!
Well, I guess the animation is not thaaaat good, but I really don’t care since the important scenes (the yuri scenes) look fantastic anyway~
However, there was one thing I wasn’t really prepared for. Even though, the anime is exactly like the manga, the first episode was still unexpectedly ecchi. Well, I guess the art in the manga was just too cute for me to really take notice of this, but this show is actually pretty ecchi, in a very cute way though. Now I also understand why they would air the first episode literally in the middle of the night in Japan…
Anyway, to sum it up, the first episode of Sakura Trick was fun, cute and full of yuri action. In short, it was a great start~
However, despite the fact that I liked it, I’m still afraid that it might not get the attention I’d like it to get, but it’s probably too early to talk about that.
Finally, here are some screenshots~
|Oh Yuu-chan, you pervert~|