The new year just started and we already got a new yuri anime. Kinda reminds me of how 2014 started out, though Yuri Kuma Arashi is definitely not Sakura Trick. It doesn’t even come close. Though, that doesn’t need to be anything bad.
So I first watched the first episode in Japanese without subtitles. Since I haven’t read the manga, and also pretty much didn’t get the whole setting from online sources, I started watching this without knowing anything and finished watching just the same way.
It was so random, so weird and so bizarre that by the end of it, I was just sitting in front of my laptop wondering what kind of drug they were on when creating this. We of course shouldn’t forget that the yuri was there. Like, 20% of the whole episode consisted of girls confessing to each other, girls kind of making out with each other, and other girls licking each others “lilies”. Yeah, you’ll only get that last one if you’ve already watched the episode, but it really happens.
So like I said on Twitter, the first episode felt like 20% yuri and 80% WTF. However, after watching it again with subtitles and especially after reading something that I think all of you should read in order to really understand just what the hell is going on, I now view this anime much differently.
First, if you think Yuri Kuma Arashi doesn’t make any sense, please just <a href="read this and have your mind blown. This is just a theory, and I think there are many more floating around the internet, but it sounds damn good!
So after reading this and watching the whole thing again with subs, I actually really enjoyed it. Well, there were still a few moments that I don’t get, like when they were licking that lily that rose from that girl’s body, but hey, it still looked good. 😛
The animation, as well as the characters, look really good, too. I’m actually surprised to see a yuri anime with that obvious yuri in such high quality. Same goes for the music. I mean, I had to listen to the opening twice to get used to it, but now, I’m loving it!
Well, it was a confusing start to say the least, but I’m really excited to see what will happen, and I’m definitely even more excited about the yuri that will hopefully follow!