Which Anime Should We Review Next?

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Coming on the heels of our latest YuriReviews survey, we thought it would kind of be a cool idea for you guys to determine which anime we’ll be reviewing next here on YR. The ten choices listed in the poll at the bottom of the post include some classic series as well as some newer ones, but I think they’d all make for interesting reviews.

We’ve listed some quick info on the nominees, as well as some questionable reasons why they should or shouldn’t be chosen. πŸ˜›

If what you’d prefer to read about isn’t listed, feel free to name your choice in the comments section~

ange vierge
Anime: Ange Vierge
Year: 2016
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, School

Why it should be next: It’s the most recent anime on this list. Who needs iconic series when you can have shiny and fancy animation from yesteryear?

Why it shouldn’t be next: Who needs shiny and fancy animation when you can have an iconic series from yuri’s past?


candy boy
Anime: Candy Boy
Year: 2008 – 2009
Length: 7 Episodes
Genre: Romance, School, Yuri

Why it should be next: Yuri is listed as one the genres represented. Nuff said.

Why it shouldn’t be next: If you think about it, this series’ misleading title may have led to yaoi getting its revenge with Yuri on Ice!. For getting all our hopes up about the name of another anime, only to have our hearts broken, no soup review for you, Candy Boy?


high school fleet
Anime: High School Fleet
Year: 2016
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Action, Military, School

Why it should be next: This is kind of like Girls und Panzer but on the open seas. Doesn’t that just scream entertainment?! Also, it’s another one from last year.

Why it shouldn’t be next: What’s an anime that takes place on the high seas without pirates?! You gotta have pirates!


kyoukaisenjou no horizon
Anime: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
Year: 2011
Length: 13 Episodes
Genre: Action, Fantasy

Why it should be next: Before there was Pharmercy, there was another pair of winged beauties soaring through the sky. Doesn’t it just sound so majestic?

Why it shouldn’t be next: Watch an entire series for just a couple of lesbian supporting characters? Compared to the other anime on this list, that doesn’t sound quite as nice as I thought it would.


magical girl lyrical nanoha
Anime: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Year: 2004
Length: 13 Episodes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Super Power

Why it should be next: Lena’s reviewed the second movie, but the TV anime remains absent. Also, choosing this would probably lead to reviewing the later seasons, so for NanoFate fans, it’s a snowball effect.

Why it shouldn’t be next: If I thought twenty-six episodes was a lot, the possibility of four seasons AND perhaps another season of ViViD might keep me busy forever. Think of the children YuriReviewer! πŸ˜›


mai-otome
Anime: Mai-Otome
Year: 2005 – 2006
Length: 26 Episodes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Magic

Why it should be next: We’ve already reviewed Mai-Hime, so it only makes sense we go all the way and review Mai-Otome as well, right?

Why it shouldn’t be next: I’m not the biggest fan of ShizNat, and because of that, Lena might yell at me in the comment section of this review. You don’t want her bullying me, do you? πŸ˜€


marimite
Anime: Maria-sama ga Miteru
Year: 2004
Length: 13 Episodes
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Yuri

Why it should be next: You could argue that this is the anime that started the modern yuri revolution. With a description like that, how has it taken this long to review it?!

Why it shouldn’t be next: Even though I did like Strawberry Panic, another all-girls school yuri anime doesn’t sound like the most exciting thing to watch…


saki
Anime: Saki
Year: 2009
Length: 25 Episodes
Genre: Game, School, Slice of Life

Why it should be next: An anime about mahjong? Doesn’t that sound like an anime that’s unique and different from the other ones on this list?

Why it shouldn’t be next: An anime about mahjong? Doesn’t that sound less exciting than a sinister card battle anime like WIXOSS?


symphogear
Anime: Senki Zesshou Symphogear: Meteoroid-Falling, Burning, and Disappear, Then…
Year: 2012
Length: 13 Episodes
Genre: Action, Music, Sci-Fi

Why it should be next: This is one of those series that just doesn’t get mentioned here a lot, for some reason. Shall we change that? And like Nanoha, choosing this one will probably lead to reviewing the other seasons as well.

Why it shouldn’t be next: I haven’t seen a second of this series, but it feels like I’ve already seen it a few times before. Repressed memories or just a somewhat familiar storyline? Your call.


strawberry panic
Anime: Strawberry Panic
Year: 2006
Length: 26 Episodes
Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Yuri

Why it should be next: This was actually the very first yuri anime I ever saw, and I’m probably not alone in saying that. You never forget your first~

Why it shouldn’t be next: A twenty-six episode season is a quite a lot to watch. Go easy on me, people! πŸ˜›


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30 thoughts on “Which Anime Should We Review Next?

  1. LOL! I love that Candy Boy is the Yuri world’s answer to the highly misleading Yuri On Ice.

    Out of curiosity, who else here thought: “Oooo, interesting! a Yuri story with a figure skating twist!” Only to be monstrously rick-rolled? ;-P

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    • I know I did. When it was first announced, I was ready to add it to our Yuri Anime 2016 list, then I kept reading and was hugely disappointed. πŸ˜€

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      • Luckily, I didn’t make that mistake. I just had to go read the MAL forums, where the yaoi/yuri topic was brought up.

        But looking back, the picture with all guys on it probably should’ve been enough of a warning… πŸ˜€

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  2. I feel that, with NTR + Citrus + a new Symphogear + a new Nanoha movie, there will be an influx of new yuri-fans so going through classics would be smart! I personally voted for Nanoha (because I’m a sadist and want to watch you suffer!), but I think Candy Boy/Strawberry Panic/Symphogear are also really good choices too.

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    • Woar! You just come right out and say it. πŸ˜€

      But +1 for the honesty, even though I don’t think I’d mind watching/reviewing Nanoha, at least not until the twenty-six episode StrikerS season.

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  3. I remember first watching Strawberry Panic and being super upset with how it ended. Alas, it seems that’s how quite a few romances end for the best friend characters.

    I actually enjoyed Candy Boy the most on that last, and since it kinda ties into Citrus being you know what, I went with that.

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    • I can only second being disappointed by how it ended. I would have appreciated the “other girl” as her love interest. And some of the side characters made some poor choices too, but luckily there are Doujinshi to take care of those problems. Alas..I still enjoyed it a lot.

      I personally chose Nanoha since I’m a fangirl of NanoFate πŸ™‚

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      • I was more-or-less enjoying SP most of the way, then when it just kept getting closer and closer to the end, and when the final episode hit, it tanked hard for me. Having a love triangle in any kind of romance sucks, unless the third wheel finds love elsewhere.

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  4. Strawberry Panic is my pick for sure! such a great series! Remember watching the new episodes as they were released and subbed on youtube. so many good memories! πŸ˜€

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  5. I choosed Strawberry Panic! Because It’s the Best Yuri Anime of all time. It has everything what a Yuri Fan wants. And it’s not a soft or pseudo Yuri Anime like Maria-sama ga Miteru.

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    • Oh, shots fired at MariMite! πŸ˜€

      From what I remember, I’m not sure if I’d call SP the best or my favorite, but it’s probably at least in the discussion for me~

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  6. Since you asked for additional choices: Do you by chance have a list somewhere of all the (anime) reviews you’ve done so far?
    …scrolling through the sorted-by-date archive (tag) is a tiny bit of a hassle (and at least on my setup, ctrl+f sometimes seems to get stuck on the rightside tag list or refuse to work at all – took me several attempts to get it to find your Flip Flappers review, which I knew was there)…
    I also couldn’t find Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, which may or may not be worth a review.

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  7. Because Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ is going to air in Summer, I vote you to marathon and review Senki Zesshou Symphogear, and join us in watching the train wreck turned multi-track drifting bullet train that keep going in high speed that is Symphogear series…

    Because watching it together (and seeing other response to each episode) is half of the fun of the series…

    As for what I think should be reviewed but isn’t in the list yet, I suggest FutsΕ« no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita (or Locodol for short), where the two main characters are absolutely not named after [Tamura] Yukari or Nana [Mizuki]…
    It is a competent slice of life series that is good to watch (and a bit above typical subtext)…

    Also maybe review Doki Doki Precure (the yuri harem Precure) or Mahou Tsukai Precure (the gayest Precure to date)…

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    • The new season of Symphogear is coming at a convenient time, so that one winning wouldn’t be so bad. We’ll see~

      As far as Locodol goes, I have that one sitting on my hard drive, and until the winner of this poll gets decided, I’m gonna need to come up with a review for next week, so that’s a possibility.

      And series like Precure worry me, since there’s so many spin-offs and seasons that it’s hard to keep track of where I would even begin.

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      • About Precure, with exception of direct sequel like Futari wa Precure Max Heart and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go! Go!, each installment of Precure is independent from one another so you don’t need to worry to watch earlier show in order to watch the more recent one…

        The Precure I list (Doki Doki and Mahou Tsukai) is the one that from yuri perspective is the more relevant…
        Because, while all Precure series have subtexts to certain degree (some is more than the other), those two I mentioned are most notable for having no male love interest for the main characters…

        So for Precure series, I think you could review it one series at a time in a set of interval (maybe one every three months) if you think there are too many of them to review back to back…

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      • Oh. Thanks for the info~

        But there’s still the problem of 49 and 50 episodes for those two. πŸ˜€

        I’ve seen a show with 74 episodes before, but for a review, the most I’ve had to watch was only 26. With a week between posts for me, either of those two would be an average of 7 episodes a day, with no time left over to write the review, so I don’t know how likely it is that I get around to those two…

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    • I think it’ll get done by someone at some point, just no idea when. πŸ˜€

      And thanks~ Your comments are dang fun to read as well. πŸ˜›

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