After having talked about the highlights as well as all the things that were already announced that we can look forward to in 2018, why not talk about our wishes for this year as well?
So far, we can definitely not complain about the amount of things we already know will hit us this year. However, as greedy as it might sound, there’s always more things the community might want, so today, let’s focus on all the things that might or might not follow or happen as 2018 drags along.
First up, as the Citrus anime is basically right around the corner, especially after the disappointment of last year’s anime adaptation of Netsuzou TRap, what we need right now is a yuri anime that does its job right. One that might finally attract more viewers, actually sells a decent amount of copies, and simply gains enough attention, in a positive way, if I might add.
From what we already saw, the animation looks decent, the cast very promising, and it also doesn’t seem like they cut the yuri parts short—not that this would be very easy when it comes to a full yuri manga like Citrus, but I still feel like mentioning it.
In short, I just hope that the anime adaptation will be good enough so that the genre as a whole can profit from it. I’ve got my hopes up!
Continuing with yuri anime, how about we talk about the adapation of Kase-san next? As we know, so far we’ll “only” get an OVA instead of a full anime, though that’s exactly what I’d wish for in 2018: A full (at least) 12 episode-long Kase-san anime.
As much as I’d like to say 24 episodes or more, I think 12 seems just about the right length to feature all the events of the manga and possibly even more. I guess, since in the most recent chapters we more or less lost track of an actual plot and focused on various moments in Yamada and Kase’s relationship instead, I can totally see this becoming a series of OVAs as well. Each and every episode could feature a stand-alone step in their relationship, be it how they got together (which will probably be featured in the actual OVA), some of their dates, or some problems they’ll have to get through on their way. I see a lot of potential here, and I sure hope that whoever is responsible for deciding what happens after the OVA airs, sees it the same way~
In general, I think there are quite a few manga out there right now that would make great anime. Let’s take everyone’s favorite Bloom Into You for example. Not only does this already come with just the right amount of chapters to ensure it to be at least 12 episodes long, it in my eyes also features the perfect mix of drama, comedy, and romance. Not only that, but I think that with the yuri featured in this work—which compared to Citrus, for example, is pretty tame—it might as well get an air time in Japan that is not as ridiculous as in the middle of the night, like most yuri shows unfortunately suffer from.
The same could be said about My Unrequited Love by tMnR. I guess it doesn’t come with the right amount of chapters yet, but then again, 2018 barely started, so we’ll have more than enough time to add more~
I think that there’s a lot of great yuri manga out there that would make awesome yuri anime, but it’s then again also depending on the anime studio as well as the people working on it. So yeah, I would say we have a lot of options to chose from right now, so I sure hope we’ll see more in 2018 and after.
Next up, let’s talk about yuri visual novels. I would say I’m already pleased with the amount of visual novels announced for 2018, so since I’m still more or less sitting on a pile of unfinished or even still untouched yuri games, I’ll refrain from wishing for too many more (for now). Let’s instead focus on what we know we’ll get anyway and simply wish for it to come faster.
What I’m talking about is the long-awaited translation of Sono Hanabira – Maidens of Michael. It’s been a while since this project has been announced, and ever since then, it’s been kind of quiet, and we still don’t really know when to expect its English release. In my eyes, it’s still the most exciting looking one in all of SonoHana history, so, in short, I just can’t wait to play it!
Lastly, let me just finish the list with some more quick wishes to not make this post too big:
- More Akaga doujinshi, as well as original works by Nekomura
- More works by Tamamusi in general
- After having finished Ratana Satis‘ Pulse, I wish for a new original work by this awesome artist
- A new SonoHana installment focusing on Shizuku and Eris
- I still have my hopes up for a Kindred Spirits on the Roof anime
And lastly, I just really hope that Ssamba, artist of Fluttering Feelings, will get better.