After what seemed to be an accidental leak of the first promotional picture for the announcement of an anime adaptation of Nio Nakatani’s Bloom Into You earlier in the week, we later found out that the news leak was actually genuine and that the adaptation will already hit us in October.
That’s some pretty damn big news if you ask me, which is why I’d like to take a closer look and discuss this news some more.
First up, we don’t know about the length of the adaptation, nor the length of the episodes yet, so we might as well end up with something short, like Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san. Nevertheless, I have a feeling we in fact won’t end up with anything like that and we’ll have a full 12-episode, 25-minutes-per-episode anime adaptation.
Taking a look at the anime studio behind this adaptation, TROYCA, we don’t see too much, but the shows they have either are 12 or 22 episodes. Admittedly, this is not always the best indicator, but it gives me hope. Speaking of which, anime studio TROYCA actually has some pretty nice titles on their resume. Well, it’s not too many, and I’m mainly talking about Aldnoah.Zero and Re:Creators, but this already looks better in my eyes than what the anime studio behind Citrus (Passione) had to offer. But anyway, as the anime adapation of Citrus proved to us, it’s definitely not only about that, of course. What plays into it as well is the director, the people behind the character design, and so much more.
Well, what we already have is the first key visual to get a feeling of what the anime might end up looking like:
Looking pretty good, huh?
Of course, this doesn’t give anything away about the animation quality, but I’m happy with how this looks so far.
Citrus already proved that full yuri adaptations can actually come with some good animation, and let’s just say an actual budget to do things right in that department. Now, seeing that Bloom Into You is probably the second most popular yuri manga out there right now, maybe, just maybe, we’ll get something similar or possibly something even better. I already said this in my post about what I expect to happen after Citrus is done airing, but I will repeat myself one more time. Citrus might have proven that a yuri anime can actually do pretty well. I hope that this will lead to other adaptations that follow and actually get a budget that allows for something awesome. Bloom Into You might just be that, but it’s of course too soon to say for sure.
Just knowing how popular it is right now, I do see that it has the potential to become huge, and I sure hope so!
So, what do you guys think might be next? I know I’m moving way too fast, but seriously, this is the most glorious year for yuri fans to be alive. Nothing can beat that anymore, so why stop there? I guess now it’s fair to actually speculate what else we could soon see on the small screen.
So how about a full Kase-san anime? Seeing that it’s up there with Citrus and Bloom Into You as one of the most popular manga right now, it would only be fair for it to get a full adaptation, too. Or how about My Unrequited Love by tMnR? Oh, so many good ones… . Now’s the time to get our hopes up!
Also, if you haven’t already, check out the official website for this anime adaptation, right here.