After such an awesome year where yuri fans were able to witness major yuri anime adaptations from the likes of Citrus, Bloom Into You, and even Asagao to Kase-san., it’s time to look into the future and see what 2019 has in store for us.
Admittedly, 2018 spoiled us big time, probably not so much with a lot of major visual novel releases, but definitely when it comes to anime. I guess there’s just no way the new year can get anywhere close to that. Still, even now, we already know of quite a few anime releases that we should get excited for in 2019!
One thing that got me really hyped was the announcement of another Madoka★Magica season, namely Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden. We don’t know much about this one yet, but oh man, I’m ready for some more of that! Speaking of new seasons, we’ll also get another Toaru Kagaku no Railgun one, as well as more Princess Principal and more Strike Witches, too! And even for those of us who are looking out for some new series, there’s Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! and (finally) Manaria Friends to look forward to. Since that last one is a spin-off, it’s technically not really a new anime, but I guess it has new characters, so bear with me. 😛
And while we’re on the topic of anime that got delayed, I guess what a lot of us are still waiting for is the second season of Kantai Collection. As I found out, however, there might never even have been an official announcement for the second season, but I sure hope that this will still happen at some point next year! We just need more Kantai Collection and we need it fast!
If that’s a little too much to keep track of, don’t worry. We’ll cover all of these, as always, in our Yuri Anime 2019 post that will we released pretty soon~
Moving on, the visual novel department looks promising as well. It feels like there are not as many releases already planned for 2019, but there’s two among the ones we already know about that I’m especially excited about.
The first one being Bloom by Razzart Visual. I already love what Razzart has brought to us in the past. Titles like Love Ribbon and Starlight Vega are still among my favorite visual novels of all-time. Now seeing something new approaching, with a description that is literally right up my alley and a cover art like that, I’m on board!
If you wanna check this one out, you can find out more on the official website, which you can find right here.
Next up, we have Heart of the Woods by Elan Studios, a stunning-looking fantasy yuri visual novel that I just can’t wait to get my hands on!
Another yuri visual novel to look out for is Kotonoha Amrilato, which has already been announced to be coming our way, thanks to MangaGamer.
Back in August, MangaGamer tweeted that the title was already fully translated and edited, so it’s safe to assume that we’ll be playing this one before the end of 2019 as well~
Lastly, while I can’t predict upcoming manga, I do have a feeling that Bloom Into You might end in 2019. Well, we already have 7 volumes, and maybe it’s about time to wrap it all up. Hopefully, though, we can see a second anime season of this one as well, as both the manga and the anime adaption are simply delightful~
In the manhwa department, however, I can see that we’ll get many, many more titles this year as well. I feel like the amount of new manhwa has been increasing a lot—especially during the past two years—and I sure as hell hope that this won’t stop anytime soon!