There’s some more yuri news to cover, so let’s get right to it.
Well, this is some potentially interesting news. It was announced that we’ll be getting a new twelve-episode anime in the spring of 2020 from Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii, and he’ll serve as creator and chief director. This is his first directorial gig in over thirty years, and that’s cool and all, but why are we mentioning this on YR again?
Well, you see, the anime was described as a slapstick comedy that’ll revolve around a vampire named Mai and her high school friends. It’s supposed to be a serious take on the girl-meets-girl theme ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), and the story will soley focus on five young girls and have no handsome men. Sounds interesting to me! 😛
Vlad Love is being brought to us by studios Drive and Production I.G, and who knows if this anime will actually have any yuri, but it definitely sounds like something to keep an eye on~
Moving on, looks like we have some more Yuru Yuri to look forward to. This time, it’s a mini net anime series that consists of four, five-minute episodes that’ll feature mini characters and debut online at some point.
This is in addition to the previously announced tenth anniversary OVA that those who backed the crowdfunded project should be getting very soon. It’s a little disappointing that this wasn’t news of another season, but it’s better than nothing, and any excuse to see these characters again is a very welcome treat.
It feels like it’s been forever since the news of the sequel to Sailor Moon Crystal Season III, but now, we finally have some concrete info to pass along. The two-part anime movie, Sailor Moon Eternal, will finally premiere in Japan in 2020. Check out the teaser video below.
I believe this project was announced way back in 2017, and it originally made appearances in both our Yuri Anime 2018 and Yuri Anime 2019 lists, so it’s great that there’ll be no more false alarms. I’m not familiar at all with Sailor Moon, but Sailor Moon Crystal Season III featured Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, as well as that kiss between Sailor Uranus and Sailor Moon, so maybe Eternal will have more yuri for us~
Next up, we have another look at the newest installment in the Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? series, Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka??: Sing for You. Take a look.
September is when fans should be able to check this one out on Blu-ray and DVD, and if it’s anything like previous installments, you can assure that it’s going to deliver more cuteness than any one person is capable of withstanding. Prepare yourselves! 😛
Lastly, Seven Seas is once again delivering the yuri goods to us! At Anime Expo earlier this month, they announced that their new licenses included the side-story light novel Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka, Akiko Morishima’s The Conditions for Paradise, as well as Citrus+. It’s Christmas in July, everyone! 😀
February 2020 is when you’ll be able to get your grubby little hands on the first volume of of best girl Sayaka’s story, which is penned by Adachi to Shimamura author Hitoma Imura, with Nio Nakatani handling the art.
Citrus+ will be simultaneously published in digital form this fall, and the print version should follow in February. I think an OVA would be the perfect companion to this, don’t you think? Unlikely as it may be, let’s cross our fingers that our prayers will be answered.
Finally, The Conditions for Paradise from Akiko Morishima will also ship in February 2020, which is already shaping up to be quite the month. Consisting of eight stories plus an extra, this manga has been around for a while, yet it’s at long last coming home. Thanks Seven Seas!
Lastly, those of you who have been (very) patiently waiting for more KanColle, we may have the next best thing. Come October, the anime adaptation of Azur Lane, yet another game franchise about anthropomorphic ship girls, will begin airing.
In case you’re not all that familiar with the franchise, here’s a short teaser to get you better acquainted~
The show is coming our way from Bibury Animation Studio, a relatively new animation studio founded by the director of Kiniro Mosaic, Rewrite, Grisaia no Kajitsu, and Grisaia no Rakuen. Even if this anime doesn’t end up having any actual yuri, it looks like it’s going to be just like KanColle and will have a TON of ships (literally and figuratively), so get ready!