It’s another jam-packed month of stuff to cover, so let’s get started.
Finally, we have some concrete information about the first of the six-movie sequels to Princess Principal. The first film is titled Princess Principal: Crown Handler, and you can check out the short teaser below~
This first film has unfortunately been delayed to April, but regardless, I’m still very hyped about this. What I’m a little less hyped about is having to adjust to a new voice actress for Ange, seeing as the original voice actress, Ayaka Imamura, had to retire last year due to health issues. But seeing as her replacement, Aoi Koga, voiced Kaguya in the awesome Kaguya-sama: Love is War, this is really a non-issue to me.
However, what could be an issue is the change in scriptwriters as well as no mention of one of the studios responsible for the first season’s production, Studio 3Hz. But I think it’s still too early to push the panic button, and Yuki Kajiura is still involved, so I still have high hopes for this series.
Here’s an anime series that we haven’t talked about in a LONG time. It’s been six long years since Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S premiered, but we won’t have to wait that much longer for the third season to get here. It was announced that Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T will premiere in January, so that’s one more reason to get excited about the upcoming winter season.
This was supposed to premiere this year, and to be honest, I completely forgot about it. But that doesn’t matter anymore. The director of the first two seasons (Tatsuyuki Nagai) is back, but all I want to see is Kuroku getting close to her onee-sama, and as long as he and J.C.Staff gives me that, I’m willing to forgive the delay. 😛
Check out the short teaser that was released~
I don’t know if you heard, but the Bloom Into You manga ended last month! 😀
Yeah, you have to have been living under a rock to not know that, but that now means it’s time for an avalanche of related projects, including the final manga volume next month, an art book, a short story collection, a second manga anthology, a third volume of the Sayaka spinoff novel, LINE stamps, and an encore performance of the stage play that premiered back in May in Japan.
Nio Nakatani wowed everyone with this yuri manga, and while it’s sad that it’s over, it’s nice to see the series do a sort of victory lap and for Nakatani-san to seemingly rake in all the money that comes with it. 😛
From one manga that just ended to another, the Love Lab manga just ended its six-year run this month. This was never the most yuri-centric series out there, but its 2013 anime adaptation is one of the only 10/10 in the history of YuriReviews so far, so it’s a little sad to see the manga go.
A second anime season would sound pretty good right now, wouldn’t it? Just sayin’… 😛
Another month, another news story about a yuri manga getting licensed. This time, the yuri manga in question in tmfly’s So, Do You Want To Go Out, Or?, and Viz Media is the one doing the licensing. We recommended it last year, but here’s the synopsis, just in case you’re not familiar with it. 😛
A romance of convenience between two college women soon becomes the real thing. Shy Miwa has always dreamed of finding love, but living in small-town Japan made finding the right match difficult—especially since she likes girls! Even going away to college didn’t seem to increase her romantic odds until one day her outgoing classmate Saeko suggests they might as well start dating each other since it’s not like either of them have other options. At first it seems like things won’t work out as their personalities clash and misunderstandings abound. But when their casual friendship starts to become something more Miwa begins to wonder—can a pragmatic proposal lead to true love?
You can expect it in June 2020, and whether you’re looking forward to this particular manga or not, you can’t deny that it is pretty cool to see more yuri manga getting licensed~
One anime from 2020 that yuri fans should be keeping an eye on is Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu, or OshiBudo for short. We recently got a new PV for this anime, and I’m liking the more serious tone of this one. Check it out~
The second PV made it seem like this show was going to be strictly a comedy, but I’m glad that there seems to be a little more to it than that. Anyway, this is basically about a girl who’s a hardcore fan of an pop idol, so expect at least a little bit of yuri subtext in this one. It premieres in January, so it’s one more reason to get hyped for the yuri potential of 2020.
Sailor Moon is a franchise we’ve hardly ever talked about, but it’s a known fact that it’s been supplying us with some yuri for a long time, so it’s good news that the first Sailor Moon Eternal film of 2020 finally has a premiere date.
September 11, 2020 is day all Sailor Moon fans should be looking forward to, and even though the second Eternal film doesn’t yet have a release date, it’s nice to get some confirmation that there will be more Sailor Moon in 2020.
Finally, Heart of the Woods was a yuri visual novel that got a very high score from us, so how do you go about making it even better? If you said give it full English voice acting, you’re onto something! Studio Élan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to do just that, and with just over a week to go, they’ve already exceeded their goal. Check out the trailer.
The game is also coming to the Nintendo Switch as a digital release, but one of the stretch goals is for a physical release, so if you want to see that happen, better support it while you have the chance. If you’re unfamiliar with the game and want to give it a try, you can download the demo on Steam.
You can find the Kickstarter page right here.