The year is almost over (thank goodness), but there’s still more yuri news to report, so let’s begin.
Let’s kick things off with some awesome news. One of the most pleasant yuri surprises in recent years, Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight, will be getting TWO anime films. One is your standard compilation film (which will open in summer 2020), but we can also look forward to a brand-new entry in the series. Check out the short announcement video.
After years of stale music anime, Revue Starlight came along and really shook things up, and to me, it ended up being a lot more entertaining than the likes of Love Live! and The iDOLM@STER. It’ll be interesting to see where the story goes, but if this new movie doesn’t result in a two-on-one Karen and Hikari versus Kirin duel, I’m gonna be pretty upset. 😛
In anticipation of this week’s debut of the Flag Time anime film, the first five minutes have been posted online. So even though there aren’t subtitles, let’s kick back and enjoy.
I’m one of those terrible people that hasn’t read the manga (even though I’ve heard enough about it to know what it was about), so it was nice to experience it this way. Since it’s from many of the same people that brought us the Kase-san. OVA, there’s no reason for this not to be the yuri anime of the year (it helps that it has practically no competition), and I’m certainly looking forward to eventually watching this in its entirety.
And staying on topic, the good folks at Sentai Filmworks have done us the favor of licensing this, so expect a home release sometime in 2020. Thanks, you guys!
How long has it been since the first season of KanColle? ALMOST FIVE YEARS?! Considering many of us were expecting the teased second season around three or four years ago, it’s just crazy that we’re still waiting at the end of 2019. Anyway, there was a lot of doubt about whether a second season would even happen at all, but the leaked footage from earlier this year put any doubt to rest, and now Kadokawa has officially confirmed that the second season is indeed still in production.
Azur Lane is currently scratching that ship girl itch for a lot of people, but we all know that there’s only one true Akaga, so whenever it finally premieres, it should be nice to get to see some of these characters again.
Next up, it lately seems like we’re always talking about a yuri/yuri-ish manga that’s ending. This month, that yuri-ish manga is Kiniro Mosaic, which will be ending its 10-year run in four chapters. The manga launched in 2010, and thanks to two anime seasons and a movie, it’s been one of my favorite comedy/slice of life series out there, so it’s gonna be bittersweet to see it go.
Maybe we’ll get lucky and get another anime season or at least an OVA, but either way, it’s been a good run, and I salute you for all the good times you’ve provided to us, Karen. *salutes*
On to some visual novel news now. If you were craving more Highway Blossoms, you have something to look forward to in 2020. Highway Blossoms – Next Exit is the all-new DLC that’s set a month after the original. It sees the return of the original’s voice actors, so if you weren’t already, I think it’s time to get hyped.
Lastly, Gamma fans rejoice! Jun Ogino is returning with an action yuri manga that’ll may or may not be a continuation of this one-shot, but even if it’s not, the world could always use more big-boobed battles, so I say bring it on!
This new series is in the January issue of Yuri Hime—which went on sale this week—so maybe a translation will be coming our way pretty soon. As is often the case, thanks for shadesan for bringing this to our attention.