Even in the midst of a pandemic, the yuri world never stops, so let’s get on with the news~
First up, some rather pleasant news for fans of Madoka☆Magica. Right after the presumed final episode of Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden aired, a second season was confirmed, so it sounds like we are (likely) going to get some finality from this spin-off after all.
— マギアレコード公式 (@magireco) March 28, 2020
Without getting into spoilers, episode thirteen was pretty insane, yet ending on a cliffhanger like that wasn’t so cool. Practically everyone who’s seen Magia Record will agree that it’s definitely not as great as the main series, but I think it was pretty entertaining nevertheless. As is usually the case in situations like this, we don’t yet know exactly when we’ll be able to continue watching—the tweet supposedly mentions “coming soon”—but we’ll let you know once we have a date~
From some good news to… some more
good news? 😀
It looks like we’re going to be getting yet another season of WIXOSS later this year. If you’re keeping track of things, this new season will be the fifth thus far, after Selected Infected, Selector Spread, Lostorage Incited, and Lostorage Conflated.
【 速 報 】
WIXOSS TVアニメ新シリーズ 制作決定！
— WIXOSS【公式】 (@wixoss_TCG) March 26, 2020
The announcement was even accompanied by a PV, so let’s take a look at that.
Despite some small amounts of subtext here and there, this series has never been synonmous with yuri content, so who knows if this new season will actually be worth watching for the non-diehard fans of the series. At this point, I’ve grown pretty tired of the series, so I don’t think I’ll be eager to watch this next season. Maybe I’ll come back if it ends up being a yuri surprise, but I’m not counting on it, so see ya later, WIXOSS suckers! 😛
Next up, something a bit more enjoyable. Yuri visual novel fans probably know that L3’s A Without Voice, the first published title from Studio Élan’s Bellhouse branch, has been released.
Without a Voice by L3 is now available for FREE! This dark fantasy romance is the first game published under our Bellhouse branch.
The wheel of fate has started to spin, pulling Cassidy and Elowen together…
— Studio Élan @ the Edge of the Universe ⚢ (@vnstudioelan) March 20, 2020
As you can see in the tweet, the game is now available on both Steam and itch.io, and even though I’m not really a visual novel person, I’ve started playing this one. And did I mention that it’s free?
If you have a PC or Mac, there’s really no reason not to try it, so if you’re wanting something else to play in these trying times, Without a Voice is now another option.
We still have to wait until the fall season until we can begin watching Vlad Love, the new project from famed director Mamoru Oshii, but now, we have a better look at what we can expect. Posted online was the show’s first so-called PV, however, it didn’t take long for the video to be removed from YouTube. You just know someone got in hot water for that. 😛
Anyway, a random YouTube user did us all a favor and re-uploaded the video, which you can watch below~
Vlad Love is supposed to be a serious “girl meets girl” slapstick comedy, and you can definitely see that in the video, but the thing I’ll remember most from this was that song. Some people are saying that this was unfinished and leaked too early, and considering that it was a real estate/energy company that first brought the video to people’s attention, it’s probably safe to say that that was the case. Still, Vlad Love seems like a pretty interesting anime, and because it’s supposed to be at least a yuri-ish anime, the fall season can’t come soon enough.
Moving on, just as the Kiniro Mosaic manga has ended its ten year run, we get word that a spin-off manga, Kiniro Mosaic: Best Wishes, will begin next month. But wait, there’s more KinMoza news!
In addition to a spin-off manga, the series will also be getting a new movie. It’s been nearly three-and-a-half years since Kiniro Mosaic: Pretty Days premiered, so I’m looking forward to seeing these girls once again, especially that adorable Karen Kujou~
And now for the obligatory Love Live! story. 😛
Actually, this month, we have two of them. First up, a new teaser visual has emerged that gives us a look at one of the new characters. What can I say, she looks like what you’d expect a Love Live! character to look like. Now, there are two different LL! anime, and this image is of the currently untitled one. As for the other one, on to the next part.
Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai is the anime that we know much more about, and this new video teases the voices of the new cast.
Truth be told, it’s been a while since I was interested in a Love Live! anime, but there are super hardcore-types that live for the series, so they’re going to have quite a lot to look forward to. At this time, neither anime has a debut date, though I imagine we won’t have to wait too long for that to change.
Lastly, the effects of COVID-19 continue to be felt far and wide, and the anime industry is no exception. One change of plans that affects us yuri fans is the delay of the first Princess Principal sequel film. Originally planned to be released on April 10th in Japan, Princess Principal: Crown Handler will now premiere at an undetermined later date.
Obviously, delays like this are the least of anyone’s worries, so I doubt that many people will even bat an eye after hearing such an announcement. Sooner or later, we’ll all get our PriPri fix, so let’s hope that it’s true what they say: good things come to those who wait~