Yuri News Update: June 2020

It’s the first Wednesday in June, which means it’s time for yet another Yuri News Update. If I missed a news story worth mentioning, feel free to mention it down below in the comments. 😛

adachi to shimamura animee

Let’s get things started with some good news. The hopes and dreams of yuri anime in 2020 have rested on the shoulders of Adachi to Shimamura for some time, so it’s especially rewarding to learn that it’s finally set to premiere in October. It’s also rewarding to see another PV, as shown below.

For reasons we’ll talk about more later on, it was worrying that this show didn’t have a set date yet, but it turns out it’s only four short months away. Even though I personally haven’t read the light novels or manga, the PV makes this look very promising, and I’m so looking forward to getting to watch an actual yuri anime again~

vlad love anime

But it just wouldn’t be 2020 without some bad news, would it? By now, it should come as no surprise when you hear that COVID-19 has postponed an anime, but it especially hurts when it hits so close to home. I’m talking about Vlad Love, which was supposed to begin airing in October, but now we’ll have to wait until sometime in 2021 to get our vampire fix.

Even before coronavirus, 2020 was shaping up to be a craptastic year for yuri/yuri-ish anime, and here it is getting even worse. On the topic of Vlad Love, four more characters were revealed, but the highlight for me is still the inclusion of Romi Park as Chihiro, even if we’ll have to wait at least another three months to hear her dulcet tones.

assault lily bouquet anime

And now for some more bad news. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an anime set to begin airing this summer that almost guaranteed some yuri fireworks? Hol’ up a minute, that’s Assault Lily: Bouquet! Or at least it was, before it also fell victim to the COVID-19 postponement bug. Originally set to begin in July, Assault Lily: Bouquet has been pushed back to the fall season.

This sucks. I’ve already written a post about The New Greatest Year in Yuri Anime History (2018), so I’m tempted to write one about what could possibly be the new worst year in yuri anime history, 2020. If there’s a silver lining in all of this, it’s that all of a sudden, the fall season doesn’t look so bad anymore. Adachi to Shimamura and Assault Lily: Bouquet seem like a solid one-two yuri punch, but if this year has taught me anything, I’m not getting my hopes up just yet…

shoujo kageki revue starlight compilation film

That’s because there’s still more bad news to mention. In addition to the Vlad Love and Assault Lily: Bouquet postponements, the Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight compilation film has also been pushed back from its May premiere. Because this is just the compilation film and not the previously announced sequel film, this news doesn’t sting as much as the other delays, yet it’s disconcerting nevertheless. But that’s it for the bad news! On to the good stuff now~

non non biyori nonstop

It’s been almost a full year since we first heard that Non Non Biyori was getting a third season, and we FINALLY have some more info to get excited about. Non Non Biyori Nonstop will begin airing in January 2021, with the cast and staff once again returning to their roles/positions.

You’d have to go back to the first season more than six years ago to find us reviewing Non Non Biyori, but it had some yuri subtext, so this new season is a welcome addition to what will hopefully be a bounce-back year for yuri-ish anime~

fate kaleid liner prisma illya anime film

From news of anime delays to news of an anime announcement. Everyone’s favorite loli-kissing anime, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya, is getting yet another anime film, but this time, it seems that it’s NOT going to be starring Shirou. That fact alone is worth celebrating. Check out the PV.

Say what you will about the fanservice, but I think this series has been one of the more entertaining magical girl anime out there, and I’m looking forward to seeing Illya, Kuro, and Miyu take center stage again. And the less Shirou, the better. 😛

love live shin series project

This wouldn’t be a Yuri News Update without a story about Love Live!, would it? This month’s mention is due to news of the returning staff, a new visual that reveals the main cast, as well as a video that shows said cast. Let’s begin with the new visual.

love live shin series project
(from left to right) Chisato, Sumire, Kanon, Tang, and Ren

I’m not the biggest Love Live! fan, but I think these girls look decent enough, even the Honoka doppelgänger. As for the staff, the director of the original is back, the writer of the original and Love Live! Sunshine!! is back, and the composer of the original is also back. The video doesn’t really show anything new, so just know that Love Live! fans will get their fix of dancing schoolgirls in the near future.

It’s worth mentioning again that there are two Love Live! anime in production, Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai and Love Live! (Shin Series Project). These news stories have been about the latter, and even though it still doesn’t have a premiere date, Sunrise showing off the characters must mean that it can’t be that far off, right?

These next two stories aren’t necessarily yuri-related, but they involve series that we’ve covered a bit. First up, we have another crossover that should get fans excited, this one is between Symphogear and Nanoha. But before you get too excited, know that this involves the Symphogear mobile game.

While It’s cool seeing these giants of magical girl anime come together (Nanoha was also previously involved in a crossover event in the Madoka★Magica mobile game), it would be so much better if this crossover involved an anime instead of a mobile game.

Can you imagine a Nanoha x Symphogear crossover that was actually two different anime airing at the same time, with each series showing the same conflict from a particular point of view? In the Nanoha version, they view themselves as the heroes and the Symphogear girls as the villains, but in the Symphogear version, they’re sure that they’re good and the Nanoha girls are evil. Fans would have to watch both anime to get the full story. It blurs the line between right and wrong, and it would have dueling fandoms, with #TeamNanoha and #TeamSymphogear trending every single week.

To the powers that be that can make it happen, have your people call my people. I’d be more than happy to sign on as a creative consultant… if the price is right. 😀

yuuki yuuna was yuusha de aru yuyuyu anime

But keeping with the theme of mobile games, the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru mobile game is spawning a short-form anime with an original story. That doesn’t sound too bad, but it’ll feature super deformed characters and center around the Hero Club’s udon. These two revelations, in addition to it being short-form, will probably kill the excitement for some people, but the hardcore YuYuYu fans will probably still dig it.

i'm in love with the villainess yuri manga

Finally, the current yuri belle of the ball, I’m in Love with the Villainess, will be getting a manga adaptation by Aonomoto that’ll be launching in Japan later this month. Back in April, the light novels were licensed by Seven Seas, so it seems like this series is doing pretty well for itself!

Given the recent popularity of that other villainess, My Next Life as a Villainess, hopefully the next step for I’m in Love with the Villainess will be to get its very own anime adaptation. How awesome would that be?

flag time anime

Thanks to YR’s resident commenter extraordinaire, shade, for this heads up. Rightstuff has the Flag Time Blu-ray version available for preorder and pegged for an August 18th release. We still haven’t reviewed it yet, but rest assured that we haven’t forgotten about it, and the review should be coming in the next few weeks. 😛


26 thoughts on “Yuri News Update: June 2020

  1. Too much moe/cutesy series for my taste, but I feel the hit in solidarity with other yuri fans. I do want to check out Adachi to Shimamura though, it looks a bit whimsical and my curiosity is peaked. Also, I want to check out both Villainess-related works.


  2. Praise be, Adatsi to Shimamu is here to stay BUT there’s one sin I’ll never forget nor forgive is the drastic change they’ve made to Nagafuji, from a very bizarre and mysteriously beautiful big-boobed girl to a regularly cute big-boobed girl.


  3. As long as AdaShima gets released this year then it will definitely be a good yuri year for me (anime wise). It sucks about everything else getting delayed but health and safety comes first. I’ll be looking forward to 2021 (hopefully covid would have died down by then).


    • I can’t help but think that there are going to be more delays in general, but I hope it’s not one of them. If it is? Ugh.

      But then at least 2021 might not be as lousy as this year has been.


  4. NOOOOOOOO !!!! (Okay i was being dramatic haha)
    It is sad to see Assault Lily delay , but it is okay , id rather have a delay than cutting resources.
    Vlad Love , i wanted to see it , well guess ill wait for next year (Ill spam again about Vampeerz being very good)
    The Villainess yuri looks very interesting , i like that type. ( i mean “the hero” on NON YURI STUFF is 90% of the time (maybe more) in japan a retard )
    Not related i guess but I like when the Yuri couple is op and can kill everyone


  5. Personally 2020 has been one of the best years to me 😂
    Mangadex has constantly new yuri content so im happy about that too (ofc i dont like some it is not like i read everything 😂)


  6. this year really has been very surprising with the announcements, even with the many delays, im defintiely super excited for all of them especially the new love live stuff (i really do love my idols who are absolutely in love with each other)!!!! also the new illya movie has me so excited especially if what i think is gonna be adapted is indeed gonna be adapted, it is gonna be great!!!! adachi to shimamura im also very much looking forward too, it looks adorable!!! and i cant wait!!!! hopefully next month is even more good announcements for us yuri fans!!!


  7. Still no english translation of the first bit of released Himegami no Miko. Apparently it ends with Chikane saying shes going to (again) kill Himeko, but we all know how much she means that.


  8. So , idk if u remember but i mentioned a manga i was reading , kumaku (shortened name) will have an anime , as i said , MC she shows 0 interest in men and prefers to be with women when hunting , it doesnt have romance , but they are showing even more panels when she checks women chests from time to time , now had a fantasy of having a girl call her “onee-chan” , she even thinks she thought of something “wrong” , i really hope there is a real yuri moment later because now it is super gray

    Side note , she did torture bandits , showed no mercy , was about to kill them when she knew they were murderers but didn’t because they gonna send them to the capital and find their main hideout , just telling you so you know what kind of tone it has


      • I almost never read/watch generic stuff 😂
        For example i tried finding non yuri mangas now (im very bored) and noticed , when it is not a shoujo/josei category , the chances of the male character being the generic virgin weak pathetic boy is quite high , there are few exceptions but from what i saw it is really rare
        I checked this , why most yuri are gender bender wtf https://www.novelupdates.com/genre/yuri/ 😂
        (Novelupdates appears in mangadex links sometimes so i thought ot was good)
        Do you recommend something else to search for yuri mangas? I checked “bakaupdatesmanga” too


  9. Thanks for the recommendation , i use these
    Mangadex , dynasty scans , sometimes manganelo.
    And the one i mentioned novelupdates and bakaupdates , sometimes in these two mentioned i find some not released in mangadex for example so i save them in my favourites , also some contain manhuas/manhwas


  10. I just learned that Battle Athletes (Dai Undo Kai) is getting both a new manga and a new anime adaption! The manga apparently starts in July.
    The first anime was the one who got me into yuri in the first place 🙂 Also, it had my first female anime crush (Kris Christopher, sharing voice actor with Utena!) and another character who could be described as trans.
    Really excited (and a bit wary) to see what they make of the new one ^^ I guess it will have new main characters though. (I would link to the news on ANN, but it seems to be down for me atm)


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