Yuri News Update: September 2020

yuri news update september 2020

As we do at the beginning of every month, it’s time to recap what’s been going on in the world of yuri. If we missed something important, feel free to let us know in the comments, but without further ado, let’s get started.

adachi to shimamura yuri anime

First up, we’re just over a month away from the premiere of the anime adaptation of Adachi to Shimamura, and to tide us over until then, a new PV and key visual have been released. The E.T. vibes of the visual are nice, and the PV? It further cements this as a “can’t-miss” anime for yuri fans.

The sweet tone of the PV is something I’ve been missing from all these other anime, and with the yuri drought we’ve been experiencing almost at its end, Adachi to Shimamura should be the most anticipated yuri anime since Bloom Into You. But that’s not all the AdaShima news there is to pass along…

adachi to shimamura yuri manga

Adachi to Shimamura has already seen its light novels get licensed by Seven Seas, but now the manga adaptation is getting licensed as well. Yen Press is doing the honors, with the first volume going on sale in January.

Combine this with next month’s anime adaptation, and fans of the series have good reasons to get hyped. But it wouldn’t be 2020 without some bad news, so let’s shift gears for a minute and get to that.

shoujo kageki revue starlight movie

After the Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight compilation film was pushed back from May to August, the writing was kind of on the wall, so it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that the Revue Starlight sequel film won’t release in 2020 and will instead see a 2021 debut. The announcement can be seen in this short trailer.

Man, this year has been really terrible for yuri anime fans, hasn’t it? The silver lining is that 2021 has the potential to be a nice bounce back year for the genre, thanks to this and the subject of the next story.

kobayashi-san chi no maid dragon s anime

Back in early 2019 (that feels like so long ago), it was confirmed that we would be getting a second season of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, and now the second season finally has a more firm premiere date. You guessed it, 2021 is when we should be able to start watching Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S, and as Anime News Network reported, the S in the title stands for “Super Supreme Second life Start”. That wouldn’t have been my first guess, but whatever.

After the KyoAni fire, it’s amazing that the second season is even happening at all, so I don’t mind that we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the girls once again. This is definitely one of the best reasons to be hopeful about 2021, but the fall 2020 season isn’t looking too shabby either.

school zone yuri manga

As has become a monthly thing, there are other manga licenses that have been announced. Seven Seas has announced that they’ve licensed School Zone, with the first volume being released in May 2021, both in print and digitally.

In case you’re not too familiar with it, here’s Seven Seas’ synopsis.

Yokoe and Sugiura have been together forever, and they’ve mastered the art of making trouble when life’s a bore. High school might be a drag, but these girls in love know just how to inject a little chaos and comedy into their sloppy school life.

Can we all agree that Seven Seas is the real MVP of 2020? They’ve been churning out these licenses left and right, and they’ll probably continue doing it, so I’m going to have to give them some kind of award at the end of the year.

gochuumon wa usagi desu ka bloom

It’s been over four-and-a-half years since our review of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??, but with the third season beginning in October, it’s only a matter of time before we’re doing another review. We’ve known about season three, titled Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom, for nearly two years, but unlike so many other anime, it’s great to know that this one won’t be slipping into 2021.

The triumvirate of GochiUsa, KinMoza, and Non Non Biyori are all returning with new anime, and those sounds you hear are probably the moe fans squeeing with joy.

Despite a change of studios, with Encourage Films now handling production, the returning staff includes the director of all the previous GochiUsa installments, so there’s no reason this new season shouldn’t be every bit as cute as earlier seasons. I’m excited to get back into this series, and I’m probably not the only one.

hero-san to moto onna kanbu-san yuri manga

Next up, Seven Seas is at it again. This time, they’re licensing Hero-san to Moto Onna Kanbu-san, which will see a first volume release in April 2021 as Superwomen in Love!.

The world could always use more female superheroes, and this is how Seven Seas describes the story.

When the villainess Honey Trap defeats the superheroine Rapid Rabbit, she sees her nemesis’ face for the first time…and falls head over heels in love! Unable to kill Rapid Rabbit, Honey Trap is cast out of her evil organization, her plans for world domination dashed. Now, the two superwomen are teaming up to fight evil together. Can Honey Trap defeat her former colleagues and seduce the heroine at the same time?

You can’t deny that that sounds really fun, so I’m hoping that this isn’t the last time we mention this series. You could learn a thing or two from this, Marvel! 😛

flower lane a record of romance yuri interactive novel

We pretty much never discuss mobile games here on YR, but this one sounds pretty interesting, so we’re gonna mention it anyway. The maybe: Interactive Stories line of digital novels has plenty of het stories to partake in, but for the first time, a yuri story is now available.

Flower Lane: A Record of Romance is the title of the story, and it has a total of nineteen episodes. Here’s the description of the story.

You are kicked out by your landlord out of the blue. Just as you despair over having nowhere to go, you happen to receive a sweet invitation from the sharehouse “Flower Lane” where campus celebrities live. Will this be the start of a blossoming new relationship?

You can find the maybe: Interactive Stories app on either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. But like pretty much every f2p game, microtransactions are involved, and from the reviews, it sounds like choices and character customization require diamonds.

Unsavory business model aside, it’s awesome that a yuri story is featured, so let’s hope this leads to more yuri stories getting introduced for these type of mobile games.

first snow yuri visual novel

In case you missed it, Studio Élan’s Bellhouse publishing wing has released the yuri visual novel First Snow, which is now available for free on Steam and itch.io. As you’d expect from Studio Élan, the game is sporting some very favorable reviews, and to further sweeten the deal, they’ve made the OST free as well.

In a couple of weeks, the OST will also be available on Steam, so why not add this VN to your collection? You can pick it up on Steam right here and at itch.io right here. Have fun~


16 thoughts on “Yuri News Update: September 2020

  1. Sad news , mobile english version of Magia Record will close this month , no idea why , it seemed to do well , the game is an insane tier visual novel basically , i didn’t believe when i saw the announcement , BUT IT WON’T STOP ME , i know it will end up as a single player game because of how good it is , also chinese version has been alive for a lot of time and seems to do well , will play it with translator and keep learning chinese haha , i hope it goes well.
    I will try playing Assault Lily with translator too when it releases (japanese)
    Of the mangas shown on these news , the blonde girl mocking face , and former general san , i didn’t like them much (spoiler) general san goes normal , they joke and stuff then they show that the villains actually kill , they killed a little girl and i was like , the fuck? So no idea what is the point of that one
    Did mochi au lait ever appear in news here? The author seems to make yuri mangas non stop , there are a lot of types , this is one of the latest works


    • I saw that news story. I thought you’d be heartbroken. 😀

      You’re devoted, though! Playing with a translator on a foreign version. Can’t say I’ve ever done anything like that.

      Nah, I don’t think it’s ever been on a news post. I know we included More Than Friends? when we did our Yuri Manga Most Deserving of an Anime Adaptation tournament, but it lost in the first round.


  2. I really hope they do AdaShima justice, they already ruined Nagafuji by focusing so much on her bewbs, it’s creepy (I’m a guy and even I find this uncomfortable). If everything clicks right, we may have another Yagate Kimi ni Naru where a yuri romance is loved by both male and female audiences.

    School Zone is weird and I love it, think Joshikousei no Mudazukai but gay, though the yuri elements are not that obvious.

    Well I don’t need GochiUsa anymore now that I have AdaShima (again, IF they do it right) because the manga is so cute, it hurts.


    • Not reading the AdaShima manga or knowing its characters helps in this regard, but hopes are high with this one.

      I really liked Joshikousei, so I’m infinitely more interested in School Zone than I was before I heard that. And you can never have too much cuteness! 😛


  3. It’d have been much appreciated if you mentioned our favourite (disputable, since we also have Satania for that position) demon girl getting a new season of anime adaptation, i.e. Machikado Mazoku/The Demon Girl Next Door. The second season is guaranteed to get even more yuritastic; I can vouch for that as I’m a manga reader.


    • I thought about it, but I remembered that someone on here mentioned the fox girl getting friend zoned by the tapir in the manga, so I left it out. In order to have more stuff, I think I’ll probably include it in next month’s News Update. Thanks for the reminder~


  4. One of the less than 5 times youtube recommended me something good (i didn’t like the orb projectiles much but the other stuff looked amazing)


    • YouTube recommends me good stuff all the time, but a lot of my recommendations are of Sakura Miko, Matt Stonie, and cats, so I don’t know. 😀

      But that video’s good, though. I wish there was a big budget action/adventure Touhou game. Get PlatinumGames working on it, and it’d be huge.


      • The 2 Touhou games i linked some time ago are published (idk how it works) by Playism and developed by similar studios it seems , their games are improving so there is hope! When they release the september planned update ill start Gensokyo Night Festival to see how good it is
        I asked for some Yuri in all news posts there 😂


  5. I’m so glad Hero-san got licensed! Such a cute, fun action packed yuri series! I always love when they add yuri to different genres like tokusatsu and such. I just hope a hero based yuri series like Gamma can get licensed too someday! 😀

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    • It does sound pretty awesome, and I always wonder why we don’t see yuri in a wider variety of genres. You can only consume so much slice of life and magical girl stuff before it gets tiring.


  6. im so excited for adachi to shimamura!!! definitely one of my favorites cause the light novel is so cute and good imo so i definitely cant wait for the anime and the manga release!!! also omg yay hero-san is getting licensed!!! i love it cause it is tokusatsu one of my childhood things plus yuri which i love with all my heart!!! makes me wish another certain hero action + yuri manga was licensed!!! (gamma ofc). koybayashi season 2 also has me super excited, im glad kyoani is back in full force and i cant wait!!! and finally gochuusa season 3 yay, ive been waiting for this for so long!!! definitely excited to see the cuteness!!!

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    • It’s like AdaShima has taken the more mainstream yuri torch from Bloom Into You and Citrus, and now it’s going to reach an even bigger audience~

      And now that you mention it, that’s exactly what 2020 needs more of, cuteness! A ray of sunshine in these trying times. 😀


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