The yuri drought is coming to an end, and judging by the stories in this month’s Yuri News Update, the near future actually looks pretty good for yuri-ish anime fans. As always, if we missed any important news stories, let us know in the comments.
It’s almost here! The anime adaptation of Adachi to Shimamura begins airing this week, and we recently got these two PVs that are focused on each of our two protagonists. Take a look~
It’s going to be awesome to finally have another pure yuri anime to watch, and it’s even better that this one looks really promising. It’s probably unrealistic to expect this to be on the level of something like Bloom Into You, but it has to be better than Flag Time, right?
Due to how crazy this year has been, it’s easy to forget that it’s been seven months since we got word that Otherside Picnic was getting an anime adaptation. Now it’s been announced that the show will premiere in January, and considering Adachi to Shimamura is starting this month, winter will mark two seasons in a row with a yuri anime. Take a look at the PV and get hyped.
— TVアニメ「裏世界ピクニック」公式 (@OthersidePicnic) September 12, 2020
I didn’t have a great idea of what to expect from this anime, but after watching the PV, this show is now really high on my most anticipated list. I love that this doesn’t seem like what we’ve come to expect from yuri anime, so I’m hopeful that this will end up being pretty good~
The PV and visual make it seem like Toukai Teiou will be the protagonist this time around, and while I don’t know if that’s true or not, I’m not against the idea. It appears that her and Mejiro McQueen will be close, so hopefully this will have at least as much subtext as the first season. Season one didn’t have a lot, but you could still ship some of the horse girls together. In season one, I was partial to Gold Ship x Mejiro McQueen, so I’m gonna need some more of that. Sorry, Teiou…
Just like another franchise in the post, there are a lot of WIXOSS sequels and spin-offs, and yet another one will start airing in January. WIXOSS Diva(A)Live seems to be changing up the WIXOSS formula a little bit, and here’s how Anime News Network describes the story.
The anime’s story moves the “Wixoss” card game to the online virtual space of “Wixossland” as it continues to grow more popular. The game allows players to become the LRIG avatars themselves. The most popular format in the game is “Diva Battle,” which allows three players to team up to compete against other units for the most “Selector” fans. Some units are idol-themed, while others are DJ- and band-themed.
This looks like a big departure from past installments, and I can’t help but feel like it might be a good thing. How many times can they go back to the well of traditional card battles before people get tired of seeing it? I know I had already grown sick of seeing the same ol’ thing from this series, so I’m looking forward to seeing what new tricks the creators have up their sleeves. We can see… a couple of them… in the visual, and for some reason, I get the feeling that this new season is gonna bring in some new fans. 😛
Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote on here about how entertaining the Machikado Mazoku anime was. Flash-forward a year later, and here I am writing about the second season that’s been confirmed for 2021. Here’s the announcement PV.
Actually, this news broke at the end of August, but since the first season had practically no yuri content, I didn’t see the need to include it in a previous Yuri News Update. And then recently, a reader mentioned how the manga seemed to have some strong yuri subtext, so Machikado Mazoku is back in our good graces.
I can’t say for sure if the second season will indeed be better than the first in terms of yuri, but at the very least, next season will likely be pretty entertaining. 2021 keeps looking better and better~
Changing gears, after what seems like an eternity, the Highway Blossoms DLC is finally available for owners of the base game. Take a look at the launch trailer for Highway Blossoms: Next Exit.
If you were wondering what the DLC entails, here are the features listed by Studio Élan. Along with these features is another update to the base game, so things keep getting better and better for fans of the series.
• Brand-new story and scenario with multiple viewpoints. Some sections follow Amber and Marina, while some sections follow Tess. Additionally, there are certain parts where you can choose to read from Amber or Marina’s point of view.
• New character expressions and outfits, as well as gorgeous new CG’s and item cut-ins
• Full voice acting featuring all the original cast
• Several new musical tracks from a variety of composers
With the fall anime season beginning, it marks the first time in a while that we have multiple shows to genuinely get excited about. For some people (not me), it doesn’t get more entertaining than Love Live!, and if you thought that COVID would prevent fans from getting a new installment this year, you’d be mistaken. Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club has begun airing, and if you’re not already watching it, here’s a little peek at what this season has to offer.
It’s been a while since I watched a Love Live! anime, and with a plethora of good shows this season, I’m not planning to watch this one either. But that’s okay, because in addition to Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, there’s another Love Live! headed our way in 2021, Love Live! Superstar!!!, and the idol group featured in that show already has a name…
Just from the design of the characters in this anime, I have to say that Nijigasaki High School Idol Club definitely looks more appealing to me than this. Am I the only one that feels that way? We don’t yet know when Superstar!! will begin airing, but I’d be willing to bet a fiver of L’s money on spring 2021. 😛
Finally, one of the anime victims of COVID-19 was the first of six Princess Principal anime movie sequels titled Princess Principal: Crown Handler, and after a period of uncertainty, it’s been announced that the first movie will finally debut in Japan in February.
It’s been almost two-and-a-half years since these anime movie sequels were announced, so the wait has been hard for fans of the series. At least this gives those people who haven’t yet seen the TV anime enough time to rectify that mistake. We gave the show a Total Enjoyment score of 8, so needless to say, this first movie can’t some soon enough.