Yuri News Update: April 2021

yuri news update april 2021

Is the year already a quarter of the way over? It feels like it’s just begun, but here we are in April, bringing you another Yuri News Update. As is usually the case, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~

blue reflection ray anime

One of the more intriguing anime of the spring season for me is Blue Reflection Ray, even though I’d never even heard of the game until last month. That visual above should explain why I’m interested in this, and now we have not one, but TWO PVs for this anime. Enjoy~

Based on the art and animation, I’m not sure if I’m feeling this or not. The show kicks off this week, so instead of wasting time thinking about it, I’ll just watch it and figure it out as I go. Expect to hear about this show in our First Impressions post (hopefully) next week.

my next life as a villainess season 2

Going from a show I might like from the spring season to a show I’m sure to like from the summer season, here’s a PV for the second season of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!.

The first season was a ton of fun, and with everyone—male and female—interested in Kat to some degree, it also managed to scratch that yuri itch, so there wasn’t a lot to complain about. July seems like a ways off, but I’m fairly confident the wait for this anime will be worth it. I’m firmly on Team Mary, so I’d love to see her get a lot closer to Kat, but the way season one ended, I wouldn’t mind if Sophia or Maria were the ones instigating the yuri. Better yet, how about all of them! 😀

madoka magica 10th anniversary event

Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s already been 10 years since Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica graced us with its presence and shook up the entire industry, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the series is getting a 10th anniversary event on April 25th.

As much as I’d love to hear news about the inevitable next installment in the main series, I’m not getting my hopes up too high for that. Instead, I’m thinking maybe we’ll finally get more info about the second season of Magia Record. It’s been over a year since we got confirmation of another season, so that seems a lot more likely. Whatever gets unveiled, we’ll be sure to mention it in next month’s Yuri News Update, so stay tuned~

kiniro mosaic thank you anime movie

After all of these years, the Kiniro Mosaic franchise is still going strong, with the latest evidence being this commercial for Kiniro Mosaic: Thank You!!, which is set to debut in Japan on August 20th.

I think no matter what, this series will always be really enjoyable to me, and I don’t expect this movie to change that. Thank You!! is the series’ second movie in a row, but I really miss watching an entire season of KinMoza. Less than an hour just isn’t enough time to soak in all of the fun and cuteness this franchise has to offer, so while I’ll definitely be watching this at some point, I’m crossing my fingers for another proper anime season.

And now, it’s chibi time! These next two stories are similar, so I’ll just lump them into one.

For a while now, we’ve known that both Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru and Assault Lily: Bouquet were getting mini anime series, but now the premiere dates for both have been confirmed.

yuuki yuuna churruto mini anime

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Churutto! will be the first one out of the gate, and it’s set to premiere on April 9th. Before the third season of YuYuYu hits, Churruto! should probably be a fun, little time for longtime fans, and the same thing can be said about the other mini anime coming our way in the coming months.

assault lily fruits mini anime

Hot on the heels of YuYuYu Churruto! will be Assault Lily: Fruits, Assault Lily: Bouquet‘s entry in the chibi anime wars. July is when this will start being available to watch, and out of the two, this is the one I’m looking forward to the most, and not only because I haven’t been keeping up with the YuYuYu franchise.

Bouquet had a lot of yuri love to give, so I think it’s a safe assumption that the mini anime will be the just as playful and yuri-friendly as the main series. So far, 2021 hasn’t had as many yuri-ish anime as we’d like, but hopefully these two shows can contribute to the cause a bit. Either way, they should be pretty cute, so at least there’s that.

ride or die lesbian movie gunjo yuri manga adaptation

Lastly, Ride or Die, the live-action movie adaptation of the Gunjo yuri manga, has a trailer, just in time before its April 15th worldwide Netflix premiere. Let’s take a look~

As unsettling as the subject matter is, the trailer actually makes this movie look pretty promising. I mean, I probably won’t be in a rush to watch it (just because I don’t want to see the abuse), but I imagine plenty of people are counting down the days until this becomes available to stream. Hope you folks like it~

3 thoughts on “Yuri News Update: April 2021

  1. Kind of slim pickings again for yuri anime this season but Blue Reflection Ray seems promising enough. Not sure about Ride or Die as I never read Gunjo. Might watch it in passing when I have some spare time.


  2. Very slim pickings, as chimekolover88 said. I did try to read Gunjo, but I found it very depressing… which isn’t a bad thing. I’ve read some dark stuff that I’ve loved. What I hated, though, was that the manga ​just kept going on in circles. The same sort of things happened. The characters were all shitty people, and not the good shitty where it’s fun to watch them screw up their lives.
    Like, I think a bunch of chapters could’ve been cut out, and you would’ve lost nothing from the story.
    I didn’t end up finishing it.

    Maybe, I’ll try watching the film when it comes out.


  3. Madoka Magica 10 year aniversary , my favourite franchise , im glad i could find it.Looking forward to season 2 of Magia Record.Fun fact , if they added all the story from the game i think for Arc 1 it has for over 50 episodes of the anime , It would have all the content of Main Story , Side Story and Events.But well the anime skips that because i understand they cannot waste that much money.Yet.
    Assault Lily , good to see it continue , i hope i can play the game soon since currently the emulator i use (one of the most updated ones) cannot run it (weird crash)
    Blue Reflection Ray , looks like it will have legit Yuri , also the story is another one it is not the one of the game THAT IS ANOTHER SURPRISE *EXPLODES*
    Shadows House , i hope this anime has some form of Yuri , from what i saw there is good potential.
    -Manga news , look what i found! “Her Majesty’s Swarm” i really hope this has some Yuri hahaha (Focus of this manga is horror) I love this “couple” so far.


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