After a little break, we’re back with another roundup of yuri news stories, so sit back and enjoy yet another Yuri News Update. As always, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it in the comments~
This yuri drought we’ve been going through lately has been pretty rough, but one thing we can always count on is more Love Live! anime. The latest example is the upcoming second season of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, which will arrive sometime in 2022.
Personally, I’ve neglected the series for the last few years, but for every iteration, you know there’s always some pairings to ship, and that’ll probably never change. Let’s hope this is the first of many yuri-ish anime that’ll arrive next year~
But you won’t have to wait until next year for another Love Live! fix. Love Live! Superstar!! premieres next month, so here’s a trailer to help get you hyped.
This isn’t the “battle of the LL!
bands idol groups” that I’ve been hoping for (a µ vs. Aqours rap battle to the death! :D), but this undoubtedly looks like your standard Love Live! anime. People should know what to expect from these anime, and like clockwork, the series always seems to deliver the idol entertainment that fans crave.
Next up, we’re only a couple of days away from the Japanese theatrical premiere of the Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Movie, and since the first four minutes of the film have been uploaded to YouTube, let’s take a look~
Without subtitles, I don’t know what’s going on, but dman if that doesn’t look nice. For a music anime, Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight had some really high production values, and they’re once again on full display in that movie clip. I hope we won’t have to wait too long for an English subtitled version, because this franchise is definitely worth getting excited about~
Moving right along, we’re just a month away from the start of the second season of My Next Life as a Villainess, and here’s the show’s newest PV.
It’s hard to gather much from such a short video, but if it’s anywhere near as entertaining as the first season, this’ll probably end up as one of my favorite anime of the year. Kat already had a few romantic interests in season one (both male and female), but I’m just hoping that these new characters don’t break up the chemistry that the original cast has built up. And that’s especially true for Kat x Mary~
And now it’s time to mention some works that are being licensed. First up is Sentai Filmworks licensing the six Princess Principal: Crown Handler anime movie sequels, with the first film set to start streaming this spring (which is nearly over). Even though I haven’t been keeping up with how the first movie (which premiered in Japan back in February) has been received, I’m still expecting this to be pretty entertaining, and it’s great that we won’t have to wait an eternity to watch these movies. Thanks, Sentai!
Continuing the licensing trend is everyone’s favorite, Seven Seas. As you’d expect from them, they had multiple announcements to make.
The Girl I Want is So Handsome! – The Complete Manga Collection is on its way to North American shores this December, in both print and digital versions. Here’s the synopsis.
When Hinami bumps into an older girl named Shiki, she falls head over heels. Shiki is sexy, easygoing, and has an amazing undercut. In order to get closer to Shiki, Hinami starts lurking around the basketball club. But though Hinami’s crush is obvious to everyone else, it goes right over Shiki’s head. When Hinami tries to confess her feelings to Shiki, Shiki thinks Hinami wants to become the club manager! Can Hinami get Shiki to understand her true feelings?
This sounds pretty fun, and exactly like the type of romcom anime that I’d gladly watch. But let’s keep the momentum going and move on to the next license.
Seven Seas is also licensing Jun Ogino’s semelparous yuri manga, and like The Girl I Want Is So Handsome, the first volume of this one will also arrive in December. Here’s another synopsis.
Within a walled city that separates our world from the kaiju trying to destroy it, humanity fights for survival in this intense new yuri series. Ever since they were young girls, best friends Yorino and Haruka have been training to become Bastioners–soldiers who battle in a walled area that protects humanity from the kaiju trying to break through. But when Haruka is killed during a routine exercise, Yorino must fight even harder to make sure she never loses someone close to her again.
It doesn’t sound very original, but these cheesy yuri action works do have a weird charm to them, don’t they? And on to the next license.
Lastly, Double Your Pleasure – A Twin Yuri Anthology is making the jump overseas, courtesy of Seven Seas. Unlike the previous two manga licenses, this one will be released in October, and in case you couldn’t already tell, this one is definitely NSFW. Here’s the synopsis.
Each of these eight short erotic manga features a pair of twins. Sometimes they’re identical, sometimes they’re fraternal. Sometimes they play with others, sometimes they only have eyes for each other. Every story puts a different twist on the concept, with lush art in a variety of styles to explore one of erotica’s forbidden fantasies.
I’m surprised that twin yuri anthologies aren’t more prevalent, but if that’s your thing, at least you lewedmasters have this to look forward to. 😛