Well, 2016 was rough for YuriReviews, as we had to move from Blogspot to WordPress and pretty much had to start from almost zero again here. Well, we also got our own domain, which is pretty awesome, but it was definitely a rough way to get here.
So with all the changes to the site, partly to the content, and especially to the whole layout, we’d yet again like to give you the opportunity to tell us what you think of YuriReviews, what you like, what you think we could improve, or even what you’d like us to change. In exchange, Rock and I will get a better idea of how to simply make the blog a better place, and hopefully be able to make some adjustments here and there.
I’d also like to use this opportunity to welcome all the new readers we gained over the past year and give you the chance to just let us know what you think. So as always, we’ll start with some general questions on how you like certain aspects of the blog and end things with some room to leave your own thoughts on matters.
Since we now all made it safely into the new year, why not take the opportunity to just take a small look at what we might expect to see in the following 12 months?
Well, of course, we have to start with the news that hit us in late 2016 – that being Citrus and Netsuzou Trap both getting anime adaptations. Well, since we didn’t really get any more information other than the fact that those two manga will be made into anime, we can’t really be sure that the adaptations will happen in 2017. In fact, we only know for sure in case of Netsuzou Trap. Though, I think we’ll get some more information on that soon, so let’s now just expect both shows to hit us this year.
Yet again, the year went by in a flash, or at least that’s how it feels to me. And in old YuriReviews fashion, we’ll of course talk about our highlights of this oh so short year, so let’s just get right to it.
I feel like, compared to 2015, 2016 had a noticeably larger amount of yuri content to offer to us, especially when it comes to Visual Novels. FLOWERS, Kindred Spirits on the Roof, and Nurse Love Addiction, just to name some big titles here. But that’s the thing, despite having them and numerous others, it doesn’t just stop there. There are actually even more in the making right now, and that is a situation that has never, ever been there before. Continue reading →
2016 had a lot to offer. Maybe not too many yuri anime, but definitely a lot of other yuri media, such as a ton of yuri visual novels and some really awesome new yuri manga.
So in old YuriReviews fashion, we would like to hand out some awards for who and what we think deserves these awards most this year:
Lena’s Best Yuri Anime: Shuumatsu no Izetta
Well, other than the Valkyrie Drive Specials we can’t really say 2016 offered any other pure yuri show, so I guess we have to work with what we got and make the best of it, right? So, since I didn’t want to go with “only” some specials from a show that aired last year, I decided to go with the show that came closest to what I think is really yuri, which is Izetta: The Last Witch. Despite the fact that she show doesn’t label itself as yuri, nor do the two main characters ever really declare their love, I still feel like it’s pretty obvious that they actually do love each other—romantically, that is. And if they are not yet in a relationship with each other, then I’m freaking sure they will be at some point, since their chemistry was simply over the top amazing, just like the show itself~
The story takes place on an alternate Earth, focusing on a time of war, similar to the events of World War II. We follow the story of 16-year-old Finé, crown princess of Eylstadt, a small alpine principality, on her struggle to keep her beloved country safe from Germania. Fortunately, she has long ago gained a powerful friend, Izetta, who is said to be the last witch on Earth and who is willing to give up everything to protect what’s most important to her princess, Finé.
This was THE show for me to watch this season, featuring everything that I long for in a show, badass female protagonists, gorgeous art, a compelling story, and of course, a high possibility for yuri content.
I had only hyped myself with the trailer before I started watching this, so despite the fact that I expected the just listed aspects to hit me, I didn’t know any more about this show, and that’s a good thing, because it left enough room for this show to completely blow me away.
Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, and Yuri Anime 2016 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air in 2017. Since it’s not even 2017 yet, this list is still in progress and will be updated whenever there are new shows to add. If you feel like we missed something, feel free to name your additions.
Guys, I have to apologize to you in advance. What is going to follow is indeed some awesome fanfiction recommendations, but they might feel a little… let’s say… similar, since most of them feature the same pairing.
Well, you see, when I like something, I focus my attention on that specific thing, and in this case, this “thing” is Pharmercy. So, yeah, I hope you can still enjoy~
Anime/Game: Overwatch Author: Viceter Title: Sleep Sounds Description:Pharah and Mercy have trouble sleeping. A series of chance encounters prove that the solution might be each other.
Genre: Romance, Yuri, Drama Pairing: Pharah x Mercy Status: Finished – 7 chapters