Anime Spring Season 2019: First Impressions

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It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the 2019 spring anime season that just started~


Carole & Tuesday
Studio: Bones • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi

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It looks like this is pretty much it. This is the spring season’s wild card that COULD possibly give us yuri fans some of what we’re looking for. The two main characters are both female, and romance is listed among the genres of this anime, so maybe it’s not too much of a stretch to think that maybe this could be the savior of a bad season. Bones is the studio behind Carole & Tuesday, and serving as Chief Director of this original anime is Shinichiro Watanabe, who you may recognize as the director of the iconic Cowboy Bebop, among other titles, so all signs point towards this being an anime worth keeping an eye on.

And I’d say the first episode was definitely a solid start. The story of two girls chasing their dreams of making music is kinda cliché, yet this first episode did a good job of setting the stage for the musical journey that is to come. Given the difference in social standing between Carole and Tuesday—Carole is a former refugee, while Tuesday is the daughter of a wealthy family—this should be interesting, as should the slight sci-fi setting that gives this a unique vibe. As you’d expect from Bones, this anime looks great, and the first episode gives off a distinct folk-sy vibe to the music that should play right in with the emotion and drama that’ll inevitably come later.

This anime is listed at twenty-four episodes, so it’ll be interesting to see if these two will end up making some sweet music together, if you know what I mean. After Hibike! Euphonium, the last thing we need is more yuri bait, so while it’s probably unlikely that this goes as far as we’d like it to go, something along the lines of a female-focused Yuri!!! on Ice would be great. But even if Carole & Tuesday doesn’t end up being more than a romantic two-girl friendship, it looks like this anime might end up being one of the best shows of the season anyway.

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My Top 10 Favorite Yuri Characters [Updated]

Oh man, it’s been a while since I made one of these. Well, instead of posting an all-new Top 10 list, I thought about updating all my existing ones, starting with my Top 10 Favorite Yuri Characters.

As it turns out, quite a few of my picks from years ago still stay in my Top 10. However, there are quite a few newcomers as well.

I hope you enjoy~

If you feel like it, leave your Top 10 to discuss in the comments~


10. Shizuma Hanazono (Strawberry Panic)
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The award for the hottest lady-killer definitely goes to Shizuma. And even though I absolutely can’t stand people who play with the feelings of others, I can’t really get myself to dislike her. Also, it’s thanks to her that we got to see so many yuri kisses, or at least all these great moments in which kisses almost happened.


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Anime Winter Season 2019: Final Thoughts

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It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the 2019 winter anime season that just came to an end~


Endro~! • 7/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life

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Ever since we heard of Namori’s involvement with Endro~!, yuri fans were hoping we’d get a little something something from this show, and now that it’s finished, I can confidently say that it does indeed have a little bit of subtext. Not a ton, but it’s probably somewhere in the 3 range in our patented YuriReviews rating system. It’s definitely less than that other anime that got some help from Namori, Release the Spyce, but it’s better than nothing. 😛

There aren’t enough cute girls doing cute things anime that have a fantasy setting, so this is a nice, little treat we have on our hands. I would have liked the show to play up the fantasy a little more though, because it did it in the goofiest of ways. Quests are ridiculous, tropes are numerous, and this ended up being quite a bit of fun, so I wanted more of that type of stuff. It’s nothing exceptional, yet I think fans of the genre will still enjoy Endro~!‘s brand of humor, and I also think they’ll take a liking to these characters. Yusha, Seiran, Mei, and Fai ended up being quite charming, even though they’re definitely fitting very snugly into established character types. Despite her showing a little bit of interest in Yusha, Rona was definitely my least favorite character, and I honestly, I’m glad she didn’t play a bigger role. While I’m at it, Mao was someone I wanted to see more of, since she’s so cute and funny (and she kind of reminds me of Satania from Gabriel DropOut). Anyway, they’re all very cute (Mao, Rona, and Chibi included), and together, they form a pretty solid cast of characters.

Overall, I think Endro~! was a slight upgrade over Release the Spyce (not a very impressive feat, I know), and fans of cute girls doing cute things stand a good chance of being entertained by what this anime has to offer. It’s super cute and colorful, and even though it doesn’t have as much subtext as fans would prefer, it’s still an entertaining little show that I wouldn’t mind seeing get a second season.


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Game Guest Review: Nights of Azure 2 – by NotATsun

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Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon is the sequel of Nights of Azure. You can read the review I wrote on the original here.

If you haven’t played the first one, then I highly recommend starting there for two reasons. The main reason is that the first one is a piece of art, through gameplay, battle system, graphics, and especially the story. It will forever stay as one of my favorite games of all time. Sadly, it by far exceeds the sequel in every aspect. The second reason is that there are some characters and references from the first game that will make your experience in the second game more enjoyable, however the truth is you won’t miss out on any of the story if you don’t. I will try not to make this review solely a comparison with the first game, so I’ll only say one more time that I highly recommend the first game because it is so much better… play it!

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Yuri News Update: March 2019 – Part II

We got a lot of news to cover again, so let’s get right to it!

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Let’s start with what surprised me—and probably a lot more people—the most this month: We’ll get another yuri anime adaptation, and it’s going to be a work that I had almost forgotten about, Fragtime by Sato.

Story: What would you do if you could stop time? Moritani for one is using her unusual ability to stop time for three minutes a day to observe the people around her. One day, she chooses to “observe” class idol Murakami’s panties—only to find herself in a very compromising situation when her classmate turns out to be immune to her power.

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Visual Novel Review: Heart of the Woods

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Spoiler Warning!


Title: Heart of the Woods
Developer: Studio Élan
Publisher: Sekai Project / Studio Élan / Denpasoft
Length: About 8 Hours
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Yuri

Traveling to a remote village in the woods, Maddie and Tara have low expectations. The two run a popular online show focusing on the supernatural, but thus far it’s been nothing but smoke and mirrors. When they receive an invitation to the antiquated village of Eysenfeld, they’re expecting more of the same. But it soon becomes apparent that the locals are hiding a secret. Maddie sees unnatural beasts in the forest that she’s sure are products of her imagination. Lights in the woods flicker and sparkle but disappear if she gets too close.

In time she learns that the lights come from a girl named Abigail. Well, the ghost of a girl. She was sacrificed hundreds of years ago by the villagers to appease the god of the forest. Maddie devotes her time in Eysenfeld to getting to know Abigail, and eventually promises to break the curse that binds her to the woods.


What a visual novel! I know, this is a weird way to start out a review, but what can I say? I was not prepared for what this one had to offer.

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Yuri News Update: March 2019

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Great news, everyone. We’ve got the first giveaway of the year for you, and it’s none other than recently released yuri visual novel Heart of the Woods by Studio Élan~

To enter the giveaway, you just have to leave your email address right here:



Two copies are available right now, and it’s all thanks to Studio Élan themselves for providing these two copies for us~

If you enjoyed the game or are interested in playing it, be sure to follow their official Twitter account right here.

Find out more about the game over at their official website or on Steam.

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