2016 wasn’t the greatest year yuri anime has yet seen, but late in the year, we had a show sneak up on us that helped end the year on a high note. Of course, I’m talking about Flip Flappers, so let’s take a trip down the rabbit hole and see the last of what 2016 had to offer us yuri fans~
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.
Anyone who enjoys anime, manga, or video games can probably see a little bit of themselves in Umaru-chan. We’ve all had those moments when watching our favorite anime, reading our favorite manga, or playing our favorite game was the most important thing in the world to us, but I’d wager that none of us can quite hold a candle to Umaru in that regard. If you think this sounds like an interesting idea for an anime, we’re of a like mind~
Maybe it’s just me, but I haven’t seen this anime mentioned that often in yuri circles. Perhaps that’s due to the serious subject matter, the religious overtones, or maybe people are just unaware of it, but as it turns out, a touching and deeply emotional bond between two girls is what you have to look forward to~
Moecha. Yeah, I just invented a new word. It’s the anime combination of moe and mecha, most recently seen in the summer holdover show Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, which is the subject of our latest anime review~
Since this anime is centered around poems, what better way to write a review than to do it in poem form? The review takes the form of a crown of sonnets (Shakespearean sonnets), though serious poetry fans can probably find miscues on my part (like the absence of iambic pentameter in the couplets). 😛
That said, prepare for the worst poetry you’ve ever read (probably)! I even threw in a few haikus for good measure~
Here’s something you don’t see every day here on YuriReviews, a hetero-oriented harem anime series. Wait! Don’t go yet! This one isn’t quite as bad as most of the others. The reason? It has a yuri character~