Anime Review: Hidamari Sketch

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This review comes as a suggestion from YuriReviews reader KDucky11. What do you get when you cross a traditional slice of life anime with the anything-but-traditional stylings of Studio SHAFT (the Monogatari series, Madoka★Magica, Maria†Holic)? If you said “an entertaining twist on a well-worn genre”, pat yourself on the back, because that’s exactly what Hidamari Sketch is~

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Anime Review: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid

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After three seasons of Nanoha reviews, you thought we were done with the series? Ha! Good one. You can’t have a long-running franchise without a spin-off, so enter Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid. With more NanoFate mama action, this has to be good, right? Right?! Ummm…

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Anime Review: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS

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After reviewing the first two seasons, we’re finally at the most recent installment in the main series (at least until Reflection comes to the West). How does Nanoha fare with an older and wiser NanoFate? Will the new characters make you long for the days of Nanoha’s friends? Will I keep asking dumb questions like these? The answers to these questions and more, right after the jump. 😛

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[Guest Review] Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora by B-M

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Bringing up the name Kaishaku is always an interesting one. Most notable for writing the controversial yuri classic Kannazuki no Miko, the manga-duo Kaishaku are known to write their favorite things into their stories, whether they fit or not. Yuri, complex plots, mecha, mythology, cat-girls, returning characters, maids, heartfelt drama, and sometimes fanservice. You can guarantee that you’re going to be in for an… interesting experience.

Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora (also known as Shattered Angels) is no different: an experience.

Year: 2007
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Mecha, Romance, Sci-fi, Slice-of-life, Yuri

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Anime Review: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s

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Even though Lena has already reviewed the movie, there are some slight differences in the TV anime that that was based on, so I think a review of the original material seen through a different set of eyes is something worth exploring. Is A’s one of those instances where the sequel is better than the original? I think it’s a fairly easy question to answer…

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Anime Review: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

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At long last, we’re finally getting around to covering another “classic” series with yuri undertones, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. NanoFate is one of our Top 10 Yuri Pairings, so you’d expect the show to perform reasonably well in the yuri department, but does it have anything else to offer? Let’s get to the bottom of this~

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