We recently went back to the 1980s to check out Project A-Ko, but thanks to a recommendation left on the YR Facebook page, another old anime with yuri undertones has been brought to our attention, Fight! Iczer-One. Never heard of it? Me neither, but who cares? Let’s review it anyway!
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the summer anime season that just came to an end~
Trust me on this one, don’t go into this only for the yuri. If an age gap of about ten years—with the younger one not even being old enough to understand how to use a vacuum cleaner—doesn’t already scare you away, maybe the yandere part will. The “yuri” aside, the horror, or rather, psychological aspects of this show made it hard for me to watch more than one episode at a time.
Happy Sugar Life constantly hits you with more twisted people, all with their own understanding of what makes life bearable, and all in one way or another seemingly just tools to make Satou and so many other people they encounter suffer beyond what they can take. Now, add Satou to this equation, with her own twisted personality, and you’re constantly hit with both drama and trauma, to the point that you get paranoid that every new character that gets introduced must be crazy in some way. And you wouldn’t even be wrong about that!
So, yeah, if you’re into these dark and twisted psychological kind of shows, this is surely something you will enjoy. However, personally, as much as I can enjoy shows like this, Happy Sugar Life might have crossed a certain line a few times too much, and at some point, some characters rather came off as laughable and ridiculous instead of scary and dangerous. Also, the yuri part was just not my cup of tea.
After reviewing all of the previous installments in the series, I think we have to also check out Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS, which takes almost all of the characters in the series and forces them into even more battles. That sounds pretty cool, but this new season can’t possibly live up to that cool idea, can it? My answer? No, it doesn’t…
Thanks to the internet, old anime doesn’t have to fall by the wayside and be lost to the ravages of time. The anime we’re taking a look at today is one such title, Project A-Ko. Never heard of it? That’s not too surprising, since it was released in 1986. 😛
What? A third Yuri News Update in September?! That’s just crazy! Well, crazy, but also pretty awesome, seeing that even this week, we have A LOT to cover. So let’s get right to it.
First up, there’s only a few more weeks to go until the anime adaptation of Bloom Into You will hit us. So just in time, we’ve been blessed with another preview. Enjoy!
After three reviews, we’ve finally reached the last of our Queen’s Blade reviews and not a moment too soon. Judging by that statement, you can probably guess that I didn’t like this season, and that’s putting it mildly.
This is now our third review in the Queen’s Blade series, and we’re getting close to being caught up.
A Queen’s Blade OVA brings visions of all sorts of debauchery, but don’t forget that the series is already very debauched, so does it want to push the envelope even farther? Short answer, surprisingly, no. 😛