In a year that saw a new installment in the WIXOSS series as well as Mahou Shoujo Site, the title of “Most Messed Up Yuri Anime” has to go to Happy Sugar Life. The concept alone will turn some people off, and I would have been one of those people, if I didn’t have to review it. 😛
Every once in a while, you find an anime that ends up surprising you in the most pleasant of ways, and this past summer season, there was one such anime: Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight. I think it can best be described as the cure for the common idol anime, although these aren’t idols we’re talking about here. They’re stars~
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the 2018 fall anime season that just started~
And the second big yuri title hits the screen and the yuri community is going crazy. For good reason though! What we’ve seen so far is some solid animation, some top notch voice acting and an adaptation following its source material so strictly that I just can’t see how this could possibly go wrong. If you wanna read my full first impression, I listed all of my thoughts right in this post.
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. 😛