Anime Summer Season 2018: Final Thoughts

anime summer season 2018 final thoughts

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


Happy Sugar Life • 6/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Drama, Horror

happy sugar life anime
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.


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Anime Spring Season 2018: Final Thoughts

2018 spring anime final thoughts

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


Amanchu! Advance • 7.5/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

amanchu advance
Everything’s better down where it’s wetter. The first season of Amanchu! was a sweet and easygoing anime that was easy to like, and I found this second season to be nearly as enjoyable. Futaba is much better acquainted with the world of diving, yet there’s still a lot for her to learn and experience—both in and out of the water—so it’s a good thing that she has people like Hikari and the rest of the gang there to help her every step of the way~

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Anime Winter Season 2018: Final Thoughts

2018 winter anime

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


Citrus • 9/10
Studio: Passione • Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Yuri

citrus yuri anime
In case you missed our numerous posts about this show, let me simply repeat myself: This anime was probably how many of us imagined the manga coming to life. The perfect voice acting and fluid animation surely proved that after seasons of low budget yuri shows and having to live with mostly yuri subtext in general, the slightly longer wait for this one was definitely worth it.

Even people who didn’t enjoy the manga came to appreciate what the anime version had to offer, and I absolutely see why. While the drama level might be as high as in the manga and while Mei might still seem like a cold-hearted idiot, the anime provided us with a slightly different view, and that was much needed. Kisses suddenly don’t seem random anymore, and you can see a purpose behind them that is not only to look good or reach the required yuri-level in each and every chapter/episode.

Well, it of course also comes with the drawbacks of sometimes being too fast-paced, lacking in animation quality, at times, and, of course, not being able to match the amazing art style of the manga. But all in all, this was a very, very worthy anime adaptation that many of us came to love. WE NEED A SECOND SEASON!


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Anime Fall Season 2017: Final Thoughts

2017 fall anime

Don’t get angry with us, but neither of us finished the most recent Love Live! season yet, so bear with us, we’ll get there eventually. And since Konohana Kitan was a last-minute addition, it’s not included on the list, but it’ll probably get a review in the near future.

Anyway, enjoy our First Impressions of the fall anime season that just came to an end~


Girls’ Last Tour • 8/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

girls' last tour anime
Out of the handful of shows that I picked up this season, this one turned out to be the most pleasant surprise. Whenever I see the “slice of life” tag attached to an anime, my expectations are already tempered, as I more or less have an idea of what to expect. Girls’ Last Tour has all the traits that I’ve come to enjoy from the genre, but it throws viewers a curveball in the form of a post-apocalyptic setting.

I gladly welcome any setting in this genre that isn’t a classroom, yet despite the dreary atmosphere, this never really felt too depressing. That can mostly be attributed to Yuu and Chi, whose chemistry together is perfect and I’d say that there’s just enough comedy and lighthearted moments to counterbalance the gloominess. Somehow, this turned out to be a really charming affair, and out of all of the shows I watched this year, this was probably the most easygoing and watchable one for me.

There isn’t that much to the story, though, it is intriguing how the world turned into this barren wasteland that’s devoid of life. War is hell, and by the end, the minor philosophical undertones add a little depth to the story, making this far from your average “cute girls doing cute things” anime. You’re probably wondering if there are any hints of yuri in this one, and sadly, the answer is not really. However, in my opinion, it’s still one of the better anime of the season, and out of all the shows that we’ve given scores of 8 to this season, this is probably my favorite~


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Anime Summer Season 2017: Final Thoughts

2017 summer anime

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


Netsuzou TRap • 3.5/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Drama, Yuri

netsuzou trap anime
You can read our full review of Netsuzou TRap right here, so there’s no need for me to ramble on and on about how I didn’t like this at all.

At one point in time, I was contemplating picking up the manga, but after watching the anime, needless to say that I now have zero interest in doing so. When Creators in Pack was revealed as the studio in charge of production, I think eyebrows were raised due to their less-than-stellar track record, and things didn’t get any better when the show’s very first PV was revealed, as well as the short-form anime format.

Netsuzou TRap may have turned out to be a dud, but the Citrus adaptation and the Kase-san OVA continue to give up hope that maybe we’ll finally have another good yuri anime come our way in 2018. Whether or not they meet our expectations, I doubt either one of them will be as disappointing as NTR turned out to be.


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Anime Spring Season 2017: Final Thoughts

2017 spring anime

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

Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai • 6/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Ecchi, Fantasy

sin nanatsu no taizai
Oh, what a guilty pleasure this was… I was constantly torn between seriously not liking it for it’s over the top ecchiness and the ridiculous and kind of out of place singing scenes that happened almost each and every episode, and simply enjoying it for the fun it provided and also the yuri that more or less also stayed a constant element of the show for its whole run. I guess I can’t say I’m fully satisfied with its yuri content, even though we did get quite a lot, though that shall be part of my full review that we’ll post after the current tournament has ended. For now, let’s just say I expected some more in the yuri department, even though we definitely did get quite a lot~


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Anime Winter Season 2017: Final Thoughts

2017 winter anime

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

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon • 9/10
Length: 13 Episodes • Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

kobayashi-san chi no maid dragon
Best show of the whole season? Pretty much! Tohru confirmed as best girl of the whole season? Damn right! Kanna confirmed as the cutest girl of the whole season? Do I even have to ask?!

So in case I didn’t make it clear enough, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon was an excellent show, with excellent characters and some excellent comedy. It was charming, funny, and had the right amount of subtext to keep the yuri fans interested, yet it didn’t disappoint in this department either, even though it still only stayed as subtext.

All in all, I was very pleased with this little gem, if my rating doesn’t already make it clear enough. Find the full review right here.

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