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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Anime Fall Season 2016: Final Thoughts

2016 fall anime

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

Hibike! Euphonium 2 • 7.5/10
Length: 13 Episodes • Genre: Drama, Music, School

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And the queer-baiting continues… .

As many of us already saw coming, this season of Hibike! also didn’t magically reveal our two main girls as the raging lesbians we all see them as. Well, some of you already stayed away from this season exactly because you already knew that KyoAni wouldn’t give us what we really want, though, despite the fact that it turned out just as expected, I can’t say I regret watching this even one bit. The gay moments between Reina and Kumiko (and later even between a surprising other pair) were as strong as ever, and no matter what Reina might feel for Taki, her feelings for Kumiko came off much stronger than anything she might feel for him.

So in my eyes, especially Reina is still very oblivious to her own feelings. Yup, that must be true!

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Our Personal Highlights of 2016

2016 yuri highlights

Yet again, the year went by in a flash, or at least that’s how it feels to me. And in old YuriReviews fashion, we’ll of course talk about our highlights of this oh so short year, so let’s just get right to it.

I feel like, compared to 2015, 2016 had a noticeably larger amount of yuri content to offer to us, especially when it comes to Visual Novels. FLOWERS, Kindred Spirits on the Roof, and Nurse Love Addiction, just to name some big titles here. But that’s the thing, despite having them and numerous others, it doesn’t just stop there. There are actually even more in the making right now, and that is a situation that has never, ever been there before. Continue reading

Anime Summer Season 2016: Final Thoughts

2016 summer anime

Thanks to upcoming reviews of Love Live! Sunshine!!, New Game!, and Amanchu!, the list this season is rather short and mostly devoid of yuri-ish titles. Nevertheless, the show must go on, so enjoy our Final Thoughts on the summer anime season that just came to an end~

Bananya • 6.5/10
Length: 13 (Short) Episodes • Genre: Comedy

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If you were to look up fluff in the dictionary, I’m sure there would be a screenshot of Bananya staring back at you. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad, but it’s clearly for people who are into cute things above all else. There’s no plot, and the narrator is the only source of actual dialogue, yet it somehow works, and every episode is a surprisingly enjoyable look into the lives of tiny cats that live in bananas.

If the episodes were any longer than three minutes each, I think the show would grow tedious and it would lose a lot of its charm, but as it stands, just marveling at the adorableness of it all is enough for me.

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Anime Spring Season 2016: Final Thoughts

2016 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~

Boku no Hero Academia • 8/10
Length: 13 Episodes • Genre: Action, Comedy, School, Super Power

boku no hero academia
This is unfortunately the only show I didn’t drop this season (Lena speaking), so I guess this is already proof enough of how much I liked it.

From opening to ending, all episodes through, this show never ceased to entertain me with its great action scenes, its lovable characters, and the endless struggle of our main character, Midoriya, to achieve his goal.

Well, I guess Midoriya was a little too whiny at times, and Bakugou, in contrast, a little too angry and annoying, though they kind of had some very weird chemistry going on that makes me want to ship them. Weird, isn’t it? They don’t even go well with each other, and on top of that, they are two guys, though I still can’t help it….

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Anime Winter Season 2016: Final Thoughts

2016 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~

Boku dake ga Inai Machi • 9/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

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This whodunit murder mystery was easily my favorite show of the season, and it wasn’t even close. Thanks to some great storytelling that’s full of tension and intrigue, I was basically glued to the screen, eagerly awaiting what would happen next. From the first episode, this anime gets you hooked by throwing a plot twist at you that really sets the stage for what’s to come. Ultimately, suspense is the name of the game here, and I was very surprised at how well it comes across in this series.
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