Anime Fall Season 2017: First Impressions

2017 fall anime

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the fall anime season that just started~

Konohana Kitan
Studio: Lerche • Genre: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Yuri

konohana kitan
This is easily my favorite show of the season. Cute characters, a relaxing and fun story, and girls with animal ears?! Yes, please! Also, did I mention the yuri undertones in this one?

So yeah, I’m really enjoying Konohana Kitan so far. It’s yet again a show that you wanna watch after a long day of work and just relax while following the girls doing their work at the inn. Also, is it just me or do shows about young girls working at an inn or hotel always come with yuri subtext? I’m not complaining in the slightest thought~


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Anime Summer Season 2017: First Impressions

2017 summer anime first impressions

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the summer anime season that just started~

Netsuzou TRap
Studio: Creators in Pack • Genre: Drama, Yuri

netsuzou trap anime
As you probably know from my First Impression post dedicated only to this show, I was a bit disappointed. Now, after seeing 2 more episodes of Netsuzou TRap, my opinion hasn’t changed, and I in fact settled with the thought that this one will simply not be as great as I was hoping it would be.

Let’s just say that other than the fast pace and the low-budgety animation, I guess I’m missing the feeling the manga gave off. Even if the anime shows exactly what is presented in each and every chapter, the feeling and atmosphere present in the manga is for some reason completely absent in the anime version, even though this kind of media should be perfect to amplify these things even more. Ah well, no use complaining about it. It’s still definitely worth watching, and who knows, maybe it’ll get better from here on.


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First Impression: Netsuzou TRap

A19054-2507456677.1487130429Finally the day has come that the first of the big two upcoming yuri shows premiered.

Even after the shock that each and every episode would only last for about 10 minutes, the hype was still strong, and many of us yuri fans anticipated this summer anime season partly or maybe even mostly because of Netsuzou TRap.

So far, I’ve refrained from reading any other first impressions of this show, simply because I’m easily influenced and I want to put up a, let’s say unfiltered first view on this adaptation. Putting it like this, I think it’s obvious that my enjoyment of Netsuzou TRap might not match or even come close to what other fans experienced, but oh well…

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Anime Spring Season 2017: First Impressions

2017 spring anime

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the spring anime season that just started~

Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai
Studio: Artland, TNK • Genre: Ecchi, Fantasy

sin nanatsu no taizai
Okay guys, I know this show is bad. Very bad, to be honest. We won’t get much plot, what we get might not make any sense, and the whole show will simply focus on girls with big boobs in skimpy clothing fighting girls in even less clothing with even bigger boobs.

Let’s just move past the fact that it’s just not gonna be the best show of the season and focus on something else, because what this show will feature is yuri content, a lot of it actually, if what the first episode had to offer will be continued—and I sure believe it will.

So far, it really all reminds me a little of Valkyrie Drive, just without the yuri romance, and funny thing is, I’m actually enjoying it. Not such a big surprise to some of you, I’m sure, but I personally didn’t expect that. So I guess this means this show is going to be my personal guilty pleasure of the season~

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Anime Winter Season 2017: First Impressions

2017 winter anime

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions on the winter anime season that just started~

Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen
Studio: A-1 Pictures • Genre: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Supernatural

ao no exorcist season 2
I liked the first season, so why not continue and hope for it to pick up right where we left off a few years ago? And that’s exactly what this show did. Well, we could argue about the fact that they should probably have put in a short recap of the first season, since I was kind of lost at some points when they were talking about past events. Though, the show seems to be as fun and entertaining as the last season, so I’ll surely follow this for a while longer~

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Anime Fall Season 2016: First Impressions

2016 fall anime

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the fall anime season that just started~

Hibike! Euphonium 2
Length: ? • Genre: Drama, Music, School • Studio: Kyoto Animation
hibike euphonium 2

Whoever thought that the second season of Hibike! Euphonium would feature any less yuri subtext than we already got in the first season was definitely in for a surprise, a very pleasant one. Not only did the yuri hype train start moving again, it was also fueled by so many small and big Kumiko x Reina moments that it’s hard to believe that it will ever come to an halt. I, in fact, can’t believe that any hetero romance for those two might be believable, especially for Reina, after seeing how they behave when they are around each other.

It was seriously the best thing in the world to watch these two interact with each other again, with all the subtle, and some even not so subtle, “yuri” gestures and looks they shared. I can’t wait for more, and I’m seriously going to throw a huge freaking tantrum if KyoAni actually includes any real heterosexual romance for either of my two new babies! Kyoto Animation, you have been warned!

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Anime Summer Season 2016: First Impressions

2016 summer anime

 

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the summer anime season that just started~

Amanchu!
Length: ? • Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life • Studio: J.C.Staff
amanchu anime

After having read the description of this show, I bet a lot of us had our hopes up for at least a little yuri subtext. Having watched the first episode now, I think that’s actually not all we might be able to hope for. The whole set-up of how the two girls meet reminds me so, so much of the typical girl x girl encounter you can find in numerous other yuri shows and especially in manga. Long hair swaying in the wind, the two meeting by the ocean, ending up in the same class, and sitting right next to each other…. Yeah, that really sounds like the start of a great “friendship”, one where I can totally see Futaba developing feelings for airhead Hikari in no time.

Though, how far will this show go showing us their relationship? It’s not described as a yuri show, though neither was Madoka, and see how far things went in that one. So, yeah. I have my hopes up, and I sure hope they won’t disappoint us!

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