It’s been a while since our last Yuri News Update, so that means that this one will be packed with all sorts of good (and not so good) news. Let’s get started~
First up, if you haven’t already, please check out our List of Yuri Anime Kisses post that we published last week. With your help, we’ve added a lot more kisses, so feel free to check out the additions or help us out with some more suggestions~
As it seems, 2018 continues delivering all the yuri goddess we could ever wish for. Moving on from great yuri anime announcements, as well as the continuous visual novel surprises, here’s the next the next big one that MangaGamer is bringing to the West: Lilycle Rainbow Stage!!!
Here’s some info taken from its official website over at MangaGamer.
We admittedly don’t have much to cover this time, but the things we do have are pretty damn awesome~
So let’s start things off with the first Bloom Into You trailer:
This short trailer might only cover a mere minute, but what this shows us is so much! Not only did they reveal the voice actresses for Touko and Yuu, they also gave us a taste of this gorgeous-looking animation. This sure blew me away.
It’s not just the animation that looks high quality though, the art style in general looks pretty nice, too. The characters don’t just remind me of the Touko and Yuu we know from the manga, they really managed to bring this unique character design and art style of mangaka Nakatani Nio to life.
Okay, before I squeal myself to death, here’s the info about the voice actresses we were able to make out from the trailer.
- Yuuki Takada as Yuu Koita (Elma in Kobayashi-san Chi Maid Dragon)
- Minako Kotobuki as Touko Nanami (Asuka Tanaka in Hibike! Euphonium)
And in case it’s been a while for you since you read the manga or if you’re completely new to it, here’s a short plot summary for you.
There’s a lot to cover in this Yuri News Update, so let’s get started~
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the amazing news that Bloom Into You is getting an anime adaptation.
Unlike some other recent yuri anime adaptations *cough* Netsuzou TRap & Tachibanakan Triangle *cough*, an anime studio with some respectable titles under its belt will be handling this in TROYCA (Aldnoah.Zero, Re:Creators, and Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru).
When we last checked in, this was a leak that had yet to be confirmed, but it’s now official, and October is when this is set to premiere. If you remember, last year, Bloom Into You won our Yuri Tournament to decide which yuri manga was most deserving of an anime adaptation, so I think it’s safe to say that all of you folks who voted for it are responsible for this. Thanks. 😉
After what seemed to be an accidental leak of the first promotional picture for the announcement of an anime adaptation of Nio Nakatani’s Bloom Into You earlier in the week, we later found out that the news leak was actually genuine and that the adaptation will already hit us in October.
That’s some pretty damn big news if you ask me, which is why I’d like to take a closer look and discuss this news some more.
First up, we don’t know about the length of the adaptation, nor the length of the episodes yet, so we might as well end up with something short, like Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san. Nevertheless, I have a feeling we in fact won’t end up with anything like that and we’ll have a full 12-episode, 25-minutes-per-episode anime adaptation.
EDIT: It’s official! The Bloom Into You anime will start airing in October
As if us yuri fans haven’t been getting spoiled enough, now comes a rumor that Bloom Into You will also be getting an anime adaptation! At this point, this is still unofficial, but if it turns out to be true, this would just about be the best possible news for yuri fans!
It’s barely April, and we have yet another News Update ready, and it’s such a big one even! We seriously never had a year with more awesome yuri news than this one.
Let’s hope it continues that way!
First up, after quite a long wait, we finally got the results for Mangagamer’s annual licensing survey. And who would have guessed, our favorite genre is standing strong again!
The Sono Hanabira series is now in second place, and newcomer Kotonoha Amrilato made it onto the list, too.
All in all, I think we can be quite pleased with the results. But take a look for yourself, and see the full post over at Mangagamer.
For those who haven’t heard about this yet, what it means is simply that chances are very high that we will get some more official translations. Not only for more Sono Hanabira installments, but also possibly for other yuri visual novels~