In case you didn’t know, it’s that time of the year again. The time when hundreds of developers join the cause to create more games that feature relationships between women. Of course, we’re talking about Yuri Game Jam.
Content warning – NSFW images ahead!
Surprisingly, even after the huge news post from only a week ago, there’s more to cover~
First of all, just a few days ago, eyephon‘s yuri visual novel Sisterly Bliss ~Don’t Let Mom Find Out~ has been released and is available for download over at MangaGamer. It’s currently up for $24.95.
In the rare case that you haven’t heard of it yet, have some more information.
Ichika and Futaba are so close it even surprises their friends and family at times. Ichika, the diligent, stubborn older twin, and Futaba, the childish, sociable younger twin, are an inseparable pair.
But there’s more to their love for each other than first meets the eye.
Growing up, the two did everything together. No matter where they went, the twins were never apart. And even now that they’ve grown up, their personalities diverging and leading them to different hobbies, they’re still as close as can be. For Ichika, the responsible big sister, looking out for childish, spoiled Futaba has become an everyday occurance, both at home and at school.
But one day, worried that the twins are growing too close, their mother chastises them, explaining that there’s a difference between being supportive of each other and being codependent. Regardless of how close they are, she says, they can’t stay together forever. With that admonition, the twins’ relationship begins to change.
Lurking beneath Ichika’s wish to see Futaba happy is a different feeling, one that torments her. A desire that cannot be fulfilled. And as their relationship changes, Futaba grows restless, seeing her wish to always be by Ichika’s side drifting further and further away.
What awaits these twins, who harbor feelings stronger than mere sisterly love? What form will their relationship take, and what conclusion will their story reach?
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.