Yuri News Update – February 2018

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Remember when we talked about our wishes for 2018? I guess you could say we can already cross two things off of this list. Number one, Citrus is going strong. Number two, our most awaited SonoHana game—namely Maidens of Michael—will soon be released in English.

And when I say soon, I mean soon. On the 22nd of February, to be exact. I would have loved to have seen this get released on Valentine’s Day, but I am so okay with this date as well.

Visit MangaGamer for more information, as well as to pre-order the game or do the same over at Steam for the all-ages version.

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Yuri News Update – January 2018

First yuri news update of the year, and it’s looking great so far! Let’s start with anime-related news.

First up, let me show you something to get you all excited about the upcoming yuri anime Tachibanakan Triangle.

It’s not exactly the anime PV that we’re all waiting for, but it does give us a good idea of how this adaptation will sound and feel. Plus, I think this will be the final cast that we’ll hear in the anime version as well. Some great choices if you ask me~

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Guest Review by Mai88: Kotonoha Amrilato Visual Novel

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Do you speak the language “Juliamo”?

In this guest review, I’ll be talking about the yuri visual novel Kotonoha Amrilato. It’s a game that caught my interest the moment it was announced and has the special title of “The First Japanese Game I’m Playing Completely Through”. Overall, it’s a pure and sweet game with its own fun moments and quirks.

Thank you, YuriReviews, for this opportunity, and thanks a lot, Altair from The Zärtlichkeit du Yuri for proofreading and giving me many pieces of advice!

About this game: This visual novel is only available in Japanese, as of this review, and there’s no sign of a localization yet. It was released on August 25, 2017 (physically), with a digital release on Windows and Android on December 22, 2017. The iOS version is planned for release sometime in 2018.

Seeing how they keep releasing stuff for this, a localization is not impossible. I’ll keep this review as spoiler-free as possible.

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Our Personal Highlights of 2017 and Things to Look Forward to in 2018

Let’s start with the highlights of 2017.

The year has admittedly been good, but definitely not the greatest when it comes to yuri anime and manga, at least in my opinion. Focusing on anime, we got some fair amount of shows with yuri subtext, like Kakegurui and the second seasons of New Game! and Love Live! Sunshine!!.

kobayashi-san chi no maid dragonThough, the great highlights were rather shows like Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, which simply surprised us with the amount of yuri—especially for a show by KyoAni—that seriously blurred the lines between only subtext and straight up yuri content. No one was really expecting that, which definitely makes this one of the greatest highlights of 2017 for me.

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Mini Yuri News Update: December 2017

We don’t have much to cover this time, but the few things we do have, are quite awesome~

First up, there’s finally some more news about the upcoming Kase-san OVA. So this time, not only the release date was annouced, but also the leading voice actresses. Plus, we got a short Preview to get ourselves even more excited!

Here’s the tweet telling us all about the release date that is set for June 9th, 2018~

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Yamada will be voiced by Minami Takahashi

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Let’s Talk About Yuri Visual Novels [List of Yuri Visual Novels]

* UPDATE *

It’s not the first time we’ve republished this post, but this time, the list has undergone a MASSIVE update. Around 300 more visual novels have been added to the list, giving us nearly 450 visual novels in total~

When it comes to visual novels, my knowledge is pretty limited, since I have just not spent that much time on playing many. Of course, part of the reason why I haven’t done so is the fact that there are simply not that many translated visual novels available that trigger my interest, so my knowledge is almost solely limited to yuri VNs.

In this post, I decided to write about my experiences with yuri visual novels, tell you which ones I liked the most, and also name some yuri titles for you that are either already translated or that are being worked on right now. And finally, I would also like to list just a few of the most interesting looking yuri visual novels that still no translation group has picked up yet.

We plan to regularly update the list, so keep an eye out for more visual novels to be added! If you find a mistake or feel like there are titles that are missing, do let us know.

Please note that by clicking the titles, you’ll get redirected to either the game’s VNDB entry, official website, or in some cases, my own review of the game. Also, the release dates and publishers listed refer to the English translation unless otherwise specified. For some of these VNs, it’d be a stretch to call them yuri visual novels, but they all have some semblance of yuri in them, so you could say that the term still applies.

The visual novels on the list will be broken down into three categories. You can click on which of these you’re looking for and skip ahead to that portion of the list.



First of all, which more or less popular yuri titles have already been fully translated/released?


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Mini Yuri News Update – November 2017

Yuri news is coming in quickly these days. Lucky us~

our feelings yuri visual novelFirst up, let’s talk about a very promising looking visual novel, Our Feelings by Vazurea Studio.

Even in its early stages, this one already comes with outstanding music, great art, and a plot that sounds really promising:

Hiyoko and Michiko were on their way home when Hiyoko became the victim of a terrible accident. Upon waking up, Hiyoko found herself in a familiar place, but surrounded by unfamiliar faces. The three girls that were by her side when she awoke, Yukiko, Miyuki, and Aiko, all claimed they were Hiyoko’s best friends at school.

However, Hiyoko didn’t know them at all. Only when she finally looked at the date and took notice of her surroundings, Hiyoko finally realized that she was thrust back three years into the past, when she was still in high school.

Hiyoko chose to be honest, and told them that she had no recollection of any of them. However, she still kept the fact that she was from a parallel-future where she didn’t know any of these girls, a secret.

Hiyoko tried to figure out how she could return to her own world, and why she was sent here in the first place. And who was this girl she replaced? Was it really her, or something far more sinister?

Then suddenly, a new student, Ayano, arrives who throws everything out of balance when Ayano claims that she knows who Hiyoko really is…

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