Hyperdimension Neptunia is a very famous Japanese video game series of role-playing games. The entire series consists of fifteen games that started back in 2010 and are still in development today! The manga adaptation was created in 2010 as well and the anime adaptation was created in 2013.
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started. I just happened to find the two games during a PlayStation sale. I have only played Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 and 3 (the remakes of the originals from 2010) and it was a wonderful surprise! These two particular games are dungeon crawling, turn based, roleplaying games. They are easily some of the most well-made, creative, fun, and engaging games I have ever played – not to mention- a HUGE YURI surprise! The graphics are solid, the storyline is interesting (although too much text for me sometimes), the voice acting is superb, and the gameplay is a heck of a lot of fun. The enemies are a ton of fun to battle, they range from large and spectacular, small and cute, to just plain funny and extremely weird looking. I can promise you that you have never seen silly enemies like these!
Don’t worry guys, this is not going to be a “Life after Citrus” kind of post. I have to admit that I feel a little lost after the show has ended, seeing that the one anime I’ve been waiting to air for years has come to an end now. But this is supposed to be a different post.
I’d simply like to talk about what comes next after Citrus has ended, or let’s just say after the first (of possibly more) season has come to an end.
I see the Citrus anime as a milestone, and maybe even a turning point for the genre. But let’s approach this from a different point, its source material. I don’t know the numbers, but even—or should I say especially—the manga was, and still is, a fan favorite. We can especially see it in the amount of people showing interest in the work, talking about it, and, of course, also ranting about it. Despite the ranting kind of engagement, Citrus mostly received positive feedback, and some people even began their yuri journey with it.
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~
Genre: Drama, Ecchi, Romance, Yuri
Moving out of your home to a completely new place can be pretty hard, especially if you’re still a high school student who needs to attend a school full of strangers. Unfortunately, Yuzu is not only forced to go to a new school, no, out of all possible schools, she has to attempt a very strict and conservative all-girls school as well. Also her way of “showing off” on the first day of school quickly gets her into trouble with the strict student council president Mei, who easily breaks Yuzu’s stubbornness, gaining her the pole position on Yuzu’s mental hate-list just on their first meeting. And as if things hadn’t been hard enough for her already, just when she returns home, she finds out that the one person that caused the most trouble for her that day is also going to be her new step sister…
The one anime that not only me, but so many of us have all been waiting for has come to an end, and oh damn, what a fun ride this was! But let’s start from the very beginning.
Artist: Ratana Satis
Genre: Drama, Comedy, NSFW, Yuri
Let’s keep it simple. This is a story about a player finding true love:
Mel, a renowned heart surgeon who’s not only known for her skills to fix hearts, but mostly for her skill to break them, has been living a carefree life up until the point the story starts out. She’s pretty popular in the hospital she’s working at, especially with her female colleagues, and proves her reputation as a player to be true whenever she feels like it.
However, things are about to change when someone new steps into her life. Someone she didn’t even regard as a possible love interest, but simply a little girl with a big mouth. To her distress, this girl, Lynn, seems to take a liking to her, invading her personal bubble more and more as time goes on.
Not only did they reveal five more cast members of the Kase-san OVA, they also announced that there will not only be the one episode coming out, but also a 18-minute drama CD.
As for the cast members:
- Ibuki Kido as Mikawa
- Minako Kotobuki as Inoue-senpai
- Masumi Asano as Sensei
- Yumi Uchiyama as Coach
- Fukushi Ochiai as (not announced yet)
Also, a new PV has just been released, and it’s gotten me even more hyped! Check it out~
With the addition of the upcoming drama CD, I guess this means we can look forward to even more Kase-san in just a few more months~
It’s finally here! The game we’ve been waiting for for years is finally available in English!
What I’m talking about, of course, is the all-star Sono Hanabira installment Maidens of Michael. It was released just a few days ago, and right now, you get it for a 10% discount for just a few more days.
You can get it at MangaGamer or over on Steam for $31.45.
And for the very unlikely case that you haven’t heard of this little gem yet…