Anime Spring Season 2018: First Impressions

2018 spring anime

 

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


Tachibanakan Triangle
Studio: Creators in Pack / Studio Lings • Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Yuri

tachibanakan triangle
Uh… hm, what to say about this one. I guess let’s start with the obvious; Many of us were probably surprised when, after about 3 minutes, the episode just ended without any warning. I guess surprised is just a small part of what we really felt, and disappointment might as well be the better word to use here.

Well, since the episodes are so short, I don’t yet have that much to say. The ecchi level is quite high, and we can already expect there to be quite a lot of yuri, too. The quality, on the other hand, ranges from moments like “This looks nice!” to “Uh, wow, low-budget, huh?”.

I can’t really say any more, since I think given the length of the episodes that already aired, we just didn’t have the time to properly get to know the characters yet.


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Yuri News Update – March 2018

The yuri news just keeps coming in droves, so it’s time for yet another Yuri News Update, but we’re not complaining~

First up, the newest PV for Amanchu! Advance—the second season of Amanchu!— has hit, and it’s brought with it the news that the anime will premiere on April 7th. The first season was one of the most pleasant anime of 2016, and from the looks of things, this new season might be every bit as enjoyable. There looks to be some new characters, but as we all know, it’s all about Pikari and Teko. Take a look.

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Yuri Anime 2018

yuri anime 2018

Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, Yuri Anime 2016, and Yuri Anime 2017 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air in 2018. Since it’s not even 2018 yet, this list is still in progress and will be updated whenever there are new shows to add. If you feel like we missed something, feel free to name your additions~


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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 – 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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Yuri Anime / Manga / Visual Novel Awards 2016

2016 yuri anime manga visual novel awards

2016 had a lot to offer. Maybe not too many yuri anime, but definitely a lot of other yuri media, such as a ton of yuri visual novels and some really awesome new yuri manga.

So in old YuriReviews fashion, we would like to hand out some awards for who and what we think deserves these awards most this year:

Lena’s Best Yuri Anime: Shuumatsu no Izetta
shuumatsu no izetta

Well, other than the Valkyrie Drive Specials we can’t really say 2016 offered any other pure yuri show, so I guess we have to work with what we got and make the best of it, right? So, since I didn’t want to go with “only” some specials from a show that aired last year, I decided to go with the show that came closest to what I think is really yuri, which is Izetta: The Last Witch. Despite the fact that she show doesn’t label itself as yuri, nor do the two main characters ever really declare their love, I still feel like it’s pretty obvious that they actually do love each other—romantically, that is. And if they are not yet in a relationship with each other, then I’m freaking sure they will be at some point, since their chemistry was simply over the top amazing, just like the show itself~

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