It may not have had too much hype, but the second season of one of 2016’s most pleasant surprises, Amanchu!, aired this past spring. In short, it’s another pretty good reason why it’s so nice to be a yuri fan right now~
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the spring anime season that just came to an end~
Everything’s better down where it’s wetter. The first season of Amanchu! was a sweet and easygoing anime that was easy to like, and I found this second season to be nearly as enjoyable. Futaba is much better acquainted with the world of diving, yet there’s still a lot for her to learn and experience—both in and out of the water—so it’s a good thing that she has people like Hikari and the rest of the gang there to help her every step of the way~
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the spring anime season that just started~
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.
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.
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~
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!!.
Though, 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.
Yuri news is coming in quickly these days. Lucky us~
First 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…