Okay guys, it’s happening! Not only will we get some more yuri shows to enjoy next year, it will be none other than Citrus and Netsuzou Trap!
The news spread like wildfire through the yuri community this morning, so let me just give you the facts we already got:
I’m quite sure I’m not the only person wondering about the reasons why specific manga get chosen to get an anime adaptation while others don’t. Some choices seem quite questionable to me, while I’m still waiting for other specific manga to finally get noticed as well.
Since I think this is a pretty interesting topic, I tried to come up with a list of possible requirements for manga to get picked up by animation studios. Please note that this list only contains my personal thoughts and opinions, and it’s surely not an universal checklist for these kinds of decisions. So if you have any additions or disagree with any of my thoughts, feel free to let me know.
Also, and please don’t complain about this right away, I decided to use Citrus as an example for this little list. It’s probably the yuri manga with the highest demand for an anime adaptation right now, so please just try to deal with it.
Author: Kuzushiro (Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san; Kimi no Tame nara Shineru)
Length: 1 Volume with 7 Chapters
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Violence, Yandere, Yuri
Story: 7/10 and Characters: 9/10
The story is very simple: You have two high school girls, Akkii and Shouko, who are madly in love with each other. The problem is, they have some difficulties dealing with their feelings. And by that I mean that they are absolutely crazy for each other, but they get into very violent fights exactly because of this love that they can’t deal with very well. Putting it even simpler, right here you have a story about two yandere girls being in a relationship with each other.
This is seriously like the most promising setting ever! There is nothing more to the story than the two girls getting into brutal fights each and every chapter. Be it out of jealousy, thanks to a stupid misunderstanding, or simply because they just can’t voice their love for each other any other way, 50% of what you’ll see in this manga is them fighting.
“If you won’t be mine, then I’ll just kill you!!” – This actually describes their relationship pretty well.
It seems like we’re on something of a hot streak of good yuri news lately, and that streak continues with the news that Kishi Torajirou’s yuri comedy Otome no Teikoku is slated to get a “petit” anime adaptation.
Over a year ago, I already made a similar post to this, talking about what kind of yuri anime I’d like to see in the future. If you’re interested in reading this post, click here.
Now, let’s also talk about the yuri manga that I think have the highest potential of becoming great shows.
First of all, as many of you know, I was really skeptical when I heard about Sakura Trick getting an anime adaptation. I was never really fond of 4-koma manga, and I also think that we already have enough lighthearted yuri comedy anime as it is. I imagined it to be similar to Yuru Yuri, and even though the yuri is quite strong in this show, it’s just there for comedic reasons, and there is no “real” romance.
2014 turns out to be such a great year for us yuri fans. Sakura Trick is already airing, in spring Akuma no Riddle will follow and now we’ll even get more? Wow, that’s just great!
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is a 4-coma comedy manga by Kuzushiro.
So far, I think not that many chapters have been translated, so some of you might not even know this manga at all.
So here’s a short synopsis:
About best friends Yachiyo Inugami and Suzu Nekoyama. Inugami likes cats and has a dog-like personality. Nekoyama likes dogs and has a cat-like personality. (mangaupdates.com)