This may be the biggest Yuri News Update in our history, so I’ll stop yapping and begin. 😛
Now that we’re in 2020, it’s time to once again look ahead at what the rest of the year has in store for us. Overall, 2019 was another solid year for yuri fans, with plenty of manga and visual novels to choose from, but you couldn’t say the same about anime. The good news is that it can’t get much worse, so hopes are high that 2020 could be an improvement.
Looking ahead to 2020, the first thing that sticks out to me is the fact that we already have a pure yuri anime to look forward to. Over the summer, it was announced that Adachi to Shimamura would be getting an anime adaptation, and even though we still don’t know the length of the anime, it’s nice to know that there’s something good on the way~
First off, Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you’re all doing well, and even though it’s the very first day of the year, we gotta get prepped for what the remaining 364 days have in store for us. As you may have noticed, YR has grown
up so much, and we can now say with authority that we are the biggest yuri blog on the planet, literally! 😀
But enough about our good looks, let’s get this year started off right~
Finally, we have some concrete info on 2020’s most anticipated (and so far only) pure yuri anime, Adachi to Shimamura. As you can see above, the show got a new visual to gawk at, but we now know which studio is in charge of production. It turns out it’s Tezuka Productions that will be doing the honors.
The studio is best-known for titles such as Black Jack and Astro Boy, but they’re also responsible for more recent anime like Dagashi Kagashi 2, and the studio also co-produced the excellent 2019 adaptation of Dororo. Oh, they’re also responsible for 1991’s Oniisama e…, which we’ll be reviewing in the coming weeks~
But enough talking, watch the PV already!
Oh yeah, that’s the good stuff we need more of. The hype train just picked up a lot of steam with this PV, and because it looks good and is coming from a legitimate studio, every yuri fan should be looking forward to this. We still don’t know when AdaShima will premiere, but it’s safe to say that a lot of people will have that date circled on their calendar.
Even in a less than stellar year for yuri(ish) anime, the show must go on, and we still had to roll out the red carpet for our annual awards ceremony. As usual, this post will hand out awards for the best this year had to offer, but if you were hoping we’d hand out awards to the best of the decade instead, don’t worry. Coming very soon, we’ll publish our Yuri Awards: Best of the Decade, which will even include a few extra categories not found in these awards.
Oh, and since I’m currently a YR army of one, this post will just consist of my choices for the year, which means no yuri manga or visual novels (hence the post title change). Sorry… 😛
If you want to jump ahead to a specific winner, just click on one of the awards below. And with that out of the way, let’s begin~
Best Non-Yuri Anime
Best Yuri Anime Character
Best Non-Yuri Anime Character
Best Yuri Canon Pairing
Best Unofficial Yuri Pairing
Most Pleasant Surprise
Best Anime OP/ED
Most Anticipated Anime of 2020
Most Anticipated Yuri-ish Anime of 2020
It’s the final Yuri News Update of the year (and decade), so, unsurprisingly, most of this month’s stories involve some of what will be taking up our time in 2020. So for the last time in 2019, let’s do this.
The year is almost over (thank goodness), but there’s still more yuri news to report, so let’s begin.
Let’s kick things off with some awesome news. One of the most pleasant yuri surprises in recent years, Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight, will be getting TWO anime films. One is your standard compilation film (which will open in summer 2020), but we can also look forward to a brand-new entry in the series. Check out the short announcement video.
After years of stale music anime, Revue Starlight came along and really shook things up, and to me, it ended up being a lot more entertaining than the likes of Love Live! and The iDOLM@STER. It’ll be interesting to see where the story goes, but if this new movie doesn’t result in a two-on-one Karen and Hikari versus Kirin duel, I’m gonna be pretty upset. 😛
The yuri hype train never stops, and this month’s installment sees a little bit of everything, so come aboard and enjoy the sights~
The November premiere of Flag Time keeps getting closer and closer, and now that we’re just a couple of months away, we finally have a proper trailer to gaze at. Check it out~
Looks pretty promising, huh? The teaser we saw back in June gave us a tiny glimpse of what to expect, so even though this is going to be no more than an hour long, it should still easily be one of the yuri anime highlights of 2019. With how mediocre this year has been for yuri anime fans, this can’t come soon enough, so just give it to us already! 😀