In a year that saw a new installment in the WIXOSS series as well as Mahou Shoujo Site, the title of “Most Messed Up Yuri Anime” has to go to Happy Sugar Life. The concept alone will turn some people off, and I would have been one of those people, if I didn’t have to review it. 😛
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the summer anime season that just came to an end~
Trust me on this one, don’t go into this only for the yuri. If an age gap of about ten years—with the younger one not even being old enough to understand how to use a vacuum cleaner—doesn’t already scare you away, maybe the yandere part will. The “yuri” aside, the horror, or rather, psychological aspects of this show made it hard for me to watch more than one episode at a time.
Happy Sugar Life constantly hits you with more twisted people, all with their own understanding of what makes life bearable, and all in one way or another seemingly just tools to make Satou and so many other people they encounter suffer beyond what they can take. Now, add Satou to this equation, with her own twisted personality, and you’re constantly hit with both drama and trauma, to the point that you get paranoid that every new character that gets introduced must be crazy in some way. And you wouldn’t even be wrong about that!
So, yeah, if you’re into these dark and twisted psychological kind of shows, this is surely something you will enjoy. However, personally, as much as I can enjoy shows like this, Happy Sugar Life might have crossed a certain line a few times too much, and at some point, some characters rather came off as laughable and ridiculous instead of scary and dangerous. Also, the yuri part was just not my cup of tea.
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the summer anime season that just started~
And since the third season of Shingeki no Kyojin is premiering later than the rest of the shows on this list, our first impressions of that will be added in later.
Wait, what?! So the ones who already read the manga knew what was coming. For others, it might have been a huge shock. I usually love shows with some shock value. Ones that lead you into believing they are something different and then just hit you with what they truly are, like Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, or in one way or another, Asobi Asobase, too. Now add in some yuri and it should be the perfect combination, right? But somehow, it’s not quite.
As much as I love this type of show as well as age gap, and, of course, yuri, I guess the age difference here might be a bit too big or rather, one of them is simply too young for me to actually get into this and find it okay. On the other hand, from only having watched the first episode and having read about three chapters of the manga, the love shared here might be a little more on the sisterly side, but do correct me if I’m wrong.
All in all, I am surprised of how well the adaptation turned out so far. I might not be the biggest fan of the story, and I might as well not really be there for the yuri in this one, but I’ll definitely stick around to see where the story goes from here.
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~
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~