Summer is officially here, and with it comes another Yuri News Update. As has been the case lately, there’s a lot to get to, and as always, if we missed something important, feel free to mention it in the comments~
It makes sense to start this Yuri News Update with some good news. From what I hear, perhaps this spring season’s most pleasant surprise has been My Next Life as a Villainess, which you guys have recommended to me on more than one occasion, so it’s great that a second season was announced at the end of this season’s final episode. 2021 is when you can expect the new season to arrive, so next year is already starting to take shape quite nicely.
I actually haven’t started watching the first season yet, but since our Spring Final Thoughts post is planned for next week, I better hurry the hell up! *rushes to finish writing this post*
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. 😛
There’s a lot to cover in this Yuri News Update, so let’s get started~
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the amazing news that Bloom Into You is getting an anime adaptation.
Unlike some other recent yuri anime adaptations *cough* Netsuzou TRap & Tachibanakan Triangle *cough*, an anime studio with some respectable titles under its belt will be handling this in TROYCA (Aldnoah.Zero, Re:Creators, and Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru).
When we last checked in, this was a leak that had yet to be confirmed, but it’s now official, and October is when this is set to premiere. If you remember, last year, Bloom Into You won our Yuri Tournament to decide which yuri manga was most deserving of an anime adaptation, so I think it’s safe to say that all of you folks who voted for it are responsible for this. Thanks. 😉
Since we’re still in the middle of yet another year packed with yuri visual novels, it would be a crime to go without some fresh news for longer than a few weeks. So here we have some pretty damn awesome info for you. Let’s start right away with my personal favorite~
Okay, guys, hold on to your seats because what’s gonna hit you now is the best news ever! So MangaGamer yet again listened to our demands and will translate another Sono Hanabira title for us! Though, that is definitely not the best part of it, since it’s not just going to be any of the numerous SonoHana installments. No, it’s gonna be my personal favorite of all of them, A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael. This one is the first all-star title, featuring the first five couples the game series had to offer, as well as introducing one of my favorites, Miya and Risa.
It admittedly took me a while to finish this one, though I finally did, and even though I regret not having slowed down even more to enjoy this one a little longer, I’m happy I can finally talk about this with you~
Story: 8/10 and Characters: 7/10
Set in the American southwest, two girls, Marina and Amber, set their sails to take part in the big gold rush that has been triggered by the discovery of an old gold rush miner’s journal that talks about having bountiful treasures hidden around the area. Picking up the lost hitchhiker Marina, Amber more or less willingly gets herself involved in a life-changing adventure.
We already covered some “different” yuri works in our first post which you can find right here. Though, since new shows and such luckily keep popping up, I think we’ll never really run out of new topics to talk about, so why don’t we use the opportunity to catch up on some things?
So what you’ll find in this post is simply me talking and partly ranting about The 100, Highway Blossoms, and even Overwatch, since the Yuri community (including myself) is currently going crazy over it.
So let’s just start with The 100, probably one of the most popular ongoing TV shows featuring lesbian characters right now. Well, there’s of course Orange Is the New Black, though I tend to forget about this one, simply because I still haven’t managed to hype myself enough to actually watch more than just the first episode.
Guess what news we can yet again talk about? That’s right, it’s time to talk about Yuri Visual Novels!
Prepare for a very long post~
First off, the highly anticipated Highway Blossoms has finally been released and is available for purchase on Steam right now.
For those that are not yet familiar with the game, here’s yet again a short plot summary:
The gold rush has struck the west for a second time. Highway Blossoms is the story of Amber, a girl trying her best to be alone on the road until she stumbles upon a young hitchhiker and the journal of a prospector from long ago.