Because it’s the end of the decade, we thought we had to have it go out in style by creating a star-studded award ceremony celebrating yuri’s best and brightest. If I wasn’t allergic to manga and visual novels (:P), this post would be even bigger, but as it is, there are over 30 awards up for grabs, so take a seat as we do our best Oprah impersonation and just hand out the honors.
Oh, and because it’s a super special occasion, there are also a few non-yuri awards handed out, but enough talking! Let’s get started~
It’s been over two years since my better blogging half reviewed the first half of Kill la Kill, so I think it’s finally time to finish what she started and review the second half. YuriReviews may have lost its way when it comes to KLK, but our bond has gotten much stronger than before. Let’s go~ Continue reading →
2014 is slowly coming to an end, which is why it’s now time to hand out my personal Yuri Awards for the year. Enjoy!
Best Yuri Anime: Sakura Trick
Unlike last year, I actually had some shows to chose from, which was really nice. I asked myself whether maybe Akuma no Riddle or Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san were better picks, but in the end, only one of these 3 shows really delivered the yuri we were all waiting for.
Sakura Trick is simply the most yuri show we got in years. I even think that it ranks within one of the top three anime with the most yuri action of all time (hentai not included).
All in all, thanks to Sakura Trick, I’m sure many of us had a great start to the new year, and hopefully, Yuri Kuma Arashi will do a similar job.
Since my Yuri Anime List of 2013 kind of sucks, I decided to make a better one for 2014. Right now, I can of course only list the few shows with yuri or at least yuri subtext that are either airing right now or that are announced to air sometime this year. So this list will be updated whenever I see a new yuri show or hear about one from other people.
Still, since it’s just impossible for me to watch each and every anime that is airing, I’d also appreciate if you’d just tell me whenever you feel like something in my list is missing. Finally, I’d like to tell you that I’ll add a “Yuri Rating” to each and every show I’ll list. This will be my personal impression of how much yuri the show has to offer, so if I still haven’t watched the show that is listed, I’ll add this rating a little later. If you suggest a show, it is always appreciated if you could give the yuri rating a score from 1-10.
With that said, let’s move on to the list, and even if it’s just the beginning of 2014, it’s already quite huge~
Yes I know, this is not exactly a yuri anime, actually this has no yuri at all. But similar to shows like Pretty Cure, the fans of this anime as well came up with some great yuri pairings.
So let’s just see this as justification to review a non-yuri anime, but in reality I just like the show and want to write about it.
Length: 25 episodes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, School Setting
Kill la Kill is definitely not an anime you watch for its plot, so the only things you need to keep in mind when watching this, are the following;
Ryuko, the protagonist of this show tries to find the person who killed her father and she searches for the killer in Honnouji Academy, a school that is ruled by the student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin and her minions. The rules in this school are very strict and depending on how strong you are, your social status is determined, which basically just means that the strongest are also the ones with the most money and influence.