2021 Summer Anime Season: First Impressions

2021 summer anime season first impressions

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the 2021 summer anime season that just started~

We’ll also be watching the second season of Magia Record, but since that doesn’t begin until the end of the month, we’re going on ahead and writing about the other anime we’ve begun watching.


kageki shoujo anime

Kageki Shoujo!!
Studio: Pine Jam • Genre: Drama, School

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Yuri News Update: July 2021

yuri news update july 2021

This month’s Yuri News Update is especially plump, so let’s not waste any time. As always, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~


magia record season 2

First up, while everyone was still recovering from the news of the sequel to Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Rebellion, Shaft went ahead and dropped the news that the second season of Magia Record was finally happening. The premiere date is July 31st, so it’s quite the surprise that season two is happening so soon. Anyway, take a look at the PV~

If that wasn’t enough Magia Record news, it was also announced that the third and final season will premiere at the end of the year. Magia Record doesn’t get the same love that the main series gets, but the first season was still pretty good, and now the summer anime season definitely looks a little better now that season two is included. It’s Madoka★Magica‘s world, we’re just living in it. 😛


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Yuri News Update: June 2021

yuri news update june 2021

After a little break, we’re back with another roundup of yuri news stories, so sit back and enjoy yet another Yuri News Update. As always, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it in the comments~


love live nijigasaki high school idol club anime

This yuri drought we’ve been going through lately has been pretty rough, but one thing we can always count on is more Love Live! anime. The latest example is the upcoming second season of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, which will arrive sometime in 2022.

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Yuri News Update: April 2021

yuri news update april 2021

Is the year already a quarter of the way over? It feels like it’s just begun, but here we are in April, bringing you another Yuri News Update. As is usually the case, if we missed anything important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~


blue reflection ray anime

One of the more intriguing anime of the spring season for me is Blue Reflection Ray, even though I’d never even heard of the game until last month. That visual above should explain why I’m interested in this, and now we have not one, but TWO PVs for this anime. Enjoy~

Based on the art and animation, I’m not sure if I’m feeling this or not. The show kicks off this week, so instead of wasting time thinking about it, I’ll just watch it and figure it out as I go. Expect to hear about this show in our First Impressions post (hopefully) next week.


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Yuri News Update: February 2021

yuri news update february 2021

I may have forgotten to post this last week, but that just means there are even more things to cover. As always, if we missed something important, feel free to mention it down in the comments~


kobayashi-san chi no dragon maid s

First up, my current pick for the most anticipated yuri-ish anime of 2021. After a couple of quiet years, we finally know when the second season of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon will premiere. July is when the fun begins, so mark your calendars, people.

There were a lot of people worried about Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S after the KyoAni arson incident, but like the rest of the studio, it’s risen from the ashes and will continue on. If you haven’t seen the first season, you’re missing out on one of the most ridiculous and entertaining yuri-ish anime we’ve had in some time, but there’s still time to catch up, so what are you waiting for?! 😛


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Yuri Anime 2021

yuri anime 2021

Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, Yuri Anime 2016, Yuri Anime 2017, Yuri Anime 2018, Yuri Anime 2019, and Yuri Anime 2020 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air in 2021.

This list is still a work in progress and will be updated whenever there are new shows to add. Unlike past years, we won’t assume that certain non-pure yuri anime will have some kind of yuri, even if the series has had some yuri in the past. An example would be the newest season of WIXOSS. It might have some yuri, but it’s not a sure thing, so unless/until it does, it won’t be added to the list. Don’t fret, other upcoming anime that are more likely to include yuri will be included, such as the Revue Starlight movie.

Anyway, if you feel like we missed something, feel free to name your additions down in the comments~


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Anime Review – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

my next life as a villainess anime


Year: 2020
Length: 12 Episodes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School
Studio: Silver Link.

Synopsis: Most people would prefer being the protagonist of a world full of adventure, be it in a game or in another world. But, unfortunately, a certain girl is not so lucky. Regaining the memories of her past life, she realizes that she was reborn in the world of Fortune Lover—one of the games she used to play.

Unfortunately, the character she was reincarnated into—Katarina Claes—is the game’s main antagonist, who faces utter doom in every ending. Using her extensive knowledge of the game, she takes it upon herself to escape from the chains of this accursed destiny.

However, this will not be an easy feat, especially since she needs to be cautious as to not set off death flags that may speed up the impending doom she is trying to avoid. Even so, to make a change that will affect the lives of everyone around her, she strives—not as the heroine—but as the villainess.


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Given the current state of anime, I know a lot of people might be experiencing isekai fatigue right about now, and I thought I was too, until I started watching My Next Life as a Villainess, which I’ll be calling Hamefura for the remainder of the review. Thanks to mediocre anime like BOFURI, my expectations are pretty low for shows in this genre. A reason why I felt differently about this anime isn’t because Hamefura does anything radically different than other isekai anime, it’s simply because the show seemed fun and clever, two things I personally haven’t felt about this genre since the olden days of SAO and The Devil is a Part-Timer!.

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