Moecha. Yeah, I just invented a new word. It’s the anime combination of moe and mecha, most recently seen in the summer holdover show Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, which is the subject of our latest anime review~
Thanks to upcoming reviews of Love Live! Sunshine!!, New Game!, and Amanchu!, the list this season is rather short and mostly devoid of yuri-ish titles. Nevertheless, the show must go on, so enjoy our Final Thoughts on the summer anime season that just came to an end~
If you were to look up fluff in the dictionary, I’m sure there would be a screenshot of Bananya staring back at you. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad, but it’s clearly for people who are into cute things above all else. There’s no plot, and the narrator is the only source of actual dialogue, yet it somehow works, and every episode is a surprisingly enjoyable look into the lives of tiny cats that live in bananas.
If the episodes were any longer than three minutes each, I think the show would grow tedious and it would lose a lot of its charm, but as it stands, just marveling at the adorableness of it all is enough for me.
It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the summer anime season that just started~
After having read the description of this show, I bet a lot of us had our hopes up for at least a little yuri subtext. Having watched the first episode now, I think that’s actually not all we might be able to hope for. The whole set-up of how the two girls meet reminds me so, so much of the typical girl x girl encounter you can find in numerous other yuri shows and especially in manga. Long hair swaying in the wind, the two meeting by the ocean, ending up in the same class, and sitting right next to each other…. Yeah, that really sounds like the start of a great “friendship”, one where I can totally see Futaba developing feelings for airhead Hikari in no time.
Though, how far will this show go showing us their relationship? It’s not described as a yuri show, though neither was Madoka, and see how far things went in that one. So, yeah. I have my hopes up, and I sure hope they won’t disappoint us!
Since I more or less dropped almost all shows that I had planned on watching—or started watching—this season (feel free to openly judge me for that), I had high hopes for the upcoming summer season, and I’m actually pretty sure this one won’t disappoint.
So disregarding the fact that we will also do our seasonal “First Impressions” post once the new season has started, this one will cover the yuri-ish shows that we might want to get hyped about, even before getting a first taste of the shows listed.
I’ll only name full yuri shows or those that might have some yuri content involved, and for those, I will add a category called “Potential Yuri”, which I will then grade as either High, Medium, or Yuri Goggles Material. Please note that this will only cover my personal expectations, so it might as well turn out very differently once the season has finally started.
Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, and Yuri Anime 2015 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air this year. Since it’s only the beginning of 2016, 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.