Anime Spring Season 2018: First Impressions

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


Tachibanakan Triangle
Studio: Creators in Pack / Studio Lings • Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Yuri

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Uh… hm, what to say about this one. I guess let’s start with the obvious; Many of us were probably surprised when, after about 3 minutes, the episode just ended without any warning. I guess surprised is just a small part of what we really felt, and disappointment might as well be the better word to use here.

Well, since the episodes are so short, I don’t yet have that much to say. The ecchi level is quite high, and we can already expect there to be quite a lot of yuri, too. The quality, on the other hand, ranges from moments like “This looks nice!” to “Uh, wow, low-budget, huh?”.

I can’t really say any more, since I think given the length of the episodes that already aired, we just didn’t have the time to properly get to know the characters yet.


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Citrus: After the Hype – What Comes Next?

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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.

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Yuri News Update – April 2018

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!

mangagamer 2018 visual novel licensing surveyFirst 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~

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Yuri News Update – March 2018 – Part 2

asagao to kase-sanNot only did they reveal five more cast members of the Kase-san OVA, they also announced that there will not only be the one episode coming out, but also a 18-minute drama CD.

As for the cast members:

  • Ibuki Kido as Mikawa
  • Minako Kotobuki as Inoue-senpai
  • Masumi Asano as Sensei
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Coach
  • Fukushi Ochiai as (not announced yet)

Also, a new PV has just been released, and it’s gotten me even more hyped! Check it out~

With the addition of the upcoming drama CD, I guess this means we can look forward to even more Kase-san in just a few more months~

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Yuri News Update – January 2018

First yuri news update of the year, and it’s looking great so far! Let’s start with anime-related news.

First up, let me show you something to get you all excited about the upcoming yuri anime Tachibanakan Triangle.

It’s not exactly the anime PV that we’re all waiting for, but it does give us a good idea of how this adaptation will sound and feel. Plus, I think this will be the final cast that we’ll hear in the anime version as well. Some great choices if you ask me~

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Yuri Anime 2018

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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~


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Our Personal Highlights of 2017 and Things to Look Forward to in 2018

Let’s start with the highlights of 2017.

The year has admittedly been good, but definitely not the greatest when it comes to yuri anime and manga, at least in my opinion. Focusing on anime, we got some fair amount of shows with yuri subtext, like Kakegurui and the second seasons of New Game! and Love Live! Sunshine!!.

kobayashi-san chi no maid dragonThough, the great highlights were rather shows like Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, which simply surprised us with the amount of yuri—especially for a show by KyoAni—that seriously blurred the lines between only subtext and straight up yuri content. No one was really expecting that, which definitely makes this one of the greatest highlights of 2017 for me.

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