2021 Winter Anime Season: First Impressions

2021 winter anime season first impressions

It’s a brand-new year, so enjoy our First Impressions of the winter anime season that just started~

Otherside Picnic
Studio: Felix Film, LIDENFILMS | Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Yuri

otherside picnic anime

Let’s start with the big one this season~

Since I’ve read the light novels and recently also started reading the manga, I can say that I’m very, very happy with the look, sound, and feel of this adaptation. I think they cast the perfect voice actresses for our two main characters, and it even seems as if the admittedly little yuri depicted in the anime, so far (at least in my eyes) comes off far stronger than what I encountered in the novels.

I think the only two things that bothered me a little are the weird changes in animation that happen every now and then and the fact that, so far, I feel like we’re rushing through things. The first few visits to the other side felt like it took the two an eternity, yet in the anime, it’s all over in a few minutes. I guess I would have liked a longer first episode really. With that said, I understand however why they needed to feature all these events in the first episode, I would have just liked it all to be depicted in let’s say 40 and not 20 minutes.


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Yuri News Update: January 2021

yuri news update january 2021

It’s an all-new year but the same ol’ Yuri News Update that you know and don’t seem to hate too much. 😀

This month’s update seems to be rather small compared to other months, but as always, if we missed any important news (we probably did), feel free to mention it down in the comments. Happy New Year~


bloom into you anthology manga

Since last month’s update, Seven Seas announced that they had licensed the Bloom Into You Anthology manga series, with volume one set to release in September of this year. Seeing all these other creators add their own spin to the series is awesome, and I don’t think it’s something that happens often enough.

Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and hearts, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she’s inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself, has her shoujo romance finally begun? Explore this tale like never before in this collection of all-new short manga by various creators!

Seven Seas hasn’t announced when we can expect the second volume of the anthology, but it’s safe to say that it’s a ways off, possibly not even until 2022. Either way, it’s great news that fans of the series have something else to look forward to~


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Let’s Talk About 2020 – A Yuri Recap

With this post, I would like to put aside all of the bad that has happened in 2020 and instead focus on what people that come here actually want to read about, yuri stuff. So why not forget about this horrible year for a second and focus our mind on the few good things that happened within the past 12 months?

I’ll try to do this in the most chronologically correct order my brain can come up with, but I think I’m not the only one that kind of sees 2020 as this big pile of inconceivable time. I’ll give it my best though!

So as I freshly emerged from 2019, still playing my beloved Fire Emblem: Three Houses and starting the new year while still shipping Edelgard with both myself and Byleth, things couldn’t have been better, to be honest. There were quite a few things to be excited for, new visual novels that got announced, new yuri(ish) anime, and to top it all off, tons and tons of new yuri manga from all over the world.

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Yuri News Update: December 2020

yuri news update december 2020


wataten watashi ni tenshi ga maiorita anime

First up, it looks like Wataten will be getting a new anime project, at some point in the near future. The first season was a pleasant surprise, so I’m glad that we’ll eventually be seeing more of these characters. As of yet, it’s not known what “new anime project” really means, but we did get a cute new pic to go along with the announcement.

wataten watashi ni tenshi ga maiorita anime

Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but I’m thinking maybe the chibi look could mean that this is only going to be a short-form anime similar to Mini Yuri. That’s okay, I guess, but I’d much rather prefer a proper second season. Either way, the first season was cute and not very offensive—despite the lolicon protagonist—so I’d welcome any new content we can get.


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Yuri News Update: August 2020

yuri news update

It’s that time of the month again, time to go over what’s been happening in the world of yuri anime, manga, and visual novels. So sit back, relax, and enjoy August’s Yuri News Update~

And as usual, if we missed anything important, let us know in the comments.


donuts under a crescent moon yuri manga

There are a lot of manga licenses to get to, so let’s start off with one. Thanks to the kind folks at Seven Seas, Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon will be brought to audiences in North America, with the first volume being released in February 2021. In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s the description.

Uno Hinako throws herself into makeup, fashion, and falling in love, hoping that will make her seem “normal” to the other people at her job. But no matter how hard she tries, she’s a self-doubting mess inside, and her attempts at “normal” romance with men just keep failing. When she starts to think she might be alone forever, a new normal presents itself–in the form of her relationship with Sato Asahi, a level-headed woman who works at her company, which starts as respect until it becomes far more intimate.

While yuri anime fans have to make do with the typical assortment of idols, magical girls, and school girls, yuri manga fans get interesting stories like this, and I’d be lying if I said I’m not jealous. Not every story has to star fifteen-year-olds, so manga fans have it pretty dman good, especially with all these licenses that keep coming down the pike.


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Yuri News Update: July 2020

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~


my next life as a villainess season two

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*


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Yuri News Update: June 2020

It’s the first Wednesday in June, which means it’s time for yet another Yuri News Update. If I missed a news story worth mentioning, feel free to mention it down below in the comments. 😛


adachi to shimamura animee

Let’s get things started with some good news. The hopes and dreams of yuri anime in 2020 have rested on the shoulders of Adachi to Shimamura for some time, so it’s especially rewarding to learn that it’s finally set to premiere in October. It’s also rewarding to see another PV, as shown below.

For reasons we’ll talk about more later on, it was worrying that this show didn’t have a set date yet, but it turns out it’s only four short months away. Even though I personally haven’t read the light novels or manga, the PV makes this look very promising, and I’m so looking forward to getting to watch an actual yuri anime again~


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