Anime Winter Season 2019: First Impressions

2019 winter anime season

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our First Impressions of the 2019 winter anime season that just started~


Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)
Studio: Madhouse • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Psychological

boogiepop wa warawanai
It’s a simple truth that there just aren’t enough good horror anime out there, and once I saw that Madhouse was behind this one, my expectations for it suddenly shot up. The first two episodes seemingly came out concurrently, but this slightly larger sample size hasn’t done anything to dash my hopes that it could turn out to be pretty good.

Even though it’s listed among the genres, this seems a lot more psychological than I anticipated, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. There hasn’t been much in the way of action, yet the story seems to be slowly coming together, and it’s definitely moving in an intriguing direction. So far, there’s been shapeshifting, a mysterious drug, and cannibalism, so needless to say, this has been pretty dark stuff. We haven’t seen a ton of Boogiepop thus far, but they’re definitely an interesting character, and I’m looking forward to seeing what role she really plays in all of this.

From what I read, this anime is the first anime adaptation of the light novels starting from the very beginning, so there’s no need to have watched previous Boogiepop anime in order to understand what is going on here. It’s grim, and I expect things to only get darker and more violent, but I think the show’s off to a promising start, and for all the crappy horror anime that’s come our way in recent years, this one might end up being a winner.

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Yuri News Update: January 2019

yuri news update january 2019

It may be a new year, but there’s still a lot of yuri news, and in case you haven’t heard apparently 2019 is the 100th anniversary of yuri, as Nobuko Yoshiya’s Yaneura no Nishojo was first published all the way back in 1919!

It’s pretty crazy to think of how far this genre has come, but even coming off one of the best years in yuri history, things can still get better, so raise your glass to Ms. Yoshiya, the real OG of our favorite genre~

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Yuri Anime 2019

yuri anime 2019

Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, Yuri Anime 2016, Yuri Anime 2017, and Yuri Anime 2018 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air in 2019. Since it’s not even 2019 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~

It should be noted that neither of the Sailor Moon movies have definite release dates, so it’s more of an assumption that they’ll release this year, but we felt like including them anyway. And it’s probably wishful thinking to trust that Hibike Euphonium! won’t totally abandon any and all subtext, but let’s go into this with some optimism! 😛


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What to Look Forward to in 2019

After such an awesome year where yuri fans were able to witness major yuri anime adaptations from the likes of Citrus, Bloom Into You, and even Asagao to Kase-san., it’s time to look into the future and see what 2019 has in store for us.

Admittedly, 2018 spoiled us big time, probably not so much with a lot of major visual novel releases, but definitely when it comes to anime. I guess there’s just no way the new year can get anywhere close to that. Still, even now, we already know of quite a few anime releases that we should get excited for in 2019!

magia record mahou shoujo madoka magica gaiden

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Yuri News Update: December 2018 – Part II

Another News Update so soon?! That’s right! As has been the case lately, there’s a lot of news to sort through once again, so let’s get started~


citrus+ yuri manga

First up, those of you who’ve been depressed since the completion of Saburouta’s Citrus manga can finally turn those frowns upside down, as Citrus+ launched yesterday in the newest issue of Yuri Hime.

In entertainment, sequels/spin-offs are rarely as good as their parent story, but even if this doesn’t end up being quite as entertaining as the original, it’s still more Yuzu and Mei, so no need to complain. Besides, who needs Santa when we have Saburouta giving us such a nice present this holiday season?!


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Yuri News Update: November 2018

Since there was so much happening last month, we didn’t get around to posting a Yuri News Update, so that means this will be a pretty lengthy installment. You ready? Okay, let’s go~


watashi ni tenshi ga maiorita!

First up, more info has come out regarding Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!, including when it’s set to begin airing. Mark your calendars for January, and in case you don’t know too much about it, here’s a short synopsis to get you up to speed.

One day, fifth grader Hinata Hoshino brings her friend Hana Shirosaki to her house, and Hinata’s sister Miyako, a college student, falls in love with with Hana at first sight. Miyako manages to get along with Hana somehow, but her clumsy behavior and shyness, makes Hana wary. Even so, Hana gradually opens up to Miyako, who wants to become closer to her.

After Happy Sugar Life, that synopsis is scaring me a little bit, but I imagine it’ll be kind of like Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!, so there’s probably no need to worry. And it helps that several staff members working on this also worked on New Game!, so it has a good chance of being pretty entertaining.

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(from left to right) Miyako, Hana, Hinata, and Noa

Someone mentioned in the comments of another post about how there seems to be a trend in anime right now of girls/women falling in love with children, and it makes me pretty uncomfortable that this is actually a thing, even if it’s not always depicted in a serious manner. Anyway, here’s the first PV.


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Yuri News Update: July 2018

We admittedly don’t have much to cover this time, but the things we do have are pretty damn awesome~

So let’s start things off with the first Bloom Into You trailer:

This short trailer might only cover a mere minute, but what this shows us is so much! Not only did they reveal the voice actresses for Touko and Yuu, they also gave us a taste of this gorgeous-looking animation. This sure blew me away.

It’s not just the animation that looks high quality though, the art style in general looks pretty nice, too. The characters don’t just remind me of the Touko and Yuu we know from the manga, they really managed to bring this unique character design and art style of mangaka Nakatani Nio to life.

Okay, before I squeal myself to death, here’s the info about the voice actresses we were able to make out from the trailer.

And in case it’s been a while for you since you read the manga or if you’re completely new to it, here’s a short plot summary for you.

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