Yuri News Update: August 2020

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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: May 2020

It’ll take a lot more than a pandemic to stop the yuri world from spinning, and this month, we have more proof of that. So sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for another heaping helping of yuri news~


First up, one of the most beloved yuri couples of all-time is making a return. It was announced last month that Kannazuki no Miko creators Kaishaku will be launching a spinoff manga later this month. Somewhere, chimekolover88 is still jumping for joy. 😛

Previous Kannazuki no Miko spinoffs were, uhhh, not so great, but it’s more Chimeko! No matter how mediocre previous entries in the franchise were, KnM fans will still probably eat this new spinoff up, and who would’ve thought that in our greatest time of need, it would be Chimeko that would come to our rescue? Besides, Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora wasn’t bad, so there is precedent for a solid KnM spinoff.


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My Top 10 Yuri Anime

Lena’s already listed her Top 10 Yuri Anime, so I figured it’s about time I follow suit and do the same. I just recently crowned my choice for Best Yuri Anime of the 2010s, but plenty of yuri anime were released in the decades prior, so expect to see yuri anime both new and old. Much like L’s list has done multiple times, I think I’ll update this list at some point in the future, but for now, let’s just go ahead and get started~

10

flip flappers anime
Year: 2006
Length: 13 Episodes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Magic, Sci-Fi
Studio: Studio 3Hz


Flip Flappers is an anime that’s really hard to describe, yet throughout the surreal adventures of Cocona and Papika, you can’t help but get the sense that you’re watching something special. A lot of yuri anime play it safe, but this is definitely not one of them, and even though there are plenty of hints throughout the series, it isn’t until late in the series that you really realize how gay Cocona and Papika are.

This entire anime is so much more imaginative and different than most anime out there, so even though the story might leave you a little (or very) confused (as it did me), the grand adventure and unpredictability of it all leaves you glued to your screen. Flip Flappers may not be a very popular choice for favorite yuri anime, yet this is a wholly unique trip down the rabbit hole that will probably stick with you for a while after watching. “Yuri anime” and “avant garde” don’t go together at all, but if any anime fits the bill, this might be one of the best examples.


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Short Anime Review Roundup – Aki-Sora: Yume no Naka, Isshoni Training Ofuro: Bathtime with Hinako & Hiyoko, and Mini Yuri

short yuri anime review roundup

It’s time for us to delve back into the strange world of short-form yuri anime, and we’ve come up with quite an eclectic mix for this latest installment. Incestuous siblings, bathtime exercises, and a chibi-fied version of one of yuri anime’s greatest treasures are what we’ll be looking at, so let’s get started~

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Yuri Awards: Best of the Decade

yuri awards best of the decade


*** SPOILER WARNING ***


Because it’s the end of the decade, we thought we had to have it go out in style by creating a star-studded award ceremony celebrating yuri’s best and brightest. If I wasn’t allergic to manga and visual novels (:P), this post would be even bigger, but as it is, there are over 30 awards up for grabs, so take a seat as we do our best Oprah impersonation and just hand out the honors.

Oh, and because it’s a super special occasion, there are also a few non-yuri awards handed out, but enough talking! Let’s get started~



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Anime Review: Yuru Yuri,

yuru yuri, ova

It feels kind of weird to be writing a review about a single episode, but if any series deserves such a thing, it’s probably Yuru Yuri. Until a fourth season (hopefully) arrives, this is all we have right now (not true, we also have Mini Yuri :P), so let’s just enjoy it, while we can~

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Yuri News Update: September 2019

The yuri hype train never stops, and this month’s installment sees a little bit of everything, so come aboard and enjoy the sights~


flag time yuri anime

The November premiere of Flag Time keeps getting closer and closer, and now that we’re just a couple of months away, we finally have a proper trailer to gaze at. Check it out~

Looks pretty promising, huh? The teaser we saw back in June gave us a tiny glimpse of what to expect, so even though this is going to be no more than an hour long, it should still easily be one of the yuri anime highlights of 2019. With how mediocre this year has been for yuri anime fans, this can’t come soon enough, so just give it to us already! 😀


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