Just a few more days and it’s 2014 already. For some reason this year passed by pretty fast, at least for me, but that’s absolutely no bad thing since I just can’t wait for 2014.
So in this entry I’m going to name the things I’m waiting for the most. These will most likely be anime, but also movies, OVAs, manga and Visual Novels.
Please note that many of the anime I’m going to name are already announced, but in most cases there is no information about their release date out yet. That’s why I’m going to divide this entry into 3 parts to make the list a little clearer.
Stuff that will be released in 2014:
Sakura Trick Anime
Let’s start with the one thing many of you are probably anticipating the most, Sakura Trick. The first episode will air on 9th January, which is just a few weeks from now on and I can barely contain my excitement for this show. A pure yuri anime with (seemingly) various different couples and a lot of cute kisses? Sounds great!
I really hope that this show will be successful, so that everyone can see that the world needs more yuri!
If you haven’t done so already, here’s a short preview for you to watch:
Since it’s the end of the year already, I thought it would be a good idea to just list my personal highlights of 2013 and kind of draw a final conclusion to see how “successful” this year has been for us yuri fans.
So first of all, let’s start with anime.
I think everyone will agree with me when I say that 2013 has been the year of Shingeki no Kyojin.
I have to be honest and tell you that I’m usually neither up to date with seasonal anime releases, nor do I pay attention to what shows are the most popular.
However, there was one anime this year that I could not miss simply because of its huge fandom, and I’m really happy I actually did take the time to see why everyone was going crazy about it.
Shingeki no Kyojin was without a doubt the most anticipated as well as successful anime of 2013 and I have to agree, it’s a fantastic show with a freaking awesome story. It is also one of the only (non-yuri) manga I’ve read in a long time and it’s even one of my favorites right now, which is so rare since I usually only read yuri stuff.
Well, other than the manga and anime, especially the yuri pairing YumiKuri (Ymir x Christa) has gained a lot of popularity this year. There are already tons of doujinshi, fanfics and even short animated clips of them out. And since I’m up to date with the manga, I can safely assume that the fandom won’t just stop here, but rather grow even bigger.
But since I don’t want to spoil you guys, let’s just end it here and come to another highlight that happened at the end of the year, not too long ago.
The news of the 3rd Madoka Magica movie had been around for a while and in October the movie was finally released in Japan, while some other countries had to wait until December to finally watch it.
Author: Komata Mikami
Length: 12 episodes
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, School Setting, Yuri, Moe
Yuzuko Nonohara: Even though it is said that she’s supposed to be the smartest out of the 3 main characters, she usually appears to be the loudest, most random and at times the most dimwitted out of them all. Still, despite her sometimes crazy behavior, she’s very likable and brings a lot of nice yuri undertones into the show.
Yukari Hinata: Yukari comes from a very rich family and you could say, she’s usually a little quieter and more reserved than Yuzuko. But then again, she’s always quite fast to catch on to Yuzuko’s randomness and thus starts to act just as silly and crazy as the former.
Yui Ichii: I think everyone will agree with me when I say that Yui is probably the most normal girl out of them all. She also has some moments in which she acts crazy, but usually that’s Yuzuko and Yukari’s job. And since the two of them tend to go a little over board with their jokes almost all of the time, Yui usually tries to keep their craziness in check, using violence whenever it’s necessary.