Spring 2016 is halfway done and the new season of anime is steadily approaching! As such, I have decided to list the ones that have my interest. The ones with potential for yuri will be mentioned first, followed by all the others.
Also known as: アンジュ・ヴィエルジュ
Allegedly based on a monthly manga (Ange Vierge: Linkage) that ran from April 2014 to Feb 2015, which in turn was an adaption of the online card game, Ange Vierge. Seems to be a all-girls school in a fantasy battle setting, so expect pretty scenery, copious amount of CGI, and flashy battle scenes.
Synposis: The story of the card game follows what happens when “Hairou” portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious “Exceed” powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called “Progress” girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.
Airs on July.
Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!!
Also known as: Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ 3rei!!
Fourth season of the Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya series, which in turn is a spin-off of the famous Fate/Stay Night franchise. It’s recommended to watch the three previous seasons first. Ilya haters should probably stay clear. If I had to describe this series with a single phrase, it’d be magical girl lolis in a messed-up fantasy setting (which happens to be the case for almost every mahou shoujo show these days,really).
Synposis: Illya and company attempt to rescue Miyu/best friend/bae.
Airs July 6th.
Love Live! Sunshine!!
Also known as: ラブライブ！サンシャイン!!
Another story about different schoolgirl idols. Spin-off of Love Live! School Idol Project.
Synopsis: The people behind Love Live! wanted more money, so there’s a new series about more schoolgirl idols.
Airs July 2nd.
Cute girls producing video games, basically. Tons of possible ships for this one.
Synopsis: The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company.
Airs on July.
Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars
Also known as: レガリア The Three Sacred Stars
Seems to be an all-female cast mecha show, but like OG said, there could be some male main sneaked in there. I think we have to be optimistic and believe.
Synopsis: Sisters Yui and Rena live a peaceful life in the kingdom of Enastoria, but they become involved in a vortex of destiny when a giant robot attacks Enastoria.
Studio: either Infinite or Actas.
Airs on July.
That about does it for yuri anime for Summer 2016. I’m also looking forward to ReLIFE, which I follow weekly as a manga, and Rewrite, since I’m a pretty big VisualArts Key fan.