It’s that time of year again.
Well, it’s also a little early. But I figured I should get this out sooner rather than later. Same ol’ deal. First up are the yuri shows / girls club shows. Next are the non-yuri shows. Last are the shows that I probably should be watching as an anime fan or a yuri fan but aren’t (along with reasons why).
Welcome to Hell Zone.
Yuri / Girls Club Shows
Genres: Drama, Romance, Yuri, School
Summary: Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother’s remarriage a bit differently; she didn’t know it’d be an ultra-strict and conservative girls’ school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei—who turns out to be her new step sister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.
(Source: Yuri Project)
Thoughts: I consider the manga source material to be cliché and excessively melodramatic. We’ll see if that’s how it’ll be for the anime adapatation, right? Not expecting much, though.
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, School
Studio: Hoods Entertainment
Summary: Hazuki Kagimura is a normal girl who is usually alone. With her relationship with her new family not going so well, she retreats every day to the world of stories and books. One day, after school, one of the library’s bookshelves sends her to another world with a magic school, where she meets Shizuka Tsuchimikado. She finds out that girls (called “mädchen”) who attend the school are selected by old fairy tails and folk stories to wield their magic, and are taught how to wield it in the school. The school has girls who are chosen by such stories as Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, Issun-boushi, Der Freischütz, Shuten-douji, The Little Matchstick Girl, The Gigantic Turnip, Arthurian legends, and The Ramayana. Hazuki herself is chosen by the Cinderella story. She begins her new life at the school to become a magic user, and be friends with Shizuka.
(Source: Anime News Network; edited)
Thoughts: There was only like 3 cute girls in that trailer, what the heck. Excluding the onee-san and onii-san, of course. I want more! At any rate, this seems to be a series about girls and magic. Should be fun!
Toji no Miko
Genres: Action, Fantasy, School
Studio: Studio Gokumi
Summary: There’s an evil creature called Aratama that attack people, and a group of Miko has been exorcising those creatures using swords since olden times. Those who wear uniforms and swords are called Toji, who are officially called Tokubetsu Saishi Kitoutai (Special Ritual Maneuver Team) in the police association. They are officially approved of wielding the swords by the government officials. The government has established five training schools consisting of junior and senior high levels for the female students to attend. They spend their student life normally, and use special skills with the swords when they’re doing missions to protect people. In the spring, these five schools are to take part in a competition. Among the girls who train for the competition, there’s a girl who’s a bit more passionate than any other girls. Where would the girl with the sword aim?
(Source: MAL News)
Thoughts: Cute girls swing swords and slay things.
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Studio(s): Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Summary: Koizumi is a mysterious and attractive high school student. But what most people don’t know about her is that she’s a ramen master who is always on the lookout for great ramen restaurants. Everyday, she goes hunting for real-life places serving the best ramen dishes and delightfully eats the delicious noodles. The way Koizumi downs a giant bowl of ramen–more adeptly than any large man–will amaze and delight you!
(Source: MyDramaList, edited by MyAnimeList)
No PV as of 12/11/2017
Thoughts: Cute girls eat ramen in a not so cute way?
Hakumei to Mikochi
Genres: Fantasy, Slice-of-life
Summary: Nine centimeters (3.5 inches) tall, the tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi live in the forest. Living in a tiny house in a tree, riding insects and birds, and making umbrellas out of leaves, these tiny girls live a tiny life. Follow their tiny but lovely lives as they live their day to day in a fantastic world of tiny people and gods.
Thoughts: Tiny girls try to survive in nature?
Genres: Comedy, Seinen
Summary: Rin likes to go camping by herself along the lakes that provide a scenic view of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko loves to take cycling trips by herself to places where she can see Mt. Fuji. After they meet, Rin and Nadeshiko take camping trips, eat cup ramen together, and enjoy the scenery.
(Source: Anime News Network)
Thoughts: Cute girls go camping.
Genres: Comedy, Slice-of-life
Studio: Production IMS
Summary: 20-year-old Michiru Amatsuki moved to Tokyo due to a change of career. She decided to live in a woman-only share house “Stella House Haruno” with people of different age and occupations. It’s always fun when there’s delicious alcohol and meals!
(Source: MAL News)
Thoughts: Cute women drink booze (according to the PV).
Genres: Comedy, Slice-of-life, School
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Summary: Hana Ichinose is a normal 16-year-old high school student. However, there is something different about her: she enrolled in high school one year late! Her classmates are unaware of this, and Hana will have to work hard to catch up with everyone else.
(Source: MAL News)
Thoughts: Er… that’s the source of tension and conflict in this series? She’s actually one year older than rest of her peers or something? Well, okay…
Uchuu yorimo Tooi Basho
Summary: Original anime centering on high school girls going to the South Pole.
Thoughts: Original anime centering on high school girls going to the South Pole.
Genres: Comedy, Slice-of-life
Studio: Silver Link
Summary: The “Colors” are three cute little girls who hang out together and say they’re protecting the peace of their city. They have lots of fun together, doing stuff like playing games, solving puzzles, and going to the zoo. This manga follows their largely happy daily life.
Thoughts: Lolis do things in town.
The Other Shows
Why: Because it’s Kyo Ani. Have to at least give it a shot, right?
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Why: I read a few chapters of the manga. It’s funny and kind of cute to see the male be led around. With the anime community glorifying smug girls, I can imagine this series becoming very popular.
Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku 2nd Season
Why Not: Because I still need to watch the first season.
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Arsene Karei naru Yokubou
Why Not: Very behind on this franchise, too.
Why Not: I haven’t watched a single episode of Precure in my life, fool that I am.
Nanatsu no Bitoku
Why Not: This is related to Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai. I am almost positive that this will be riddled with fanservice, too. But…maybe I should give it a shot, anyways.
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
Why Not: I grew up watching the dub of the original series, but I can’t remember most of it. Plus the dub changes things around, apparently. I should probably bingewatch the original series or read the manga before so I can keep up with everyone else!