2017 is almost over. It’s been a long, long year and I’m happy it’s over. Not that a new year brings a new life, but I want to pretend it does.
The first Chinese webcomic to be discussed here on The Lily Garden, Magan He Danai is a slice-of-life story featuring a petite, tempestuous woman and her tall, handsome wife.
Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Aired: Jul 2017 – Sep 2017
Also known as: Battle Girl Project; バトルガール ハイスクール
Summary: Based on COLOPL’s school action role-playing game. Set in the year 2045. The world has been contaminated by Irousu (mysterious invaders who suddenly appeared), and humans find themselves restricted and contained. Standing boldly against these invaders are ordinary girls everywhere, without a powerful army or even weapons.
The Shinjugamine Girls Academy is a school for these “Hoshimori” (Star Guardians) destined to fight the Irousu. The player is assigned to this academy to train the girls and take back the contaminated Earth. And so, once again, the chimes echo through the sun-strewn schoolyard to mark the beginning of classes today…
Look, I’ll be doing a 9-part series here so please don’t get upset I’m promoting my favorite first. We’ll get to your waifu in due time, I promise!
To be more specific, I’m talking about recurring scenes across different OPs from different anime series.
Genre(s): Drama, Slice-of-life, Fantasy, Mahou shoujo
Aired: Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
Also known as: Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Washio Sumi Chapter; WaSuYu; 結城友奈は勇者である -鷲尾須美の章-
Summary: Three elementary school students are to become heroes and protect Shinju-sama, the god tree that protects humanity, from the mysterious Vertex. These 6 episodes also serve as a prequel to Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru.
Due to how it’s written, WaSuYu could possibly be watched before YuYuYu (which is the original series) and the viewer wouldn’t be missing all that much, probably. YuYuYu heavily really depends on the impact of certain plot twists and WaSuYu revisits such scenes. That means watching WaSuYu first would probably spoil the fun, as it were.
Look. I think you can either watch WaSuYu first or YuYuYu first. WaSuYu only hints at the developments and the reveals which gets fleshed out in YuYuYu. YuYuYu also provides the backstory and history and explains whereas WaSuYu assmes you’ve already watched YuYuYu and skips such details. You do you and choose since both can work. Both are somewhat similar in themes, visuals, and narrative scope, however, so you should probably steer away from WaSuYu if you weren’t a fan of YuYuYu. With that being said, the presentation of WaSuYu is quite different, for better or for worst, which affects how the viewer perceives WaSuYu.
Remy Fool: They say that there’s no honor among thieves. But is there a proper code of conduct that should be expected among bloggers? What about some sort of unspoken blogger etiquette?
And so I ask you this: what is yuri?
In some ways, Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season episode 8 rectified some of the series’ looming characterization issues. However, the episode has also slanted more towards other characterization mishaps which serves to partially undermine the aforementioned progress.
(Spoilers up ahead!)