Yuri Quickie: That AKB48 McDonald’s Commercial

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Goddamn. That was cute. I don’t eat at McDonald’s anymore…but yeah, I loved that. Not much else to say hahah.

The Yuri Nation

AKB48 McDonalds

Yup. I’m so simple that I ship the new girl with McDonald’s Senpai. Also they are voiced by AKB48 members who are known for being crack ship magnets. I’m personally hoping this somehow becomes a series. Something like The Devil’s a Part-Timer but with no supernatural elements or Hades.

For more info on the short check out the ANN article.

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Selector Infected WIXOSS Review

At first as I started reading this, I thought you were going to discredit WIXOSS on the grounds that this was made to follow in the footsteps of Madoka or that you were going to imply that with Madoka Magica existing, this show can’t be as great is a BAD thing.

Nevertheless, you did none of that. You bluntly yet explicitly and thoughtfully explained all the things this show is doing in its first half to succeed in what it wants to do. You have clarified and showed a great understanding of these characters and the themes/struggles they go through. You have pointed out that the card game elements don’t matter since we’re focusing on their struggles. As a person who loves both Madoka and this show, as well as any other character piece, I have to give you a huge round of applause. You might be the first person I’ve seen who has said EXACTLY what all the things I love about WIXOSS truly are.

I don’t mean to shower you in praise, but this was a really excellent review and I’m super excited for Selector Spread WIXOSS in a few weeks. Thank you for doing this great show such great justice, even if some people are going to be quick to dismiss it as ‘another Madoka ripoff’ like we feared.

I’d also like to note that while Madoka Magica is a masterpiece and all, it is NOT a ‘true’ deconstruction of magical girls themselves IMO, but more so of the elements which so define the magical girl genre: loss of humanity, the power of love and friendship cannot save all, you can choose fate but you can’t escape it, etc. But yet, to my knowledge, Wixoss IS a deconstruction of magical trading card games, and even if it doesn’t do the genre itself the most justice (so far at least), it’s still a triumph in its own right. 🙂

Also I love this comment from a fellow blogger:

“Deconstruction itself is overvalued. Madoka is clearly NOT a deconstruction of the mahou shoujou anime, because it ends by stating that friendship, love and belief in your friends DO conquer in the end, which I for one don’t find sappy or stupid at all. The modern/post-modern raging against the happy ending is just what Oscar Wilde said.”

Too true my friend. Too true. That’s why Rebellion and Yuuki Yuuna’s endings were flawless and I’ll defend them to the death. 😀

The Pantless Anime Blogger

This is review number two hundred and eighty eight. This anime is still part of the Spring 2014 lineup. The anime I’ll be reviewing is called Selector Infected WIXOSS. It’s a twelve episode anime about Madoka playing Yugi Oh. Ahahahaha. I’m laughing at myself. Let’s read on.

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Yuri Talk: Japan’s Top 10 Yuri Anime List

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Interesting list. Can’t say I’m pleased at the inclusion of Sakura Trick and Strawberry Panic, but I also can’t say I’m surprised at them being there either. Meh, but that’s just me personally. I’ll finish Sakura Trick one day I guess.

I am glad that YKA, Utena (though its more than just yuri, but whatever) and Pandora made the list though, as I was afraid they weren’t very popular in Japan (though of course I keep forgetting, despite BD/DVD sales contributing to an anime’s success nowadays, that doesn’t mean that online polls and merchandising aren’t a factor in keeping a show relevant even when its not doing as well commercially perhaps due to lack of mainstream interest). I still need to finish VD, but yes, I’m sure the show did what it was supposed to for its intended target audience lmao.

Still haven’t seen a couple of these yet, but I think I definitely agree with Yuru Yuri being #1. It is definitely a show that I think is accessible for all yuri fans, whether they like comedy/slice of life or action/drama. Though I know some people who think otherwise, but meh, they’re weird. I definitely agree that a season 4 (Hell, them fully catching up to the manga even) would make the show an instant classic, if it isn’t already.

Nice list as always dude.

The Yuri Nation

This list is based on an online poll found here sponsored by Akiba Souken on the “Anime Portal” website during the month of February 2016. There were 20 yuri themed anime to choose from (Mainly Grade 1 and 2 shows) and fans could only pick 3. Out of 4884 votes, the following were the top 10 ranked shows.

WARNING! I’ll be having some fun in this post.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Official Trailer Review, I’m Fangirling!!!!

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Yeah, this definitely looks like a massive improvement. It shows effort, and it actually looks like something I want to watch. I haven’t read the manga arc its gonna be based off of, but hopefully after this I won’t need to.

And the HaruMichi and Chibitaru, oh man I’m so ready for it.

OtakuGamerGirlT

Good Morning everyone! I bring an awesome gift. It’s the first official trailer of SMC Season 3! At long last we get to see Neptune, Uranus and Hotaru in their beautiful glory and the new art style which I think looks great. It really is a compromise between the first 2 seasons and the 90’s. The animation isn’t the only changes they’re making though. They are also getting rid of those CGI animations (so maybe people will finally stop complaining about them) and are replacing them with brand new 2D ones. SM’s Moon Spiral Attack is also getting a new, full animation. The series will start on April 4th, but no confirmation yet on who will be streaming. I’m going to post the most important images from the trailer and discuss them, so please watch the video first that I’ve posted just below this line.

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Girls Club Bonanza 2016 Round 2

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Dunno about some of these, but I’ll be keeping Pan de Peace, Amanchu!! and Magical Girl Raising Project on my radar of course. And I am definitely hyped for Brave Witches and Crystal season 3 if I wasn’t already.

I’m…skeptical about Hai Furi. It could either be another KanColle or it could be…a Moe Waterworld, as someone once described it. Well at least there’s no Kevin Costner or moe version of him this time. 😄

Oh and Bakuon!! Girls on motorbikes sounds fine by me. 😄

The Yuri Nation

A lot of announcements, trailers and the like have popped up this week. I wasn’t planning on covering more but there’s so much that I figured I might as well. This is going to be a long one.

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281st G-View: Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn

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Time to catch up! Will revisit this and write my final impressions once I’ve done so. 😀

The Yuri Nation

The Winter 2016 season did not have much in the way of yuri goodness when the schedule was revealed…and then this show popped up. Was it one worth the Nation’s time? Let us find out as we take a look at Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn.

Pandora of the Crimson Shell

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279th G-View: DokiDoki! PreCure

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My ultimate impression of the magical girl genre as a whole is that it was heavily inspired by Super Sentai/Kamen Rider/Power Rangers. Since I never grew up with any of them myself, delving into the toku industry and its essential library is definitely going to be an undertaking for a media consumer like me but alas, I’m willing to rise to that challenge if only to see the inspirations behind my favorite works of fiction.

That being said, my friends seem extremely 50/50 on Dokidoki. Some love it for the same reasons you did, some detest it. Some think Toei is trying too hard to directly copy certain Sentai formulae, and some just enjoy Mana’s harem. I certainly don’t think I hate it, but I also wonder what category I’ll fall into.

By God though, it certainly seems like its the fucking GAYEST of the series, from my vantage point. If anything, I’ll watch it for Regina because GODDAMN, that girl is not only FINE, she also has a raging lady boner for Mana and I frigging love it. 😄

So yeah, as far as I see it, we’ll see about this one. I’ve got a few others I plan to watch over it first, and I’m gonna try and find out if my friends agree with you or not on this one.

Keep up the great work, bro!

The Yuri Nation

So I made a historic announcement some time ago and here we are again with another history making moment on the blog. For the first time ever The Yuri Nation presents a PreCure G-View. Let us take a look at the tenth entry in the long running franchise, DokiDoki! PreCure.

DokiDoki! Precure

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