A week to go and it’s Christmas time! As days move forward, we are also just a few more weeks until 2018– and its seems that next year will be pretty interesting to yuri fans and those who are looking for different kinds of anime shows to watch.
In 2018 alone there’s going to be a couple of good yuri series that will be airing. Some are from yuri manga while some are in the borderlines of the genre due to the undertones. So anyways, here are some yuri-filled shows and girl-filled ones to look forward to in 2018!
Airing Date: Jan 6, 2018
The popular yuri manga series Citrus is the perfect kick-off for the new year. The anime series is confirmed to be covering until Volume 4 of the popular manga series. Completed with an all-star voice cast including two popular group in the Japanese music industry to sing the opening and ending songs, lots of fans have waited years for this manga series to have its own anime. Finally, the wish came true.
Toji no Miko
Airing Date: Jan 5, 2018
Just a day before Citrus, we will have Toji no Miko or Sword-Weilding Shrine Maidens.
Just to give you an idea on what the anime is about, it centers on a group of shrine maiden that wear school uniforms and wield swords as their main weapons and they call themselves as “Toji”. They act like a sort of police force to eliminate the “aratama”. Aside from this huge responsibility, the government required them to blend in with other people like attending the same school together.
Aside from the upcoming anime series, Toji no Miko also has a manga adaptation which was first launched last October 26.
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
Airing Date: Jan 4, 2018
Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san is a manga series created in 2013 by Naru Narumi. It had a live-action adaptation back in 2015. As of March 2017, over 840,000 copies of the manga was sold in Japan alone.
The series is about a girl named Koizumi which is super attractive yet very mysterious. Behind this fame and looks, she actually a ramen master going through highs and lows to look for the best ramen restaurants. Best of all, she can finish even the largest of ramen bowls! If love food (especially ramen), this is definitely for you.
Airing Date: Jan 7, 2018
The series is about Yui, Kotoha, and Sacchan who formed an organization called “Colors”. Their mission? To perform some errands and good deeds to protect the peace in their own cute.
Airing Date: Jan 4, 2018
Yurucamp is a manga series created by Afro in 2015. The series begins on two girls who met at Mt. Fuji forming a new friendship and embracing new adventures as they camp out together.
Hakumei to Mikochi
Airing Date: Jan 12, 2018
The anime will take you to a world of gods and tiny people as you follow the cute adventures of tiny girls Hakumei and Mikochi.
Airing Date: Jan 2018
Hana Ichinose is a 16-year-old high school student. She may look ordinary but there is something that she is hiding from other people: the fact that the is enrolled in high school a year late. Her classmate are unaware of this and it’s up to her to catch up on things.
Airing Date: Jan 11, 2018
Based on the Japanese light novel series of the same name by Tomohiro Matsu and StoryWorks (with art by Kantoku). After getting lost among the bookcases of the library, Hazuki Kagimura gets transported to a magic school called mädchen where she meets Shizuka Tsuchimikado. Hazuki is said to be chosen by the “book of Cinderella”. Together with Shizuka, her journey to become a true magician begins!
Nanatsu no Bitoku
Airing Date: Jan 2018
The anime series is focused on the angelic counterparts to the demons from the Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai series.
So which ones are you going to follow next month? Leave it in the comments!
The highly anticipated anime adaptation of this popular yuri series will premiere on January 6, 2018 at 11:30pm (Japan Standard Time) on AT-X. Tokyo MX and Sun TV will be airing the anime on January 7. It was recently confirmed that each anime episode will last 24 mins and the anime adaptation will cover until volume 4 of the manga.
The opening and ending songs will be performed by nano.RIPE and Mia REGINA respectively. The opening song is titled “Azalea (アザレア)“ while the ending title is “Dear Teardrop“.
Advanced screenings of the first two episodes happened on December 3. Notable guests that were present in the event were the anime’s seiyuus. It received lots of positive feedback which gives us hope that the anime will be something worth watching out for!
According to some gathered information, the first episode will have “a bath scene”.
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As this is posted, the last chapter of Ratana Satis’ GL webcomic series Pulse released its final episode last Friday. I was able to review some of its chapters way back but due to time and Lezhin’s new policy on copyright, I stopped doing them. However, I just need to post this.
Behind all the confusing stuff, unanswered questions, and all the hullabaloo, I am thankful enough to know that both Mel and Lynn were happy together in the end. The last part got me teary-eyed and this was the ending that I want. While some say that the pacing of the series is rushed, I didn’t really feel that it was at all! A GL story isn’t just mostly about sex and continuous drama. What mattered was how these characters grow together and will go through heaven and hell just to be together.
Mel and Lynn taught us that even broken people can fall in love and be loved in return. This is not just any ordinary webcomic…it’s a masterpiece that should be remembered for a long time. Pulse is part of my GL webcomic recommendations list and it will still remain one of my favorites regardless that it’s done. I am truly going to miss Mel and Lynn so much.
Ratana Satis deserves a standing ovation for this work. She nailed it. She not only touched the hearts of many Yuri/GL fans like myself, she also created a story that will be forever be etched in the minds of many. I look forward to her upcoming works soon.
Another beautiful GL story is done. Well-deserved. Well-Remembered. Forever.
On the first episode of The Lily Cat Podcast, I discussed about What Does The Fox Say Chapter 91 as well as the fandom community. If you liked the podcast or if you have suggestions, just leave a comment and I’ll do what I can to get another episode uploaded.
The main podcast page can be found here. More episodes soon!
The Lezhin Comics English Facebook page posted today that the GL webcomic series Blooming Sequence by Leeeul will be officially translated into English. There is no definite date yet but its Facebook post hinted with the hashtag #comingsoon.
The series is already released in the Lezhin Comics KR website and has been topping the GL charts since its release. You can check out the chapters as well as purchase the Korean raws by going here.
I have been eyeing on this series for a very long time and I’m just thrilled that this series is finally getting noticed. Can’t wait for the first batch of English releases! I think I will try to revive my chapter reviews as well. 😉
So What Does The Fox Say is over. This was in my drafts for so long so it doesn’t hurt publishing this now– and I think it’s kind of timely as well.
Kim Dawoon is the grey-haired girl that made her debut in WDTFS Chapter 60. She is introduced in the chapter when she returned to Korea and meets with Sungji. They were able to catch up on things together since she had to leave the country for study.
Out of all the characters that appeared in this webcomic series, it was only Dawoon that was short-lived and never recurred. Here are a few things that we know about her:
In a flashback, Dawoon have sort of confessed to Sungji but our favorite blonde never really gave her a proper answer. Even when Dawoon has returned from France and meets up with her again, she ended up with the same answer.
Dawoon had a girlfriend when she was in France named Camille. But even if they were together, the story implies that she keeps mentioning Sungji every now and then.
She wanted Sungji to be hers
Well, we can’t really blame her. She liked Sungji so it’s really normal for someone to pursue the person they liked whether there are risks involved in the beginning or end. It was obvious she wanted Sungji and she would do anything just to convince her to say yes.
A Threat To Team Blonde
When the series was still ongoing, one of the common comments I read is that Dawoon was only considered a filler character without any significance whatsoever. Regardless of that, it doesn’t hide the fact that she was a threat to the relationship of Team Blonde. In the previous chapters, Sumin and Sungji broke up. When Dawoon came into the picture, she was there to comfort Sungji and seems to portray as a better partner for her. She was willing to do anything to make her happy.
She Wasn’t Useless
Okay, I admit that I admired Dawoon in appearance when I first saw her in the webtoon. She was a character that I really couldn’t take my eyes off and there is some mystery about her character as well. Although she got friendzoned in the end and never returned, she wasn’t really a useless character. Why? She was a wake-up call for Sumin that Sungji might be taken away from her.
Although I was a little disappointed with the lack of efforts made by Sumin to get her back, it made her realize what she have done and the possible threats that she would encounter especially when it comes to her relationship with Sungji.
She wasn’t useless because she did play an important part of Sungji’s life– and that’s being her highschool friend. She was one of the people that shaped the blonde girl’s childhood somehow. She was there for her back then when no one else did. That alone is something.
A Side-Story of Her Would Be Nice
While a lot of us are excited for the new “Seju side-story” series by Team Gaji (to be released in November), the possible thought of a Dawoon side-story is nice too. Like really– she was a short lived character leaving us a few questions in the end.
It would really be nice if Team Gaji would have some time in getting us to know about Dawoon because she is a mysterious, interesting, and probably the most friendzoned character ever in all the Lezhin GL webtoons combined. I am not keeping my hopes up but having a few or a couple of chapters dedicated to her would be really interesting.
Although the chances of seeing her again is uncertain, I am quite happy that Dawoon made its way to the webtoon. It gave us a different view on things especially in the topics of love, being loved, and being friendzoned. Cheers to our noble grey knight.