Very good question – it seems that what people are preferring are girls slobbering all over each other, and some proper serious drama in front of that is seen as a hindrance
Personally, I really really like the show. Let’s see where it leads.
@Mentar: LOL, i think they can watch yuri hentai for that, no? I actually like the drama quite a bit since it puts up more character within the ermm characters itself. Mari is being fleshed out decently well, with the reluctant independence and strange attraction to Hagino done in a good way.
The problem with blue drop is that it is very hard to see whether it will turn out good or bad even at the second episode. For many series, it is easy. This one is hard.
Well, I just wanted to point out that the ship’s operator is not “Subaru”, but “Tsubael”, which pronounced by a Japanese sounds pretty much the same.
@Kazu-kun: arr, I see. I will edit it accordingly later. Sorry for the mistake. You know, I think I should put a spoiler saying that all names are problematic because Impz has hard of hearing
“LOL, i think they can watch yuri hentai for that, no?”
I think there is almost no yuri hentai anime.
“The problem that most yuri shows, or yuri-inclined shows lately, is that they have a tough act to follow. Simoun, one of the best shows in all genres the past year, has redefined the genre to make it the icon on how to make a “good yuri show”.”
I wouldn’t be so sure about that as Simoun wasn’t exactly the most successful commercial venture. For all we know its example might have made most anime studios wary of producing any serious yuri dramas. Now, I really like Blue Drop, it has nice drama and sci-fi elements but it’s still set in a sure bet setting, namely an all girl school.
Wonderfull, found your blog under an AS Link.
Nice, that you follow this Show. I like it. I hope to see more of this here
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@Matrim: Arr, there is no? I was expecting that considering all the queer fetishes that Japanese people have, there must be some out there for them. I do agree wholeheartedly that Simoun is perhaps not a successful commercial venture, but there are few series that are commercially successful. Yuri themed series serve a niche market, but Simoun does bring it all right to mainstream of sorts. That part about the all girl school setting is very accurate in which it satisfies a lot of happiness.
I believe that good things often follow a set of common rules, and yet venture out for something new.
@Germanguy: pretty darn good. I am glad that you enjoy the blog, and do discuss about the story, or correct me. I tend to make mistakes a little sometimes ^^
My understanding of the word yuri is baisically about lesbians. So i am quite confused when you say this show has yuri feeling to it. I have not seen one instance of anything lesbian in natuure, unless you count a girl choking another girl and getting into fist fights “yuri”.
They are referring to the subtext and the potential for yuri. After all, the show definately gives of a lesbian vibe, ie. Hagino stroking Mari’s face before choking her, Azunael and Omoril’s relationship, and the fact that all of the aliens are female.
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