Hi /u/, I came across this picture on another board, was just wondering how accurate it is (I know that for at least a couple of those shows it's just a single scene/frame). I like the idea of a mecha show with yuri elements, but I don't know of any that I'd watch.
It's an old joke of /m/'s; most of those shows don't even have /u/ subtext. There's a similar image for /y/.
Of the ones I've seen on the chart: Iczer, Kannazuki no Miko, and and Mai-Hime are legitimately /u/, Nanoha and Symphogear push the subtext envelope but never actually go anywhere, and Godannar has a /u/ couple as side characters. The rest are mostly out-of-context scenes.
its way less out of context than the comparable /y/ chart (in that, yes, those are actual kisses) but the /m/u/ is pretty shallow
star driver is an actual couple but they're bad guys of the week, evangelion is a hallucination but the character hallucinating is actually gay, gunbuster is class-S ish, lots of oneesama-ing but oneesama grows up and gets married to a guy, diebuster is...subtext I guess, or wannabe class s. Simoun is listed in the popular /u/ anime chart but I haven't seen it. Break Blade isn't what it looks like but the two in that picture have a very interesting relationship
the one for moretsu pirates is a lesbian wedding though, but it doesn't have robots really
Well, not all of those are mecha shows, they're just /m/-relevant shows and to some level /u/-relevant.
Kannazuki no Miko and Iczer would be the ones with mecha and significant yuri.
You have Simoun, fantastic show in its own right, not quite mecha but you could replace their aircraft for duo-piloted robots and not much about the plot would change.
A lot of those are side couples who just get a few scenes that'd set the /u/ General Thread on fire, might be a good show in its own right, but the show but otherwise wouldn't make a blip on the radar.. E.g., Mouretsu Pirates, YKK, Godannar.
Outside of mecha there's a few that are still /m//u/ relevant.
RE: Cutie Honey is one.
Mai-Hime and Nanoha StrikerS bear two famous couples that need no introduction, but in the case of the former it never really kicks in until endgame and you have to suffer through MC's boring and emotionally exhausting love triangle between the generic and awful male lead and the pretty cool tall dark and handsome vice president or whatever it was Reito did in the student council.
In the case of the latter while their relationship with each other pretty much defines the two, and it's an open secret in all the secondary stuff like the 4komas, songs, VAs talking openly about the characters romantic relationship, etc., they never quite make that last jump over what's now a razor's edge line to keep some semblance of "we never said it buy merchandise you fucking waifufags." Still, they're good mamas to Vivio.
Symphogear follows the magical girls being gay as shit precedent, with the bonus OVAs being about 50% gay jokes, and as of season 3 you got pretty much three couples to go nuts over.
Neither are quite mecha but they incorporate quite a bit of mecha elements in the way the characters fight.
Rinne no Lagrange is another fun example.
Xenoglossia is a mecha spinoff that's Idolma@ster in name only. The only thing that's similar are the character's names and appearances. Everything else is totally different. It's also not that good.
Tandem Lover if you want a manga instead of an anime. Seraphim Call has both yuri and mecha, but the yuri episodes and the mecha episodes are different. A good number of episodes are also really confusing.
You're thinking of Anaheim Girl's Love Story, it's an unofficial Gundam VN. It's probably the best combination of yuri and mecha out there, in the sense that it's fully focused on both of those elements. It has a really dramatic plot written by somebody who really likes their Gundam and it has pretty good production values for something that's technically fanmade. It's fully voiced and everything.
There is a full text translation available that can be used to play through it.
This was enjoyable and fulfilling, in case anyone wants a second opinion. It leaves you wanting more at the end, but it's just because the characters are that good. It also has sex scenes and an ending that I'd like to read some more reactions to.
The game itself is at sukebei.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=221968
Google "oppai missile translations" for the translation. I can't post the direct link because 4chan doesn't like blogspot URLs.
Not gonna lie, that show was actually a lot funnier than I expected (but then I really like 70's super robo, so bias etc).
>I wonder if they ever made more episodes of it
well that settles what I'm doing over weekend.
Dinagiga is fun
This list is such shit though.
Anyone who watches Turn A Gundam or Eva for yuri is going to be disappointed. How much of this is just fanservice or subtext and how much of it is confirmed and unambiguous?
>Kind of hard to figure that out
It's not hard at all considering the list only ostensibly identifies itself as an /m/ recommendation chart but all of the pictures have zero /m/ material in them and instead all feature some kind of girl-on-girl activities, which, needless to say, isn't what /m/ is about.
Pretty surprising how all these years later the list still doesn't have A-ko.
Nah, not really. The story in this game is like a backdrop to the Gundam 0083 OVA, but the game itself tells you everything you need to know about that. Well they don't bother explaining some of the really basic stuff like what is Zeon and what was the One Year War, but you can always look things up if you're confused. There's plenty of Gundam information out there.
Well for one, NGE is pretty much nope.
Also Bakuretsu Tenshi... well... you're gonna need some pretty good goggles. Well, it's just subtext. Meg definitely has a crush on Jo, but Jo... it's ambiguous shall we say. Jo doesn't appear to feel much of anything at any time, except when it involves a) Meg, or b) killing. But what that amounts to, I dunno.
Oh, so much wasted potential in that series. Every time I realise there won't be a second series (there was even some twitter bait from the director a couple of years back and then nothing) I cry a little. Similar feels to there not being a second Dredd movie, but I digress.
Oh, nothing too drastic, no male characters are inserted or anything, but the relationship between two of the characters goes from being pretty obviously romantic to being subsumed into an OT3 friendship in the second season. Second season also just isn't as good, but it's definitely worth watching. Great soundtrack.
Madoka, Lan and Muginami were an "OT3" in S1 as well, though. I did ship Madoka with Lan myself and felt like Muginami was kind of a third wheel, but that's not how the show intended it. They're clearly meant to be this perfect triangle of BFFs with yuri subtext, like Yuyushiki, but with robots.
>>1880716 was probably talking about that scene in S2 in which Asteria intentionally flusters Madoka with a barrage of sexual talk, then Madoka says that she wants to be a mother someday and from the context of the whole scene it's clear that she means the traditional "have sex and get pregnant" way of becoming a mom. It doesn't come up again though, she doesn't have a male love interest and isn't looking for one.
I meant all of it. The final episode of season 1 firmly implies Madoka and Lan's relationship as being different to that of their friendship with Muginami, but season 2 back peddles on that romantic tension and emphasizes that they're all equally close to each other, and not even in a gay way. I found it pretty disappointing, but it's still an entertaining season.
And we do get the kiss scene, even if I feel that hammers home my point even more thoroughly.
The ending of S1 had an elaborate and tearful goodbye scene between Madoka and Lan that Muginami didn't get to partake in only because she had to abruptly leave earlier for plot reasons. If she could have been there, then the scene would have been played in such a way as to affirm that all three of them are equally important to each other, because that's what happens every time they're all together to share a moment.
And the "not in a gay way" thing, well, the show was never more than subtext to begin with. S2 wasn't necessarily less gay, it just had less time for SoL shenanigans because the triangle between Yurikano and the big bros and their stupid plot took so much fucking time out of everything else.
I filled this out for an /m/ thread a while ago.
I always make a yuri thing out of templates like this.
>Rockin, iconic mech designs worthy of model-building
>Rockin instrumental melodeath-ish soundtrack
>Relationship between female lead and love interest is canon with an on-screen post-sex scene to banish any accusations of implications or yuribating
This is all I want. If this could happen, I could stop watching anime forever.
I've heard cross ange is pretty gay, how true is that?
It's heavily implied that many characters on the show have sex with each other. So while the show can get pretty fucking bad, it's /u/ as fuck.
Honestly though, if you ignore a lot of the terrible stuff, there are a few interesting gems in it exploring human nature and sexual agency. It also takes the show's premise in some interesting and unexpected directions.
The anime has some side yuri, but it's a pretty big bait and switch. It's ruined by Fukuda being the lead writer, and showcasing his lack of skill and talent.
The game is considerably better in pretty much every way I hear, but I doubt it'll get translated.
>Fukuda being the lead writer
Ah, so the show is horrible then.
It has its moments. Like it feels like some people really tried to keep him from writing on it, and those parts come off wonderfully.
Just you can tell Fukuda got more and more involved as the series progressed, because he just shoves NotKira all over the place until he's gone from a character with like two lines of description, to practically the main character.
Just to make sure you're warned before heading on: Ange (the main character) is at the center of a het-yuri love triangle, and het wins. The lesbian sex is between other characters.
It was never supposed to be an actual trailer, just an experiment from one of the staff. The only chance of a sequel seemed to be in 2012 when the director met one of the head guys at Gonzo for lunch and made a tweet that they had discussed "2". He later deleted his tweet and nothing happened. Feels bad, they were my OTP of the day. Jo was sexy when she was angry and protecting Meg.
Uh, yes. Tons of love triangles work like that, fictional or not.
The fact that they treat Hilda's feelings like a comic relief even in the last couple of scenes exposes Cross Ange as the trash it is even further. Then again it's only takes an ep or two to realize it's absolutely awful.
>has a choice of saving Nono or Kamina
>always save Kamina
Fuck anyone know how Lar'c and Nono's story progressed if you save her instead of Kamina? Only reason that I save Kamina was because I can form Shin Gurren Lagann. However they said Diebuster with Lar'c piloting does almost the same damage but is much tankier.
You can save her but she dies in the end anyways stopping the blackhole. The different between this and the game is Lar'c can choose to die, join Nono in the singularity and start a universe in another dimension together. Which basically means Lar'c dies as well.
They're a couple. Although not back in that series of screencaps, that's a flashback on the time when they first met.
So /m/ what's up with these two?
They're in love with each other, but there's angst because one of them is stuck in "but girls can't love girls" mode. Those screenshots are from a very quick silent flashback to how they met in the only episode where they are the focus, aside from that they're minor characters that only show up a few times in the series.
There's actually a doujin about them by the author of Gretel, but I've never been able to find anything other than this cover and a couple of preview pages.
They're not lesbians the only lesbian is this girl who's harem consist of a loli goddess, her best friend, her tsundere girlfriend, and her girlfriend's girlfriend
Godannar is really an odd beast. It's unapologetically a love letter to the Super Robot genre filled with references to classic Super Robot shows and has all the cliches of hot-blood screaming and over the top moments. Its also full of gratuitous fanservice from bouncing boobs to cheesecake shots of TNA
Even the Robot teams might as well fill a fetish catalog. The Japanese team is married couple a of a middle-aged salary man and a high-school girl. The British team are incestuous siblings. The Russian team is a Dom and Sub couple. The Chinese team is a noble and commoner. And of course the American team are lesbians.
But even then the characters and relationships are treated seriously and given surprising amount of depth even having episodes dedicated to developing them. Its surprising really, I watched it fully expecting Super Robots and fanservice, but I also ended up getting more enjoyment than that.
I remember you from that thread. I can't post mine here but here's your other version.
If you're watching it for just them, however, you would likely be disappointed; their total appearance time probably won't make it to 3 episodes in sum. If you're in it with no expectations and want to enjoy the robots, though, it's a lot of campy fun.
Dangaizer-3 has yuri between the antagonist (and it doesn't end well). Int he first episode, it briefly looked a bit like something could be between two of the protagonists (when Reika carries Hina away), but then nothing followed and the OVA was cancelled.
As for Iczer-1, the OVA tones it down or doesn't say anything loud a bit but the core is yuri. The original manga was full-blown yuri (porn).
The original Iczer-1 was a catgirl alien like this and she was definitely gay.
Later illustration by the same guy (Aran Rei). His old manga from 1984 was translated, but the newer one he started to make in 1990s was chopped when the magazine went under. I think all the Iczer mangas there were by different people are unfinished.
Gall Force has Solnoids who are all female, so they should be lesbians technically speaking but IRC the OVAs don't really go exploring that at all.
However recently I found that in the game that follows the story of the first part ("Eternal Story"), there is a sex scene between Eluza and the main character Rabby.
Oh, slight mistake - I meant to say the old manga was scanned, it was not translated AFAIK.
Pic: this should be from the newer 1990s manga that has no scans AFAIK.
Some definitely do not qualify, some of them do.
Gunbuster probably does not qualify either, come to think of it, since the only romantic undertones are heterosexual. And Jung having a huge girlboner for Noriko
because Hideakki Anno is a racist.
Diebuster was gay as fuck though holy shit.
Don't forget me /m/... Also fuck Clamp and their NTR busllshit so glad people no longer give them any fucks.
Who the hell is this and why can't you post a /u/ related picture?
Well Hirano was chief director of the anime adaptation. I guess he designed her too, though I can't seem to find that information in any reliable source.
I'm amused by the fact that, in the original story, she was the MC's most vicious bully.
I'll never understand this sentiment. Apparently portraying a lesbian character in a show where her love is unrequited is a terrible thing to do. Would the show would have been better off if Tomoyo was just straight? I mean obviously the best ending for us would be if Sakura were to end up with her. But if that's not how the creators want the show to end, they shouldn't bother making a character gay in the first place?
Hatred for CLAMP is the result of their inability to meet deadlines, inability to hold any decent plot together regardless of whatever interesting premise there originally was, and character archetypes that never evolved beyond the Edgy 90s (the way they portray seme/uke dynamics has never changed).
Saying "CLAMP have lots of lesbian characters and therefore should not be hated" is like saying "there's a chocolate here filled with turd, but they're both brown so it's okay to eat".
It doesn't work that way.
CLAMP just loves to put controversial stuff in their works, unrequited lesbian love was one of them also I love Tomoyo and wouldn't want her any other way even if it ended sadly for her
>unrequited lesbian love
Requited lesbian love would have been much more controversial. As is, the only thing controversial for the time was that they didn't off the lesbian.
I think that the yuri parts of Soukou no Strain are easily the worst thing about it. Lavinia is a Kuroko-style lesbian pervert who the MC shows zero interest in, but where Kuroko is actually shown to be a capable and competent ally of Misaka's in Railgun, Lavinia is shown to be the complete opposite. Her attempts to win Sara over even put her life into jeopardy at one point.
Don't get me wrong, I actually liked the anime. It was a pretty neat scifi anime with some novel ideas. I just wouldn't watch it for the yuri.
Tomoyo is OK, aside from being a stalker that gave up before the fight even begun.
It's CLAMP being relentlessly mean to lesbians in their works, that riles people up. Being forever alone (in two generations) is the smallest thing that transpired.
Here's one of those preview pages, by the way.
I'm gonna keep posting this cute GaoGaiGar doujin until it gets translated
I guess it will never happen because the overlap between GaoGaiGar fans and yuri fans is probably about as large as the overlap between black people and the KKK
>isn't known for yuri
Neither are around 50% of the series that get translated yuri doujins, the other half being yuri fandom staples like Love Live and Touhou.
I guess scanlators just assume "old = instant ignore"