Hiya everyone, since I haven't been so active, I've decided to make up for it, by writing a review of an anime I watched recently! I may write other anime reviews too but here goes:
My review of : Sakura trick.
summary (that I found online) : The story revolves around Haruka and Yuu, two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years. To share something special between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward
main couple: Haruka and Yuu, Yuu and Haruka.
Ok, Haruka is a hard working, loving, kind of clingy, funny and kind girl, she doesn't seem to really understand "love" , but she knows that she cared very much for Yuu, she dotes and babies Yuu alot, but to be honest...I really relate to her, if I was with the person I love every day, i'd be Haruka XD
Yuu on the other hand, seems a little bit more doubtful at first, Yuu will occasionally try and bribe or manipulate Haruka, but not in a cruel way? in a somewhat childish way, though she gets jealous also. This girl is not always clear with her feelings, but she's adorable and looooves food (coughing) AND HARUKA (coughing). Yuu does learn that she needs to be clearer about her feelings with Haruka , or at least try and meet her half way.
side couple: Kotone and Shizuku
Ok these two are cute, the only problem I have with them is that it seems they are...cousins?
Shizuku is very cute, omg I love her to bits and pieces, anyways, Shizuku is rather quiet , she is mostly very expressionless and very soft spoken and rather withdrawn...but when she is happy or angry, can be very over expressive.
Kotone really enjoys teasing her or making her feel awkward to no end, but it seems these two are developing feelings towards each other, they have a slightly more grown up relationship than Haruka and Yuu in a way, as they can sit and discuss things in a grown up manner, and neither get jealous of each other and such or too clingy, there was not much screen time with these two by themselves, but kotone tends to tease Shizuku mostly in front of others, when they are set aside, she seems to be much kinder ? again, I like these two, I can see others taking more or less interest in them than I tbh.
Kaede and Yuzu: Ok, theese two aren't a couple, which I think is good (but sucky) at the same time, as theese two have interesting chemistry.
They are definately the most "normal" people in this group of friends, Yuzu and Kaede have been friends since elementary school, and this is certainly very believable, you can tell that they've known eachother for a long time and are comfortable together.
Kaeda is a very perceptive person and she likes to tease people, Yuzu is actually very cool and probably one of the most realistic anime side charecters i've seen, she has interests and likes and dislikes and developed charecter and relationships, I wish there was more on these two. Whether they stay friends or develop a romance, (though I think they would make better friends, since i stg when everyone in a yuri is a lesbian it's like "WAIT, WHERE DID ALL THEESE LESBIANS COME FROM WAHT?" , I love it when yuri's are more realistic in that sense") , I also love how i wrote the most about these two despite them not being a couple XD
and now for my favourite charecter: Mitsuki
Mitsuki is Yuu's big sister and president of the school council, she really loves her little sister though they don't see eye to eye on a lot of things, she's quite mature and level headed, but she fantasises a lot about things and is easily embaressed. Her ans Yuu are very alike in some ways and it's very cute.
Mitsuki develops feelings for Haruka and that's very interesting, I won't go into much detail but I was very glad with how it was portrayed and such.
I just really love Mitsuki, I find her very cute and I can't pinpoint whether her charm point is her glasses or her hair :'3 (the animation for her hair is amazing :'3 I WANNA REACH OUT AND TOUCH THOSE GINGER LOCKS AGGGH <3 )
my general opinion: I am relatively new to the yuri genre ,but , being straight as curly fries, I would recommend Sakura trick to slightly younger fans, or anyone who wants a nostalgic, funny, cute and pure (though there is some fanservice , a.k.a boobs and some thigh) love story. The main love interests , Haruka and Yuu have a wonderful chemistry and it feels very real and not forced, both are easy to get invested in and they have a genuine relationship. This yuri doesn't seem like it's "aimed at men" , in the sense that the romance is purely very 1 dimensional and aimed to please male viewers or to turn them on , this isn't (full on) eyecandy, (love the art style though!!!), basically, I could see this love story happening no matter the charecters gender, though it does highlight on "acceptance" ever so lightly. All of the girls are written really well ( no notable males except Haruka's Dad tbh) and have very friendships very much like my friends and I , and the romances remind me of when I was younger and in love and shiz, but in a nice way
out of ten, I give this a 9 , I think it's possibly one of my favourite anime's, I really felt engulfed in the relationships and charecters and the plot was a good pace, though, definately some things I would change...this is one i recommed , plus the oppening theme and end theme are super good and catchy