Yuki Yuna Is A Hero: Anime Review

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ Synopsis: Follow the adventures Yuki Yuna and the “Hero Club” she joins as they aim to do their best for the community they live in, ranging from helping other clubs to fighting off mysterious enemies known as “Vertex”, all in time to attend classes and have fun.

Commentary: When I first watched the pv of this anime, I thought it was going to be a cute show about a group of friends. It looked fun. You wouldn’t think it was a dark anime. I was not prepared for I got myself into. Yuki Yuna had its moments of fun, but at the same time, it was dark. The five protagonists are working for the Taisha (government) in order to protect the world from vertexes that are a major threat. The protagonists work hard to protect Shinju (god). Now, Yuki Yuna reminded me of  Puella Magi Madoka Magica because each girl had a price to pay for being a magical girl. The heroes get experience points for the vertexes they destroy. Each girl has a flower on her uniform that indicates how much experience points she has received. When the mankai guage (five petal flower) is filled, the girls transform into their ultimate forms, making them nearly unstoppable. There is a catch to all of this, when they return to their normal selves, they sacrifice a part of themselves permanently. ༼ ༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ༽

Characters: Yuki Yuna is the one of five protagonists in this anime. She is the definition of what a hero is supposed to be. She was willing to fight anything as long as the ones she loved were protected. Yuna constantly put others needs before herself. She is also physically strong. Overall, she is positive and motivates other characters. She is the best friend of Togo Mimori. In hero mode, she fights with armored gauntlets.

Mimori Togo is disabled and has lost memories “due to an accident”. She is the mature one of the group and always speaks her mind. She is very talented in baking and is the techie of the group. She has feelings for Yuna. Togo fights with rifles when she is in her hero form. She used to go by the name of Washio Sumi (Washio Sumi Is A Hero: light novel and prequel), she fought the vertexes in her past. She was an archer when she was still called Washio Sumi. Because she filled her mankai twice, she lost her memories and the ability to walk.

Fu Inubouzaki is the leader of the Hero club. She recruited Yuna and Togo to join the club. She feels responsible for the safety of her friends, especially her younger sister. She is often a loud mouth, but at the same time mature. She is both sister and mother because her parents were killed. She wields a giant sword in hero mode.

Itsuki Inubouzaki is the younger sister of Fu. She is timid and shy, and wants to become a singer. She admires her older sister a lot for always being helpful. Itsuki aspires to be like Fu. She has a hobby of telling people’s fortune by using tarot cards. In hero form, she has magical vines that ensnares vertexes.

Karin Miyoshi is the tsundere of the group. She was introduced in episode 3 and was not chosen by Taisha to be a hero like the others. Because of her dedication and rigorous training, she was given her powers. She is very stubborn and has a hard time communicating her feelings. She is very loyal to her friends and opens up eventually. (இ﹏இ`。)

If I had to pick my favorite character, it would have to be Karin. She was a true friend to all the other characters. Especially near the ending of the anime, I was in tears when Karin went mankai four times. Karin was willing to sacrifice herself serval times as long as she was able to protect her friends. It was heart wrenching. (⁎·́௰·̀)◞ ͂͂(˒̩̩̥́௰˓̩̩̥̀⁎) My second favorite had to be Itsuki, she was too precious. My favorite moment had to be when Fu wanted to destroy Taisha for withholding important information from them. Fu wanted to destroy everything because Itsuki lost her precious voice as result from sange. I had a feeling that the Taisha were not to be trusted from the start. The Taisha worship those chosen as heroes as shown in episode 8. This series made me cry so much when it started to get darker. I felt it had the perfect balance of dark and fun. I really liked the ending, I thought it was amazing and was glad it ended on a happier note. The scenery is also amazing!! I really want to read Washio Sumi now that I have finished Yuki Yuna. I would recommend just watching the anime first. ‧⁺◟( ᵒ̴̶̷̥́ ·̫ ᵒ̴̶̷̣̥̀ )

I would recommend this anime to Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Yuki Yuna Is A Hero Trailer

Yuki Yuna Is A Hero OP 2 ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ 

3 thoughts on “Yuki Yuna Is A Hero: Anime Review

  1. So I see this ‘psychological magical girl’ thing is going stronger.

    I really like the idea of this and will definitely check it out. I also love the contrast between light and dark. It’s something a lot of children’s anime do well – Dennou Coil, Erin, Medabots and especially Digimon Tamers. They don’t do it for the sake of edginess but to make their psychology believable. I hope it will work here too.

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