Once upon a time I reviewed Sakura Trick, and alluded to the next yuri series the blog would be covering.
“If you want drama and depressing tragedy, well…wait a few weeks and we’ll have what you need.”
I feel like such an idiot.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s let L explain it all to us.
I just keep coming back to this comparison. I couldn’t actually find any clips where the goth kids confront the vampire kids about how hardcore they were, and the vampire kids answer that mommy and daddy might not approve of such behavior.
This is basically the problem, as I see it, with Akuma no Riddle. In tone, in feel, it’s far more like Sakura Trick than one would suspect. Of course unlike Sakura Trick, I don’t have dipshits commenting that my opinion would be totally opposite if this were about male characters, so we have that going for us. But it is safe, it is fun, it is innocent, while it dresses in fishnet so people will think it’s cool.
Not that this is a point of judgment, not exactly. Shows are free to dress how they want, but the false advertising feels like a cheap marketing ploy than any fashion choice in light of the disjointed nature of the series. It’s more to appeal to people too embarrassed to admit they like slice of life shows, it seems.
So approaching it from that angle, let’s analyze the girls one by one, starting with our leads.
Fair warning, of course. I am going to be yelling. At lesbians. For the next 7,000 words. One of the seals might be open, better check on that. Continue reading