An Enchanting Magical Legacy That’s Only Just Begun!
- Episodes : 6
- Genre : Slice of Life, Drama, Magic, Fantasy
- Airing Date : November 2017 – January 2018
- Studios : Studio Gokumi
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou Introduction and Story (Spoilers)
Did someone call for a hero?! One who isn’t afraid to defend the world against treacherous foes? Someone with a firm stance for justice and doing what is right, and to top it all off, is able to balance the former with school friends, and middle school drama? Are there some who come to mind that’ll come to our rescue?
While you think of some prospective heroes, we at Honey’s have a few girls in mind that’ll definitely fit the bill, gals that appear small in size, but nonetheless, pack a huge punch! In Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, we follow the story of Fuu Inubouzaki, Itsuki Inubouzaki, Karin Miyoshi, Sonoko Nogi, Mimori Tougou, and Yuuna Yuuki. These innocent and pure of heart young ladies have been chosen to perform the greatest task of their time; charging into a scenario involving dangerous and mysterious opponent. In a crunch, these girls really know how to take care of business, especially with the aid of their magical girl powers. By reading our review, we hope you decide that Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou is an enchanting series worth giving a shot.
The story of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou captures the tale of a group of outstanding heroes. These heroes are sent from time to time into a barrier created by Shinjyu-sama, the world’s respected religious being. Not just any girl is selected to be a Hero; the girls must possess high Hero aptitude. Coming from all walks of life, the Hero Club was established in order for the girls to connect with each other. As Heroes, they experience a phenomenon called “Forestization”, in which time stops and they are transported into an alternate dimension to fight against mysterious creatures called Vertex in order to protect humanity. If the Vertex reaches Shinjyu-sama, the world will be destroyed.
As Fuu, Itsuki, Karin, Nogi, Togo and Yuuna weather through countless middle school experiences, a strange and exhilarating incident occurs during class one day, appearing as if someone hit the world’s pause button. The girls are the only ones unaffected by this abrupt halt. Scrambling together to make heads or tails of the situation, the girls hold onto one another for support and relief. When the girls realize they have been swept into the sacred boundaries of Shinjyu-sama, they summon their talents and transform into magical girls in order to protect their god. Awakening this mysterious power within them, the girls’ longing for the simple things in life will be placed on hold until this threat is neutralized. From that moment forth, their status as Heroes becomes a great influence in their lives.
What We Liked About Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou
Yuuki Yunna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou really highlights the joys and experiences of teenage life. Our young female characters have a positive outlook on everything, placing a great value on all the activities, people, and encounters in their lives so far. Fuu, Itsuki, Karin, Nogi, Togo, and Yuuna are young teenagers fulfilling a purpose that goes well beyond what you would normally imagine from girls their age. Finding the goal of wanting to help others in order to make the world a better place is an objective many don’t realize until a lot later in life. Holding each and every event close to their hearts, this anime series addresses their sole reason in battling their opponents: to preserve and maintain their simple and meaningful lives. Becoming a magical girl and a hero are admirable desires for our characters, portraying the slice of life, light-hearted components of a very fantasy-centric storyline.
Yuuki Yunna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou presents to viewers a very simplistic theme: the notion to just how far friends will commit to one another when the situation becomes extremely dire. The girls are also on a path to discovery as an inseparable bunch and for humanity. Appearing very young, they are bound to make a ton of mistakes and learn very much along the way. Having said that, what we truly enjoy about Yuuki Yunna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou is Fuu, Itsuki, Karin, Nogi, Togo and Yuuna’s genuine gratitude for life and companionship.
As we break down Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, we will discuss all that it has to offer, the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Acclimating to the unpredictability of a Vertex attack, our magical girls must remain steady and not let their guard falter. When Fuu, Itsuki, Karin, Nogi, Togo, and Yuuna are transported to Shinjyu-sama’s realm, they are entranced and in awe by the beauty and splendor of what is before them. In this brief moment, this intensity is enveloped by the urgency to safeguard and preserve what Shinjyu-sama has created. The defensive instinct takes over and the girls learn that they are involved in something greater than they can conceive.
1. A Darker Side of a Magical Girl Story
When we imagine a magical girl series, we expect to see adorable girls throwing themselves into the harshest battles and arising out of the scene with minimal damage. That is the case for many episodes of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou. Over time, the girls come to learn the secrets, the evil cycle of being a chosen magical, but nonetheless, the girls endure in order to keep the world safe.
In one of the episodes, Fuu states that their Hero duties will cease once all 12 Vertex are eliminated. Unfortunately, this task can only be handled by the Heroes, as they contain within them an energy called Mankai. By repeatedly using Mankai, the Heroes are able to amplify their power. So in order to defeat the Vertex completely, all of the girls must use their Mankai, one after the other. However, using Mankai comes at a severe price, as abnormalities have surfaced from the bodies of club members. The girls have so much to protect; their dreams and their daily lives, but they are repeatedly battling and sacrificing their bodily functions. Ultimately, the girls have had enough and they just want it to be over.
2. Emphasis on Values, Bonds, and Friendships in a Lifetime
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou demonstrates that no task is too large for our girls to handle, unveiling the normality of magic and fighting in a girl’s everyday schedule. Identical to the other series in the franchise, Fuu, Itsuki, Karin, Nogi, Togo, and Yuuna have the ultimate reason to continue their fight to protect Shinjyu-sama: Christmas celebrations, entrance exams, festivals, hobbies, and so much more. What joy is there to live if there are no reasons or moments to live for. Again, the girls have much to treasure, and in each episode, the message of cherishing memories is mentioned after every critical moment and battle.
3. Awesome Animation!
A fantastic feature of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou is its amazing animation. The range and use of colors are incredibly captivating and spark light in this somewhat dark magical girl anime. Noticeable differences are present when the girls shift from the alternate dimension back into reality, putting a spotlight on the importance of preserving Shinjyu-sama in their lives. As the animation portrays the time and atmosphere perfectly, our main characters are tested both physically and emotionally on how to save their closest friends and the world. The universe these young girls know is on the brink of destruction, but with eyes wide open, Fuu, Itsuki, Karin, Nogi, Togo, and Yuuna aren’t going to let the world fall into darkness so easily.
Additionally, the style of magic utilized in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou is creative and current, drawing elements that viewers can understand and relate to. The anime contains a lot of detail within the transformation and action sequences. Fuu, Itsuki, Karin, Nogi, Togo, and Yuuna each provide a special skill and color scheme to the team. Moreover, all of this power is encapsulated in their smartphones, wishing that our iPhones or Androids did something like this!
1. A Smaller Piece Of The Pie
The Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru franchise emerged onto the scene in 2014. The Washio Sumi no Shou chapter made its appearance three years after the fact in 2017, highlighting events that occurred two years prior. The Yuusha no Shou series is the sequel to “YuYuYu”, leading us into the story two years later. As such, it is important to note that these six episodes are only a small portion of a bigger story. With that being said, after watching Yuuki Yunna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, you’ll definitely want to binge on “YuYuYu” and “WaSuYu” just to be fully caught up on everything and not miss out on small details.
2. Can You Say That Again, Slowly?
Even though Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou touches on a lot of slice of life, fantasy, magical, and dramatic elements, there seems to be a bit of confusion when it comes to the layout of Shinjyu-sama’s world, essentially the main course of the meal. Although we enjoy as many details as can be supplied, in this series, more of it led to obscurity in later episodes. It would have been awesome if the story went more in-depth with events such as Yuuna’s merging with Togo’s body, the markings Yuuna’s able to see, and ultimately, anything linked to Shinjyu-sama; but the overall fact exposes that with all the girls’ efforts and training, Shinjyu-sama is still dying, and therein lies the mystery.
As we conclude our review of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, it’s important to remember that the most awesome thing about our review segments is that they are subject to personal taste. Essentially, take it or leave it. However, just note that this anime possesses an imaginative, endearing, and adventurous story; definitely one worth giving a try. Having said that, we highly recommend you watch Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, letting us know if this series matches up to all the hype! Overall, let us know if you agree with one, a few, all, or none of our key points! Feel free to leave your suggestions and comments below! Thanks, and enjoy!