Rory’s Reviews: Yuna Yuki is a Hero

Yuna Yuki is a Hero
Yuna Yuki is Hero, or Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru, is a twelve-episode magical girl anime produced by Studio Gokumi and directed by Seiji Kishi.

Yuna Yuki is a Hero focuses on the members of the Sanshu Middle School Hero Club – Yuna Yuki, Mimori Togo, Fu Inubozaki and Itsuki Inubozaki. Together, they dedicate themselves to helping people who have requested the assistance of the Hero Club.
Things start off looking like a slice-of-life anime, focusing on the interaction between the club members. However, this quickly changes when the members of the Hero Club receive a warning on their phones.
It is at this point that Yuki Yuna is a Hero reveals what it truly is; a magical girl show.

The members of the Hero Club are tasked with defeating monsters called Vertex, in order to protect the Shinju. Three of the girls quickly take to their new roles, though the fourth requires some encouragement from her friends.
The members of the Hero Club are an interesting bunch. Yuna Yuki takes pride in being a hero, and she is always ready to help out those who need it.
Mimori Togo is Yuna’s best friend, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest the two are lovers. Though Mimori is her first name, everyone refers to her as Togo. She is confined to a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop her from being arguably the most badass of the Hero Club.
The president of the Hero Club is Fu Inubozaki, a third-year at Sanshu Middle School. Fu is responsible for caring for her younger sister, Itsuki.
Itsuki Inubozaki respects her sister, Fu, dearly. Itsuki also has a talent for singing, though she needs help boosting her confidence when it comes to performing in front of others.
During the course of the series, a fifth Hero joins the Hero Club. She is Karin Miyoshi. Though she is experienced, Karin can be stubborn. She transfers into the Hero Club to supervise the other Heroes.

Yuna Yuki is a Hero reaches something of a climax before it is even halfway finished. However, the following episodes take on a darker tone as it is gradually revealed what it means to become a Hero.
One particular noteworthy scene has an incredible use of a certain song to provide a real tearjerker. It is an emotionally powerful scene, and seeing one of the Heroes lose their composure in reaction to that is totally justified.
The second half of Yuna Yuki is a Hero has several revelations, all relating to the actual role Heroes play. One more important character is also introduced during the second half, though not much else can be revealed about that here.

Score: 10/10
Yuna Yuki is a Hero is an incredible anime, and arguably the best that the magical girl genre had to offer in 2014. Great characters, an amazing soundtrack and plenty of revelations to keep the viewer hooked combine into one brilliant anime series.

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About Rory

I enjoy writing, manga, anime and video games, so naturally here on my blog, you will find anime reviews, my art, Nintendo news and other such things that I deem interesting.
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