YUKI YUNA IS A HERO / Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru


#1

YUKI YUNA IS A HERO / Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru

Genres: action, drama, fantasy
Themes: friendship, god, magical girl, post-apocalyptic, religion, sacrifice, shoujo-ai, tragedy
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2014-10-16
Plot Summary: (Crunchyroll) Yuna Yuki is an ordinary second-year middle school student. She gets up in the morning, gets ready for school, goes to classes, participates in club activities, and has fun with her friends. But there is one extraordinary thing about Yuki – she belongs to the “Brave Hero Club.” What does the Brave Hero Club do? Who is the mysterious being called “Vertex?” Yuki Yuna and her friends’ story takes place in Year 300, Era of the Gods.

YUKI YUNA IS A HERO info on ANN

Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Hero Chapter / Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō

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Genres: action, drama, fantasy
Themes: friendship, god, magical girl, post-apocalyptic, religion, sacrifice, school, tragedy
Number of episodes: 6
Vintage: 2017-10-06

ANN Info Page

Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Yūsha no Shō (TV)

Genres: action, drama
Themes: friendship, god, magical girl, post-apocalyptic, religion, sacrifice, school, tragedy
Number of episodes: 6
Vintage: 2017-11-24

ANN Info Page

Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō (movies) - Vintage: 2017-03-18

Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Anime by Akame ga Kill! Writer Announced

posted on 2014-07-31 13:11 EDT


Pony Canyon / PONYCAN News
#2

So after watching the first 2 episodes tonight, it now makes me rather sad that Pony Canyon decided to enter the US market now.

I rather enjoyed these episodes and if it keeps up like this, I’m going to be rather torn when it comes out for sale if they follow suit with AoA releases and price structure.


#3

I didn’t know that there were two episodes already.


#4

Episode 2 came out a little while after episode 1.
I didn’t get to this series until later in the evening when both episode were already up.


#5

I only just watched both today. I didn’t know if it might be a short episode format or not, and last night when I would watch anime on my tablet, I think I was reading some manga instead.


#6

###Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Anime Gets PC Game Bundled With Home Video Releases
posted on 2014-10-18 08:00 EDT
Fully-voiced visual novel with 10 new scenarios ships with 1st DVD/Blu-ray on December 17

###VIDEO: “Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru” 2nd PV Features Battle Scenes
November 26, 2014 10:50pm CST
New magical girl TV anime is now available on Crunchyroll


#9

Ep. 09

Wow.
I figured it would turn dark at some point, since there have been hints of it since the beginning and given Takahiro (Akame ga KILL! creator) did the Original Concept for this series, but this episode really tugged on the heartstrings hard.


#10

###Pony Canyon Will Release Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Denki-Gai no Honya-san in North America
posted on 2015-01-08 18:00 EST
Company will distribute exclusively through Right Stuf, Inc.


#11

###Yuki Yuna is a Hero Will Get English Dub
posted on 2015-01-12 13:42 EST
Ponycan USA’s 1st 2 releases detailed


Dubbing Studios discussion
#12

I’m going to repost part of what I said in the Pony Canyon thread.

Ok, I looked up Yuki Yuna on RightStuf and it’s MSRP $89.98, selling price $71.98. 4 Episodes, dubbed, with 100 min video extras and a music CD.

I don’t know of anything else that can be said about using the Japanese Anime pricing model in the US. It will make money because of the hard core demand, but it’s my firm belief that as a long term strategy it is doomed to failure. The thing that concerns me is that it may pull the existing US distributors , Funimation, Sentai, NISA and even RightStuf, down with it when it inevitably sinks.

I’ve seen what this sort of thing - limited runs of a high investment product - has done to one of my other hobbies, shrinking and aging the customer / fan base since new customers / fans can no longer afford to enter the hobby.

This really takes the heart out of me.

Mark Gosdin


#13

I’ll paraphrase what I said too on the other thread:

That companies should use the limited collectors edition to help defray the costs of the regular editions (Basically since the discs are all part of the same print run, The LTD. Ed actually allows the regular edition to be sold at a lower price point) which keeps both the hardcore happy with their precious Ltd. Ed. and keeps the normal fans happy with a cheaper vanilla “just the show” option.

Funimation did this with both Volumes of Attack on Titan and Cowboy Bebop.


#14

That’s true and in Funimation’s case what they did is good. AoA’s regular editions, and presumably any potential PonyCan regular edition, are still singles style issues, not full cour or series sets like Funimation, Sentai, NISA, etc.

That pushed them above the wallet pain threshold for me. So while I would like to have several of AoA’s titles, and now at least one of the new PonyCan titles, it just isn’t going to happen.

Money left on the table, more’s the pity.

Mark Gosdin


#15

Same here, I just can’t justify spending the money on this. I wasn’t too impressed with the PMMM singles and this looks to be more of the same, in all ways.

Sadly I don’t believe that I’ll be able to mooch off of my friends who take delight in buying “status symbol” overpriced anime releases (eg:Garden of Sinners BD) as even they are turning up their noses at this mid-2000s singles release program.


#18

###Yuki Yuna is a Hero Anime Bundles 2nd PC Game
posted on 2015-02-02 14:30 EST
Fully-voiced visual novel with 10 new scenarios

###Yuki Yuna English Dub, Etotama Anime to Premiere at Seattle’s Sakura-Con
posted on 2015-02-20 18:00 EST
Convention to host voice actress Haruka Terui, producers Tetsuya Kinoshita and Ryōsuke Tsuboi

###Xanthe Hyunh, Erika Harlacher Star in Yuki Yuna is a Hero English Dub Cast
posted on 2015-04-04 17:18 EDT
Erica Mendez, Brianna Knickerbocker, Sarah Anne Williams also star


#19

“Tsunderica” is the only actress that I really recognize on that list.


#20
So, what's up with this picture of the Yuki Yuna is a Hero Vol 1??


#21

The discs are stacked vertically side-by-side.


#22

This is probably the only time I’d ever consider a combopak to be a detriment lol.


#24

[size=16]ANN Review: Yuki Yuna is a Hero [Collector’s Edition + CD] BD+DVD 1[/size]

Excerpt:

Pony Canyon’s Collector’s Edition release includes both Blu-Ray and DVD versions in an oversized plastic case which comes in a see-through plastic sleeve. Both versions have issues. The review copy of the Blu-Ray disk consistently glitched badly at the 9:38-9:50 mark of episode 4 (although this could be a problem isolated to this particular screener disc; if you’ve purchased this set, please let us know if you’re having similar problems in the forums). The DVD version had problems with its English subtitles; the font is crude and ugly, but much more importantly, the subtitles have gaps where dialog is not translated. This happened several times in episode 1 alone, to the point that watching the DVD in Japanese is not recommended unless you know enough Japanese to get by without the subtitles. This problem is not duplicated on the Blu-Ray, however. Audio quality is very good for both disks, with sound effects coming through especially well on the Blu-Ray version. The visual improvement between the two is not dramatic but is evident. Both versions include Spanish subtitles in addition to English ones and an option for sign-only subtitles, and both versions simultaneously provide both English and romaji translations for the opener and closer. The original Japanese forms of the opener and closer are fully retained; translated English credits only appear in the Extras. An included CD is set up a bit strangely, as most of its dozen tracks are simply (seemingly-exact) repeats of the opener and closer themes, with a couple of karaoke songs from episode 4 thrown in for good measure.


#25

Thanks for pointing that out. ANN did kinda hide that in their review.

What’s weird is that, as Coffee posted a while back in this thread, ANN’s video wizard worked on this release and yet it still has these issues.

I’m not sure how that’s possible, unless the video used on the bluray was hobbled.

This changes the meaning of a quote from Executive Director of Pony Canyon:

[quote]We would like to bring high-quality animation that was produced in Japan
to North American fans while keeping the quality intact as much as
possible. We are having the Japanese production producer supervise the
production of the American releases. This is quality that can be
achieved because we are Pony Canyon
.[/quote]