Manaria Friends Episode 1: Princess X Princess

It was brought to my attention that the Pre-Air of the first episode had been subbed. Naturally I couldn’t wait to check it out, so I did. The version I found wasn’t the best quality so readers can either wait till late January (20th) for the television premiere or try your luck online. For safety reasons I won’t share where I found a slightly better quality RAW or where I saw the episode subbed.

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That’s what I’m talking about right there.

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Dragon princess booty.

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Human princess ain’t too shabby either.

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“You called me Anne!”

What we got right away was Grea (the dragon princess) not being very social with anyone other than Anne (the human princess) who was highly respected by everyone.

I won’t go over all the reactions between the two because my goodness were they all glorious! From Grea hearing Anne coming to Anne’s reaction when Grea called her “Anne” instead of “Princess Anne”. Also it took Grea several seconds of volcanic temperature blushing before dropping the “Princess”.

The two talked about books they read:

Grea: I enjoyed the Book of Manaria you recommended to me, especially the parts about you.

Anne: Oh my. I’m glad! There are so many cool books in the school library. I wanna read them all. Speaking of, I read one about royalty. What’s your country like?

Grea: There are a lot of large animals.

Anne: Sounds cool. Why did you apply to study in this school then?

Grea: Umm…because my mother studied here. I’m…half royalty and half bastard.

Anne: Oh nice. So your mom studied here too.

Grea was surprised Anne didn’t say anything about her being half royalty. My best guess is her mom either married or had a child with a “commoner”.

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Captain Lou Albano asking Anne for help…after being mesmerized by her hotness.

Suddenly a clumsy cutie named Captain Lou Albano rushed over to ask Anne for help at the library. She asked Grea to wait for her.

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Wild Phoenix.

Turns out Captain Lou accidentally released a wild phoenix (I think) spirit. Even the Seitokaichou Hanna had a hard time with it.

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Anne sealing the phoenix.

Hanna asked Anne for help too. She used her (unsurprisingly) advanced magical power to seal the phoenix. To make sure it didn’t escape again she summoned an ice spirit to freeze the library. Later in Hanna’s office Anne apologized for the whole freezing thing but Hanna was more ashamed of herself for not being able to stop the phoenix. Anne wanted to cheer her up but she was like “It’s okay. I’ll manage”.

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And yes, I currently ship Hanna with her secretary.

Anne walked back to where she left Grea and was surprised to see her still there.

Anne: G…Greaaaa!

Grea: Anne.

Anne: So ummm, things got a bit rough at the library and I kinda overdid it and..ummm…

Grea: You did your best.

Anne: (HNNNNNNNNNG!). Wait. You’ve been waiting for me all this time?

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Anne’s weakness.

Grea: Ummm, yeah. You kept me waiting for a while…you know.

Anne: (Haaaaaaaa…)

Grea: So Anne. Wanna grab some grub?

Anne: Oh right. I haven’t eaten anything all day…Let’s go!

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So this will pretty much be a chill show set in a magic academy with (hopefully) a blossoming lesbian romance at the forefront. My body is ready for more.

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Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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22 Responses to Manaria Friends Episode 1: Princess X Princess

  1. exqalph03 says:

    haha, well, really looking forward to this ^^

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  2. Little Viktoria says:


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  3. YuriLover says:

    If it gets better than 2018, I might melt beyond a puddle

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  4. ineedyuri says:

    Too bad she’s not a maid.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Platon says:

    The full lenght of episodes would be better but I guess it just didn´t have budget big enough for the full ones. If it continues like this, it will be nice. Can´t wait for the winter 2019 anime season.

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  6. LuzeriP says:

    I wanted 12 minutes full of Yuri and I got one. I don’t know what to say except it was so freakin cute. Now I have to wait more than a month to see the next episode. The agony.

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  7. Nick says:

    Quick question, do I need to see anything else in this series first or can I jump right in and start watching this?

    Liked by 3 people

  8. LmoReppin says:

    Omg both are sexy AF and I hope they can get together before these 10 episodes are over you know bc they already fawn over each other. I just hope if they do the other students won’t give Grea a hard time about stealing there idol.
    I and G, great website. I come here all the time but it’s my 1st time commentating lol.

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  10. yurimylove says:

    The art, even the backgrounds, are so detailed and gorgeous! I hope that’s not the reason they only have budget for half-length episodes though…

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  11. Duncan Atkinson says:

    Definitely noticed a strong bond between Hanna and the secretary, with a single encouraging line perking Hanna right up. Anne seemed to be thinking ‘If only I had such a strong bond with somebody…’ then went back to find Grea waiting for her.

    Good analysis in your post. You’ve probably already noticed, but the Crunchyroll subs have Grea saying she’s ‘half human and half dragon’, not illegitimate.


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