Aoi Nagisa transfers to one of the three affiliated all-girl Catholic schools on Astraea Hill, St. Miator’s Girls’ Academy. There, she discovers a community of fellow students entwined in an intricate hierarchy, in which two Etoiles represent the three schools. In order to fit in, Nagisa must go to class, join clubs, and make new friends. Meanwhile, Shizuma Hanazono, the sole Etoile of Astraea Hill, finds herself drawn to this new, exciting transfer student. As Shizuma and Nagisa get to know each other, Shizuma finally decides it is time to face her troubled past. – My Anime List
Based on 16 review scores:
Ok your sick of not getting any yuri were there together and it’s not all subtesked well Strawberry Panic is for you.This show is pure Yuri for stard to end.There’s a character for ever one to love. You may love the sexly queen Shizuma or the handson Female Prince Amane . The music was vay good to and fit the story. The Story was vary good and for the romantic person. all in all If you want some thing that will make you all warm and feel good in side whatch Strawberry panic!
I don’t know what more you could want in a yuri anime. With romance, drama, strong characters, an engaging story, and more, Strawberry Panic is one of the best and brightest that yuri anime has to offer. I know I’m not alone in saying that it was my first yuri anime, and several years later, I’d say it’s still in the conversation for being the best one that I’ve seen. Whether you’re new to the genre or not, this is one of the few yuri anime that you literally have to watch~
This is a great series about an a girl who starts an all girl school and has to adjust to her new life style with all the tradition of the school. This is a really good love story ( girl – girl ) with many love triangle going on at the same time with people still trying to forget old love and start anew as well as people giving up on the people they love so there loved one can be truly happy all in all its a great anime i recommend this to anyone but if you don’t like or are offended by Yuri ( girl – girl ) then don’t bother. Its a shame there are only 26 episodes but they are all good with many lovable characters and a great storyline
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Your enjoyment of Strawberry Panic is going to greatly depend on how you felt about the final pairings. Some people are really going to like this a lot and others are going to feel very disappointed as I was. In addition I very much disliked how the final arc played out and that several key characters basically got the shaft in terms of their own romances. It’s a fun show for the most part, required viewing for yuri fans and probably one of the better shows of the genre out there. That in itself is an indictment of yuri anime.
Despite its flaws, Strawberry Panic is unquestionably the go-to anime for someone looking for a yuri romance series. It contains everything that you can want out of a series like this; loveable and developed characters, a serious plot that is lightened by occasional comic relief, and a satisfying conclusion for all parties. In my opinion, it is truly the best the genre has to offer, leading me to give it a perfect 10 and suggest it to any fan of yuri and shoujou ai.
Some people say Strawberry Panic is a rip-off of the famous shoujo-ai novel/anime Maria-sama ga Miteru, but still it’s a decent anime for all yuri fans.
While not a masterpiece, Strawberry Panic! provides a good deal of humor, drama, and delectable girl-on-girl fan service. As a first foray into the world of shoujo-ai, this show gives the viewer a balanced overview of themes available in the genre and uses its fairly breathless pacing to keep things interesting. The experienced fan will likely find that this series feels a little shorter than other yuri offerings because the story covers a fair amount of ground during its run instead of lingering on each small interpersonal incident. Hikari and Amane nearly ruin Nagisa and Shizuma’s interesting little romance, the weak animation makes it hard sometimes to appreciate all of the melodrama on display, and the anime ends in only partial resolution, but overall it manages to rise above its considerable shortcomings. You might want to kill Hikari by the end, but if you enjoy watching girls break other girls’ hearts, then you will find this show a pleasant diversion.
Bottom line, if you are a Yuri genre fans, then I guess this one will fits you really well (I saw a review on other webs, most of it gave a pretty decent score). If you a Harem fans, I don’t think you will like it.
The Nihon Review
Strawberry Panic will probably not make many people’s list of top anime of the year, but as a shoujo-ai, it offers a number of enthralling and emotional moments and does quite a few things right. It is also about the only twenty-six episode series I have seen without a single male in its entire run to offend the eye. My recommendation is to watch Marimite. But, if you’ve already seen that and need a shoujo-ai fix to tide you over before the upcoming Marimite OVA, then try Strawberry Panic. It’s nowhere near as good as Marimite, but as a second-rate substitute, it may suffice.
Cute Proxy’s Anime Rants
Of course comparisons cannot be avoided with that other similar, but vastly superior show, Maria-sama ga Miteru. Half-way through the run of this series I managed to finish Marimite and the result was that StoPani looked like an inferior copycat in comparison. Of course StoPani has more yuri moments than Marimite, so those who prefer to see some action would be more inclined to StoPani.
Nifrigel’s Otaku Review
In conclusion, I just want to note two things, which I can explain in details only in the spoiler part of the review. The first one is that I really liked how the show ended. It somehow caught me completely off-guard. And the ending was by no means sudden or unpredictable, I just didn’t see it coming because I had different expectations (I explain why in the second part). But the ending is very righteous in my opinion. The second one is that the show is full of what is called “mono no aware”. It’s a recurring motif which runs through the show and I deeply appreciated it. It is also strongly related to the reason why I think that the show’s ending is “righteous”. Actually, I would have rated the show much higher if it wasn’t that boring.
Chioky – Deviant Art
I can barely recall much of what I last saw of this anime, it was many years ago in my first selection of animes I watched. At that time I was exploring a whole range of different anime genre’s to see which would be my favourite, and so I decided to pick Strawberry Panic as my “Yuri” genre. And damn is there some serious romance portrayed in this story, or atleast tries to be. However I can honestly say I remember very little of it, however it was still an okey anime, though some people really love this anime because of the romance. As I said don’t watch this anime only for the Yuri scenes, because with the whole 26 episodes theres not much, thats what you might come for, but you stay for the sweet romance among school girls.
The few good things in this anime save it from the final chop. It’s not a fully bad anime, but its clunky premise does make sure that it never goes beyond a two.
Bright bits of yuri romantic potential ruined by endless filler, shoddy writing, and incoherent characterization.