One of the hidden gems of the Spring 2022 anime season looks set to be The Executioner and Her Way of Life. This action fantasy is full of interesting ideas and characters, and some good animation, but the relationship between the two main characters is already piquing interest. Fans are wondering if The Executioner and Her Way of Life is a yuri anime, so we’re going to set the record straight.
Is The Executioner and Her Way of Life a Yuri Anime?
Yes, The Executioner and Her Way of Life is a yuri anime. Assuming the anime stays true to the light novel, many of the female characters openly develop feelings for each other which play a part in the story’s development.
However, fans hoping to see open, blossoming romances might be a bit disappointed. While The Executioner and Her Way of Life does have elements of yuri anime, the main characters don’t get into relationships (at least not any time soon) – much of the romance is slow, one-sided affections that just add another layer to this isekai action series.
Does Menou Love Akari in The Executioner and Her Way of Life?
The two main characters in The Executioner and Her Way of Life do have a special connection. Akari slowly starts to show romantic interest in Menou, but that feeling isn’t reciprocated straight away.
Menou is a very responsible and work-focused individual, and when your job is executing your partner, it probably becomes hard to develop or acknowledge any romantic feelings.
It is Akari that drives the connection between her and Menou, especially for the first few light novel volumes that we expect to see in the anime. As they spend more time together, Akari develops strong feelings toward Menou, but she’s not the only one who’s interested in the MC.
As is shown from the very beginning of the anime, the assistant Momo also has feelings for Menou. She gets particularly jealous during the story as Menou spends more time with Akari.
About The Executioner and Her Way of Life
The Executioner and Her Way of Life is an isekai anime set in a fantasy world where ‘Lost Ones’ are summoned from real-world Japan with unique abilities, known as ‘Pure Concept’. While these people from another land bring great developments to their world, their powers have also caused apocalyptic disasters.
Menou is an executioner working for the powerful church, and her job is to find and execute Lost Ones when they appear in the world. When she is sent to kill Akari, she discovers that the girl is impossible to kill thanks to her Pure Concept. To find a way to kill her, the two go out on an adventure and discover that their meeting may have been written in the stars all along.
The Executioner and Her Way of Life is currently airing and can be watched in most regions on HIDIVE.