Genre: Romance, Adult Relationships, Adult, Yuri
Amano Shuninta is a female mangaka mostly known for works like “Yukemuri Sanctury”, “Sweet Guilty Love Bites” and her most recent manga “The Feelings We All Must Endure”. In addition to that she has already released a number of one-shots, most of which including ecchi or NSFW material.
I would say that these 18+ works are probably her most famous ones, but that doesn’t come as a surprise. She’s one of those artists that can draw sex without making it look weird, over the top or in general just too intense. Personally I prefer it like that, which is precisely why I enjoy her adult works so much. In my opinion, I would even say that she’s one of the most talented artists when it comes to the depiction of sex, so some of these scenes are presented to you in such an unusual and sometimes even funny way, that I find myself re-reading her works all over again, without ever getting bored.
But let’s not only focus on her adult manga and view all of her works in general.
One of the greatest things about Amano Shuninta, is the fact that she always comes up with new stories, using different genres and themes while not sticking to the same pattern all the time. Asagi Ryuu for example, is an artist who almost always uses the same themes and you basically know what to expect from his works, because it’s always the same or at least similar. Of course it’s not bad to stick with the themes you’re familiar with and good at, but it gets boring pretty quickly, which is why I prefer mangaka like Amano Shuninta over those like Asagi Ryuu.
Her works are varied to the point of sometimes even being ridiculous and she almost always adds in something new, something that makes all of her works so very enjoyable and so highly readable.
If I had to name my favorite works by Amano Shuninta, I would go with “Sweet Guilty Love Bites” and her one-shot “Dream at Dawn”. Both of which are fun and interesting to read and have (as always) very well done sex scenes involved.
If you’re a fan of her adult works, just wait for her newest one-shot “Encore!!!!” to pop up. I’ve only read the RAWs, but I believe that it’s really worth waiting for.
I think I’ve never read or even seen a non-yuri manga by Amano Shuninta, so it’s safe to assume that she’s releasing yuri stories only.
Most of her works show an adult relationship and even those that have high school girls as the main characters, come with a plot that is not all that typical for school manga. What I’m trying to say here is that the presented relationships don’t feel like the typical school girl x school girl romance that is so often picked up in this genre.
These stories feel far more grown up, the romance comes with more mature problems and the sex is usually not as innocent as it is mostly (definitely not always) presented between young girls.
While I was writing about how the stories she comes up with feel far more mature than what I usually read, her art style also helps amplify this.
It’s funny how characters in (yuri) manga are only rarely drawn to really look their age. Some artists even prefer to draw grown up characters to look like little children, which of course many people like, but personally, I prefer love stories with characters that don’t look like they are 14 or even younger. So needless to say, Amano Shuninta draws her characters to actually look their age, which I pretty much prefer, especially when sex is involved.
Her artwork in general looks a lot more mature, with characters that just don’t come with the typical big round faces and adorable huge eyes. You could even say, her characters have more of a mature beauty to them than the typical childlike cuteness that we see so often.
I for one really enjoy this artwork, but as always, look for yourself.
Total Enjoyment 9/10:
There is just something about her manga, that make me re-read her works over and over again without getting bored. Maybe it’s the great art, maybe it’s the unique stories or maybe it’s just the great presentation of more mature relationships. In the end it’s probably a combination of all of the above and trust me, if you are a fan of more mature yuri manga, read her works and thank me later.
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