In this edition of “Don’t know what to read next?”, I’d like to recommend to you something other than your typical Japanese Manga. This time, I will recommend you works from non-Japanese artists, and we have quite a lot of these~
Recently, the number of non-Japanese works has literally exploded. We now have works from Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Thai artists. It’s an absolutely awesome development, especially if we consider the fact that all of these works are amazing~
It’s a very light and fun story, not only showing the two girls, but also the friends surrounding them.
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Yuri
This was probably the first non-Japanese drawn yuri story I ever read, and damn, did I enjoy it. I honestly didn’t have high expectations, given that it’s not really an ongoing story, but simply short manga strips that don’t necessarily show up in chronological order.
However, no matter how you look at it, this is a heartwarming, cute, and very well drawn love story that I cannot help but love!
Title: Fluttering Feelings
Similar to Their Story, Fluttering Feelings shows how two girls meet and fall in love. It’s not much different, but rather focuses on a romance that is happening very, very slowly.
Genre: Slice of Life, Romance
As mentioned in the short description above, the romance between the two girls happens agonizingly slowly, something that is either poison or a remedy for a story focusing on romance.
I’m actually not up to date with this one, which is why I can’t fully judge it yet, but I sure hope that there will be at least some kind of progress next time I pick this up again.
Title: Lily Love
Author: Ratana Satis
For some reason, the descriptions for these are always the same, so here we go again: Thanks to being neighbors in the same college dorm, Mew and Donut (I have no idea if these are actually real names) quickly become friends, while at the same time discovering that there might be something more.
Genre: Romance, Yuri, Slice of Life
In sharp contrast to Fluttering Feelings, this one moves way quicker, making it obvious from the very beginning how this story will eventually play out. We get to see them meet, get together, and also witness some of the problems they encounter on their way. It’s been a really nice read so far, but it may be a little over-hyped in my eyes.
But who am I to judge, right? I mean, I’m a die-hard Citrus fan, so I shouldn’t complain. 😛
Title: Magan & Danai
Magan and Danai are a couple, living together in their own apartment. This webcomic shows various moments of their everyday life together.
Genre: Slice of Life, Yuri, Comedy
Just like Their Story, this one also features short manga strips that are published in a more or less random order.
There is no real story behind it, only some fun and heartwarming moments between the two girls. I heard the author actually portrayed her own relationship in this one. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but I sure hope that she’s not Magan in their story. 😛
Title: What Does The Fox Say
Author: Team Gaji
This one takes place in an office, showing the two girls in different positions, meaning that one of them is the newbie and one of them the stern team leader.
Genre: Romance, Office Ladies, Yuri
Read Online (Only the first chapter is available for free, the rest needs to be purchased online.)
Since I still haven’t fully understood how to purchase the rest of the webcomic, I can’t say much about this one. Well, I was a little put off by the art at first, but I got used to it pretty quickly. I also have to admit that I was quite hooked after the first chapter alone, so I have to work through the tutorial on how to read the rest of it pretty soon.