Genre: Cats, College Life, Romance
Status: Ongoing, 15 Chapters
Bo-Eun is quiet and soft spoken in high school. She befriends a stray cat that she names Dallae and shortly aftwards bumps into Saeyeon, who it turns out attends her high school. While watching the smart and sporty Saeyeon from a far, she eventually becomes infatuated with her but is too shy to approach her. Fast forward to college and Bo-Eun discovers that Saeyeon attends a school close by. Still not confident, Bo-Eun confides to Dallae about her desire for Saeyeon and the dreams she has of her. Turns out the cat has an inside track into the goings on of Saeyeon.
I like how minimalistic the art and dialog in this one is. It’s all about looks and glances between the two and lots of blushing. It’s one of those that are roughly drawn, but it communicates so much. It’s a slow burn romance story of the shy Bo-Eun and mysterious Saeyeon, whose slow advances eventually break through to the ever timid Bo-Eun. I really like this one so far, it’s fluffy and makes you chuckle, too.
Title: The Third Party
Genre: Drama, NTR, NSFW, Romance, Yuri
Status: Ongoing, 54 Chapters
Jeong Hui is the daughter of the president of the GBS television station, where she has just started work as an intern in secret,so that she can learn the business from the inside. Sang Hun is the top news host and Jeong Hui’s husband. Their marriage is a loveless one though, one of convenience set up by her father. Producer/Director Hae Jin, or PD Moon, knows the stations president was involved in the death of her father, and is interested in the people who can lead her to finding out those details. For these three, power struggles and desires abound as each tries to get what they want.
This one starts out with some pretty stark and flat characters to a point where that it might not keep your attention. Jeong Hui has lead a pretty insular life, seemingly having no concept of self will, and she does pretty much whatever her dad “orders” her to do without question. But as the relationship between PD Moon and Jeong Hui develops, they start to open up and gain depth, as it becomes obvious that they are totally invested in each other. The deeper their relationship gets, the more the forces around them are bent on pulling them apart. Sweet at times and mixed with several doses of drama, it keeps you wondering how this is all going to work out for them.
Title: Blooming Sequence
Artist: Lee Eul
Genre: College Life, Romance, Yuri
Status: Ongoing, 22 Chapters
Seowoo is the newly minted president of the film club on campus. Sadly, she is lacking social skills and is concerned about her scaring off new members more than anything else. Hayoung, a first year and member of the Chinese Literature Club, is alluring to all that meet her. It’s during an orientation meeting for the two clubs that they happen to bump into each other (OK, drunkenly stumble into on another). It’s their mutual love of films that brings them both together.
At first, the art looks a bit rough, but it’s actually really nicely done and very expressive. This is your standard snaggled-tooth-tomgirl-meets-the-beauty-with the-tragic-past. It’s got a Their Story feel to it, but in all fairness to the piece, it really deserves to be enjoyed for what it is; a nice, fluffy love story. It really is quite cute to see Hayoung deal with the past of her cold ex-girlfriend to try and start something new. The random movie references are also quite a nice touch.
Title: 2 Lives 1 House
Genre: NSFW, Psychological, Yuri
Status: Completed, 24 Chapters
While clubbing, Ha-Ra gets picked up by the suave and sexy Jyun-Hui, and after ditching her friends, she ends up having a wild night at Jyun-Hui’s apartment. So when Ha-Ra wakes up, why is a confused Go-Un in bed next to her instead of Jyun-Hui?
This one is just for fun. The translation is a bit rough for the first 5 chapters or so, but by then, the tension between the three of them is just hitting its stride. Somehow, the extreme difference between Go-Un and Jyun-Hui has you wondering just who will end up being with Ha-Ra. This starts out pretty silly and goofy, but once the characters got enough time to develop, the story takes on an interesting turn.
Title: Dear My Girl
Genre: Age Gap, Angst, Drama, Player, Yuri
Status: Complete, 2.5 Chapters
A behind the scenes look at what was going on with Chiaki during Mikoto’s advances towards sensei in Dear My Teacher.
If you liked Dear My Teacher then this is a must-read. The Chiaki in that story can sometimes be a… bit unpleasant. Here you get to find out just why she had that outburst with Mikoto in the bar, and also gets some resolution of her own. A really nice side-story on its own.
Title: Sayuri’s Little Sister Is An Angel
Artist: Itou Hachi
Genre: Age Gap, Comedy, Drama, Incest, Supernatural, Tomboy, Yuri
Status: Complete, 21 Chapters
This follows the story of the Kobayashi siblings, Sayuri and her little sister Makoto. Due to a divorce they were seperated 13 years prior to the beginning of the story. One day Makoto suddenly appears near Sayuri’s workplace, a flower shop, with wings on her back and a halo hovering above her head. According to Makoto, these angelic features were granted to her by god when she asked him to let her see Sayuri. She then begins living in Sayuri’s apartment.
One of the few stories from Itou Hachi without cute girls with cat ears. While this isn’t new (started in 2016), the last volume was finally released, so you can now enjoy the entire story. Just as you would expect from this author, it’s a cute and fluffy story about sisters reunited and bound by a promise they made when they were young. I really like the way Mikoto slowly wends her way into Sayori’s lonely heart.
Title: Cotton Candy
Artist: Hamano Ringo
Genre: School Girl, Yuri
Status: Complete, 3 Chapters
Though Mii and Hinako both ride the same bus together after school, Mii contents herself with just watching the popular Hinako from a distance. It’s not until they accidentally sit next to each other on the ride home that Hinako falls asleep on Mii’s shoulder and the two start talking and spending time together. Even though, Mii knows she’s developing feelings for Hinako, she can’t help but be scared of those feelings at the same time.
The fear Mii has about being seen as weird or gross by other people for liking girls feels palpable in this. Even if it’s quite short, I think the pacing is pretty good. It’s obvious that both of them like each other, and it’s interesting to see just who has the courage to take that first step. Having an aunt that had the same experience in her youth sure comes in handy, too.
Title: Futari Monologue
Artist: Tsunamino Yuu
Genre: Childhood Friends, Comedy, Delinquent, School life, Yuri
Status: Ongoing, 10 Chapters
Brash and cheerful Hinata and the quiet and demure Mikage meet in elementary school where Hinata makes the promise that they will be best friends forever. Unfortunately, Mikage makes a new friend and distances herself from Hinata who ends up moving away. 10 years later, they are sitting next to each other in high school. The now quiet and gloomy Hinata eventually recognizes Mikage who has now become a gyaru. Misunderstanings abound as they try over and over again to communicate with one another.
I can’t help but chuckle at all Mikage’s failed attempts to try and get closer to Hinata, despite her imagining that they were all successes. All the while Hinata believes she’s in imminent danger from her. The chapters are short, so it’s a quick read, but I like the humorous desperation they both have in their attempts to get closer.
Title: Mikazuki no Carte
Artist: Nana Nanasaka
Genre: Age Gap, Yuri
Status: Ongoing, 9 Chapters
Touka is a young girl with a disease that makes her sensitive to sunlight. As a consequence she can’t leave the hospital ever. Yuki is a new intern that is taking care of Touka. Despite the fact that Yuki doesn’t have much life experience, it is still much more than Touka has ever seen or done. When Touka tries something desperate it is Yuki that rescues her and promises to have pretend-dates with Touka so that she might experience her first relationship.
The dates, or “outing practices”, that these two go on are just adorable. Yuki gets to show Touka so many simple firsts, like going to a convenience store and expressing affection. It’s Touka who’s calling the shots, though, with the ten rules for their relationship and taking the lead in their interactions. It really doesn’t seem like Yuki minds that much.