Visual Novel Review: A Summer’s End – Hong Kong 1986

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Title: A Summer’s End – Hong Kong 1986
Year: 2020
Publisher/Developer: Oracle & Bone
Genre: Retro, Romance, Yuri

Long time no see, huh? But who would have thought that I’d just have to come back to review this gem of a game. Well, while I’m quite literally on the brink of bursting with all I have to say about this visual novel, I will try to compose myself as much as possible and start out the regular way, so here we go.

A Summer’s End – Hong Kong 1986 is a visual novel set in the mentioned year and in the mentioned city. Big surprise, I know.

The story follows young woman Michelle, who, after her father’s death, is living alone with her mother and working as an assistant in an esteemed company. One day, as a result of a broken heel, she meets Sam, daughter of the cobbler she’s visiting, and spends some time with her while waiting for her shoe to get fixed.

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Manga Review: Mage & Demon Queen by Color_LES

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Title: Mage & Demon Queen
Author: Color_LES
Status: Ongoing (92 Chapters)
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Yuri

Adventurers seek to take the demon queen’s head, but a love-struck young female mage wishes to take her hand. Join us won’t you, for this bawdy tale of love and persistence set inside a real-life RPG.


This webtoon features the many futile attempts of thirsty mage Malori trying to not only defeat the so called ruthless demon queen Velversoa, but also to win her heart and hand in marriage. Sounds like a promising setup, huh?

To go a bit more in detail, what we get here is a fantasy story set in a world in which humans and demons have fought against and hated each other for decades. In an attempt to win the war, humans have started to train young adventurers in numerous fields in order to get strong enough to defeat the mightiest demon of them all, the demon queen, Velverosa, who’s living in her heavily guarded demon tower.

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Game Review – Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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It’s been a while, huh? My last review lies back quite a few months. So what have I been up to, you might ask? Well, one thing that I did was spend 100+ hours playing this game right here.

To be honest, I had never played a game like Fire Emblem. With this I’m referring to both this genre of games as well as any prior Fire Emblem title. What actually got me into playing this game then? One word: Edelgard. Wait, actually two words: gay Edelgard.

But let’s start things the regular way. What is this game even about? Well, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a tactical role-playing game in which you play as a teacher in a monastery, teaching and guiding your desired group of characters, or to be more specific, one of the three main houses. The students of these houses come from one of the three major rival nations of the continent of Fódlan. While these nations are at peace in the beginning of the game, I’m pretty sure you can already guess that this peace does not last for too long.

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My Top 10 Favorite Yuri Artists [Updated]

I guess we should continue the trend and keep updating all the old lists. Let’s continue with my favorite artists then. Enjoy!


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10. Mushiyaki (Kanbayashi Makoto)

I know there are a lot of great artists around when it comes to Love Live doujinshi. Actually, thinking about it now, the number seems insane.

Anyway, the one name that pops up in my mind almost immediately when I think about those works, and especially while thinking about one of my all-time favorite couples—namely Nozomi x Eri—is Mushiyaki.

Be it the fact that those works are always cute, funny, and visually stunning, or maybe it’s the fact that I think this artist captures the relationship between the characters just perfectly. Well, certainly the occasional NSFW content helps me enjoy this to a certain degree too. 😛

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[Guest Post] Don’t Know What to Read Next? Part 14 – by shade

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Title: Hino-san no Baka (Hino-san is Dummy)
Artist: Kinniku Tarou
Genre: 404: Men Not Found, Blushing, Comedy, Delinquent, School girl, Yuri
Status: Ongoing (12 Chapters)

Class president and overall good girl Koguma is concerned that her classmate Hino often skips classes by spending her time behind one of the school buildings. Koguma feels it’s her duty to guide Hino down a better path, even if it means going along with Hino’s unusual requests.

I just love the way Hino teases Koguma through misdirection that results in her giving in to Hino’s various requests. The playfulness of their back and forth conversations leave me laughing at the end, especially when a frantic Koguma finally gives in. In the end, between Koguma’s dedication to looking after Hino as well as Hino’s ability to pull Koguma along, they are slowly able to close the distance between them. Also, Koguma as a cat is too darn cute! 😀

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My Top 10 Yuri Anime [Updated]

Spoiler Warning!

Just as I updated my Top 10 Favorite Yuri Characters, I’ll continue with this one that I originally posted many, many years ago.

In this case as well, quite a few things changed, and we have some newcomers as well. Please enjoy, and tell us about your Top 10 in the comments as well~


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10. Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo

Admittedly, Cross Ange didn’t end the way we all wanted it to. Hilda didn’t get her much deserved girlfriend, and Ange ended up with Tusk, a male character. In terms of yuri, this couldn’t have gone any more wrong. Though, the yuri we got through the rest of the show probably made up for the horrible outcome, if only a little.

So, basically, the whole show involves some steamy yuri sex scenes, some kisses, and even some true romance, despite the fact that Cross Ange often didn’t depict the yuri taking place as something happening out of the characters’ love for one another. In the end, there were still enough yuri characters left, and if we now add the fact that the whole plot of this show, as well as pretty much all of the important characters, were pretty damn awesome, then this makes for a damn great anime, if you ask me.

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Guest Review: Kakegurui Season 2 by NotATsun

1My experience of the second season of Kakegurui was somewhat different from Lena’s overview of the anime in her Winter Season 2019 Final Thoughts post. Like the first season, I was absolutely crazy about it. I find season 1 and 2 both equally entertaining and fun to watch. Though admittedly, the awaited yuri moments were of course a let down. The anime opening is just so very misleading, showing suggestive and flirtatious scenes between various highschool girls. One can only look forward to seeing how relationships within the anime evolved… but there was nothing more than platonic friendships. The opening is a spectacular tease that will leave you wanting more. =(

For those who have never seen it, the story revolves entirely around gambling. The main character, Yumeko, transfers to a gambling school and very quickly becomes one of the top players in the game. There are no grades, teachers, or academics- instead one must survive and move up the ‘academic’ ladder through gambling. Strange concept to be sure, and I am so surprised at how this storyline drew me in so deep that I could watch the whole season in a day. The people at this school are just absolutely crazy and many of them with serious disorders and dangerous personalities. Not to mention anything can be used to gamble- not just money but your freedom and livelihood. That is really what makes this anime so interesting and worth watching- you won’t be able to step away from these twisted minds. Continue reading