Short Manga Review: Drei Blütezeiten [Sakikusa no Saku Koro] by Fumiko Fumi

I know, I know. This review has been done before. However, since I wasn’t the one who wrote it—and now having read the manga myself—I kinda can’t hold back. Let’s just say I have a very strong opinion when it comes to this specific work, so let me just have my release 😉

Also, click here for the guest review by FoxyLadyAyame~


Title: Drei Blütezeiten
Author: Fumiko Fumi
Year: 2011
Genre: Romance, Drama, Slice of Life, Love Triangle

Sumika, Akio, and Chinatsu are cousins who only meet during the funeral of Sumika’s father. They quickly become friends and end up spending most of their childhood days together.

Though, as time passes, things change. The twins, Akio and Chinatsu, slowly drift apart, while still staying close to Sumika. She, on the other hand, develops feelings for Akio and eventually gets together with him. However, she always knew that their relationship was not supposed to prevail….

So far, so good. The story doesn’t sound too exciting, but it could turn out quite entertaining, to say the least. Now, after having finished reading this, I can’t say it was very exciting or entertaining. First of all, the story simply seemed weird and hard to follow.

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[Guest Review by DemacianSentry] Walk Wit Me by Hiroki Ugawa

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Walk Wit Me is a harrowing tale of how the lives passed down to children, from those who are responsible for giving them life, sometimes do nothing to actually allow them to have a fuller, richer life. So they find it better to do so themselves.

Author: Hiroki Ugawa
Length: 2 Chapters
Status: Completed
Scanlation Group: Yuri Project
Genre: Drama, Yuri
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Story: 9.5/10

During the late 1950’s, in a slowly dying coalmine town, at the foot of a mountain, somewhere remote within the United States, two girls struggling to grasp the purpose that their parents have given them, find greater purpose in one another. From an encounter in their early childhood to the setting of the story itself, they spend every possible moment together they can find. Surrounded by stubborn townsfolk that continue to believe in the old glory of the mine when it was young, their lives are shadows of those very same people that raised them. What’s worse is that as the ones who call themselves their parents continue to press that idea down upon them, they have already been convinced that they will die in the coalmine town in much the same way everyone else will. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About: Fluttering Feelings by Ssamba

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(from left to right) Seol-a and No-rae

Since the Manga, or Manhwa, is far from over right now, I still want to use the opportunity and talk about it, so let’s do another “Let’s talk about…”.

It admittedly took me quite a while to continue reading this one, since I stopped right at chapter 10 back when this was the most recent chapter out. After quite a few months had passed, I finally picked it up again, and oh god, I can tell you, being able to read 50+ new chapters of something that amazing is simply the best feeling ever.

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Guest Review: Hatukoi Shimai by Caelion

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“Well, love between girls is like a fever – it fades with time.” There’s a whole lot of yuri manga with an all-girls school setting out there. Naturally, many of them picture those as a sort-of carefree paradise for young women who love other women. But how many of them do touch the oh-so-delicate topic of such a paradise being only a phase in adolescence? Let’s take a look at Hatsukoi Shimai – a manga that approaches girls’ love in a slightly different way than the majority.

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Manga Review: Fujiyuu Sekai by Kodama Naoko [Monaco Meister]

fujiyuu sekai yuri mangaTitle: Fujiyuu Sekai [A World without Freedom]
Author: Kodama Naoko
Year: 2012
Length: 1 Volume
Genre: Drama, Yuri, Ecchi
Read Online: Not Available in English yet

Since this hasn’t been released in English yet, you might be interested in only viewing my final ratings, without getting spoiled. So scroll down all the way to only find the important numbers.

Ever since Leo had rescued Meiko from some of her classmates who would bully her for basically being cuter then them, Meiko started developing feelings of love for her hero, though she is afraid of not being special enough to score a similar place in Leo’s heart.When Meiko falls victim to rape one day, she starts using the situation and especially Leo’s feelings of guilt, since she wasn’t there to rescue her, to tie her closely to herself to the point of making Leo her slave.

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Manga Review: Momo, Botan, and Lily Blossoms by Mitsuboshi Megane

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I am late with this one, I have to admit. Though, I luckily found this gem again thanks to it being put as a featured series on the Dynasty Reader.

It didn’t even take me more than one second to decide to reread this short manga again. So after being late for about 6 years, let’s not waste any more time. Here’s my short review~

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Yuri Manga Review: What Does The Fox Say? by Team Gaji

Spoiler Warning!

Title: What Does The Fox Say?
Author: Team Gaji
Year: 2014
Genre: Drama, Romance, Yuri, Adult
Status: Ongoing

Just as more or less promised in the last “Don’t Know What To Read Next” post, here’s the hopefully long-awaited review of this Manhwa~

Story: 8/10 and Characters: 6.5/10

Despite the weird sounding title that might lead your mind to some very specific places and one very specific song, this manga—or manhwa—deals with nothing more and nothing less than sex, romance, and sexy office ladies. Quite promising, I know.

The story starts off with newcomer Ju Sungji getting introduced to her coworkers in her new workplace, a game development company. Her beauty and cold initial appearance leave her standing out quite a lot on her first day alone. However, as we’re slowly getting to know her better, we’ll see that that’s not all there is to her. Especially whenever their stern and quite beautiful team manager Sung Sumin shows up, we get to see her act drastically different.

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