The yuri news just keeps coming in droves, so it’s time for yet another Yuri News Update, but we’re not complaining~
First up, the newest PV for Amanchu! Advance—the second season of Amanchu!— has hit, and it’s brought with it the news that the anime will premiere on April 7th. The first season was one of the most pleasant anime of 2016, and from the looks of things, this new season might be every bit as enjoyable. There looks to be some new characters, but as we all know, it’s all about Pikari and Teko. Take a look.
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.Continue reading →
The flower maidens of Moonlight Garden are desired by all, as they are known to provide sexual pleasures beyond the imagination. The story follows Dohwa, a young flower maiden who has not yet “bloomed.” She creates potions in the hopes of escaping her fate at the brothel. One night, she is caught stealing ingredients for her potions by Lady Hyewon, the new mistress of the Garden. But it turns out Dohwa isn’t the only one with an objective. Lady Hyewon harbors a few terrible secrets of her own.
Yup, shortest description ever, I know. 😛 Though, so far, we’ve only got 2 chapters and yet, this is one of my favorites works right now. Nekomura is already my number one author, and this work just proves that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a KanColle doujin, but she can deliver the yuri goodness even with original characters. Please more!
Some of you already anticipated this exact outcome, but for others, this comes as a total surprise. For me, I kinda saw it coming, seeing just how much support this work has gotten from the very beginning. It’s also one of the few ongoing ones that besides Citrus—which for obvious reasons wasn’t featured in this tournament—is definitely one of the most popular ones around right now.
Personally, I had a feeling and the hope it would be this awesome kind of non-Japanese vs Japanese kind of finale, and that was actually how things had already turned out in the past few rounds. I just loved seeing your reactions to so many of the awesome and oh so close “fights” that took place this tournament.
Okay guys, it’s finally there, the big finale of this tournament that we’ve all been waiting for.
Yet again, the last round was brutal and there’s no word more fitting for what happened in these past days of voting. It was a very close match in both cases. Pulse only made it with an advantage of a few votes and it seemed to be a very close match for Bloom Into You as well. In the end, I’m glad to see these two showing up as the remaining competitors for the iron, uh I mean yuri throne, making this the Japanese vs non-Japanese finale that a lot of us has been waiting for.
Here’s to the last week of voting! Have fun, and let the most deserving manga/comic win~