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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2019 Yuri Awards

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Even in a less than stellar year for yuri(ish) anime, the show must go on, and we still had to roll out the red carpet for our annual awards ceremony. As usual, this post will hand out awards for the best this year had to offer, but if you were hoping we’d hand out awards to the best of the decade instead, don’t worry. Coming very soon, we’ll publish our Yuri Awards: Best of the Decade, which will even include a few extra categories not found in these awards.

Oh, and since I’m currently a YR army of one, this post will just consist of my choices for the year, which means no yuri manga or visual novels (hence the post title change). Sorry… 😛

If you want to jump ahead to a specific winner, just click on one of the awards below. And with that out of the way, let’s begin~



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Yuri News Update: June 2019

Since it’s been a while since our last Yuri News Update, there’s a lot to cover this time around. Let’s get started~


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First up, some much-needed good great news in this yuri anime drought we’re suffering from.

Looks like we have another anime adaptation to look forward to, come November. That’s when Flag Time will grace us with its presence in Japanese theaters, a few years after the manga finished its run. The OVA comes courtesy of Tear Studio, and it reunites the director, animation director, and composer of Asagao to Kase-san., so needless to say, it appears this OVA is in good hands.

I think we can all agree that we NEED some more yuri anime this year, so even though November seems far off, this is still very welcome news. This seems like a bit of an odd choice to adapt into an anime—considering what other great stuff is out there—but at least the story is interesting, so my hopes remain pretty high that this will turn out to be one of the yuri anime highlights of the year~


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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]

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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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