After three reviews, we’ve finally reached the last of our Queen’s Blade reviews and not a moment too soon. Judging by that statement, you can probably guess that I didn’t like this season, and that’s putting it mildly.
In case you didn’t know, it’s that time of the year again. The time when hundreds of developers join the cause to create more games that feature relationships between women. Of course, we’re talking about Yuri Game Jam.
Content warning – NSFW images ahead!
Surprisingly, even after the huge news post from only a week ago, there’s more to cover~
First of all, just a few days ago, eyephon‘s yuri visual novel Sisterly Bliss ~Don’t Let Mom Find Out~ has been released and is available for download over at MangaGamer. It’s currently up for $24.95.
In the rare case that you haven’t heard of it yet, have some more information.
Ichika and Futaba are so close it even surprises their friends and family at times. Ichika, the diligent, stubborn older twin, and Futaba, the childish, sociable younger twin, are an inseparable pair.
But there’s more to their love for each other than first meets the eye.
Growing up, the two did everything together. No matter where they went, the twins were never apart. And even now that they’ve grown up, their personalities diverging and leading them to different hobbies, they’re still as close as can be. For Ichika, the responsible big sister, looking out for childish, spoiled Futaba has become an everyday occurance, both at home and at school.
But one day, worried that the twins are growing too close, their mother chastises them, explaining that there’s a difference between being supportive of each other and being codependent. Regardless of how close they are, she says, they can’t stay together forever. With that admonition, the twins’ relationship begins to change.
Lurking beneath Ichika’s wish to see Futaba happy is a different feeling, one that torments her. A desire that cannot be fulfilled. And as their relationship changes, Futaba grows restless, seeing her wish to always be by Ichika’s side drifting further and further away.
What awaits these twins, who harbor feelings stronger than mere sisterly love? What form will their relationship take, and what conclusion will their story reach?
This is now our third review in the Queen’s Blade series, and we’re getting close to being caught up.
A Queen’s Blade OVA brings visions of all sorts of debauchery, but don’t forget that the series is already very debauched, so does it want to push the envelope even farther? Short answer, surprisingly, no. 😛
It’s been a while since our last Yuri News Update, so that means that this one will be packed with all sorts of good (and not so good) news. Let’s get started~
Seowoo, president of the film club, is standing outside in the rain, a welcome break from the noisy and chaotic bar behind her, when a girl with orange hair stumbles out the doors and practically into her arms. Then she begins singing “Dancing in the Rain” while… dancing in the rain. It’s a minute encounter, really, but Seowoo has seen the greatest romances bloom from the smallest moments in the movies. So when Hayoung shows up to join the film club, Seowoo – who’s not even sure what she herself is feeling – finds her heart skipping a beat.
After having finished reading Citrus, this is seriously like a breath of fresh air: a realistic, non-ecchi, slow-paced romance about girls over the age of 18. Nice!