Yuri News Update: March 2019 – Part II

We got a lot of news to cover again, so let’s get right to it!

fragtime yuri anime adaptation
Let’s start with what surprised me—and probably a lot more people—the most this month: We’ll get another yuri anime adaptation, and it’s going to be a work that I had almost forgotten about, Fragtime by Sato.

Story: What would you do if you could stop time? Moritani for one is using her unusual ability to stop time for three minutes a day to observe the people around her. One day, she chooses to “observe” class idol Murakami’s panties—only to find herself in a very compromising situation when her classmate turns out to be immune to her power.

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My Top 10 Yuri Manga [Updated]

It’s almost been a year since I made my first Top 10 list of this kind. If you wanna read it, click here. During that time, some manga came to an end, others started out, and still others surprised me by turning out really well. In short, a lot of things changed, and instead of just changing my previous list, I think it’s more convenient to just make a new one.

Many of the already listed manga will appear in this list again, but a whole bunch of new titles will finally appear too. 2013 has fortunately been a year full of great yuri manga, and while I think this will continue in 2014, we can probably already say that 2014 is also the year of great yuri anime, but that’s another story.

For now, let’s start the list.

10.
flower and the star yuri manga
Title: The Flower and the Star
Author: Suzukin Kario
Genre: Comedy, Drama, School Setting, Yuri
Description: Hanai is a junior higher and the best at table tennis. She’s never lost, and she’s won many tournaments, but after some freshman she’s never heard of beats her like it was nothing, she starts losing every game after that and she can’t get rid of that feeling of defeat. Now it’s her first day of high school and she’s decided to quit table tennis and live an ordinary high school life, but on the first day, she runs into the very girl that first defeated her. It turns out that she’s also quit table tennis, but this girl always has a cold expression on her face and Hanai can’t help but feel that this girl is always looking down on her and trying to mess up her perfect high school life. One day the girl falls asleep in class, and Hanai reaches over to wake her up. As she does so, the girl, still half asleep, looks up at her with a smile and almost kisses her. The girl later tells Hanai that she was having a dream about her, but Hanai coldly brushes it off thinking she’s just messing with her and walks away – as the girl behind her looks down while blushing….Source

Chapters: 11 Chapters + Special
Year: 2010
Scanlation Group: Yuri Project

I never thought a manga about table tennis could be this good, but then again, table tennis is not the main them of the story, the relationship between Hanai und Haru is. To be honest, I’d rather see Haru with her childhood friend Chika, and that’s probably the main reason why this one didn’t score higher.

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My Personal Highlights of 2013

Since it’s the end of the year already, I thought it would be a good idea to just list my personal highlights of 2013 and kind of draw a final conclusion to see how “successful” this year has been for us yuri fans.

So first of all, let’s start with anime.
I think everyone will agree with me when I say that 2013 has been the year of Shingeki no Kyojin.
I have to be honest and tell you that I’m usually neither up to date with seasonal anime releases, nor do I pay attention to what shows are the most popular.
However, there was one anime this year that I could not miss simply because of its huge fandom, and I’m really happy I actually did take the time to see why everyone was going crazy about it.
Shingeki no Kyojin was without a doubt the most anticipated as well as successful anime of 2013 and I have to agree, it’s a fantastic show with a freaking awesome story. It is also one of the only (non-yuri) manga I’ve read in a long time and it’s even one of my favorites right now, which is so rare since I usually only read yuri stuff.
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Well, other than the manga and anime, especially the yuri pairing YumiKuri (Ymir x Christa) has gained a lot of popularity this year. There are already tons of doujinshi, fanfics and even short animated clips of them out. And since I’m up to date with the manga, I can safely assume that the fandom won’t just stop here, but rather grow even bigger.
But since I don’t want to spoil you guys, let’s just end it here and come to another highlight that happened at the end of the year, not too long ago.
The news of the 3rd Madoka Magica movie had been around for a while and in October the movie was finally released in Japan, while some other countries had to wait until December to finally watch it.

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Don’t Know What To Read Next? [Part 3]

Lately I’ve been receiving requests to hand out some recommendations from quite a few people, which is why I decided to make yet another one of my recommendation lists. But this time let’s do it a little differently. So while I was only naming recent ongoing manga series the last few times, I’ll now add in some more categories, such as one-shots, doujinshi and also 18+ works, but I’ll still focus on more recent works again.

I hope I can help some of you to find something good to read. And now, on to the list, but be prepared, this one will most likely be a little longer than usual.
Manga:

 

Titel: Comprehensive Tovarisch
Artist: Arata Iri
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, School Life
Description: When it comes to school, Kanna is a real hard worker, doing everything in her power to remain at the top of her class. However she already gets outrun on her very first test in high school by one of her classmates, named Yuu. And if things hadn’t been bad enough for her already, Yuu doesn’t even care about the test and throws it away right after getting it back. Kanna can’t understand how someone can throw away their “proof of hard work” so easily and ends up scolding Yuu in front of their whole class. Unexpectedly, the latter doesn’t end up hating Kanna for it, in fact it’s quite the opposite…
Scanlation Group: Yuri Project, Halfass Scans
Yuri Project is working on this one right now, but Halfass Scans already released 5 chapters I think. Still I would actually recommend you to wait for the Yuri Project version, since just like the name of the Scanlation Group suggests, it’s not all that well done. But if you are as impatient as I am, go on and read it and enjoy Kanna’s hilarious encounters with classmate Yuu, that always end with her being either confused, enraged or strangely turned on. Sometimes even all three of them together, it’s really a lot of fun!