Anime / Manga / Visual Novel Awards of 2014

2014 is slowly coming to an end, which is why it’s now time to hand out my personal Yuri Awards for the year. Enjoy!

Best Yuri Anime: Sakura Trick

Unlike last year, I actually had some shows to chose from, which was really nice. I asked myself whether maybe Akuma no Riddle or Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san were better picks, but in the end, only one of these 3 shows really delivered the yuri we were all waiting for.

Sakura Trick is simply the most yuri show we got in years. I even think that it ranks within one of the top three anime with the most yuri action of all time (hentai not included).

All in all, thanks to Sakura Trick, I’m sure many of us had a great start to the new year, and hopefully, Yuri Kuma Arashi will do a similar job.

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Yuri Artist Review: Takemiya Jin

Genre: Slice of Life, School Life, Yuri, Drama, Comedy

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Works: 8/10
First of all, I have a confession to make. A long time ago, I would not touch any of Takemoya Jin’s works. I skipped through them, only noticing the things that I don’t like, which is why I never really took a closer look. All I saw was the art, and to be honest, even today, after falling in love with this artist over and over again, I’m still not a fan of this specific art style. Still, even though the art isn’t to my liking, I will never forgive myself for not taking a closer look back then.

First, since we’ll discuss the art later anyway, let’s just put this aside and focus on her stories for now. Hands down, Takemiya Jin is one of the greatest yuri artists there is right now. Of course, this is just my opinion, but I’m sure many of you will agree with me.

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Don’t know what to read next? [Part 2]

It’s been a while since I last posted my list of manga recommendations for you and if you haven’t read it and want to see the titles I listed there, click here.

Lately great manga keep popping up out of nowhere and other manga, that I thought were dropped, are worked on again, so there’s a lot of great yuri manga being translated right now, which is absolutely awesome.
Just like last time, I would like to name some nice ones for you and give you some information about them, to make the decision of “What to read next” a little easier for you. Enjoy!
Title: Fragments of Love
Author: Jin Takemiya
Genre: Slice of Life, School Life, Yuri
Description: This manga is a collection of inter-linked stories that mostly feature selected moments in the life of Mika, a young lesbian woman, who claims to only aim for older women. Throughout this manga, we see how Mika manages to go through good times, as well as bad times and how she mostly deals with it, all in a surprisingly mature way.
Scanlation Group: Lililicious
For some reason it took me really long until I finally started reading this manga and I can honestly say, that I regret hesitating for so long. I have rarely seen such a great protagonist in yuri manga and I absolutely enjoy how “Fragments of Love” guides us through some of the most important moments of Mika’s life.

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