Because it’s the end of the decade, we thought we had to have it go out in style by creating a star-studded award ceremony celebrating yuri’s best and brightest. If I wasn’t allergic to manga and visual novels (:P), this post would be even bigger, but as it is, there are over 30 awards up for grabs, so take a seat as we do our best Oprah impersonation and just hand out the honors.
Oh, and because it’s a super special occasion, there are also a few non-yuri awards handed out, but enough talking! Let’s get started~
What’s that you say? You’re looking for an anime that deals with contemporary social issues? Well, I’m sorry, you won’t find that here. But what you will find is Gokujo.. It’s juvenile and low-brow, yet it’s amusing in a sophomoric sort of way. Even though Lena has already reviewed the manga, I still felt it necessary enough to take a look at the anime adaptation. Continue reading →
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.
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.
First of all, I’m writing a review about this even though the manga is not even finished yet and has only a few translated chapters out so far. Still this is most likely going to be my only review about this series, since I do highly doubt that this manga will change in any way in the near future.
Plot 5/10 and Characters 7/10:
Gokujo hardly comes with any plot, the whole manga revolves solely around Akabane Aya and her daily life in high school, nothing more and nothing less. That said one might think that this manga is boring, but this assumption couldn’t be more wrong, trust me.
Aya, the protagonist of the story is not really the regular school girl you would think to find in an all-girls school, she’s a really special type you could say. So a few words to describe her would be arrogant, vulgar, short-tempered, violent and totally dense. She’s probably the person with the worst personality in the whole school, yet even though she’s such an obnoxious person and likes to harass her friends in the meanest ways, they still love her and keep up with her no matter what she does.