It’s that time of the month again, news time! We have a mixed bag of all sorts of news for you, some a little older, some pretty new. Let’s start~
Ne No Kami – The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto Part 2 was just released and is now available for purchase on Denpasoft and Steam. There’s also an uncensored patch available (only for the Steam version). You can get it here.
For those interested, here’s Part 1 as well. Get it on Steam or Denpasoft.
Title: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
Artist: Nagata Kabi
Genre: Depressing, Introspective, Drama, Yuri (?)
The story starts with our protagonist finding herself naked with a lesbian prostitute. From there on, we’ll first learn how she managed to get herself into this situation, starting from when she graduated from high school about 10 years ago.
Man, that one really is depressing as fuck, and I only read the first two chapters so far. It’s a very different work from anything I have ever read, introducing the problems of the protagonist in a way that I have never experienced before. It’s quite interesting, but if something good doesn’t happen to her real quick, I might not be able to make it through.
Itou Hachi, or Hachishiro, is a doujin artist mostly known for their slice of life fantasy stories involving girls with features like animal ears of various kinds.
The name hasn’t been around for too long and probably formed about two years ago, rising quickly in popularity in a really short amount of time.
The most popular works for us non-Japanese readers are undoubtedly titles like Legally Married Yuri Couple Book, that features the above mentioned animal ear girls, or Another Yuritopia, a series featuring side stories to the popular yuri Visual Novel Kindred Spirits on the Roof.
The biggest selling point for these stories are probably the oh so cute display of the girls, with big round faces, and in some cases, the adorable animal ears that boost the cuteness of the girls by at least 99%, if only in my eyes~
When it comes to Yuri Manga in particular, there are some themes that have always been more popular, or let’s just say more often used than others.
For example, the amount of high school yuri stories might be so vast that it probably outnumbers all other yuri stories combined. I actually have no idea why this setting seems to be so appealing to Japanese artists, though it seems to be something like an unwritten rule to start out your career with some high school yuri setting, and possibly even stay right there for as long as possible, only rarely straying off that path.