Novel Review: The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

the rise of kyoshi avatar novel

As literally everyone and their mom did during quarantine , I too decided to re-watch the Avatar series, starting with The Last Airbender, of course, finishing all three seasons in lighting speed, and then moving on to The Legend of Korra, taking my time with the 4 seasons and appreciating every Korrasami moment I could get.

I only realized midway through The Legend of Korra that besides the comics that were available for both series, there was also something else – a novel featuring another Avatar. But it would not be the Earthbender following after Korra, but instead one of the past Avatars, even predating the one before Aang.

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Yuri News Update: August 2020

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It’s that time of the month again, time to go over what’s been happening in the world of yuri anime, manga, and visual novels. So sit back, relax, and enjoy August’s Yuri News Update~

And as usual, if we missed anything important, let us know in the comments.


donuts under a crescent moon yuri manga

There are a lot of manga licenses to get to, so let’s start off with one. Thanks to the kind folks at Seven Seas, Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon will be brought to audiences in North America, with the first volume being released in February 2021. In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s the description.

Uno Hinako throws herself into makeup, fashion, and falling in love, hoping that will make her seem “normal” to the other people at her job. But no matter how hard she tries, she’s a self-doubting mess inside, and her attempts at “normal” romance with men just keep failing. When she starts to think she might be alone forever, a new normal presents itself–in the form of her relationship with Sato Asahi, a level-headed woman who works at her company, which starts as respect until it becomes far more intimate.

While yuri anime fans have to make do with the typical assortment of idols, magical girls, and school girls, yuri manga fans get interesting stories like this, and I’d be lying if I said I’m not jealous. Not every story has to star fifteen-year-olds, so manga fans have it pretty dman good, especially with all these licenses that keep coming down the pike.


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My Top 10 Favorite Yuri Characters [Updated]

Oh man, it’s been a while since I made one of these. Well, instead of posting an all-new Top 10 list, I thought about updating all my existing ones, starting with my Top 10 Favorite Yuri Characters. As it turns out, quite a few of my picks from years ago still stay in my Top 10. However, there are quite a few newcomers as well. I hope you enjoy, and if you feel like it, leave your own Top 10 in the comments~


10. Shizuma Hanazono (Strawberry Panic)
shizuma strawberry panic

The award for the hottest lady-killer definitely goes to Shizuma. And even though I absolutely can’t stand people who play with the feelings of others, I can’t really get myself to dislike her. Also, it’s thanks to her that we got to see so many yuri kisses, or at least all these great moments in which kisses almost happened.


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Let’s Talk About Something Different: Part III

Seeing how many posts like this I’ve already written, I guess you could say this is starting to become one of our regular posts. Maybe I should find another title for it then… . Let’s see about that.

Anyway, some time has passed since the last post like this, and I’ve yet again found myself watching and reading some more lesbian stuff, what a surprise. 😛

This time, I will feature TV shows like Supergirl, Wynonna Earp, and, of course, the most recent parts of the The Legend of Korra comic.

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Our Personal Highlights of 2017 and Things to Look Forward to in 2018

Let’s start with the highlights of 2017.

The year has admittedly been good, but definitely not the greatest when it comes to yuri anime and manga, at least in my opinion. Focusing on anime, we got some fair amount of shows with yuri subtext, like Kakegurui and the second seasons of New Game! and Love Live! Sunshine!!.

kobayashi-san chi no maid dragonThough, the great highlights were rather shows like Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, which simply surprised us with the amount of yuri—especially for a show by KyoAni—that seriously blurred the lines between only subtext and straight up yuri content. No one was really expecting that, which definitely makes this one of the greatest highlights of 2017 for me.

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Let’s Talk About Something Different

WARNING
This post is not going to focus on anything yuri, since I won’t be talking about manga, anime, or anything like that. This time, I just want to talk about something different, so please don’t read this if you’re not interested in what I have to say about the following three shows: Faking it, Carmilla, and The Legend of Korra.

Don’t worry, this is not going to become a regular thing, but since I’m watching all three of them, and since this is more or less a blog about lesbian stuff, I think it’s okay to just talk about a different kind of yuri this time.

But enough with the justifications, let’s start with Carmilla.

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