Manga Review: Riko to Haru to Onsen to Iruka (Volume 1)

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Author: Hijiki
Year: 2011
Length: 3 volumes (1 volume translated)
Status: ongoing 
Scanlation Group: Yuri Project, Fallen Syndicate 
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Yuri
Story: 7/10
Due to her mother’s work, Riko is forced to move from the big city to the countryside where some of her relatives live. At fist she’s not very happy about this change of place, because for her the countryside sounds like a boring place that just doesn’t feel like home. Fortunately her cousin Haru immediately makes friends with her and even invites her to join the “Iruka Club”, whose members are famous all over Irukawa. By getting dragged along and entering this club, life suddenly doesn’t seem so lonely and boring anymore and the more people she gets to know, the more she learns to love the new place she’s now living in.
This is a pretty easy-going manga, nothing really serious happens and most of the time we only see our main characters having fun and messing around with each other. To be honest, it’s not that interesting, nor does it have an intriguing story. It’s just a light and funny slice of life that shows us the work of the Iruka Club. 

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Don’t Know What to Read Next?

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There are quite a few ongoing yuri manga around right now, so it might be hard to find just the right one to start reading next. So let me present to you some promising new yuri manga that I think no yuri fan should miss.

citrus yuri manga
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Title: Citrus

Author: Saburouta
Genre: Drama, School Life, Yuri, Angst
Description: After her mother’s remarriage Yuzu is forced to transfer into a new school. To her horror the rules are quite strict there and she quickly gets into a fight with the student council president Mei, for breaking several school rules at once. And as if the day hadn’t already been horrible enough, she finds out that Mei is going to be her new step sister.
Scanlation Group: Yuri-Project
This manga is getting pretty popular lately but that doesn’t come as a surprise. The story is interesting, the art is probably the best I’ve seen in long while and on top of that, this manga comes with a lot of yuri fanservice even though it is a yuri title to begin with.