I sure haven’t made one of these in a while, have I? Well, it’s 2019, and you know there’s a lot of yuri manga right now, some of them mediocre but many of them great, so let’s get right to this, and try not to skip around or leave the video, because many of the … Continue reading 25 Yuri Manga You NEED to Read RIGHT NOW (2019 Edition)
Crossdressing theater is a centuries-old practice in Japan, as it is in Western Europe. Traditional and aristocratic noh plays always boasted male actors and Kabuki, a genre more popular among the lower classes, first emerged as an all-female mode of theater before it was banned due to an association with sex work, leading young boys … Continue reading Yuri 101 | Setting the Stage
In 1853, Commodore Perry’s fleet of “black ships” reached Japan, demanding the end of the country’s Sakoku policy and the opening of ports. 15 years later, recognizing the need to shore up the state’s power lest the archipelago fall like to Western forces like the rest of Asia, the shogunate fell, and the Emperor’s power … Continue reading Yuri 101 | Birth of a Genre, Birth of a Nation
Released by Seven Seas Entertainment, Neji’s Beauty and the Beast Girl translates that tale as old as time into yuri form. The main character, a monstrous woman named Heath, spends her time away from others, as she’s met nothing but trauma in past interactions with humans. One day, however, a young woman named Lily happens … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Girl – Yuri Manga Review
Released by Kodansha Comics in the West, miman’s Yuri Is My Job! is a new yuri manga with lots to offer. Main character Hime is obsessed with her image, putting in massive amounts of effort so that she can impress others enough to slack off for the rest of her life. Unfortunately for her, she … Continue reading Yuri Is My Job! – Volume 1-2 Review
It’s hard to say exactly when the yuri genre was first conceived, but if you had to pick a date, then 1919 is a perfectly good one. In that year, yuri’s godmother, Yoshiya Nobuko, published Yaneura no Nishojo, arguably the first lesbian novel with a happy ending and one which set the groundwork for the … Continue reading Yuri 101: One Hundred Years of Girls’ Love
Heart of the Woods is a self-described “modern-day fairy tale”. With a little bit of trimming and the removal of sexual references, it could easily fit alongside any book that your mother read to you as a child. As a genre, the fairy tale occupies a special place and duplicating its unique qualities is not … Continue reading Yuri Visual Novel Review: Heart of the Woods
In chapter 1 of the Bloom into You manga, as protagonist Yuu turns down the boy who asked her out at the end of middle school, careful paneling keeps older student Touko out of frame, aside from a somewhat solemn shot of her glancing at Yuu. Instead of showcasing the upperclassman, attention is paid to … Continue reading Bloom into You is the Queer Yuri Anime we Needed, and Here’s Why
Honestly, I think it is. I mean first of all, let’s account for the fact that there’s been almost no solid adaptations of yuri manga in the entire history of this vast medium. I can narrow down the number of anime that both a. are good and b. Adapt beloved yuri manga to a list … Continue reading Is This the BEST Season for Yuri Anime EVER?
I look at how Yuru Yuri introduced me to the genre it takes its name from, and the effect that’s had on me in the time since.