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My Idol Sits the Next Desk Over 5, Guest Review by Luce

Welcome once again to Guest Review Wednesday here on Okazu! I’m very pleased to welcome back Guest Reviewer Luce with another fun review. Please give Luce your kind…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 28, 2023

Yuri Manga Otherside Picnic, Volume 3 is out now from Square Enix and up on the Yuricon Store. I’ll be finishing it up this weekend and reviewing it…

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Global Yuri Fandom Survey Results

0. Introduction Today is my 5000th post on Okazu! Can you believe it? I knew this milestone was coming so I wanted to do something extra special for…

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Onaji Tokoro De Nemuru Made Matte (同じ所で眠るまで待って)

When I originally read Mizuno to Chayama, (水野と茶山) the thing that struck me, not in a positive way, was the lack of joy or humor or happiness. The…

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Run Away With Me Girl, Guest Review by Matt Rolf

Welcome to another exciting Guest Review on Wednesday on Okazu!  Today we welcome a new reviewer, Matt Rolf with a look at an intense new series. Let’s give…

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Whisper Me A Love Song, Volume 6

In most high school manga, summer is a time for our protagonists to go to the beach or pool, and make beautiful memories. For Himari, this summer will…

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Comic Yuri Hime February 2023 (コミック百合姫2023年2月号)

Mebachi’s cover story continues, this time with the addition of a young woman with a beat-poem-esque inner monologue, as she sees the two from last volume. Will she…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 20, 2022

Yuricon 2023 We are off to an amazing start for Yuricon 2023. The first discussion video will be recorded this week, as will my “Opening Ceremonies” video. (This…

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Galette No.23 (ガレット)

Let’s start with the important stuff. I purchased Galette No.23 (ガレット) through the Galette Booth account, so I could get it with a bonus clearfile. Because I’m like…

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77 Oleander Avenue Ghost House Investigation, Guest Review by Patricia B.

Welcome to our first Guest Review Wednesday of 2023! I’m extremely pleased to welcome back Guest Reviwer, Patricia B. on her own account and also because she is…

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The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This, Volume 2

In Volume 1, we met Ellie a scriptwriter and her lover Wako, and aspiring voice actress. In The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This, Volume 2,…

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Sailor Moon Sparkling Water – Outer Senshi Edition

Taiwan brand Ocean Bomb announced a line of Sailor Moon-themed sparkling waters, and of course, as an otaku of the series, I was required to purchase and consume…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 14, 2023

Yuri Anime Top story this week is the news that Takeshima Eku’s Whisper Me a Love Song is getting an anime! Crystalyn Hodgkins has the details on ANN.…

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MURCIÉLAGO, Volume 20

“Kuroko’s group goes to a hot spring deep in the mountains, where the entirety of the land is owned by the wealthy Yamatsukami family. But right as the…

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Watashi No Yuri Ha Oshigoto Desu!, Volume 11 (私の百合はお仕事です)

A whole bunch of volumes ago, when Liebe cafe was having it’s Blume competition, Sumika pulled Hime and Kanako aside and told then a story. It was a…

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Yuri Studio Season 4 & A New Feature!

Welcome to a whole new year of me making videos! This year, Season 4 of Yuri Studio, we’ve got two sets of features on tap. One, we’ll be…

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Yuri is My Job, Volume 10

I’m currently in the middle of reading Volume 11 of Watashi no Yuri ha Oshigoto Desu! so what a great time to take my pent-up feelings out on…

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Tsukuritai Onna to Tabetai Onna, Volume 3 (作りたい女と食べたい女)

In Volume 1, we met Nomoto Yuki, a contractor in an office. She finds society’s expectations for women confining and stress-cooks to relax. We then met Kasuga-san, her…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 7, 2023

Welcome to a whole new year of Yuri. ^_^ Yuri Events 20 years ago, I ran a three-day event to celebrate Yuri fandom. Yuricon 2003 was a small,…

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The Legend of Korra: Patterns in Time

Very many thanks to Okazu Superhero Eric P. for sponsoring today’s review! Eric has been a huge supporter of Okazu since the early days and I am very…

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Comic Yuri Hime January 2023 (コミック百合姫2023年1月号)

We’re still banging on about beginnings here on Okazu. ^_^ And every January issue of Comic Yuri Hime is a new beginning! Comic Yuri Hime January 2023 (コミック百合姫2023年1月号) …

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Hello, Melancholic!, Volume 3

Beginnings are easy. You have an idea. There’s this character and stuff happens and it affects them and they react. Why are they there, what happens, how it…

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New Beginnings – Yuricon 2023 Online

Happy New Year! Like the rabbit it is associated with, I am leaping into 2023 with new ideas and projects. One of my projects for the year is…

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Okazu Top Yuri of 2022

Table of Contents All The Things Top 10 Yuri Series Top 3 Yuri Series of 2022   Well my goodness. 2022 was…amazing. Not only do we have so…

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Today on Yuri Studio – A Brief History of Yuri, Part 2

One last video for Season 3 of Yuri Studio! Even though I only presented A (Very Brief) History of Yuri originally in 2016, so much has happened in…

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Okazu Patron Holiday Party Today

In thanks to all of you who support our work here on Okazu, on Yuri Studio and on Yuricon with financial (and emotional) support , we will be…

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Men Men Musubi ( 麺面むすび)

I am very much enjoying Maitsuki Niwatsuki Ooyatsuki – Monthly With Ooya, which is a relatively new series from Yodogawa-sensei, so when I saw Men Men Musubi (…

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Tsukiatte Agetemo Iikana, Volume 9 ( 付き合ってあげてもいいかな)

When we first met Miwa, she was unsure of herself. And when we met Saeko she seemed very confident. As we’ve got to know them, we’ve come to…

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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, Volume 3

Where do I even begin with The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, Volume 3? It…was good! seems like the best place to…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – December 24, 2022

Yuri Anime Sugoi Lite has once again given us hope, this time with the news that a domain has been registered for Whisper Me a Love Song, based…

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Ayaka-chan ha Hiroko-sempai ni Koi Shiteru, Volume 2 (彩香ちゃんは弘子先輩に恋してる)

In Volume 1, we met the popular and charming work sempai, Hiroko, who is the object of Ayaka’s ardor. Ayaka tries very hard to gain Hiroko’s attention, but…

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Soulmate, Volume 2, Guest Review by Laurent Lignon

Welcome back to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! This time of year is always too-busy here and this year I have complicated matters for myself by trying to…

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Tsukurita Onna to Tabetai Onna Live-Action Drama (作りたい女と食べたい女)

Tsukuritai Onna to Tabetai Onna (作りたい女と食べたい女), the NHK live-action drama, may well be the very best adaptation from a manga I have ever seen in any media. Nomoto…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – December 17, 2022

Buckle in folks, we have a *lot* of news this week. Yuri Anime The top story this week is definitely the formal announcement of Watashi no Oshi ha…

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Yuri & BL Conversation Tonight at CasaCon!

Tonight, at 8PM Eastern US time please join myself and BL scholar James Welker as we interview each other about our respective books on Yuri and Boy’s Love…

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Yuri Espoir, Volume 3

Back in the mists of Internet history, fanfic was one of the key drivers to fandom.  Not just my fandom, but many folks would read a fanfic and…

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Watashi o Tabetai, Hito de Nashi, Volume 5 (私を喰べたい、ひとでなし)

You know, it sounds kinda cool to have a bunch of youkai fighting over you for your delicious blood but, as Hinako has found out, it’s not, really.…

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Take the 2022 Yuri Fandom Survey!

Over the years there has been a lot of research into Boys Love and BL fandom and it seemed time to set up something to get a feel…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – December 8, 2022

Yuri Anime Crunchyroll has picked up Liz and the Blue Bird, say ANN’s Alex Mateo. I really hope you’ll watch this, if you haven’t already. It was quite…

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Otona ni Nattemo, Volume 7 (おとなになっても)

In Shimura Takako’s Otona ni Nattemo, Volume 7 (おとなになっても) a lot happens. We left Akari and Ayano having been carefully not seeing one another for some time, as…

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line, by Yua Kotegawa

One of our best supporters and dearest friends here at Okazu, Bruce, died about 5 years ago. I have been slowly working my way through all his anime…

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Catch These Hands, Volume 3

It was in March 2020 when I reviewed Watashi no Kobushi wo Uketomete, Volume 3 ( 私の拳をうけとめて). Re-reading that review, honestly, I can add little to it for…

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 Comic Yuri Hime December 2022 (コミック百合姫2022年12月号)

And so we come to the end of another year. Comic Yuri Hime, December 2022 is, like so many of the Decembers before it, not a finale at…

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‘By Your Side’ Interview at Kinokuniya NYC

This week, I had the incredible pleasure of being interviewed a Kinokuniya NYC in midtown New York City. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun this…

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Umibe no Cain (海辺のカイン)

For those of us interested in Yuri, the name Kimura Minori might not be the first one of the Magnificent 49ers who comes to mind, but like so…

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SAL: Stories About Love

Sal Jiang made quite a splash last year with both Black & White (白と黒~Black & White~) and Ayaka-chan ha Hiroko-sempai ni Koishiteru (彩香ちゃんは弘子先輩に恋してる) being picked up by publishers…

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I Can’t Believe I Slept With You!, Volume 3

In Volume 1 we met hapless Koduka, an adult chronologically, but so at loose ends that she is unable to function, really, as an adult and her hopeless…

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Pink Theory GAP The Series (ทฤษฎีสีชมพู GAP The series)

Mon is excited, she’s starting her new job at the company run by Sam, on whom she has had a crush since she was a child. But the…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – November 26, 2022

Yuri Events I am being interviewed by Kinokuniya NYC on November 29, and at 1PM or thereabouts will be available at the store to sign some books! The…

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Maitsuki Niwatsuki Ooyatsuki – Monthly With Ooya, Volume 2 (毎月庭つき大家つき)

In Volume 1, we met Suga Asako, who was starting a new life after her relationship ended, and her new landlady, former idol Miyako, who lives in her…

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