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Vampeerz – “My Peer Vampires,” Volume 3

by Christian LeBlanc, Staff Writer I found the last book somewhat vile, But this volume did make me smile. Basketball, talking crow,  The return of Jiro,  And artwork…

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How Do I Turn My Best Friend Into My Girlfriend?, Volume 1

by Luce, Staff Writer Imagine you are a Japanese schoolgirl, and you’ve just realised you have a big crush on your friend! What do you do? Your options: …

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Run Away With Me Girl, Volume 3

Guest Review by Matt Rolf Having run away with high school friend Makimura as an adult in Volume 2, Midori wants to keep running in Run Away with…

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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Deluxe Edition Volume 4

In a series in which most of the “people” are androids, there are still humans on the planet. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Deluxe Edition Volume 4 spends some time…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 18, 2024

Yuri Manga in English The Moon on a Rainy Night, Volume 5 is headed our way this month. It’s up on the Yuricon Store, but more links to…

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Kitanhana Monogatari (綺譚花物語)

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing a book on Yuri history in Taiwan by Baihe novelist 楊雙子 Yáng Shuāngzǐ. Today I am reviewing the…

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Silakbo 2 Anthology, Guest Review by Miguel Adarlo

Hello, this is Miguel Adarlo, an overachieving potato on Discord. I wanted to share a recent yuri anthology released in the Philippines. I shared it over at the…

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Okazu Staff takes on Yuri Is My Job, Volume 12

Yuri Is My Job, Volume 12 came out in English from the fantastic team at Kodansha and it was…a lot. I had reviewed it in Japanese almost a…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 11. 2024

Yuri Manga in English Big week on the Yuricon Store. We have someone cleaning up the old entries, so I can focus on getting new ones in. ^_^…

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The Moon On A Rainy Night, Volume 4

In Volume 3, Saki found herself seen in ways that were both complicatedly affirming and deeply confusing. Now that she knows Kanon’s history, her one comment is that…

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Otherside Picnic Manga, Volume 9

Recently, to much excitement, the cover for the ninth novel of Otherside Picnic was revealed. What I noticed was how it was a neat reminder of the importance…

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Whisper Me A Love Song, Volume 7 and Volume 8

Shiho has what we used to call a “difficult” personality. She appears to make decisions that work against her best interests more often than not. Should you happen…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 4, 2024

Yuri Audiobook & Drama CD As reported yesterday, when I reviewed the 5th and final audiobook of the initial I’m In Love With The Villainess series, Seven Seas…

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I’m in Love with the Villainess Audiobook, Volume 5

In I’m in Love with the Villainess Audiobook, Volume 5, Rae, Claire, the main cast and we, the listeners, learn the “Truth of the World,” and it is…

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Hana no Asuka-gumi Infinity, Volume 8 (花のあすか組 ∞インフィニティ )

A few weeks ago, I reviewed HabuCore F, the 10-years-later epilogue to a series  Hayate x Blade (はやて×ブレード), which I described as “a gonzo battle/school manga series.” I…

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Blank The Series, Guest Review by Frank Hecker

A young woman on the cusp of adulthood latches onto an older woman and pursues her, but a sheltered adolescence causes her to come off more child-like than…

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Kase-san and Yamada. Volume 3

College life has become a little more normalized for both Kase-san and Yamada. Yamada’s got a job, and loves her classes. Kase-san is still struggling with her unregulated…

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The Lantern and the Night Moths: Five Modern and Contemporary Chinese Poets in Translation

The Lantern and the Night Moths: Five Modern and Contemporary Chinese Poets in Translation is an outstanding read. For reasons that are discussed in the book itself, translator…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 27, 2024

Yuri Event A group art show for four Galette magazine artists is planned for July in Kichioji, Tokyo! July 17-22, at the Sabineko Gallery, art by 4 Yuri…

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I Can’t Say No to the Lonely Girl, Volume 1

Ayaka is an excellent student, who has a hard time taking tests. In return for a recommendation from her teacher to any college she chooses, she finds herself…

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Comic Yuri Hime May 2024 (コミック百合姫2024年5月号)

We’re the beginning of of Q2, and Comic Yuri Hime May 2024 (コミック百合姫2024年5月号) has settled in for a lovely variety of Yuri manga – from the openly queer,…

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Yuri-themed Board Game Sisters of Dangerous Yuri Council (ヤバ百合会の妹たち), Guest Review by Lee Sanhwa

Yuri Ranbou, which I reviewed earlier this month here on Okazu, is not the only Yuri-themed board game developed by Stromatosoft. Here is Sisters of Dangerous Yuri Council,…

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Queer and Feminist Perspectives on Japanese Popular Cultures Symposium & Rainbow Book Fair Event Reports

I know I have been a bit spotty this month, but today’s post is, in part, the explanation of why. ^_^ First, I participated with my co-presenter Willow…

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Rainbow Book Fair Today

No YNN report today as I will be at the Rainbow Book Fair, from 12-6 at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center at 208 W…

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Train To The End Of The World Anime

What makes good science fiction? This is a question that I have been asking a lot as I watch Train To The End Of The World, streaming now…

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Akaiito HD Remaster, Guest Review by KatGrrrl

Akaiito HD Remaster is a 2023 remaster of the 2004 visual novel Akaiito, which was originally released on Playstation 2. The remaster is available on Nintendo Switch and Windows…

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Whisper Me A Love Song Anime

Anyone who knows me know I adore the manga Sasayakuyouni Koi wo Utau, by Takeshima Eku. I feverishly told Kodansha USA about it and was absolutely over the…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 13, 2024

Yuri Anime Today sees the streaming simulcast premiere of Whisper Me A Love Song on HIDIVE.  Okazu Correspondent Roxie took a grand tour of Tokyo & Kyoto this…

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Whisper Me A Love Song Anime Campaigns in Tokyo & Kyoto, Guest Post by Roxie

Tomorrow, the anime for Whisper Me A Love Song / Sasayakuyouni Koi wo Utau (ささやくように恋を唄う) debuts on Japanese TV and streaming on HIDIVE. Our intrepid  Correspondent Roxie is…

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Announcing Manga The Visual Guide

I was going to write a review today of something no one but me cared about (/cough/Hana no Asuka-gumi/cough/) but much more interesting news popped up that I…

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Assorted Entanglements, Volume 3

by Matt Marcus, Staff Writer Previously in Assorted Entanglements Volume 2, sparks and virtual bullets flew as we met mangaka Heke-sensei and her editor Shinohara, who not-so-anonymously play…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 6, 2024

Yuri Manga I Want to Love You Till Your Dying Day Kimi ga Shinu made Koi wo Shitai) licensed by Kodansha, via Alex Mateo. Creator Arai Sumiko has…

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HabuCore F

Today’s post is less of a review than a story of how a chance encounter changed my life. ^_^ In the early 2000s, a reader of Okazu, touko_no_doriru_san…

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Yuri-themed Board Game Yuri Ranbou (百合乱慕), Guest Review by Lee Sanhwa

Happy Guest Review Wednesday! I am so incredibly excited for us all today. We have a new guest reviewer! Lee Sanhwa is a South Korean science fiction writer.…

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Upcoming Yuri Events for April

April is lining up to be a super fun month for Yuri fans with two events!  I’ll be presenting online at the Queer and Feminist Perspectives on Japanese…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – March 30, 2024

Anime News We have a lot of Yuri-adjacent, Yuri-wishful-thinking and a bit of Yuri anime coming our way this spring. The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess Anime…

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A Sheep Princess in Wolf’s Clothing, Volume 2

by Luce, Staff Writer In Volume 1, we met Aki, a Wolfa butler, and Momo, a Sheepa princess who announced her intent to enter a relationship with Aki.…

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Comic Yuri Hime, April 2024 (コミック百合姫2024年4月号)

Comic Yuri Hime, April 2024 (コミック百合姫2024年4月号) is an incredibly strong issue of what is turning out to be a very good Yuri manga year. There are a nice…

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Monthly in the Garden With My Landlord, Volume 2, Guest Review by Frank Hecker

In the first volume of Monthly in the Garden with My Landlord, manga editor Asako Suga, dumped by the latest in a series of girlfriends, finds both a…

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Hana Monogatari, Volume 3 (はなものがたり)

In Volume 1 we met Hanayo, an older woman, newly widowed and Yoshiko, a woman of similar age who opens Hanayo’s eyes to many things, including the pleasure…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – March 23, 2024

Yuri Manga Tokyopop has licensed a new Yuri manga! Via Yuri Anime News, we’re getting Yomogimochi’s  Yuri ni Hasmaru Otoko ha Shinubaii!? (百合にはさまる男は死ねばいい!?) as Boys Who Interfere W…

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Maitsuki Niwatsuki Ooyatsuki – Monthly With Ooya, Volume 4 (毎月庭つき大家つき)

If there was a “Perfect Manga About Pop Idols Who Are Adults”* award, Maitsuki Niwatsuki Ooyatsuki – Monthly With Ooya, Volume 4 would win, hands down. We’ve already…

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Mr. Right Turned Out To Be A Younger Woman!? Guest Review by Em Evergreeen

Content warning: there is one scene with sexual aggression and non-consensual touching, and the narrative doesn’t meaningfully explore any relationship consequences this might have. I’ve enjoyed Ko…

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SHWD シュード, Volume 3

In Volume 1 and Volume 2, we meet Kouga Airi, a new recruit to the Special Hazardous Waster Disposal Unit, under Sawada Shino, a hard-boiled veteran. Both these…

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Recent Readings of Queered Holmes And Watson

In 1926, John Watson, friend and confidant of Sherlock Holmes, was shot by “Killer” Evans in the the story the Three Garridebs. What Holmes says in the moment…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – March 16, 2024

Anime News The upcoming season will be filled  with Yuri-adjacent or Yuri-adjacent-adjacent – i.e., cute girls doing things cutely – to keep us busy.  All (or mostly-)-female …

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Kininatteru Hito Ga Otoko Janakatta, Volume 2 (気になってる人が男じゃなかった)

In Volume 1, we met Ohsawa Aya, a fashionable girl in most ways – except for her retro taste in music. When she walks into a shabby CD…

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How Do We Relationship, Volume 10

by Matt Marcus, Staff Writer The other day I attended an “empty the bar” party for a friend of mine who is moving to Hawaii. Naturally, most of…

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Yokohama Shopping Log, Volume 3

In Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Volume 3, Alpha, an android, can see that time passes – and so can we. The adult humans she knows have gotten older, the…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – March 9, 2024

LGBTQ Events April is the second-best month to be in NYC, so if you’re around, join me and Rica Takashima at the Rainbow Book Fair at CLAGS: The…

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