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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – February 27, 2021

Yuri Manga We had a bonanza of releases this week! Shio Usui’s charming office romance story, Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon , Volume 1 is out from Seven…

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Otona ni Nattemo, Volume 3 (おとなになっても)

Akari is ready to move on. She’s ready to reclaim her old career in the salon and stop running away from her life. She’s putting Ayano and her…

Goukaku Tame no! Yasashi Sankaku Kakei Nyuumon ( 合格のための! やさしい三角関係入門)

Mayuki is determined to get into the school of her choice to be close to the girl she likes, her old sempai on the basketball team, Akira. But…

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Goodbye, My Rose Garden, Volume 3

Hanako is a young woman who has traveled from Japan to meet her favorite author. Volume 1 follows Hanako as she meets the beautiful, yet tragic Lady Alice…

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Coming Soon: Season 2 of Yuri Studio

Please enjoy this teaser I made for the first video of Season 2 of Yuri Studio. It took much longer than it should have but the fade out…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – February 20, 2021

Yuri VN & Game News Studio Élan is celebrating Heart of the Woods’ second anniversary with a planned console release for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4. And they…

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Our Teachers are Dating!, Volume 2

In Volume 1, we met Hayama Asuka and Terano Saki, two teachers at an all-girls high school who find themselves falling in love with each other, pretty much…

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Journey Through the First 100 Years of Yuri Manga with Erica Friedman By Your Side

It’s official! I and Journey Press are pleased to announce By Your Side: The First 100 Years of Yuri Manga & Anime. The term “Yuri” began life as…

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Uchi no Shishou ha Shippo ga nai, Volume 1 (うちの師匠はしっぽがない)

Mameda is a tanuki who has fallen hard for the magic of rakugo, the traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling. Mameda heads to the big city in the…

Mi-chan to Airi, Part 1 (みーちゃんとアイリ (上))

In Mi-chan to Airi, Part 1 (みーちゃんとアイリ (上)),  Midori is heading home one day and passes a pile of garbage bags, on which she sees the sleeping form…

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Otherside Picnic Anime

Miyazawa Iori has rather quickly entered the landscape of Yuri creators in recent years. With a lead story in the Yuri issue of SF Magazine in 2019, followed…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – February 13, 2021

Yuricon News I’ve got some really exciting news for fans of Okazu and Yuricon – my book on the first 100 Years of Yuri, tentatively titled By Your…

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Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon, Volume 1

Hinako understands what is “normal.” Her whole life she’s been told that for a woman, looking pretty, always smiling, wearing stylish clothes and makeup so that you can…

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Lonely Girl ni Sakaraenai, Volume 2 (ロンリーガールに逆らえない)

The best romantic comedies, in my opinion, are ones that stop trying to be a comedy. In Volume 1, this series was definitely a comedy. Lonely Girl ni…

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Teiji ni Ageretara, Volume 4 ( 定時にあがれたら)

As Teiji ni Ageretara, Volume 4 ( 定時にあがれたら) opens, we find ourselves in a story that is  so grounded in reality that it seems almost magical.^_^ Kaori and…

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Goodbye, My Rose Garden, Volume 2

Hanako has traveled from far-away Japan to England, ostensibly in search of her favorite author. In Volume 1, Hanako is employed as a maid by Lady Alice, a…

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Uminekosou days, Volume 3 (海猫荘 days)

In Volume 1, wet met Mayumi, a woman on the run from the ruins of her life. She decides to become a teacher in a small seaside town,…

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Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – February 6, 2021

Yuri Anime Last week, Yen Press announced the license of  Virgin Road (which, apparently is a colloquialism in Japan for the path a bride walks towards her husband…

Watashi no Yuri ha Oshigoto Desu! Volume 7 ( 私の百合はお仕事です!)

When we left Volume 6 of Miman’s “Yuri concept cafe” series,  Hime has rethought her desire to stay at the cafe, throwing the rest of the staff into…

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Even Though We’re Adults, Volume 1

Takako Shimura’s Even Though We’re Adults, Volume 1 is a very strong opening to a series I still have no idea in what direction it is going. Ayano,…

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Battle Athletes OVA/TV Anime Complete Blu-Ray set, Guest Review by Eric P.

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another Guest Review Wednesday here on Okazu! Today we welcome back our long-time friend and Guest Reviewer, Eric P. It’s always a pleasure…

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ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight With My Love and My Cursed Sword, Volume 2

When I was in high school, I had a teacher who would walk up and down the rows of desks in the classroom while we were in his…

Comic Yuri Hime February 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年2月号)

Comic Yuri Hime, February 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年2月号) was a bonanza of delight.  Starting with the new cover novel, which is a fascinating little science fiction story, in which two…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 30, 2021

Yuri Manga Yen Press has announced the cover reveal for Strawberry Fields Once Again Volume 2. Kodansha  is hyping Chasing After Aoi Koshiba. Volume 1 is slated for…

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Totsuzen Nantonaku Tonari no Seki no Douryou to Kiss Shitaku Narimashita.(突然何となく隣の席の同僚とキスしたくなりました。)

I am so pleased to be reviewing this book today. Miura Kozumi’s Totsuzen Nantonaku Tonari no Seki no Douryou to Kiss Shitaku Narimashita.(突然何となく隣の席の同僚とキスしたくなりました。) is the first Yuri collectio…

Nettaigyo ha Yuki ni Kogareru, Volume 7 (熱帯魚は雪に焦がれる)

The connection between Konatsu and Koyuki is extremely tenuous. They both are aware of this, but whenKonatsu begins to avoid club…and Koyuki it comes to a head. Nettaigyo…

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Assault Lily: Bouquet, Guest Review By Day

It’s my favorite day of the week – Guest Review Wednesday! And today we welcome back Day – it’s always a pleasure to have Day’s insight, so I…

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Watashi no Oshi ha Akuyaku Reijou. Volume 3 (私の推しは悪役令嬢。)

I don’t really know how to review this book. ^_^;  There’s so much to tell you and so little I can say! In Volume 1, we met former…

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Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 23, 2021

Yuri Manga Just as I was working on last week’s report, Yen Press announced two new Yuri titles: The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me,…

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Hana ni Arashi, Volume 5 (はなにあらし)

While we’re able to enjoy Makoto Hagino’s slow-burn high school Yuri romance, A Tropical Fish Years for Snow in English, there is another Shogagakukan title with a similar…

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A White Rose in Bloom Volume 1

Periodically (pun intended) I subscribe to a manga magazine named Rakuen Le Paradis. It’s technically a Jousei magazine, but is an unusual one. Hakusensha lets their artists have…

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Strawberry Fields Once Again, Volume 1

Akira is resigned to being a loner. She doesn’t want to deal with real people and is content, she tells herself, with keeping her relationships 2-dimensional. So when…

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Go Nagai’s DevilMan Lady, Disk 2

Things fall apart rapidly in the second half of Go Nagai’s DevilMan Lady.The center was never meant to hold. Jun advocates for the humanity of those people who…

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Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 16, 2021

Yuri Anime YNN Correspondent Evie wants you to know that upcoming anime Aquatope of White Sand states it is “Girl-Meets-Girl”. The plots seems quite similar to Hagino Makoto’s…

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Comic Yuri Hime, January 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年1月号)

The cover of Comic Yuri Hime, January 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年1月号) begins a new Yuri cover story. Where 2020’s cover story was art-focused, with few words that just gave context…

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Ikemen Sugidesu Shiki-senpai!, Volume 2 (イケメンすぎです紫葵先パイ! )

File today’s review under “Wow Erica, took you long enough!” But wait, I had an excuse! Remember when I ordered some stuff from Japan and it took 2…

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Tsukiatte Agetemo Iikana, Volume 5 (付き合ってあげてもいいかな)

As a reviewer, I understand that spoilers are sometimes unavoidable in order to make a review make sense. As a reader, I don’t particularly mind spoilers…until I do.…

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Asterism ni Hanataba o Yuri SF Anthology (アステリズムに花束を 百合 SFアンソロジー)

In 2019, Japan’s premier science fiction magazine, SF Magazine launched a special Yuri issue. It was an immediate best-seller and legitimized Yuri science fiction as a subgenre.  Followi…

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2021 New Year’s Lucky Boxes!

As you may remember, this autumn I engaged upon a massive renovation of my office. That meant clearing *everything* out, every box of books, every bookshelf, every file…

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Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 9, 2021

Yuri Anime Yuri scifi/horror anime Otherside Picnic is streaming now on the local legal streaming platform you use. For the US it is Funimation.com. The first episode is…

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I’m in Love With the Villainess, Volume 2

Remember how amazed we were in Volume 1, when the characters of Claire, Misha and Rae has a frank discussion of sexuality? Well, I’m In Love With The…

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Lucky Boxes and I’m In Love With The Villainess, Volume 2 aka no Okazu today

Cleaning up some last items from the great office clean up renewal  and you know what that means…. Lucky Boxes to start 2021! Keep your eyes peeled for…

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Girl’s Kingdom, Volume 1

A few years ago, I was approached by a relatively new publisher of Yuri webnovels, GL Bunko. They wanted to bring their books to the western audience. I…

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Your Story, Our Story, My Story: When and Why Queer Representation Misses the Mark

Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago, a few devoted fans of anime sat hunched over their computer keyboards. The sound of the modem was loud…

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Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 2, 2021

  Welcome to the future! Thank you to Mari Kurisato for the lovely new logo, which we will add to the mix of our lovely YNN logos! Mari…

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New Tier on Patreon and a New Patron Benefit!

Heading into 2021, we have some changes to announce on the Okazu Patreon! We have a brand new Patron level for folks who wish to support Yuri Studio…

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Okazu Top Yuri of 2020

The last Okazu list of the year is replete with people and individual series that I felt were notable. This year there was a substantial set of changes…

Okazu Top Yuri Manga of 2020

There were so many wonderful Yuri manga series in 2020, I make no pretense to this being a countdown of any kind. There is no best one manga…

Okazu Top Yuri Anime of 2020

Traditionally, this is the hardest list of the year for me to write. I do try to make time to at least sample whatever fandom thinks of as…

Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – December 26, 2020

Yuri Manga While Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon, Volume 1 is on the way in English, Kaketa Tsuki to Donuts, Volume 2 hit shelves last month in Japan!…