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New Video – Yuri Studio S02 E07 Shakaijin Yuri: Yuri For Grownups

I’m super pleased to announce a new Yuri Studio Video this week: S02 E07 Shakaijin Yuri: Yuri For Grownups is live on Youtube, with EN captioning. As always,…

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

Yuri Manga A new license this week from Seven Seas, Namekawa-san Won’t Take a Licking! Vol. 1, a Comic Yuri Hime classroom gonzo comedy series. The link leads…

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How Do We Relationship?, Volume 3

How Do We Relationship?, Volume 3 by Tamifull takes a sharp turn away from our expectations. It makes for a harder read, but an infinitely more satisfying one.…

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Blue Reflection Ray, Guest Review by Aurakin

Very excited to welcome you back today to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! Today we welcome a new reviewr to our family. Aurakin will be taking us through…

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Kaketa Tsuki to Donuts, Volume 3 (欠けた月とドーナッツ)

What is love? How do we fall in love? What does that even mean? How do we make space in lives that are full already, for other people?…

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Whisper Me a Love Song, Volume 2

Eku Takeshima’s Whisper Me a Love Song, Volume 2 is genuinely adorable, about relatable, charming characters, an idealized school setting and conflict so small and so satisfyingly reconciled…

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Jigoku Hanazono (地獄の花園)

Jigoku Hanazono (地獄の花園) is  absolute trash, hilarious and unforgivable, and probably puzzling to anyone who isn’t deeply interested in girl-gang lore. It’s a movie tailored almost …

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

Yuri Manga [Boyish²] Butch×Butch Yuri Anthology has made its Kickstarter goal with more than a month left! That means you have plenty of time to back this anthology.…

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Anata no Yoru ga Aketera (あなたの夜が明けたら)

Anata no Yoru ga  Aketera (あなたの夜が明けたら), translated on the cover as After Sunrise, Haru Harukawa Collection is a collection of shorts by, obviously Harukawa Haru. Some of these…

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Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei (転生王女と天才令嬢の魔法革命)

Here’s a phrase I’m using more and more these days: “Ahead of the English language edition.” Yesterday, Mariko gave her impression of a book that will be heading…

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Gunbured X Sisters, Volume 1 (ガンバレッドxシスターズ), Guest Review by Mariko S.

Welcome to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! This week we welcome back Mariko S whose reviews are always a delight to read. Ahead of the Seven Seas edition…

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Even Though We’re Adults, Volume 3

Akari and Ayano met in Volume 1, but their relationship was instantly complicated by the fact that Ayano…is married. In Volume 2, Akari moves to give herself a…

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Q-Force on Netflix

Q-Force is about the first Queer superspy team in AIA (ahem) history. Shunted aside by homophobic commanders, top spy of his class, Steve Maryweather (voiced by Sean Hayes,…

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

Yuri Manga I am super excited to share Seven Seas’ new licensing announcement with you: Sal Jiang’s Black & White. I loved this extremely violent and unpleasant Yuri…

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Hana ni Arashi, Volume 7 (はなにあらし)

In Volume 7 of Hana ni Arashi, (はなにあらし) something finally happens. Well…two things. Remembering that, in this series “happen” is very broadly applied word. ^_^ The first thing…

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Kita no Onna ni Tamesaretai (北の女に試されたい)

Hokuryuu Aya, who is a tall, cool woman, meets Kuromizu Suzuka who is also a tall, cool woman and both are surprised that the other is as tall…

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Yoru To Umi, Volume 1 French Edition, Guest Review by Laurent Lignon

We welcome a new guest reviewer, Journaliste/Chroniqueur Lauren Lignon, who will be looking at the French translation of Yuri manga Yoru to Umi by Goumoto. I’m very happy…

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Failed Princesses, Volume 3 & Volume 4

In Volume 1, we met Fujishiro and Kurokawa, girls from completely difference circles in school. In Volume 2, they have started, slowly to figure out who they are…

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New Yuri Studio Video – S02E06 Two Questions About Yuri (and Literature)

This week on Yuri Studio, I take a look at two questions I received from Patrons: What is the deal with Yuri Vampires? and Why is Yuri always Romance…

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

Yuri Manga Added to the Yuricon Store, we have Bloom Into You Anthology, Volume One, now available from Seven Seas. Volume Two is available for pre-order, with a…

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Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon, Volume 2

Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon, Volume 2 continues to be one of my favorite Yuri manga series. It has almost everything I like in it, it’s thoughtfully fraught,…

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Comic Yuri Hime October 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年10月号)

Comic Yuri Hime October 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年10月号) brings us to the arc of I’m in Love With the Villainess that I was looking forward to most , but first…the…

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School Zone Girls, Volume 2, Guest Review by Christian LeBlanc

Welcome to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! This makes a third guest review in a row and we have at least two more on the way! If you…

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Failed Princess, Volume 2

In  Volume 1, we met Fujishiro Nanaki, one of the cool and fashionable girls and Kurozawa Kaede, one of the fujoshi girls,  who meet and find their lives…

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New Yuri Studio Video for Okazu Patrons!

After last week’s flawed attempt at live recording, a new Yuri Studio is available to all Okazu Patrons! I took a few questions from patrons and answered them…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – September 25, 2021

We have an extraordinary amount of news this week. ^_^ Yuri Manga Yen Press has licensed If You Could See Love, about a girl who can see who…

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Superwomen in Love, Honey Trap & Rapid Rabbit, Volume 2

In Volume 1, we meet Hayate who is a part-time performer and superhero, Rapid Rabbit. When Antinoid Army executive Honey Trap fights and defeats Rabbit, she pull off…

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Fuzoroi no Renri, Volume 4 (不揃いの連理)

Fuzoroi no Renri, Volume 4 (不揃いの連理) by Mikan Uji, is both a whimsical look at several Yuri odd couples and a profouns story about about found family and…

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School Zone Girls, Volume 1, Guest Review by Luce

Another Wednesday, another Guest Review – and this one comes with a built in bonus, as Volume 1 will be followed next week with Volume 2! Please welcome…

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Watashi o Tabetai, Hito de Nashi, Volume 1 (私を喰べたい、ひとでなし)

Hinako’s family died in a tragic accident. Most of what she remembers is falling into the deep, deep ocean. So when, one day, she stops to look at…

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Manga de Wakaru LGBQ+ (マンガでわかるLGBTQ+)

I follow a number of Japanese sexual and gender minority groups on Twitter. I’ve even created a Twitter list with all the JP groups I follow, knowing that…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – September 18, 2021

Yuri Studio I’m doing a special of recording of the next Yuri Studio! Tomorrow at 3PM Eastern US time, I’m going to address two great questions, I got…

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Thai Live-Action Yuri Drama, 7 Project, Episode 3 – Remember

Thai BL is having a boom moment and it’s worth noting that Thai Yuri is starting to develop in that same market. One of the most recent BL/GL…

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SHWD (シュード), Volume 1

Kouga is a woman who wants to make a difference. She wants to be part of the elite Special Hazardous Waste Disposal team – the team that fights…

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I Summoned a Ghost to Be My Girlfriend, Guest Review by Jennifer Linsky

Hello and welcome back to the first of several Guest Review Wednesdays in a row, hopefully. ^_^ Today we welcome back Jennifer Linsky who has graciously offered to…

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Kimi ni Tsumugu Boukaku, Volume 1 ( 君に紡ぐ傍白)

Nao saw a stage performance when she was in middle school and she was simply blown away by it. Now, a first-year in college, she very much wants…

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The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Volume 2

In Volume 1, we encountered a world in which “Lost Ones,” normal humans from Japan might find themselves saddled with “Pure Concepts,” magic too big, too unfettered, too…

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Girls Kingdom, Volume 4

When I tell you that Girls Kingdom, Volume 4 is worth reading, please understand that I am 100% aware of what I am saying. The series is, thusfar,…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – September 11, 2021

Yuri Manga Winter 2022 is looking pretty great for Yuri! We’ll start with a bunch from Seven Seas. Our Teachers Are Dating!, Volume 4 brings this series to…

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Watashi no Oshi ha Akuyaku Reijou., Volume 5

What if you had the chance to remake the entire world in order to save the person you love…and learned that the world was never what it seemed?…

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Otherside Picnic Manga, Volume 1, Guest Review by Sandy F.

Happy day! Not only is it  Guest Review Wednesday here on Okazu, we have a brand new reviewer! Today  we welcome Sandy, who is taking a look at…

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The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me

Marika idolizes a “normal” life. Meet a guy, get married, have children…the usual. So when she wakes up to find that she is suddenly in a world in…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – September 4, 2021

Yuri Manga The Bloom Into You Anthology, Volume 1 is hitting shelves this month from Seven Seas. This was a great addition to any Bloom Into You fan’s…

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Cocoon Entwined, Volume 3

When I reviewed this volume in Japanese, I noted that at last, two of the three participants in this love triangle are aware of the fact. But, as…

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Aisarete mo Iindayo, Volume 1 ( 愛されてもいいんだよ)

In Amano Shuninta’s Aisarete mo Iindayo, Volume 1 ( 愛されてもいいんだよ) we meet Kimura Rin, an office worker who is being sexually harassed by a superior at work. She has…

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El-Hazard: The Magnificent World OVA 1 + 2 Collection, Guest Review by Xan H

Hello and welcome to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! I’m thrilled to welcome back Xan, with another terrific review! Settle in and give Xan your full attention, and…

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New Video on Yuri Studio! S02 E05 Gateway Anime Part 3: The 2010’s – Present

In a blatant attempt to give myself more time to read Watashi no Oshi ha Akuyaku Reijou, Volume 5, the newest video on Yuri Studio is now public!…

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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Volume 9

Today I want to talk about My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Volume 9 and I think I’m probably more surprised than anyone…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – August 28, 2021

Welcome to an edition of Okazu that transcends time and geography!  We have some really exciting news this week. Yuri Manga Starting, as always with new Yuri manga…

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Koisuru Meiga (恋する名画), Volume 2

In 2020, I reviewed Volume 1 of a series that overtly connects Yuri with fine art. Today I want to take a look at the sequel, Koisuru Meiga,…

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