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Comic Yuri Hime, October 2022 (コミック百合姫2022年10月号)

Comic Yuri Hime, October 2022 (コミック百合姫2022年10月号) was a pretty darn good issue! The cover continues the colorful travel theme with photos, (one blurry one clear, which was a…

Okazu

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

Yuri Manga We have a bunch of news via Yurimother! Yukiko’s Yuri manga Cats and Sugar Bowls, is now available from Seven Seas, as is Yuama’s The Summer…

Okazu

Hana ni Arashi 10 (はなにあらし)

High school is a weird time. So much is going on in your body, in your head, in your heart. It’s the last time to have fun as…

Okazu

Hana ni Arashi 11 (はなにあらし)

High school is a weird time. So much is going on in your body, in your head, in your heart. It’s the last time to have fun as…

Okazu

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Yoru to Umi, Volume 3 French Edition, Guest Review by Laurent Lignon

Welcome back to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu, where we welcome back our French language Journaliste/Chroniqueur, Laurent Lignon. Laurent is finishing up this series for u s –…

Okazu

Onna x a Onna Umakuikanai Renai Essay parlor, Volume 1 (女×女のうまくいかない恋愛エッセイ parlor)

Onna x Onna Umakuikanai Renai Essay parlor, Volume 1 (女×女のうまくいかない恋愛エッセイ parlor) by Fujio, has had a long journey from there to here. This manga began more than a…

Okazu

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

Yuri Event Rica Takashima and I will be at Women in Comics at the Bronx Library Center on October 29! If you missed us at FlameCon, here’s your…

Okazu

Watashi no Oshi ha Akuyaku Reijou., Manga, Volume 4 (私の推しは悪役令嬢。)

Grab a hankie, it’s time to read, Watashi no Oshi ha Akuyaku Reijou., Volume 4 (私の推しは悪役令嬢。) In this pivotal issue, the Commoner Movement arc develops quickly and comes…

Okazu

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Nona the Ninth Day

No review today, Nona the Ninth has arrived! If you haven’t already read the previous Locked Tomb novels, I hope you will. They are very in the exact…

Okazu

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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou Deluxe Edition, Volume 1

After climate change begins to flood coastal cities and the remaining human population grows smaller, what will become of us? In Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Volume 1 by Hitoshi…

Okazu

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A Half-Built Garden, by Ruthanna Emrys

Today’s review was brought to you by the many people who suggested I read this book, beginning with Ada Palmer who suggested in it during our Yuri Studio…

Okazu

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – September 10, 2022

Yuri Events My autumn schedule is filling up. I’m very excited to be part of so many great events in the next few months. These are all NYC-based.…

Okazu

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Secret Love (シークレット・ラブ)

Are you are the kind of person, like myself, who reads everything in a book? I begin with the beginning reading the introduction, any foreword and, if I’m…

Okazu

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Revue Starlight: The Movie

In 2019, Revue Starlight hit the anime scene with a bang. It was shiny, with a setup of a Takarazuka-like school, the intensity of competition and performance and…

Okazu

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New Okazu Anniversary Video on Yuri Studio!

Thanks to my Patrons for the idea. As a final celebration of reading, watching, and writing about Yuri here on Okazu, we have a new video up on…

Okazu

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – September 3, 2022

I want to thank everyone who participated in our Okazu 20th Anniversary Treasure Hunt! You are all Yuri Masters! The next thing we’ll be celebrating this year is…

Okazu

Comic Yuri Hime, September 2022 (コミック百合姫2022年9月号)

Comic Yuri Hime, September 2022 (コミック百合姫2022年9月号) offers some dramatic Yuri as the seasons turn. In “Kimi to Shiranai Natsu ni Naru” by Kiiyang, our protagonists suddenly are confronted…

Okazu

Yamada to Kase-san, Volume 3 ( 山田と加瀬さん。)

Kase-san and Yamada moved to Tokyo last spring. Now winter is ahead of them and they are settling in, mostly. As Yamada to Kase-san, Volume 3 ( 山田と加瀬さん。)…

Okazu

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Otherside Picnic Manga, Volume 2 Guest Review by Sandy F

Welcome to another Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! Today we welcome back Sandy F, for continuing coverage on the Otherside Picnic manga from Square Enix. Please give him…

Okazu

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Yuri Studio Early Access for Okazu Patrons – Top 10 Changes In Yuri From 20 Years of Okazu

Happy 20th Anniversary Okazu! As requested Okazu Patrons, I’ve created a 20th anniversary video for Okazu, talking about the changes in Yuri that I have seen over the…

Okazu

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – August 27, 2022

Yuri Manga Otherside Picnic Manga, Volume 2 has hit English-language shelves (and hell yes, I read it right away, thank you…. ^_^)  I think the manga version is…

Okazu

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Yuri is My Job!, Volume 9

Before we get to the meat that is Yuri is My Job!, Volume 9, let’s step back for a second and look back at a story that has…

Okazu

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She, Her Camera, and Her Seasons, Volume 1

Ten years ago, I stated to review a series called Kanojo to Camera to Kanojo no Kisetsu, (彼女とカメラと彼女の季節). It was a complex love triangle that spent 5 full…

Okazu

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Flamecon 2022 Event Report

If you paid any attention to my social media this weekend, you knew that I was attending Flamecon 2022, back in New York City for the first time…

Okazu

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Flame Con is Back And Better Than Ever

I had intended to be at Flame Con for Saturday only, but two things happened to change my mind. The first thing was that Rica Takashima and I…

Okazu

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

Yuri Events I will be presenting on the First 100 Years of Lesbian-themed Japanese Animation and Comics at Flamecon, today, August 20, 12:45 – 1:45 PM in New…

Okazu

Liberty, Volume 2 (リバティ)

In Volume 1  Liz, the emotionally intense singer for a band Liberty. And we met Maki, who is  is managing  the Liberty account for her company. Liz is…

Okazu

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Project A-ko **Perfect Edition** Blu-ray, Guest Review by Matt Marcus

Welcome back to another Okazu Guest Review Wednesday! Today we welcome back Matt Marcus once again. Matt is a cohost of various projects on the Pitch Drop Podcast…

Okazu

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Lycoris Recoil, Streaming on Crunchyroll

In a near future, the world is peaceful because, in part, of an elite group of teenaged girls who are trained in the art of defense and assassination.…

Okazu

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Celebrate 20 Years of Okazu with the By Your Side Yuri Treasure Hunt!

Hello and happy 20th Anniversary Okazu! Wow. 20 years of this blog, this community and this passion for Yuri. ^_^ At 15 years, I wrote a post that…

Okazu

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – August 13, 2022

Yuri Event In an unusual turn of events, both Rica Takashima and I will be at Flame Con, a fantastic LGBTQ+ comic event in New York City on…

Okazu

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Superwomen in Love! Honey Trap and Rapid Rabbit, Volume 4

In Superwomen in Love! Honey Trap and Rapid Rabbit, Volume 4 this goofy story starts to do something it has not previously done. First, a disclaimer! My last…

Okazu

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白と黒~Black & White~, Volume 2

In Volume 1, we met Shirakawa Junko and Kuroda Kayo two high-spec, elites in an international sales department, who are natural enemies. They don’t just fight…in fact, they…

Okazu

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Whisper Me A Love Song, Volume 5

One of the common unwritten rules in manga is that backstories are poignant. When we learn why our enemy is so driven we’re supposed to care. We’re supposed…

Okazu

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – August 6, 2022

Yuri Manga Yen Press announces the license for Fuzoroi Renri by Mikanuji-sensei (the first 5 volumes of which I have reviewed here on Okazu) as Assorted Entanglements. We’ve…

Okazu

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New on Yuri Studio – My Life As A Manga Character

Okazu Patrons asked for more video content for the 20th anniversary of Okazu, and I am absolutely planning on something for that. In the meantime, here’s a fun,…

Okazu

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I’m in Love With the Villainess, 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?”…

Okazu

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How Do We Relationship, Volume 6, Guest Review by Matt Marcus

Matt Marcus is a cohost of various projects on the Pitch Drop Podcast Network, such as the anime watchalong podcast Boku No Stop, which is currently covering the…

Okazu

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Okazu’s 20th anniversary Celebration Begins with a Big Thank You to Okazu Patrons!

Okazu’s 20th anniversary Celebration Begins with a Big Thank You to Okazu Patrons! Okazu Patrons are getting early access to new Yuri Studio Content, a special gift and…

Okazu

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – July 30, 2022

Yuri Manga Kodansha has some cool news, they’ve licensed Kanojo to Camera to Kanojo no Kisetsu by Tsukiko (all 5 volumes of which I reviewed back in 2012-14)…

Okazu

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Hello, Melancholic!, Volume 2

Hello, Melancholic!, Volume 2 is, quite possibly, my favorite single volume of a school life Yuri story ever. ^_^ Minato faces her greatest challenge – performing with the…

Okazu

Kaketa Tsuki to Donuts, Volume 4 (欠けた月とドーナッツ)

Let’s start with the most important thing in Kaketa Tsuki to Donuts, Volume 4 (欠けた月とドーナッツ) – this was the perfect, most exactly correct ending to this series that…

Okazu

Comic Yuri Hime August 2022 (コミック百合姫2022年8月号)

Comic Yuri Hime August 2022 (コミック百合姫2022年8月号) begins with a seasonally appropriate colorful travel image that put me in mind of nothing so much as a beach ball. ^_^…

Okazu

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

Suga Asako finds herself alone quite suddenly when her partner decides their relationship is just not working. But her friend Hato isn’t listening because she’s more upset that…

Okazu

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I Can’t Believe I Slept With You, Volume 2

In Volume 1, we met Koduka, unemployed and kind of a hopeless mess. Without a job or money, Koduka strikes a bargain with her landlady – her rent…

Okazu

Onna Tomodachi to Kekkonshitemita, Volume 2 (女ともだちと結婚してみた。)

People are complex systems. Relationships are complex systems made up of complex systems. Even with clear boundaries, even when sex is not an issue, relationships get messy when…

Okazu

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New Designs to Celebrate Okazu’s 20th Anniversary!

On August 14, 2002, I posted the very first post here on Okazu. ^_^ For our fifteenth anniversary I wrote a retrospective history of this site. Now we…

Okazu

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The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This, Volume 1

Ellie is a scriptwriter and Wako (whom Ellie refers to as “Wanko” for her puppy-like qualities,) is trying to break into voice acting. They are living together…they are,…

Okazu

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Plain Bad Heroines written by Emily M. Danforth, illustrated by Sara Lautman

In 1902, at a boarding school for young women in Rhode Island., a book is making an indelible impact upon both the student body and the school headmistress,…

Okazu

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – July 16, 2022

Yuri Events Okazu’s 20th anniversary is coming up and I’ve asked our Okazu Patrons for some feedback as to what might be good way to celebrate. They came…

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