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Superwomen in Love, Honey Trap & Rapid Rabbit, Volume 1

When the evil Antinoids attack and human life is at risk, the hero Rapid Rabbit will appear to save the day! Buy what happens to humanity when Rapid…

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Yuri Bungei Shousetsu Contest Selection 2019 (百合文芸小説 コンテスト セレクション)

This story begins somewhere in the middle of itself. I was online one day and saw an announcement for the 2nd Yuri Literary Short Story Contest on Pixiv,…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 15, 2021

There is so much news this week and I have an opinion at the end, so strap in! Yuri Manga Nagata Kabi’s new book My Alcoholic Escape From…

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My Alcoholic Escape from Reality by Nagata Kabi

Right now the first Virtual Toronto Comic Arts Festival is underway on Youtube and this week we had the pleasure of watching Deb Aoki doing a pre-recorded interview…

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New Episode on Yuri Studio!

I saw a Twitter meme and decided to make a Yuri video! ^_^ In this episode I look at a few key tropes of Yuri and how the…

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Dear Noman, Volume 1 – Guest Review by Luce

Welcome to another Guest Review Wednesday here on Okazu! Today we have a new Guest Reviewer, Luce, who is going to take us through a series I haven’t…

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Yuri Events for May and June

As “con season” opens on this second pandemic year, some cons are still virtual, others are giving virtual a try (and we’re all side-eyeing creepy cons who think…

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Touma-kun (冬馬くん)

Last week I talked about an objectively problematic book from Galette Works, by an artist I quite like, The Rain and the Other Side of You. This week,…

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Yuri Studio Video Sneak Peek for Okazu Patrons!

New Yuri Studio Video Sneak Peek for Okazu Patrons! Become an Okazu Patron today and get early access to videos and input on what we’re going to talk…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 8, 2021

Yuri Events Toronto Comics Arts Festival, on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 PM Eastern NA Time will host Deb Aoki talking with creator Kabi Nagata. This is a…

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Hitogoto Desukara, Volume 3 (ヒトゴトですから!)

The life of an employee in Human Resources is a never-ending push for making things better, at least according to Yuni’s Hitogoto Desukara, Volume 3 (ヒトゴトですか)ら! This whole…

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Bloom Into You Artbook, Astrolabe (アストロラーベ), Guest Review by tikkitavi

Hello and welcome to another wonderful Guest Review Wednesday! Today we have a new Guest Reviewer today! tikkitavi is one of the friendly gang you’ll meet on the…

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Rain and the Other Side of You

Back in 2019  the folks at Galette Works gave us the problematic Ame to Kimi no Mukou (雨と君の向こう) written by Sakuraka Yukino with art by Momono Moto. I…

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Comic Yuri Hime May 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年5月号)

Comic Yuri Hime May 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年5月号)’s cover story lets us enjoy the sensation of time travel and sharing crepes. Sincerely, this is a lovely story and I want…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 1, 2021

Yuri Manga We’ve added a bunch of titles to the Yuricon Store to start! Failed Princesses, Volume 4. Ajiichi’s tale of opposites tells a whole story on the…

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Short Slow-Down In Reviews

I have hit a snag in reviews due to the number of prose materials I am chugging through. Right now I’m reading these 4 books: Yuri Bungei Novel…

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Ikemen Onna to Hakoiri Musume, Volume 2 (イケメン女と箱入り娘)

So in Volume 1, I missed the joke. My fault. Perhaps because it wasn’t funny?Ikemen Onna to Hakoiri Musume, Volume  2 (イケメン女と箱入り娘), written by Mochi_Au_Lait, drawn by majoccoid,…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 24, 2021

Yuri Visual Novel Yangyang Mobile has released a new Yuri VN on Steam, Perfect Gold. “In this short, coming-of-age yuri visual novel, play as Marion LaRue and Audrey…

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Strawberry Fields Once Again, Volume 2

As the pages of Kazura Kinosaki’s Strawberry Fields Once Again, Volume 2 opens, I am primed to find spanners in the works and, indeed, that is what happens,…

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Galette, No. 17 (ガレット)

Since I’m doing books that include my A-Team creators this week, it seems like a good day for talking about Galette, No. 17 (ガレット). And, much like my…

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Otona no Yuricon 2020 (大人のユリコン2020)

After a prolonged trip across the ocean, a long-awaited doujinshi has finally arrived at my home. And, like clockwork, the Melonbooks website is down for maintenance, so I…

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Our Teachers Are Dating!, Volume 3

Hayama Asuka and Terano Saki are teachers who have found love together. The students, administration and their colleagues think they are ridiculously adorable about it. They can’t help…

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Ride or Die on ANN

Thanks very much to Lynzee for giving me a chance to talk about Ride or Die on Anime News Network. I’m not in the habit of hitting them…

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Boys Run the Riot

Ryo has a secret and it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep it under wraps. Ryo is a boy, and yet, here he is forced to wear the…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 17, 2021

Yuri Manga We’ve added some new items to the Yuricon Store: Volume 1 of the Otherside Picnic manga is something I’m really looking forward to. In part because…

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Ride or Die on Netflix

If you are a regular reader here at Okazu, you know that I have loved the darkly violent Yuri manga GUNJO from the day I received a message…

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Sora-iro Melancholic, Volume 1 (空色メランコリック )

Fumino, known to her friends as Bun-chan, is really irritated by that cool, mischievous Kiko-sempai. For on thing, she’s pretty sure that, while her best friend Mahiro really…

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Mamoru Oshii’s Vlad Love, Guest Review by Megan

Welcome to another Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! I’m ecstatic to be welcoming back Guest Reviewer Megan who is once again here to talk to us about Mamoru…

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Watashi no Kobushi wo Uketomete, Volume 4 (私の拳をうけとめて!)

Watashi no Kobushi wo Uketomete, Volume 4 does something wonderful. But first…. Soramori and Takebe are taking a trip. To an onsen. Overnight. Yeah, and don’t think they…

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Comic Yuri Hime April 2021 ( コミック百合姫2021年4月号)

Comic Yuri Hime April 2021 ( コミック百合姫2021年4月号) has some wonderful things in it. But first, we’ll be saying goodbye to “Hayama-sensei to Ternao-sensei ha Tsukiatteriru.” Having gott…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 10, 2021

Yuri Events Our top story today is the very exciting news that creator of My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness, Nagata Kabi will be a special guest of this…

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Hero-san to Moto Onna Kanbu-san, Volume 3 (ヒーローさんと元女幹部さん)

In Volume 1 we met Honjou Hayate, a woman with a secret identity as the hero Rapid Rabbit and her evil arch-rival Honey Trap. Honey leaves the presumably…

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Girl’s Kingdom, Volume 2

We met Misaki, a new student at Amanotsuka Girl’s School, when she unceremoniously climbed the wall to save some time and ran into Amanotsuka Himeko. Their meeting was…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 3, 2021

Yuricon Store Update Thanks to our Okazu patrons, the Yuricon Store reboot is about to get into full swing. We’ve re-enabled the multiple retailer option, so you’ll have…

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How Do We Relationship?, Vol. 2

It seems entirely fitting to end a tempestuous week here on Okazu with a tempestuous series. Tamifull’s college drama fits the mood perfectly. In Volume 1, we met…

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Yume no Hashibashi, Volume 2 (夢の端々 下)

In Yume no Hashibashi, Volume 1, we took a journey  backwards through the years, following Kayoko and Mitsu as adults. From their senior years back through their different…

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I’m in Love With the Villainess Manga, Volume 1

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that this particular isekai series has been given a lot of space in Yuri fandom’s head these days. With the successful…

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Days of Love at Seagull Villa, Volume 1

Mayumi has left her life in the big city behind. She knows she’s running away, but she’s committed to running as far as she can from the circumstances…

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Queer Japan Movie

Tokyo Pride 2016. It was my extraordinary pleasure to be able to speak at the Tokyo Comics Showcase, where I presented my Brief History of Yuri. One of…

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

Yuri Manga The cleanup of the the Yuricon Store continues! The English Manga section is about half finished, a few items are linkless as we’re trying to determine…

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Girls Love of the Dead, Kioku no Kakera, Volume 2 (ガールズラブ・オブ・ザ・デッド〈記憶のかけら〉)

In Girls Love of the Dead, Shi ga Futari wo Waka..tanai? we met Mitsuki, a young woman mourning the death of the girl she loves. In her attempt…

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Yume no Hashibashi, Volume 1 (夢の端々 上)

Yume no Hashibashi, Volume 1 (夢の端々 上) is a story told by leaps backwards in time, of a relationship between two women that would never have been allowed…

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Otherside Picnic, Volume 4

At the end of Volume 3 our protagonists, Sorawo and Toriko have managed to free themselves from the clutches of an Otherside cult centered around the figure of…

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How Do We Relationship?, Volume 1

Miwa, like many young women, has come to college and hopes to fall in love. Also like many young women, she’s a bit unsure how to go about…

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AND THEN: A Girl-Meets-Girl Short Film

In the middle of spring 2020, Jenn Ravenna Tran launched a Kickstarter for a short film And Then, which she described as “A Girl-Meets-Girl Short Film Set in…

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

Yuri Live Action The trailer for Netflix’ live-action movie of Nakamura Ching’s GUNJO, (羣青) Ride or Die, now has a subtitled trailer. Rafael Antonio Pineda has the details…

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“I’m in Love With the Villainess” Translation Controversy – What Does it Mean For Readers?

What a day! I woke up this morning ready to face an AMA on reddit as part of a Women’s Month celebration with my publisher (the thread is…

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Magnum Lily, 1 & 2

I have decades-long deep and abiding love for original doujinshi, however, I don’t often review doujinshi here as a standalone review on Okazu. It was generally frustrating to…

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Alter Ego by Ana C. Sánchez

Noel is in love with her best friend, Elena. Or is she? She’s jealous when Elena spends time withe her boyfriend and now she’s going to have a…

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Yuricon Store Update and Yuriten Walkthrough on Discord

We have two wholly unrelated pieces of news today that have only one thing in common.  ^_^ We are doing a spring cleaning at the Yuricon Store! This…

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