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No Yuri Network News Today

Beautiful summer day, I’m taking off. Be back in the office later tomorrow. ^_^  

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Strawberry Fields Once Again, Volume 3

In Volume 1, we met Akira, a withdrawn loner and Pure, an outgoing and positive transfer student who tells Akira that she’s from the future where they are…

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Mejirobana Saku, Volume 2 (メジロバナの咲く)

Back in 2020 when I reviewed the first volume of Nakamura Asumiko’s first manga that was specifically meant to be seen as Yuri, I kept my expectations relatively…

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Watashi no Oshi ha Akujyaku Reijou., Volume 2 (私の推しは悪役令嬢。)

Watashi no Oshi ha Akujyaku Reijou., Volume 2 (私の推しは悪役令嬢。) gets into the first of my two favorite arcs in the first WataOshi novel – Rei and Claire are…

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New Video on Yuri Studio!

We have a new video up on Yuri Studio! In this video I talk about Yuri anime that helped create Yuri fandom and, once it was created, brought…

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Comic Yuri Hime July 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年7月号)

And here we are at Comic Yuri Hime July 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年7月号). ^_^ Let’s start with the fantastic stuff I definitely want to mention. Usui Shio’s “Kaketa Tsuki to…

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

Yuri Events Anime Lockdown was a lot of fun and you can still watch my panel on Youtube (and lol at my wife’s interjection.) Yuri: How It Began,…

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Galette No. 18 (ガレット)

Galette magazine has done a pretty solid job of weathering a few challenging years and every single volume, collection or artbook published by Galette WORKS is a veritable…

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Luminous= Blue, Volume 2 (ルミナス=ブルー )

In Volume 1, we met Tarumizu Kou, a young lady with a talent for photography and her muses, best friends Amane and Nene.Kou’s photography brings out the best…

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Battle Athletes Victory ReSTART!, Guest Review by Eric P.

Happy Guest Review Wednesday! Today we welcome back one of our long-time friends and Guest Reviewers, Eric P., who is taking a look at the newest in the…

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

We have now gone beyond the natural event horizon for this series and if you, like me, are still hanging in there, you know what you expect –…

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Jessica Bannister and the Midnight Seance

Jessica Bannister is a young woman who wants to be a journalist. We meet her as she’s heading into the London City Observer for a job interview. She…

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

Yuri Events Today at 3:30 PM Eastern US time, I will be talking about Yuri at Anime Lockdown!  Join me for “How It Began – How It’s Going:…

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A Witch’s Love at the End of the World, Volume 3

At the end of Volume 2, Mari and Alice found themselves in the “real world” only something has gone wrong with the timeline and nothing Mari remembers is…

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Mi-chan to Airi, Volumes 1 & 2 (みーちゃんとアイリ)

Midori is a taciturn woman, a loner. She’s got a job that she doesn’t mind much and a place to live. But, if she were honest, she doesn’t…

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Sex Education 120%, Volume 1

Sex Education 120%, by Kikiki Tataki, with art by Hotomura was a very good book. I’m saying that right up front. I won’t belabor us all with the…

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Upcoming Yuri and Queer ( and Queer-Adjacent) Events

We have a couple of upcoming Yuri or queer events of interest and I want you all to have time to register and join me virtually. ^_^ I’ll…

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

Yuri Manga We had a bunch of new license this week from Seven Seas! Monologue Woven for You by Syu Yasaka, is “a full-color manga series about two…

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ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight With My Love and My Cursed Sword, Volume 3

There were two surprises for me by the end of this light novel by Kiki, illustrated by Kinta. One was that I made it to the end of…

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DC PRIDE #1

2021 is not the best timeline ever, but this year both Marvel and DC decided to acknowledge the queercreators and characters in their line-ups. A few days ago,…

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Hayama-sensei to Terano-sensei ha Tsukiatteiru, Volume 4 (羽山先生と寺野先生は付き合っている)

We last left Asuka and Saki celebrating their first anniversary. Volume 4 of Hayama-sensei to Terano-sensei ha Tsukiatteiru (羽山先生と寺野先生は付き合っている) begins with a class trip to Okinawa, and a…

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Marvel Voices #1: Pride

The week after DC announced their Pride anthology this year, Marvel jumped in to say that they would be launching their new “Voices” series with a pride issue…

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NO STRAIGHT LINES: The Rise of Queer Comics

It’s the final Sunday of Pride month. NYC is gearing up for a virtual Pride Parade, which is being televised and sponsored and a real Queer Liberation March…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – June 26, 2021

Yuri Events I’ll be hitting the virtual con circuit in the next few weeks, catch me on Discord this weekend for CasaCon: 8PM EST June 26 for What…

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The Rose of Versailles, Volume 5

Today we look at what was, until 2015, the final volume of the grand historical epic The Rose of Versailles, by Riyoko Ikeda. After the death of Lord…

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Otona ni Nattemo, Volume 4 (おとなになっても)

In previous volumes of Otona ni Nattemo, we met Akari and Ayano, who met in a bar and spent the night together, Ayano’s husband Wataru, who has wondered…

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Galette Illustration Book 01

Crowd-funded, creator-owned quarterly Yuri manga magazine, Galette is coming up on a third anniversary later this year. It’s currently at 18 issues of the main magazine out, 15…

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It’s a Lucky Box Summer on OKazu!

Doing a seasonal clean up of stuff that has accumulated, breaking down some of Bruce’s collection (we’re about half way through the boxes!) and goods from Yuri exhibits…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – June 19, 2021

Yuri Events Join me on Discord for CasaCon on June 26-27: June 26 8PM EST US for What Goes Into Manga Licensing and Translating? June 27, 2PM EST…

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Save the Date for a Yuricon Community Anniversary Event!

Back in the day, there was a brand-new online community for fans of lesbian characters and stories in Japanese comics and animation. That group was named AniLesboCon mostly…

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Kaketa Tsuki to Donuts, Volume 2 (欠けた月とドーナッツ)

In Volume 1, we met Hinako, a woman who is crumbling under pressure to conform to society’s requirements for a “good” life and Asahi, a woman who has…

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

Okay, yes. inori-sensei is right, Relaire is very cute. In Comic Yuri Hime, June 2021 (コミック百合姫2021年5月号) we get to meet our very own Yuri water slime and it…

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Girl’s Kingdom, Volume 3

Girls Kingdom, Volume 3 is a remarkable book. I am not lying to you about this. You will absolutely agree with me when you read it that it…

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Meisou Senshi – Nagata Kabi (迷走戦士・永田カビ)

In my recent conversation on with the folks at Manga Mavericks about My Alcoholic Escape From Reality (a conversation that will go up on their Patreon later this…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – June 12, 2021

Yuri Manga Tamifull’s How Do We Relationship?, Volume 3 hit US shelves this week. Now we can talk. Even Though We’re Adults, Volume 2 by Takako Shimura is…

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Chasing After Aoi Koshiba, Volume 1

Sahoko shows up at a reunion for her high school class. As she greets people she hasn’t seen in a while, she’s on the look out for someone…

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Nettaigyo ha Yuki ni Kogareru, Volume 8 (熱帯魚は雪に焦がれる)

As we reach Nettaigyo ha Yuki ni Kogareru, Volume 8 (熱帯魚は雪に焦がれる), we’ve hit what I tend to call the “storm before the calm.” Summer is winding down and…

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Perfect Gold Visual Novel, Guest Review by Eleanor W.

Welcome back to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! Today we welcome back Eleanor, who has graciously offered to cover a new Yuri Visual Novel. You all know the…

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I’m in Love With the Villianess, Volume 3

As I said of the Japanese edition of  I’m in Love With the Villianess, Volume 3, “We’ve already established that all norms are off the table in this…

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Sailor Moon Eternal on Netflix

2021 has been an “interesting” year in every meaning of the word, In the middle of so much wonderful and awful news, Netflix announced a Global (excluding Japan)…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – June 5, 2021

Thank you everyone who came to the Mechademia panel at too-effin’-early today! And my very sincere thanks to James and Verena for being fabulous panelists. As a result…

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Mechademia in the Morning

Again, I intended to talk about something else today, specifically, Sailor Moon Eternal, but I have a fever and I have Mechademia at barely awake o’clock tomorrow, so…

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Taking the Day off to Yuri

I said in yesterday’s review that today’s would be intense, but I lied. Today, I am reading I’m in Love With the Villainess, Volume 3, which is out…

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Hello, Melancholic!, Volume 3 (ハロー、メランコリック!)

When we last saw them, Minato had just blurted out that she liked Hibiki. As we begin Hello, Melancholic!, Volume 3 (ハロー、メランコリック!) everything between them is so normal…

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The Rose of Versailles, Volume 4

What better way is there to start off Pride Month than to begin with revolution, with a fight against the status quo and respectability? What better thing can…

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Watashi ha Ongaku de Naguritai: Band Yuri Novel (わたしは音楽で殴りたい: バンド百合小説)

Watashi ha Ongaku de Naguritai: Band Yuri Novel (わたしは音楽で殴りたい: バンド百合小説) by Yuruico Vraisravana is the very last item I picked up in February 2019 when I was in…

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Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 29, 2021

Yuri Manga This week Yen Press announced the cover release for the upcoming Strawberry Fields Once Again, Vol. 3, which is hitting bookstores at the end of June!…

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Syrup, A Yuri Anthology, Volume 3

Syrup, A Yuri Anthology, Volume 3’s Japanese name is Syrup NIGHT Hatsuyoru Yuri Anthology, (シロップ NIGHT 初夜百合アンソロジー) and I want to make that very clear, because the title…

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Hana ni Arashi, Volume 6 (はなにあらし)

Nanoha and Chidori have shared their first kisses and, frankly, they are pretty sure that they no one has noticed, even though it got a little weird between…

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High-Rise Invasion on Netflix, Guest Review by Christian LeBlanc

Welcome to Guest Review Wednesday on Okazu! Today’s review is a gift to me as much as to you. ^_^ I was thinking about watching this anime on…

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