19275Re: [Yuricon] Iono-sama Fanatics
- Oct 31 8:47 PMatheniag wrote:
> A little while back Erin mentioned this title, "Iono-sama Fanatics"I am *definitely* buying this manga friday now! :D Consider it sold!
> and I mentioned that I was getting it. Well I read it over the weekend
> and it's really delightful.
> To start with, the artist is Fujieda Miyabi of Miyabi's Moonphase
> (http://www.moonphase.jp), <http://www.moonphase.jp%29,> the same
> artist who does "Kotonoha no Miko
> to Kotodamanano Majou to" for Yuri Hime. And a bunch of other stuff.
> The story is, simply a love comedy starring Iono-sama, the queen of a
> small country, who happens to love women with long, black hair. She
> comes to Japan to hit on girls and try to convince them to join her as
> a lady-in-waiting. (As Erin mentioned, "sobame" is a woman who is next
> to the Queen.)
> Iono is rejected by one girl - and this same girl keeps coming back
> like a bad penny as a running gag - and runs into our heroine, Eto.
> Eto agrees to be a sobame, but insists she's only joking, when a crazy
> woman attacks her and the Queen. The Queen takes off, carrying Eto
> with her. They end up at an onsen, where the Queen convinces Eto to
> join her.
> We learn that Eto was, in fact, in love with her kouhai in high
> school, but the younger girl left her for someone else. Now she's in
> college, but she thought she was past this kind of thing - but Iono is
> *very* convincing.
> Iono is very, deeply and personally, in love with all her sobame.
> There's Cass, the blonde crazy who attacked them earlier. She's
> insanely jealous and wants Iono to love her exclusively. Which Iono
> does, when it's Cass' turn. :-)
> Bloomer is the Queen's costumer - and cool as the proverbial cuke. She
> seems to understand the Queen - and Cass - way better than they do
> Freshi is the Queen's security chief and her daughter Argent (these
> two cover several different completely different fetishes all at once)
> act as the Queen's bodyguards.
> Eto is a little depressed when she meets the other sobame, because
> they all have specific roles, while she's sort of a free agent. The
> Queen convinces her that her role is to "be there" and that's enough.
> But there's a cute chapter where Eto tries to play Guide (complete
> with cute costume made by Bloomer) to Japan, in order for Iono-sama to
> find more cute girls.
> Iono determines to hold auditions for more sobame, which drives Cass
> crazy - and into disguise. But Iono-sama knows all the women she
> loves, in disguise or out and Cass is found out.
> My personal favorite is the last round of auditions. One of the
> candidates, an adorable girl named Arata, misunderstands "sobame" to
> mean a woman who makes soba noodles. :-) Arata is initially unsure
> whther she can do the job, but she decides to go for it, after Freshi
> meets her in the hall and gives her encouragement. Arata does make
> delicious noodles - and, more importantly, saves the Queen's (and
> Freshi's) life when the next "candidate" turns out to be an assassin.
> While Arata and Freshi are staring deeply into each other's eyes,
> Argent just gives her mother the old "Gambatte, Mom" and Iono-sama
> gives her blessing to them. They are impossibly cute together,
> especially as Freshi is a tough as nails, black suited, black glasses,
> gun slinging kind of gal, and Arata is a little soba maker. All I can
> say is "squee!". LOL
> I recommend "Iono-sama Fanatics" highly for yuri that makes you smile.
> If you're looking for sex this is not your manga, but for yuri that is
> sexy and funny and cute without being nauseating- this is an excellent
> example of the breed. I've added it to the Manga section of the
> Yuricon Shop, in fact: http://www.yuricon.org/shop/manga.html#Iono
lol. It sounds really delightful. Is this a series, or just one manga? I
hope theres more. :)
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