Re: Yuri Shimai 2
Oh how I long to be an anime character in strawberry shake. As for
the others, maybe my penchant for boob grabbing would no longer be
such a social drawback.
In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "Sean Gaffney" <sean@c...> wrote:
> I'm sure Erica will be surprised that I got this, since I told her(Shipping
> not 3 weeks ago I wasn't getting this. But I got a late Xmas
> present, and decided to make it YS 1 and 2 from Amazon.jp.
> from there, btw, is very fast (3 days) and very safe (insured) ifyou
> suck it up and choose the expensive option.)well,
> So I decided, not being able to read Japanese and being a
> heterosexuial male, I was in an ideal position to be giving my
> thoughts on the second issue.
> It's pretty good. Its one major drawback is an overabundance of
> schoolgirl trauma stories, which get very boring all in a row.
> Interesting columns (which I hope Lililicious will translate as
> but will understand if they don't) include a look at yuri inselected
> shonen manga (including Air Master, Angel/Dust, and Miyuki-chan inmake
> Wonderland), a look at yuri-themed pop CDs, and what seems to be
> Nenene and Yomiko acting cute and yuri while doing a 'recommended
> reading' column.
> I'll skip the novels, which have nice illustrations but mostly
> me go 'ooooh, look, there's 'onna'! I recognize that one!'.a
> And the manga, in order:
> 1) Some sort of Bottle Fairies pastiche, with 2 angel ornaments in
> store being yuriesque. I imagine this is even more saccharinethan
> it looks.grabbing.
> 2) School story. Some bondage, some boob grabbing, lotsa angst.
> 3) See above, minus the bondage, but with lots more boob-
> Do girls in Japan do this?is
> 4) Strawberry Shake, which is far more interesting than 90% of the
> other stories, mostly as it's not in a school, and the lead girl
> certifiably nuts. I am so pleased we're getting more of this.Best
> of the volume.years,
> 5) 2 girls stare moodily at each other for what seems like 80
> but is only 16 pages. I felt like adding my own dialogue. "Herhair
> was shining in the sun. I wanted to go to her. But instead Ilooked
> down. She walked past me. I thought about The Jeffersons on DVD."end
> 6) Girl asks other girl to paint her. Very 'kawaii' character
> design. More angst. (This being Yuri Shimai, it's not 'in the
> they all die unhappily' angst, but the usual 'I must confess myits
> hidden burning loin passion' type stuff.
> 7) MORE schoolgirl confessions. In color! (Police Squad!)
> 8) What the hell? Um... girl brings ice-skating girlfriend hot
> drink, is accidentally kicked in the head, has huge gaping head
> wound. Very short, very 'Bah?' to the Japanese impaired such as I.
> 8) SO MUCH SCHOOLGIRL CONFESSION IT IS ALL OVER YOU SCREEN! In
> defense, this one prolly has the prettiest schoolgirls.perhaps
> 9) An ancient princess, her maid, and their... laptop. OK,
> not an ancient princess. This looked interesting, I'd want to seeall
> this after Strawberry Shake.
> Overall, despite the repetitive themes and locations, I found this
> very worth the 838 yen. It gets the Sean Seal of Approval, which
> anime lesbian fans swear by. :-D