YH2 is excellent! was Re: Yuri Hime news
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Erin Subramanian <esubramanian1@c...>
> Not much to report about the second issue of Yuri Hime-- looks good,My copy came in yesterday. The format is the same, of course, but
> same stuff as last time.
there's a slight switch in emphasis. More adult characters are being
added to the stories - and slightly more adult themes, as well. A
*very* strong volume in all ways.
In fact, after a quick survey, I give it a double thumbs up. :-)
Definitely the best yuri anthology I've read so far, (barring Yuri
Monogatari, of course. lol)
The Zaou Taishi-Eiki Eiki story is a
> continuation of the one from the last issue and looks like it willI really like this story - despite the obvious "twist". In fact, I'm
> continue to the next issue, though it isn't described as a "serialized
> manga" yet.
not sure you can really even call it a twist its so obvious. :-) But
the color pages the time show (I'm not 100% sure of the characters'
names - was it Reiko and Ayano? I can't remember...) in bed as adults,
balancing the color picture of the two of them as adolescents from the
The Morinaga Milk story is a continuation of the story "Even
> if We're Not Friends" from the first issue of Yuri Shimai. The colorAgreed. And the story works for me, as well. Hitome and Nana are
> pages are absolutely gorgeous. Even if you can't read Japanese, buy the
> magazine just for them. ;)
taking their relationship forward a step and its handled with humor
There's also a page of Strawberry Shake Sweet
> fanart sent in by readers. Some of it is pretty cute. :)There's fanart, in fact, for all the major continuing stories.
Strawberry Shake Sweet (henceforward SSS) takes a turn in this issue -
no less goofy, but slightly more grownup, I think. Less physical
comedy maybe...I'm not entirely sure. It's hard to tell, we're thrown
two new characters and we've yet to see how they will fit in. :-) The
suspense is killng me... lol
> The Nawoko story, "Voiceful," is a continuation of the story "Voice"Yay! I really enjoyed this story best of all of this artist's work for
> from Yuri Shimai 5, and it looks like it'll be continued in the next
YS/YH. Hina is going through a crisis, brought on by her new
friendship. I'm exceptionally glad they continued this. I like this
artists (I have a doujinshi she did in the year 2...lol) and this
story is a really nice mix for her art and her obvious love of music.
> The "yuri fairy tale" in this issue is Rapunzel, and it has someGot to disagree with this. I can't stand this artist, or these
> really nice illustrations (I love Sakura Shio's artwork to pieces).
yuri-fied fairy tales. They leave me completely cold. I'm glad someone
does like them though...
> There's a manga report on a "Hatsukoi Shimai" (the new name for "KoiYes - and its GREAT!!!! <happyhappyhappy>
> Shimai") drama CD postrecording thingy by Morishima Akiko, similar to
> the one she did on Yuricon in Tokyo.
Okay, so the Hatsukoi Shimai Drama CD (I am completely obssessed with
Drama CDs, btw. I have an insanely large collection of them...)is not
a re-print of the old Koi Shimai CDs. It's an entirely new story -
with a yuriful voice acting cast. When I do my writeup on Okazu, I'll
list everyone, but trust me on this - these VAs were *definitely*
picked for the yuri factor. Tsutako's voice from marimite, someone
from Stellvia.... <happyhappyhappy>
Not only does this CD follow Haruna and Chika (snooze) but also Akiho
and Touko (yay!) and the third couple Miyu and whomever, the cover
girls from the 4th Yuri Shimai. Park Romi reprises her role as
Touko-sensei and they definitely have her schmoozing up Akiho, so I
cannot wait to get this!! <happyhappyhappy>
Apparently Akiko-san attended a recording session
<jealousjealousjealous> and that's what she's writing up in this report.
It's a funny report - there's a moment where Akiho's seiyuu asks Park
Romi if recording this makes her want to go back to school. Romi
responds that, you know, it does seem like school has lots of cute
Akiko-san is really a nice person, but I swear to god I'm emailing her
and telling her that I'm so jealous that I'm going to have to kill
> Hakamada Mera, the mangaka of "Saigo no Seifuku," a yuri manga thatruns
> in Manga Time Kirara Carat and Manga Time Kirara Max, did a manga forDidn't see it being about a ninja, but it's the last one on the book
> this issue of Yuri Hime; can't remember if he/she did one for the
> previous issue or not. It looks okay... something about a ninja.
and I didn't have time to scan it properly, because we arrived at the
Brooklyn Academy of Music (I was reading in the car because I couldn't
wait until tonight) and we had to go. I'm not terribly fond of the
art. It's loli, and the character's heads are all weirdly shaped. lol
But the story seems sweet enough.
> Speaking of yuri manga done by mangaka who do stuff for Yuri Hime,clear
> Fujieda Miyabi's "Iono the fanatics" is mentioned in the book review
> section. I've only glanced through a couple chapters of it, but it does
> look yuri; the main plot is some sort of magic-related thing (real
> on the details, aren't I? lol). So that's another yuri manga to keep anYes, this IS the Miyabi of Moonphase, btw...which explains alot about
> eye out for. :)
how he always seems to know the inside scoop about things...also does
the story in YS/YH about Sai, the miko, and Letty, the witch who
rescues her. In this volume, Sai and Letty come to a crisis, because
Sai has been very open about her interest in Letty, who has put her
off in every chapter. It becomes too much for Sai, and she apologizes,
then sort of passes out. I think Letty is going to have to confess her
love to bring Sai back - tune in next time. :-)
And yes - Fujieda Miyabi also wrote and drew Iono the Fanatics, which
*also* came yesterday. It looks fun and I'm looking forward to reading
it this weekend. Look for a review on Okazu. :-)
Speaking of which - today's goal is to do a 3-month late detailed
review of Yuri Hime 1, in preparation for a detailed, gushing, review
of Yuri Hime 2. When the first volume came out, I promised to do a
detailed review later and just never got around to it, because things
If you haven't gotten copies, I really recommend you do - its not only
excellent yuri, done by editors who I *know* care about doing this
right - because I've actually spoken to them about it.
And if Ichijinsha does well enough with this magazine, maybe we'll see
Strawberry Shake Sweet as an anime. Who knows? Ichijinsha were the
folks who did Loveless - it's not out of the question. :-)
You can find links to both these mags on the Yuricon Shop:
http://www.yuricon.org/shop/manga.html#YH and of course, to the
earlier issues of Yuri Shimai, as well
These links are to buy directly from Amazon JP - they DO have a button
to make the commands on the page turn to English, and they do ship
internationally. On the whole, I've found ordering from them to be
And for those who might be interested, Okazu:
http://okazu.blogspot.com - it won't get updated till later tonight,
but I'll try and get all of YH1 done in one entry.
who cannot *wait* to get out of work and back to reading....