RE: The perfect yuri manga?
- I believe this conversation has lost its focus. We should be thankful
for the access to scans of manga that some of us might not otherwise be
reading until its USA release.Even then after its release there was
limited availability and most titles went out of print not long
afterward.Unlike most I have done both, read the scans and bought the
manga after its release here.
I remember when the only way to get anything dealing with Japanese
animation of ANY kind was to hit a large convention. Even at some of
the larger ones you would be lucky to find one or two tables but
limited variety and not a single thing had American dub and barely one
third had sub-titles and the only manga was available in Japanese ONLY.
As for anything with any 'yuri' content, not a single piece of work
could be found. Most of the available entertainment was geared to
attract young males, like three quarters of the industry still is today.
This is not because of the product not selling, it is because it is not
the top-selling market. In a country that still considers women to be
second class citizens and 'yuri/yaoi' to be mere scandalous fads, soon
to follow last month's top J-pop idol; WE SHOULD COUNT OURSELVES LUCKY
WE ARE NOW CAPABLE OF GETTING ANYTHING 'YURI'.