Love My Life
- I know I sent a review of this manga a while back, but I wanted to
reiterate, not least ecause this is a Yuricon auction this week (bid early,
bid often, as Pattie says!) - and you *really* should have this story if you
like shoujoai/yuri manga
This is a manga where the girl starts off with the girl, ends up with the
girl and has the girl the whole way through. The relationship is *never* in
Instead, the story is a little slice of life about Ichiko, as she comes out
to her Dad (and learns some surprising revelations about her parents!)
watches her gay friend look for a boyfriend, meets an important friend from
her past and is tempted to stray from her girlfriend.
I love it mostly because its NOT about coming out or growing up. Thank god.
It's a manga for a slightly older audience, so the "crisis" level is much
lower than usual in shoujo yuri. No high drama, just great story-telling.
"I Love My Life" is a manga for people like me - well past the drama of high
school and who want to read a manga about an out character where her outness
is not the enitre point of the story. If you've been looking for a shoujo
yuri piece that doesn't tease or jerk you around - this is so the manga for
The mangaka is an out lesbian, which is pretty rare in Japan...this is
obviously her reaction to the lack of good manga for lesbians, and it really
shows in the quality of the story.
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