her, print her, she’s mad but she’s magic. there’s no lie in her fire. ~Charles Bukowski
She must be a demon. Or a creature of that sort. Just look at her characters’ eyes: they seduce you, they look through you, they hold such power on you once you cast your gaze upon them; they will haunt you. She knows how to handle words to crawl under your skin and raise your hair on the back of your neck and stab you in the heart. She can show you the darkness and the light, but mostly everything between. She is kind enough to not only make you feel a deep sorrow but also make you laugh and fill you with hope. She’s jack of all trades and master of all.
She is Kaori Yuki.
And this Manga Moveable Feast is going to be about her and the sprakling precious jewels her works are. She is famous for Angel Sanctuary and Count Cain, but she has written and drawn more than 15 stories from 1986 till today. Her stories are unique and not just pretty and gritty, so it’s a shame that when you open her entry in English Wikipedia there’s so little about her, and articles reviewing and discussing her manga are sparse in the English-speaking online sphere. Thus we wanted to create the opportunity for older fans to praise her worth as well for those who haven’t ever read her to explore her magical worlds.
The Kaori Yuki MMF will run from Saturday, 20th April through Friday, 26th April. Start (re)reading and get your fingers ready to type, your voice to speak and generally unleash your love and creativity!
We will accept submissions at ayame(dot)purpleris75(at)gmail(dot)com or tweet @FoxyLadyAyame. People without blogs can also contact us to get their opinion published. If you’ve already got a post on Kaori Yuki, send it over here to get it listed in the archives of this MMF.