Kaori Yuki: 5. Beautifully Imperfect

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The following article has been written by Phoenix, a dear friend of us who and also our main editor for our first book, “Just a Little taste of Journey“.

“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us–that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” 

Emilio Estevez

As a writer, one has to deliver different stories, different characters and different sins. As an artist, the writer has to make the stories extraordinary, the characters believable and the sins mortal or venial.

What is a writer, though, that creates different stories, with sinful characters that the audience turns out to like and relate with?

Skillful.

Talented.

Gifted.

I have read many of Kaori Yuki’s manga. I believe that she has that distinct and rather adept ability to create some of the most imperfect but real – actually real- characters out there. Continue reading

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Kaori Yuki: 4. A Blend of Liquid Crystals- a Perfume Master review

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What will you get, if you mix Perfume: A Story of a Murderer with Sherlock? But of course Perfume Master or Parfum Extrait 0 by Kaori Yuki.  Continue reading

Kaori Yuki: 3. The Roar of an Angel’s Soul

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The following article has been written (after many threats and blackmails) by Raistlin , a wizard who loves books and good stories. Regarding Angel Sanctuary, Raistlin believes in the supremacy of Michael. If you haven’t read the manga yet, dive right into it. Beautiful pictures await you in every page.  Continue reading

Kaori Yuki: 2. A Stage of Many Souls

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An anime/manga’s characters make up a great deal of the title’s worth. There are titles like Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure where the concept of bravery and manhood are the centre of attraction; other titles, like Revolutionary Girl Utena focus on drama; still other manga like Mai Otome, give every protagonist a certain cliche he/she represents. Kaori Yuki, a talented mangaka who has written stories like Angel Sanctuary and Ludwig Kakumei, follows none of the above aprroaches, yet she delivers an exceptional set of protagonists in her story. Continue reading

Kaori Yuki: 1. An orchestra of angels, poisons and fairies

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The following article has been written by Katan, a dear friend of us who is probably the greatest Kaori Yuki fan we know of. She also helped us edit our first book, “Just a Little taste of Journey“. Here is her lovely tumblr and her blog. This is the link to the original article.

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I’d like to believe everybody has sources of inspiration. Not necessarily leading to creativity; just those little triggers of thoughts and emotions to go with your morning coffee, a boring ride in the bus and your gradual fall into sleep. Some have few, others have many, some search hard to track them down and others just bump into them. Some lucky ones realize at first touch that what they have found had magically been calling them.

Needless to say what my missing piece of the puzzle was. Because when I first read Angel Sanctuary, it felt like the first time I truly knew art.

It begins with the… Continue reading

Kaori Yuki MMF: Introduction

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When you search basic information about Kaori Yuki on wikipedia, you’re encountered with a semi-blank page. I’ve mentioned that before in the Call for Participation. If something you want doesn’t exist, the only solution you have is to create it yourself. I am a bit lucky, since I found a description on Carlsen publishing house as well as on German wiki and I can put to use my German language knowledge. What follows is a translation and editing of these pages with some additional information that are more up to date.  Continue reading

Kaori Yuki MMF: Call for participation

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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.