Glorious Love – Part 5

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What is the setting of most yuri-themed manga? Yeah, you guessed it: (junior) high school. Not all of them manage to make for an interesting and emotive story though. Here I present you some that caught my eye. Continue reading

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Love & Melodies

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Love is a feeling we all wish to celebrate for reasons that mere words cannot describe. Love is like a set of wonderful melodies; it gives joy and meaning to one’s life but in order to understand it one must first learn three things: to feel, to express and to trust. Voiceful, a shoujo-ai written by nawoko, is a good example of the relationship between love and music.

The nature of love in Yuri and BL

Almost a year ago, 2DT, whom we all know and love, wrote a thought-provoking post over at Yi’s Listless Ink, titled Learning the Art of Love: Yuri versus BL. I gave my two cents in the comment section and got the thumps up. And since it’s not often you get credit from the most-respected figure in the anisphere, I think I should treasure these ideas here in our diaries, while I revisit them, elaborate on and add to the discussion.  Continue reading

GLorious Love – Part 1

Spring has arrived, love flourishes like flowers and my yuri/yaoi manga recommendation project begins along with it 🙂 The posts will contain each time 3 manga with different levels of mature content (from 0-3), so that almost everyone can find something of his/her interest to try out. Rape themes aren’t my cup of tea, but if there is one handled seriously, it’ll be stated with a warning, along with other major info (author, number of volumes etc.). These post will be as spoiler-free as possible and SFW (if some panels are NSFW they’ll be set in a link instead of displayed here openly).

Ladies go first, so here we go…  Continue reading