Yuri Manga: Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl, Volume 1

March 31st, 2005

Since we’re on the topic of Dengeki, let’s talk Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl. Again, adorable, not-quite-girl yuri that’s a lot of fun to read.

Hazumu is a guy. Through a freak accident, in which he is killed by an alien spaceship, he is restored to life as a girl.

Hazumu is an endearing character…in fact “she” endears herself repeatedly to Tomari and Yasuna, two female classmates who are undeniably in love with Hazumu.

Tomari is a blonde, and tends towards the ever-so-slightly butch, while Yasuna, a brunette, is a total femme. The two have a friendly rivalry about Hazumu which, because of their completely different personalities, hasn’t really erupted in any kind of conflict.

Hazumu is also desired by a male classmate Asuta who has, typical of men in these kinds of manga, no balls. He simply fantasizes from a close distance and tries to convince himself he doesn’t care. He’s your basic nosebleed boy. Bwahahaha! Gosh, we just can’t ever get enough of that joke…ha.

There’s a host of other regulars including Ayuki, a very introspective and attractive schoomate who I like on account of her not being any kind of comedic relief and “Sora”-sensei, a guy who is an alien (his name is spelled with the kanji for “alien”) who is watching over Hazumu.

To be frank, I have read only two chapters of this series, and despite my initial reservations, it is kinda sweet and cute, in an unhurried and pleasant way. I expect no resolution of the love triangle, but one can hope. I’ll probably go back and get the early volumes to see what I missed – eventually.

On the down side, Hazumu’s reactions swing from completely human to, “Gee, these girls are strange, I don’t understand why they wish to do this thing.” It jars a bit – but it serves to remind us that Hazumu is not really, a girl.

The art is typical of the genre and…hoorah!…there is little loli sign. The girls are teens, but at least they vaguely look like the manga-standard approximation of the high school age. I weep with gladness.

Ratings:
Art – 6
Characters – 7
Story – 7
Yuri – 9

Overall – 7

Low rating for such a totally yuri story? Let me see a real kiss and it’ll go up. :-)

11/30/06 note: See later reviews for what I thought after I read the whole thing and saw a kiss or two. LOL)

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3 Responses

  1. itanshi says:

    some info for ya

    http://www.shoujoai.com/forum/attach/13/577813/3.jpg

    that’s from the first chapter ^^ the scene in the 7th chapter was first shown there but differently

    real kiss? eh i dunno, you tell me

  2. i read the first few chaps and the beginning is that hazumu was a guy, then an alien ship crashed into him when it landed on earth and they rebuilt him but got the gender wrong :x

  3. Anonymous says:

    Freakybeastie’s right. Hazumu was a human dude that got changed into a girl by the aliens when he got hit on top of some mountain. Then that lesbian androphobic chick and butch girl fell even more in love with “her” and started bitchslapping each other in one episode. Haha that was great.

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