Each issue of Yuri Hime S becomes precious now, as we reach the end of its run. In the case of Volume 13, the cover makes me really glad this magazine is going away. Following the cover is “Konohanateikitan” (of which there will be a second chapter later on,) which I skipped, as I always do.
This takes us to “Fufu,” that pervasively cheerful story about two adult women in an adult relationship doing entirely domestic things together. In this chapter a surprise visit from Kina’s older sister turns a day off into chaos. We do learn that Kana, Kina’s older sister, is also a woman who loves women, so that particular hurdle does not have to be faced. Instead, Kana makes herself annoying in other ways. :-) This is followed by a few shorts in which we learn that Kana has considerable charm herself, and is not above taking what is offered freely.
The next few items I skipped, which brings us to “Marriage Black,” the Juliet x Juliet story starring crime family daughters Lu-Tei and Riricia. This story plays out like pretty much every other West Side Story out there, swinging from pointing guns at one another to near sex on the floor, with a promise of murder. There’s a good chance this is going to be obvious, but that’s okay. As long as the ride is fun.
In “Futari to Futari” Yoshitomi Akihito replays his current fetish. Again. There is a happy ending and I hope we can put this behind us and move on to a story that doesn’t suck now.
“Kaichou to Fukukaichou” does something unexpected, in the form of the President doing something unexpected. During the school festival, the butchy President ends up wearing a maid outfit and the rather femme VP finds herself decked out as a cool latter-day samurai. In some kind of climax, during the opening ceremonies, Prez emphatically states in front of everyone in the school that the VP is hers! At the end of the day, the VP asks what she actually is to the President. I await the answer anxiously.
In the next story I read, which was “Shinigamai Alice,” the protagonist puts herself in harm’s way to draw her death-god love interest to her. That works, and they spend a night in domestic bliss as a reward.
“Osanajimi to Yobanaide” continues to be a drippy looking story about a love polygon at school, by an artist who draws drippy looking stories about love polygons at school.
I have got to stop reading “Cassiopeia Dolce.” I have no idea why I do read it, except that the art and font are clean, so after something like “Osanajimi to Yobanaide,” it’s easy to read. Anyway, Sonia leaves never to return, until she returns and becomes a permanent member of the staff at the store
For the twelfth chapter of “Flower Flower” in a row, Nina’s behavior towards Shuu starts to thaw.
It’s a truism that nature abhors the lack of a Prince at a girl’s school, so when their prince leaves to go to the Sakurazuka school, the characters in “Okkake x Girls” have to rush to fill the void. Mayu is happy to oblige.
EVERYTHING in “Zettai Shoujo Astoria” is DRAMATIC and people SCREAM alot and there’s the PENDANT that is very SIGNIFICANT and perhaps, one day, we’ll LEARN what it is all ABOUT. (Or not, my wife points out.)
“Honey Crush” comes to an end as Mitsu finally ceases to haunt our world and passes on to the next. I hope Enma is kind to her. Kyoko will probably become a telephone psychic and do a late night TV show.
Which brings us to the huge 2-page ad that informs us that Comic Yuri Hime, Volume 21 and Yuri Hime S, Volume 14 will be one and the same.
I very much look forward to the consolidation and hope that Yuri Hime trends toward adults trumps Yuri Hime S‘s butt. More “Fufu!” “Less Yuruyuri!” <– New battle cry.
The stuff I read – Average of 7