Yuri Manga: Knife-Edge Girl

August 4th, 2010

Knife-Edge Girl (ナイフエッジガール)by Furutsuji Kikka, is a collection of several graphic novellas that had previously run in Comic Yuri Hime.

The book begins with the titular “Knife-Edge Girl” a story about two friends with completely different approaches to life.

The second story is a personal favorite of mine, “Graffiti,” in which two women who use the same desk at different times of the day communicate in drawings on the desk top. When they finally meet in real life – purely by accident – the attraction is instant on Kana’s side…and maybe not on Rise’s. Or maybe, it is.

In “Torte Fromage” Miwa’s boring OL life is suddenly thrown into glamour and excitement when she meets avant garde actress Nakae-san.

And as an omake, we get Rise’s point of view on her relationship with Kana and how she saw it develop.

Of all of these stories, the closest to actually having a lesbian in it was “Torte Fromage,” in which Miwa is asked if she is Nakae’s new girlfriend in a way that implies that that would not be unusual.

This collection breaks no new ground, but with good art and new spins on “Story A,” I found the book to be enjoyable in every way.

Ratings:

Art – 8
Story – 8
Characters – 8
Yuri – 7
Service – 1

Overall – 8

Because of the difficulty in bringing adult books over here, if Seven Seas wanted to restart their Strawberry Line with more Ichijinsha works, I’d recommend this and Otsu’s Clover to begin with.

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