It’s a festival of blossoms, today. The Endless Room saga from the Tsubomi anthology has been released as a collected volume. (Room in a hotel, all the people who stay in it, their lives and loves…)
Also from Tsubomi, comes Tandem Lover, a story I thought started off crudely, but then softened up quite a bit. And Kuroyome, another Tsubomi series that I can remember nothingwhatsoever about, has got a collected volume, too.
The fourth volume of Pure Visual Yuri Anthology Hirari, will be hitting shelves in April, as well. (Wow, a non-Hobunsha title.)
From the creator of MAKA-MAKA and Mars no Kiss, Torajirou Kish,i comes a new story hailed by all the Japanese Yuri lists, Otome no Teikoku. It’s a Young Jump title, but there’s a synposis on the Business Jump website that boils down to “schoolgirls gone wild.” Ho-hum.
Hobunsha, the publisher of Tsubomi is re-releasing Hakamada Mera’a Saigo no Seifuku in two volumes. Volume 1 and Volume 2. (Tecnically, they are the Upper and Lower volumes, so don’t be surprised if the entries on Amazon JP does not say Volume 1 or Volume 2.)
Back to the bizarro world for a moment, in which Oka’s Hen is being reissued. I know Gantz is a huge hit, but do they really expect the audience for that to be interested in this? Lucky for Yuri fans, though, who can get a copy of this long out of print Yuri story.
And to end this section, something for me – Rakuen Le Paradis, Volume 5 will be available at the very end of February.
Snatches of Yuri
Of possible interest to Yuri fans is Onee-sama ha Budokai de Odoru. Could be good, could be typical, JP Yuri lists rated it with a high Yuri temperature.
Onna no ko no Naisho Hanashi Collection has a horrible title, but a line-up of names that write Yuri or almost-Yuri, an,d so, if you are the kind of person who still insists on believing that there’s a secret world behind the gauze curtain and you’re getting a peep or two…this will likely be a perfect book for you.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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