Yuri Manga: Yurikan Feuille (百合缶 Feuille)

January 25th, 2012

Every few years or so, someone comes up with the idea of creating a Yuri stand-alone anthology. [ES]~ Eternal Sisters, Shoujo Yuri, Yuri Monogatari, Yuri Tengoku and many others have graced my shelves.

Some of them have borne great fruit. The characters of Ame-iro Kouchakan Kandan, for instance, were first seen in [ES]. Some artists are more comfortable in these doujinshi anthologies than they are in the pages of a magazine. Morinaga Milk-sensei, for instance, spent many years drawing for exactly these kinds of anthologies, before she found a home at Comic High.

And now, a new Yuri Anthology series has arrived. The first of these, Yurikan Feuille (百合缶 Feuille) reads pretty much like any of these, with few stories that stand out and a lot of the same kind of Story A. Tears, a few kisses, a few gropes, more tears, protestations of like, sometimes love, the story ends with a sense of relief that both girls are on the same page, romantically speaking.

The first of this series features Morinaga-sensei with her Hitomi and Nana clones, who like each other, and just have never had a chance to actually say it. An accidental encounter gives them that opportunity. This pretty much sets the tone of the rest of the volume. This is fully embedded in Story A tropes – schoolgirls, confessions, confirmation. None of them really stand out as unique. They aren’t awful, just a set of the same story told by different artists. Not a single one breaks the mold, except one story which adds “funny” sexual harassment to the mix.

Ratings:

Variable, obviously, being an anthology.

Overall – 6

As a collection of the same one trope, Yurikan Feuille is not terrible, not great.

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6 Responses

  1. Jenny says:

    This is not the first time I’ve seen you use the phrase “Story A,” but I’m not sure what you mean by it, or from what it might be derived. Enlighten, please?

  2. @Jenny – http://is.gd/1ZaKC5

    Story A is my nickname for the utterly typical story where two girls realize they like each other, the end.

  3. Jenny says:

    … and isn’t that what we all want, really? 8)

  4. @Jenny – No. I want that to be the first 3 pages, tops, of a story and then a *story* to be written. That’s not a plot, it’s prologue. After that is what interests me.

  5. Mary says:

    I find it interesting the Amber Iro even had a slightly different way of Turn A.

    At least both weren’t schoolgirls. XD

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