This feature is going to be updated irregularly as new titles become available, or the lists becomes untenably large as “The List” on Yuricon became after a few years. (And let’s hope that that happens very quickly!) Humans being what they are, whenever a new title is licensed, there’s an outraged cry of dismay, as the genre we love is actually made available legitimately. We’ve talked about the reasons for that many times and I don’t plan on beating that to death here. The other outraged cry often is “why did they get it and not us?!?”
What I’d like to do is give you an idea of what books are available where and in what format. Of course this list will never be complete, so if you know of another title, format, anything, let me know. The point is to show you that Yuri is growing – and that with your help, it can grow more.
Guidelines for entries: I’m not including “manga with Yuri,” as opposed to Yuri manga. That is – no Morita-san ha Mukuchi, or Ichiro!. These have some Yuri, true, but they aren’t primarily about two females with feelings for one another. This also leaves out things like Sailor Moon, or Mai HiME and other manga “with Yuri”. If we went there, the list would start off obscenely large. So, for sanity’s sake we’re keeping to stories in which the romance between the women is the main driver of the plot and not just a fetish in a list of fetishes. (You’ll notice I include one volume of Utena – the movie manga. Anthy and Utena’s relationship was a major driver in that story.) ‘Kay? Good.
I’ve also focused on volumes of manga that are either currently available (at least according to Amazon) or are coming soon.
Please make suggestions in the comments!
|Aoi Hana: Sweet Blue Flowers||France||Print/Asuka|
|Between the Sheets||Germany||Print/Tokyopop Germany|
|Free Soul||Italy||Print/Kappa Edizioni|
|GIRL FRIENDS||USA, France, Germany||Print/Seven Seas,Digital/JManga, Print/Taifu, Print/Carlsen|
|Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu||Germany||Print/Egmont|
|Indigo Blue||Italy||Print/Kappa Edizioni|
|Iono-sama Fanatics, Vol. 1||USA||Print/Infinity Studios|
|Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl||USA||Print/Seven Seas|
|Love My Life||USA, Italy||Digital/JManga, Print/Kappa Edizioni|
|MAKA MAKA||Germany, France||Print/Panini, Print/Delcourt|
|POOR POOR LIPS||USA||Digital/JManga|
|Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence of Utena||USA||Print/Viz|
|Rica ‘tte Kanji!?||Italy, USA||Print/Renbooks, Print/Digital/ALC (Coming in 2012)|
|Sasamekikoto||France, Taiwan||Print/Claire de Lune, Print/Sharp Point Press|
|Strawberry Panic! (Manga and Novels)||USA||Print/Seven Seas|
|Yuri Monogatari (V3, V4, V5, V6)||USA||Print/ALC|
Many, many thanks to folks that have helped me add to the list!