Yuri Manga: Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫) September 2012

September 11th, 2012

September’s Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫) starts off with a shock! moment for the characters of Namori’s cover story. This is followed by color page after color page singing the praises of the new Yuru Yuri anime, goods, manga, goods, CDs and goods.

Ohsawa Yayoi’s “Double Bind” was a pretty awesome throwback to the old days of doujinshi by lesbians for a strictly lesbian audience. It has the angst level of of a story by Ang (who, I one day hope to see suddenly pop up out of the woodwork again.) A relationship ends, re-starts and ends once more only to start again, fresh.

“Rock It Girl” comes to a climax, but not the last one. Happily this story will get at least one more, and perhaps a few more chapters after that. I’m so pleased that it hasn’t been cut off just as it’s beginning to get on a roll.

“Love Gene XX” also comes to a climax, as well. Momiji confesses her feelings to Aoi who is suddenly thunderstruck with the obvious about her feelings for Sakura. Aoi runs off to the mountain woods and, as a real thunderstorm starts, Sakura runs off after her. Will Erika-sama be wiling to sacrifice her own fiance’ in order to get revenge against Aoi? Who knows….

Kazuma Kowo’s “Namae ha mada nai” is her very typical play of facial expressions, body language and simple words as a backdrop to a play of emotions that belies the simplicity with which it is presented. Neither we nor the main character understands, yet, what the unnamed honor student has in mind.

Kanana and Shiroyuki are wracked with doubts, but poignant and sweet advice from Sumi and Kinana saves the day in Miyamoto Hisanori’s “Fu~Fu.”

As Fueko and Asuna’s relationship falls apart, we learn about how it began in Amano Syuninta’s “Watashi no Sekhai o Kousei Suru Gomi no You na Nanika”.

Kiss marks are the topic of the day in “Leave Hickey” by Takemiya Jin.

And it looks like Kimiko’s story is coming to a close in Morishima Akiko’s “Renai Joshi Tantei File.”

There are many, many other stories in this volume, tear-jerkers, 4-panel gags and Story A galore, for readers of many interests.

Ratings:

Overall – 8

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