Yuri Manga: Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫) September 2013

September 30th, 2013

The cover of the September 2013 issue of Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫) is 3D, with a pair of glasses inside the magazine, so you too can look down the bikini tops of the girls of Yuru Yuri in 3D.

For me, one of the highlights of the issue was a fractured fairy tale by Minamoto Hisanari about “evil” stepmother Mars-sama, her step-daughter Snow, and the magic mirror, that was utterly silly and not all that sweet, really.

Momono Moto’s “Kuryaami no Asterisk” finishes up with both characters stepping out of their bad habits and reaching out to one another. A better ending than beginning.

“Bousoku Girlsteki Mourou Reainaiteki Suteki Project” heats up with a bitter rivalry for Student Council Vice-President. Less “harem battle” than I expected, but still kind of fun.

Takahashi Mako’s “Mujintou e Matte Ikunara” was lovely. Honestly the best story I’ve ever read by her. The feeling of going through life alone, as if one was on a deserted island, is something that probably many readers of manga can identify with.

I absolutely loved Katakura Ako’s “Warawane Majou no Shikeisenkoku” in which a witche’s prediction comes true, with a smile.

Nana is still working through her feelings for Satomi, but once she learns Satomi’s not-so-secret secret, she comes to a conclusion of a sort in “Kiss ChuChu” by Takemiya Jin.

The circumstances change between Ruki and Sachi, but not necessarily for the better, in “Watashi no Sekai o Kousei Suru Chiri no You na Nanika.”

Zaou Taishi and Eiki Eiki’s “Love Gene Double X” is climbing tortuously towards a climax. We learn the source of the bitter feelings between Sakura’s and Aoi’s families as they face each other in a duel. The loser will be forced to become an Eve.  I’m still super uncomfortable at the direction of this story and I don’t have any hope that the real issues in the story will be resolved. Grrr…

In “Rock It Girl” by Tanaka Minoru, the band faces a new crisis/opportunity as they head to a summer music festival. Kaede is moved so deeply by the energy and the crowd that when Seira kisses her, she doesn’t resist. For a moment the two of them are able to not freak out and just be comfortable together.

The 4-koma strips “Nekoyama-san to Inugami-san” and “Kimono Nadesico” go through the paces as they usually do. Fans of “Yuri Yuri” and “Yuri Danshi” will find nice juicy bits to enjoy.

Ratings:

Overall – 8

This was a pretty decent volume.

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