Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari to Cease Publication

July 30th, 2014

Volume 14 of Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari is the final volume of the magazine.

According to Comic Natalie’s report, a few additional collected volumes will be released after suspension, including Morishima Akiko’s “Seijun Shoujo Paradigm” (聖純少女パラダイム) and Kari Sumako’s “Watashi no Iyana Tomodachi” (私の嫌いなおともだち(仮)).

Currently on sale from Hirari Comics is Takasaki Hiromi’s Obentou to Kaze-san. (おべんとうと加瀬さん。) and Kazama Ayami’s Hoshi wo Futari de (星をふたりで)。

There’s a sense of creeping irony here for me, as I just recently pronounced it apparently stable. After 13 volumes, I finally relaxed and expected it to be sustainable for a bit. Still 5 and half years and 14 volumes is a good run and everyone who worked on it should be proud of their work.

Now we’re back to just one Yuri manga and there’s definitely room for more in the market. A number of my favorite manga artists are shifting back to doujinshi work. I hope someone will step up and start another Yuri magazine. I’m available, if they need help. ^_^

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10 Responses

  1. Liz says:

    This is really sad news. Maybe another Yuri Magazine will come to fill the hole in the market?

  2. Jin says:

    I agree, it is sad indeed. It was also sad to see ‘Yamada’ providing fan-service on the cover of their last issue. I will buy it of course and remove the slip-cover. Now we are left with Yuri Hime…

  3. MsCreamturret says:

    Well I suppose Rakuen is a Yuri-ish magazine,otherwise just Yuri hime:(

  4. Jackie S says:

    Do you happen to know if Obentou to Kaze-san covers the end of the series, or how many chapters past that it goes for? (AKA Which volumes of Hirari will I need to track down to read the end of the series?) If you just know what number the final chapter is, that would help. Thanks!

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