Yuri Manga: Like a Cinderella, Perfect Edition (この靴しりませんか?)

April 8th, 2016

KKSPE-e1459611124613Mizutani Fuka’s Kono Kutsu Shirimasenka? was a sweet little collection of modern fairytales with Yuri frosting. There wasn’t much to dislike in 2011 when it was released by Hobunsha as a collected volume.

Now Hakusensha has re-released it as Like a Cinderella, Perfect Edition (この靴しりませんか?). The stories from the original work are reproduced intact with no changes. The major change is a short epilogue in which all the characters cross each other’s paths and we pair everyone up neatly…even the nice lady at the Information Desk.

Mizutani’s art is a little less practiced than what we’re used to now, but her distinctive style is visible.

As a reissue it’s lovely and the new content is both forgivable handwavery and kind of cute. In fact, I think I like the stories a little better now that I did 5 years ago.

Ratings:

Art – 7
Story – Variable, but average 7
Characters – 8
Yuri – 7
Service – 1

Overall – 7

As I said in 2011, “This fairy tale collection is good for a smile, something we can all use from time to time.”

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