Yuri Manga: Comic Yuri Hime, November 2017 (コミック百合姫2017年11月号)

October 19th, 2017

The cover of Comic Yuri Hime, November 2017 (コミック百合姫2017年11月号) continues the apparently sweet, but actually creepy story. I sort of dread reading it, because on the one side, it appears to be all peaches and cream, but it really depresses me that the precious cover space is being wasted on a story of horrible people being horrible.

Nonetheless, once we move into the contents, there was a lot to keep me entertained. 

The first story, “Shiori wo Sagasu Page-tachi” by Kumo Susume, took a rather nasty twist right away but was engaging enough that I’m interested to know what’s going on. 

In Miman’s “Watashi no Yuri ha Oshigoto Desu!” now that the first major crisis is past, the story circles back to something we were told in the first volume, but this time it takes on a more menacing meaning. We knew that Kanako was obsessed with Hime…but just how obsessed is she?

At last! We get the rundown on Kaede and Aoi’s prior relationship from Kaede’s perspective. What that will mean to Nanami, we’ll have to wait and see.

“Seme x Uke Sanbon Syoubu!” is a very silly one-shot that ignores the actual complexity of lesbian relationships for an apparent “seme x uke” contest. As goofy as it was, it wasn’t completely inaccurate.

Omiya Miyami’s “LilyMaria to Wakaseyo” is another goofy story, following an uninspired manga artist who is visited by a fairy who only wants her to draw a Yuri manga…the one thing she really doesn’t want to draw.

And takekawa shin has put together a nifty little dystopian magic with goth-loli costuming story “Mansoufutou Dystopia” that starts off with a death, so you just know it’s going to be cheerful. ^_^

As always, there are many stories I did not touch upon, and Yuru Yuri is still on-going which, like Eli Manning’s continued position as Giants’ quarterback, never ceases to amaze me and interests me just as much.

Ratings:

Overall – 8

The December issue has hit shelves already, so we’ll find out what’s happening in these new stories soon enough!

 

 

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11 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    What’s wrong with the cover story?

    • It’s about the girls two-timing each other with characters on the inside of the flap. That’s why the black-haired on is looking towards us – she’s looking at the other couple on the other side of the room. Everything about this series tasted bad.

      • CGW says:

        No one is two-timing. The best friend of the girl with glasses had unrequited feelings for her friend but they certainly weren’t a couple.

        That particular cover is constructed so that the foreground bookcase portion folds away to reveal what’s behind the bookcase, in the background. The couple in the foreground aren’t aware of what’s going on in the background.

        • That’s not what the narration said. Nor is it what I saw. You are very welcome to your interpretation, but you may not insist yours is more correct here. Have a lovely day, thank you for your comments.

          • CGW says:

            What part of the narration do you think contradicts what I’m saying?

            The narration on the July cover is about the best friend knowing her friend is in love with the senpai character and also realizing that she is in love with her friend. I think that makes it clear that they’re not dating.

            I don’t mean to be confrontational about this. I’m prepared to hear why you got to your interpretation and if there’s support for it I will change my mind.

          • Yes, you are being confrontational because you just demanded proof. I’m not interested in “proving”my point by going back month by month. Please feel free to expound at length on your own blog or site. I won’t be commenting again, this conversation has nowhere positive to go. Sincerely, have a good day.

  2. CGW says:

    That’s fine. I don’t want to be a “sea-lion”, especially over magazine covers.

    I do kind of hope you will take a look back at them at some point. I am fairly confident you must have simply misunderstood something to think infidelity was involved and presumably you’d feel better about them if you find that for yourself.

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