Today feels like old-timer’s day here on Okazu, as I review a book nostlagically put out by Shinshokan from Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari, (which was also home of the Kase-san series, so maybe they are pulling out all the old stuff to sell, these days) magazine which cease publication in 2014.
Sasada Asuka‘s Fuwafuwa no Kimochi (ふわふわのきもち) was included on the Ikebukuro “Yurimate” display and since I hadn’t before read it, into the overfilled basket it went. (I’m not kidding when I tell you that I just bought everything on the display that I didn’t already have. How often am I going to have that chance?!? Well, read the the end for the sad trombone noise answer for that questions.)
True to title, the emotions on display here are soft and fluffy and kind of warm and sweet, like cotton candy or the sweets made by Kozue in one of the stories. Even the few moments of tearful something or other felt more like a palate cleanser, rather than anything we really had to worry about.
This was a world of sweet first loves and childhood friendships and sempai and kouhai and best friends forever that become more.
The art is simple and straightforward and so are the stories. Exactly what we expected in Hirari magazine. This was so cute and sweet, I think I may have to read one of the probably-a-vampire series I picked up, next. (Which seem to have increased to three in number, gods help me.)
Art – 7
Characters – 6
Yuri – 7
Service – 1 on principle only
Overall – 7
Oh, the answer to the question is “Next month.” I will be attending the Yuriten Yuri Fair in Tokyo! Yay! Also bwah-bwah-bwaaah~~ Since there I was buying books higgledy-piggledy like I’d never have another chance. Which I will, now.
As soon as the Yuriten website is updated I’ll do a full post on it, because it’s going to be amazing this year.