Yuri, to me, means lesbian romance. Stricter definitions, like "yuri has to be subtle, has to be pure love blah blah blah.." in my opinion have actually weakened a lot of stories that would have been better off without those tropes. Don't agree with the feminist political lesbianism stuff, I'm pretty sure who we're attracted to is more innate than that
Eh. I'm not really expecting much from Canno, narrative-wise
Y'know it seems like Canno's stories always have good ideas, but she always seems to mess them up just a little bit, and include at least one frustrating element that you wish had been different. I wonder if this is due to poor planning, or some kind of intended irony?
I'll admit that after reading Sakura no Sono I'd pretty much given up on this author. She had a girl get heartbroken, raped, abused, manipulated, and end with her spending the rest of her life taking care of her assailant, who's been turned into a geriatric infant for no apparent reason. Then I checked out Bokura no Hentai and now this, and I've been really surprised with how respectfully the characters' issues are handled. In spite of the dark themes, I think this story is one of the most sensitive romances on this site.
Really great Homura x Madoka. Can't recommend it enough. Set in an AU with no supernatural elements, the characters' personalities are strong, defined, and interesting, at least to me. The chapters are perhaps a little monotonous, but I love how sweetly Madoka deals with Homura's emotional and physical health issues.
I'm aware that men and women have slightly different facial structure, yes. I would say the figures in the above artwork look like fairly realistically proportioned women, not cross-dressing men. I think they look a little masculine to people due to the nose, chin, and jaw, which are more defined here than on most anime-styled women.