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I like to think that yuri is mostly made for women to women, but this seems like for men to men

Yuri as a genre tends to have a bit of both, but I definitely agree with you that this one seems to be more geared towards males. As a general rule of thumb the more pornographic the work is the more likely this is to be the case. Also, somewhat surprisingly, a lot of so called "yuri bait" CGDCT series also fall into that category.

Yuri by women for women tends to have a heavier focus on interpersonal relationships and character building. There certainly can be sex scenes or cute girls doing cute things, but they aren't the sole focus of the manga.

last edited at Feb 18, 2021 8:36AM

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Lol at page 6-7 Tatsubon just loves finding some excuse to draw a hard boiled action panel!

Either as Valkyrie or herself, Nikaidou always looks so bad ass in scenes like that :)

This story is cute, but honestly what makes it special is the style and artwork. That last full page panel could stand toe to toe with an action scene taken out of most of the top Shonen manga.

last edited at Feb 16, 2021 3:13AM

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"It 's alive!!!"

45b4e36d555ca184502130f8249354c2--flcl-furi-kuri2
joined Jul 19, 2018

I'm getting a bit tired of the "I can make you gay", I feel it kinda invalidates everything.
Showing her two girls can go out together? Yes, it's fine. Telling her you can turn her into a lesbian... uggghhhh

I'm pretty sure that's not what is going on here. Miss Popular blurting odd and somewhat homophobic remarks out of nowhere such as, "I don't see how two girls could ever date, etc." just hit the Blonde Beauty's gaydar like a 10 megaton bomb and she's both into the chick and wants to call her out on her bluff.

If it's one thing I've learned in life it's that most clichés have some basis in reality and one of the better bets is the most closeted gay person in the room is the screaming homophobe. Certainly not every bigot is gay, but I think most of us are pretty good at spotting the difference between the ones that are.

In this case we already know her gaydar pinged true since we get see all the MC's thoughts about how sexy she thinks this girl is. Chances are if you sit around thinking about how sexy people of the same sex are then you probably aren't completely strait.

Yeah, this is just an example from my own life, but in my Christian High School we had a group of girls that said tons of homophobic shit about lesbians in class openly in public all the time. I found out after the fact that they have had more sex with other women than they ever had with guys in high school, and during stagette one of them were apparently trying to find me (I didn't go), because there were rumors that I was gay.

Although it's certainly not always the case, this sort of thing happens quite often. I have a very unfortunate friend I've known since middle school who has always been very vocally homophobic. He's now a bitter middle aged man who has never had a lover and still maintains the sad façade. I always suspected, but the real tell was the one time a few years back when I was looking something up on his computer and let's just say he is not the sort to clear his browser history. I didn't go looking intentionally but you know how the search field pops up with a load of your recent searches...

last edited at Feb 10, 2021 2:06AM

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Damn it's 2am and I already read 17 chapters and now I wonder if I should read more or just watch the anime. Hope I can buy the Light Novel (and I hope it's good). Definitely one of the better mangas here and this is the kind of yuri that i want to see

The light novel is the source material for this story and it's my favorite version although I have to give credit where its due when it comes to the manga adaption. The anime not so much. You can pick the LN up at Jnovel. The digital copies from them are DRM free which is always nice.

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Lewdest hand holding ever.

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I'm getting a bit tired of the "I can make you gay", I feel it kinda invalidates everything.
Showing her two girls can go out together? Yes, it's fine. Telling her you can turn her into a lesbian... uggghhhh

I'm pretty sure that's not what is going on here. Miss Popular blurting odd and somewhat homophobic remarks out of nowhere such as, "I don't see how two girls could ever date, etc." just hit the Blonde Beauty's gaydar like a 10 megaton bomb and she's both into the chick and wants to call her out on her bluff.

If it's one thing I've learned in life it's that most clichés have some basis in reality and one of the better bets is the most closeted gay person in the room is the screaming homophobe. Certainly not every bigot is gay, but I think most of us are pretty good at spotting the difference between the ones that are.

In this case we already know her gaydar pinged true since we get to see all the MC's thoughts about how sexy she thinks this girl is. Chances are if you sit around thinking about how sexy people of the same sex are then you probably aren't completely strait.

last edited at Feb 9, 2021 5:27PM

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Thanks for translating this. It always warms my charred and blackened heart to see someone spreading some quality niche manga like this to new audiences. There is some amazing stuff out there that just never sees the light of day here in the west because it's not the sort of cliché isekai **** that draws in the masses.

It's one of the reasons I like Dynasty to begin with. Yuri is itself not a mainstream genre so it's nice to see a community like this where it gets some proper love.

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The definition of f*cking my way to the top. I’m rooting for you. How many more lesbians until she gets to the Boss level lesbian? Let’s stay tuned.

Plot twist: the boss level lesbian isn't Mai, it's senpai.

Senpai is no-holds-barred gunning for Asumi. It's pretty obvious with how she manipulated Asumi into getting that new job where the boss got her to do the lewd photoshoot just so senpai could get naughty pics of her, and the way she snuck a bunch of "research material" in her bag to judge her reaction and see what she was into, not to mention her intense interest in whether Asumi was a top or bottom.

last edited at Feb 3, 2021 3:19AM

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Anime season 29 Jan 01:50
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VLADLOVE has been a fun watch. It doesn't dance around the fact, it is strait up yuri. There is some serious old school directing and animation talent behind it and it's got a cute vampire girl in it so what's not to like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2im3P4AiHc&t=13s&ab_channel=VLADLOVEOFFICIAL

last edited at Jan 29, 2021 1:55AM

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Now it's like a mixture of Flip Flappers, Haibane Renmei and Girls Last Tour.

I hope this gets an animation some day.

I'm still crossing my fingers for the Girl's Last Tour anime adaption to be completed, but I would love to see this done justice in a proper adaption as well.

It's rare to see niche stuff get the love it deserves but every once in a while the stars align and it happens.

last edited at Jan 29, 2021 1:32AM

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Anime season 26 Jan 03:53
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It's the book series that established the basic concepts of the isekai genre, you know? Everything made later took its premises from there.

That's only kinda true? While plenty of later works did clearly pull from it, isekai as a genre was already established at the time. Youjo Senki, Log Horizon, and Isekai Cheat Magician, among others, all predate Mushoku Tensei

Personally, I didn't find it to have enough of a hook to keep watching

Isekai as a story archetype existed more than a century before the Japanese coined a term for it and we got our modern boom and codification of the genre. Stuff like Buck Rogers, Forbidden Planet or even old Jules Vern stories like Journey to the Center of the Earth are at their hearts isekai although the nature of the Other World and the means to get there were reflections of those times.

Even the whole trapped in a virtual world sub genre goes way back to the early 80s with the cult classic, Tron.

One sub genre that I believe was uniquely Japanese in origin is the reincarnation isekai. That brings up an interesting question. What was the first reincarnation isekai?

last edited at Jan 26, 2021 3:56AM

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VAMPEERZ discussion 22 Jan 22:01
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Damn, I have to give the mangaka credit where it is due. They know how to create one hell of a steamy kiss scene.

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Humans, the OG murder hobos, crapping on everyone's good time yet again. Those nasty, evil creatures are even worse than demons. At least demons keep the pacts they make.

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Can't wait for it to end abruptly like most of Neji's other work.

It sucks how often her work gets axed prematurely since she always writes these long form slow burn stories that really suffer for basically having to end mid arc.

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For a rom com this series has crazy deep lore.

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Those two awkward dorks continue to be adorable together.

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Fear not--the on-panel fisting can only be a couple of chapters away.

A pox upon your house plant! I was eating a handful of wasabi peas and busted up laughing hard enough to blast a bunch of them up into my sinuses.

The idea is that people who find that a series isn't for them choose to leave after a certain point, because consuming entertainment that doesn't entertain you is rather counterproductive, unless you're getting paid to write a critique or have legitimate criticisms about why something is problematic

While it's a nice idea and broadly true, I think if you look hard enough you'll find active thought leaders with reasonably substantial followings in just about any significant fandom. I recently watched She-Ra and found it to be a satisfying if imperfect show. While gleaning around for content, YouTube was sure to recommend me multiple accounts that have made - and are still making, for a show that ended in May - dozens of videos worth of negative content for it. The type that makes you stop and wonder, why is this person investing their time in a show that's clearly not for them, and why is their audience doing the same? RWBY and Korra also seem to be good examples of this from the outside.

The apt term for this sort of bizarre behavior is "a throbbing hate boner." There are some people that just get off on hating random things for some reason.

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Oh, Tsukimizu. I love how their metaphors are so hilariously on the nose that they circle back into being esoteric and abstract. Reminds me of Utena and the iconic crimson sexmobile. The town's pretty interesting- at first glance, it seems like a heaven where thoughts influence reality, on second thought, it seems like a hell where your subconscious engineers endless new ordeals, and a third try makes you wonder if it's just purgatory for those that couldn't get anything of value done and wonder what the point of it all is. In the end, you realize that it's all of these things and also none of them, so very abstract and personal and bizarre and incomprehensible that the sum total of all the weirdos cancels out individual absurdity. And so, we loop back to inhabiting an obscure, sleepy local town, as large or small as the distance you're willing to walk to grab the groceries while debating Schopenhauer with your girlfriend.

Well put. This is one of the most succinct descriptions I've seen of Tsukimizu's work that still manages to capture the essence and feel of it.

She's one of my favorite artists. Tsukimizu has a very rare gift for capturing and conveying the surreal absurdity of everyday ordinariness.

By creating exaggerated caricatures of what is so strange, beautiful and ugly about our normal day to day existences, most artists end up losing that sense of hum drum ordinariness that is an essential part of our experience as human beings. Tsukimizu's work stands out precisely because it does not, despite how intensely surreal it is.

last edited at Dec 15, 2020 10:40PM

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Finishing work at eight pm is already grossly overtime...

Not in Japan. It's common to finish work there at 9 or even 10PM. They're trying to fix the problem, but "company loyalty" is deeply rooted in their society, so it's gonna take time.

Hmmm, I didn't realize the Japanese work day starts at noon. Neat.

In all seriousness, this is looking to be a promising story.

last edited at Dec 14, 2020 1:38AM

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Awww, its over but nice ending might go back an read it from the beginning.

Slow burn manga read much better that way, rather than on a weekly or monthly basis. It's definitely true of this one.

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It's neat to see a love story with an asexual character in it. It's quite the rarity. This manga was comfy and fun, and I'm going to miss it.

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Though I don't think Alpha ate. It was part of why she could stay in business with almost no customers, she didn't need much. These are some Ridiculously Human (or Canine) Robots.

Alpha ate, but her energy efficiency and the fact she doesn't need to thermoregulate made her require far less food than a normal human, and you are correct in that was part of the reason she could get by with so few customers. She even had a quirk, if I remember correctly, that she was something of a vegetarian which was unusual for robots.

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VAMPEERZ discussion 08 Nov 10:17
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oh shit

Indeed.

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The is all feeling kinda rushed. I don't like it, cause I want more!

Yes, it looks like they’re going from “we have several volumes” to “shit I better wrap everything up this volume.

I’m devastated. This was my favorite ongoing manga. I will be so sad if it’s not allowed the development and time it deserves.

For now, I’m just praying that they decided to pick up the pace for this short section, but it feels way faster than anything we’ve previously gotten. Chapters feel shorter too. Gaaah, I’m so worried!

I don't want to jinx it, but its pretty obvious the pacing has picked up quite a bit. I wish the damn manga industry would respect their artists a little bit and give them a minimum of 10 chapters worth of warning before the axe falls.

It's usually pretty obvious the moment the news drops on the mangaka. Reading through a series you can pretty much point to the exact chapter the author found out. What's so messed up is how often I see the mad scramble begin like 3 chapters from the series end. Outside of some episodic slice of life 4 komas, how is a creator expected to pen an even half way decent ending to a series in 3 or 4 chapters? Sometimes the manga isn't even to the mid point of it's current story arc let alone the over arching plot as a whole.

When you read a series like Bloom into You that was finished on the author's own prerogative and at their own pace, then compare it to a well written series that gets axed on crazy short notice, the difference is like night and day. I've seen multiple series that I was reading go from like a solid 8 or 9 down to a 6 or 7 thanks to horribly forced endings.

I'm not certain with this series yet, but if its getting the axe soon it should be very evident next chapter.

last edited at Oct 30, 2020 3:24AM