Just that, since it wasn't really created for the purpose of being a yuri story, taking it as representative of yuri in general and discussing yuri as a genre based on it doesn't really make sense.
Does anybody here says it? We don't say "Look! It is the perfect example of Yuri! Every story should be like that!". We just say "Look! It is funny and they are deliciously gay to boot! It would be nice if main leads at least become a couple".
Absolutely. Swap ⇔ Swap was only a trigger, but in fact every comedic/subtext/service yuri without a proper romance could have triggered that discussion. I guess.
But to respond more specifically to what moguTL said, it's true that Swap ⇔ Swap wasn't published in a yuri magazine. But there is a tons of yuri that aren't published in yuri magazine either.
It would be better to see, if Swap ⇔ Swap was created with yuri in mind, with an afterword. Maybe latter.
I say this, because you can find very similar works in yuri magazines, for example Inugami-san and Nekoyama-san, which is also a comedic yuri without a proper romance, but is published in Yuri Hime. So I don't see the issue with Swap ⇔ Swap considered as a yuri (that, and also because Swap ⇔ Swap is very heavy on kissing and boobs-groping between girls :p)
And speaking of Inu & neko, and continuing about the different interpretations about the word "yuri" between Japan/West:
In France, we have a double-editor; Taifu who publish the yuri/yaoi manga. And Ototo who publish the "generalist manga" (shōjo, shōnen, seinen).
Inu & Neko was published by Ototo (as a "seinen", even if Yuri Hime is more female-oriented (and thus shōjo/josei) than male…), and when we questioned them about why it was published by Ototo and not Taifu, they responded that because it's not a romance/porn, and thus not a yuri.
I find it a little surrealist that a manga published in Yuri Hime isn't considered "yuri" by some, but whatever. :D
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