I was wondering earlier today about how many yuri fans these days are new to the genre. I get the impression it’s actually quite a lot. So maybe not everyone will get how wack this is when I say it, but a little over a year ago, it wasn’t at all surprising for yuri fans when months went by without any new localized material. In fact, I remember when the “Yuri shall conquer the Earth!” meme first popped up on 4Chan as a half ironic, half hopeful, and 100% serious declaration of superiority over the entire romance genre (quality over quantity, right?) and fans translated the entire SonoHanabira series themselves and put them up for free.
Looking around at how it is now, I thought I should stop and be thankful for how lucky I am as a yuri fan: multiple official translations of yuri VNs for the past two years, multiple manga every month, multiple actual yuri anime (including two more this fall), the “百合の日” (“Yuri Day”) hashtag trending on Japanese Twitter… and I mean, for god’s sake, I have a backlog of yuri now! If you don’t understand how crazy that is, I’m telling you, you yuri n00bs don’t know how it was. Them was difficult times, youngsters. The only trouble we have now is the purity obsession, but I suspect it’ll die in a few years as yuri material diversifies.
…Anyway, keep it down, would ya? I’m trying to show you the tasty new yuri that came out this month, so quit babbling. Yeesh…
Continue reading “Yuri Releases – July 2019” →
Another month, another bit of yuri goodness to keep you satisfied while the damn re-runs are airing on TV.
……Er, actually, is that still a thing? Television reruns during the Summer? Look, I haven’t watched TV in over a decade now, so I honestly don’t know. I’m just trying to give a reason for you to read some yuri, ok? Not that you need one ❤
Continue reading “Yuri Releases – June 2019” →
I just learned this year, as I’ve been studying the Japanese language, that in Japan they have something called 5月病, or the “May Blues”. Apparently it happens after their week-long Golden Week holiday and results in depression, frustration, and anxiety over getting back to class/work. I’ve been seeing it everywhere online; Twitter, Youtube, random forums… look, y’all. Just chiiiilll! Read some damn YURI and cheer up!
…Hmm? What’s that? You don’t know what to read? Why, what a coincidence! I just happen to have a few newly-released recommendations for you to read right here… ;D
Continue reading “Yuri Releases – May 2019” →
Listen y’all. I’m not lazy, I swear. Procrastination is a time-consuming business. In all seriousness, though, I almost wanted to post this in the rant section and complain about how swamped I’ve been in C++ and college coursework, but I luckily decided not to. BECAUSE THAT WOULD TAKE EVEN MOAR TIME lmao anyway, quit complaining and sit down for a second, would ya? We’ve got some yuri to talk about this month, so let’s get into it ~ ❤ Continue reading “Yuri Releases – April 2019” →
What’s that? Did I hear someone say they want a 2D girlfriend to spend the Valentine’s season with? Well, have I got some good news for you! We’ve got not one, not two, but three new yuri releases this month to help get you started down the glorious path of 2D sapphism. Praise be to Meguca ❤ Continue reading “Yuri Releases – February 2019” →