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NEWS: ALC Publishing, JManga to Publish 3 More Yuri Manga




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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:47 pm Reply with quote
Ever wonder what's like to have smutty BL tropes in a yuri title? Gokujou Drops more or less nails that in spades! Anime hyper
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Keichitsu0305



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:17 am Reply with quote
Oh! I have Hanjuku Joshi in Japanese!
Imported vol. 1 from Akadot Retail sometime ago; it was really nice~
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:21 pm Reply with quote
I've heard about this on FB. But are we getting an actual print or it's only available online. I have 'Hanjuku Joshi'. I have pretty much all of Akiko Morishima's books, really love her artwork.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:28 pm Reply with quote
I figured this will be digital only for the time being. That reminds me, will there be any manga reviews from ANN on any of the digital manga from JManga?
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yuricon



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:10 am Reply with quote
darkchibi07 wrote:
Ever wonder what's like to have smutty BL tropes in a yuri title? Gokujou Drops more or less nails that in spades! Anime hyper


This is just my personal opinion of course, but I think that Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu is closer to BL tropes translated to Yuri than Gokujyo Drops. And, HNAF is an excellent example of why those tropes fail relatively hard when translated to a GL setting. The fans clearly spoke and wanted to focus on characters that loved one another equally, rather than haha "funny" sexual harassment as a plot driver.

Gokujyo Drops was a phone manga, the entire series of which was porn, patterened after the Yuri Hime Wildrose style stories. This was the most popular of the phone manga series, but as a whole, the phone manga didn't do all that well and was killed shortly thereafter.

The trope that is doing best for Yuri monetarily in Japan is the 4-koma girls doing nothing model. Whee. Anime smile
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