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REVIEW: Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry Blossoms Pink GN




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Cryssoberyl



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:57 am Reply with quote
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It isn't a good as Girl Friends, but it is still very readable and enjoyable.


I and others disagree. Among yuri fans, the "NanaHito" stories are considered by many to be Morinaga's strongest set of works. I personally always found them more compelling than Girl Friends, which is - as the review fairly points out - a simpler, more by-the-book "gateway" yuri experience. Of course this also means that those who liked Girl Friends should absolutely pick this up.
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CrownKlown



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:02 pm Reply with quote
Exist is the real world? Well sure about as much as something like Schools days. Sure the setting is realistic, but like most yuri its done more so to cater to fantasy of certain groups rather than depict realistic relationships.
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Princess_Irene
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:37 pm Reply with quote
Cryssoberyl wrote:


I and others disagree. Among yuri fans, the "NanaHito" stories are considered by many to be Morinaga's strongest set of works. I personally always found them more compelling than Girl Friends, which is - as the review fairly points out - a simpler, more by-the-book "gateway" yuri experience. Of course this also means that those who liked Girl Friends should absolutely pick this up.


That's interesting, and I hadn't thought of it that way. I think the choppy format of the book really made it difficult for me to fully appreciate NanaHito in the same way I did the other girls. And yes, if you liked Girl Friends, absolutely check this one out. I hope Seven Seas brings out more of Morinaga's work.

CrownKlown wrote:
Exist is the real world? Well sure about as much as something like Schools days. Sure the setting is realistic, but like most yuri its done more so to cater to fantasy of certain groups rather than depict realistic relationships.


I meant "real world" in the sense that it felt like a more realistic setting than most of the yaoi I've read - it didn't seem to exist in some sort of single sex utopia.
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halochief_90



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:31 am Reply with quote
I just finished reading this a few days ago. I agree the book had an awkward order to its stories and they didn't link together very well either. However, the bulk of the Nana and Hitomi storyline was very strong and would have alone made it worth picking up.

I haven't read Girlfriends yet, though I do plan to. I decided to read this one first as it is technically Morinaga's first work.
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Hagaren Viper



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:27 am Reply with quote
I feel like 'yuri-curious' definitely should have been written as 'cyurious'.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:08 am Reply with quote
It really doesn't help that manga complies a bunch of old one-shots Morinaga did for Yuri Hime a while back. I am actually surprised the peeps of Comic High allowed her to continue on with the Nana/Hitomi storyline and thus give Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry Blossoms Pink a more "complete" release. Though it would have been preferable if that storyline be fully expanded and serialized longer.
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