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REVIEW: Yuri Is My Job! GN 1




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pharmboy23
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:31 am Reply with quote
I really liked this one, turns out. I was unsure at the start and our lead does not endear herself from the get go, but it really started to click with me by the end. The patrons functioning as an over enthused audience was a fun touch and while I don’t necessarily like the manager, the visual gag of her swinging that “broken” arm around while nobody notices was one of the most amusing jokes I’ve seen in a bit.

I definitely felt like it was building to yuri in a job about yuri, but I don’t mind waiting for the payoff. It feels like so many yuri titles only go a couple volumes that a little long-form storytelling is a nice change.
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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:21 am Reply with quote
So, actual yuri through parody of yuri tropes. Interesting. Was wondering what the heck this was about, Rightstuf's description leaves out some important details... mainly, the entire concept, it just says the cafe is "themed after a private school." Might try this one while waiting on the next Bloom Into You installment.

Had no idea the "Class S" thing started in the 1920s, but I guess that kinda explains a lot. Or at least, the few things I know without ever watching or reading a straight example of it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:37 am Reply with quote
The footnotes, as Rebecca notes, are very detailed and interesting stuff.

I was only vaguely aware of Class S but this explained a lot.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:52 pm Reply with quote
If you're curious about Class S, I'd definitely suggest reading the story I mentioned in the review, "Yellow Rose." It's only about 50 pages long and a very good example of the genre's most classic form. I got my copy on Amazon for about $2, but it's probably available anywhere you can get digital books. (No hard copy in English that I know of, sadly.)
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LvlfiveShipper



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:06 pm Reply with quote
Accurate, I really hated how she was being forced into it and then scolded for not doing it right, because when you're trying to show the main character as someone superficial or with flaws that needs to grow up but instead it makes you feel that the protagonist is right and everyone else is being an asshole... well, I guess you failed, is not funny to give a hard time to someone who's already struggling even as parody.

That being said, I only saw the beginning and couldn't stand it... It probably got better and the misunderstanding was explained, right? .............right??? is because I have this doubt that I can't pick it up again.
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gridsleep



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:43 am Reply with quote
An accidental fall, and another girl ends up in hospital where it's already paid for. This leads to emotional blackmail? And the girl who had the accident doesn't simply say "Oh, go F yourself"? I am disgusted by people who are pushovers and elevating it to literature only ticks me off. I wouldn't read this if the rest were equal to War and Peace.
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