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9:00 AM on 02.09.2014

New Yuru Yuri anime is coming soon

It seems that the anime industry doesn't plan on cooling down amidst what seems like hundreds of figure reveals at Wonder Festival today, as Namori, creator of Yuru Yuri, has announced via her Twitter account that a new anima...

Chris Walden

2:00 PM on 09.29.2013

Demon Master Chris now available for preorder

These hentai dungeon crawlers have actually come a long way. Back in the day, say 2008, the games were pretty bare-bones affairs where an incredibly shallow battle system was propped up by sexy artwork. Demon Master Chris, du...

Karen Mead

First Impressions: Yuru Yuri S2 photo
First Impressions: Yuru Yuri S2
by Chris Walden

It is time. Everyone's favourite borderline-yuri school comedy featuring Toshinou Kyouko has returned for a second season, giving people something to watch in a dire selection of new anime.

Oh okay, that's a little harsh! Still, Yuru Yuri was most certainly the highlight of this season as far as I was concerned, but did it live up to expectations? Would it be like K-On!! to me all over again and make me wish to eat my own face? Well, I suppose you'll have to join me after the jump! Yuru Yuri, hajimaru yo~

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1:00 PM on 05.17.2012

Be proud: Tokyo Disney allows same-sex weddings

If you keep up with the news, you'd know that the last few days have been fairly good to folks looking out for public expressions of support for same-sex rights. The latest happy news comes straight from Glorious Nippon, home...

Josh Tolentino

3:00 PM on 04.20.2012

Je t'aime ma petite fleur

Have you been waiting for more information on the Rune Factory 4 boss-marrying mechanic we spoke about back in February? No? Well tough, as I'm busting out my French for this special occasion. We have a fancy new trailer to s...

Chris Walden

12:00 PM on 12.17.2011

Yuru Yuri second season HNNNG

According to the official website itself, the adorable yet hilarious Yuru Yuri will soon be getting its second season! We'll be seeing the first glimpse of this new season, which seems to be titled Yuru Yuri♪♪, in...

Chris Walden

Review: Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo - Anata to Koibito Tsunagi OVA photo
Review: Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo - Anata to Koibito Tsunagi OVA
by The-Excel

[Back in August, The-Excel wrote this massive piece on a yuri work that deserves to be revisited now that we're in full swing of Ero Week. Enjoy, and watch out for some of the NSFW links enclosed. The post itself is fine for your consumption at work, though. -- Brad]

In 2006, a bunch of dudes in the eroge development field noticed that there were very little offerings in adult eroge that didn't involve all of the weirdness commonly associated with it. They also saw that yuri was sorely lacking as well. Any eroge with more than one girl in had a high chance of also featuring futanari, marital aids, supernatural elements, bait-and-switch of any kind, tentacles, and other frankly disgusting things, if it doesn't just betray its own genre and have a dude involved.

They decided to do something about it by forming the doujin circle "Fuguriya" and releasing their flagship title, Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo (commonly translated A Kiss For The Petals or something similar), in September of that year. In the years that followed, the series saw seven more eroge, three drama CDs, ten light novels, a YouTube series (work-safe; translated in part here), and a one-episode OVA, collectively covering the stories of five couples. That sounds like a lot for a single franchise, but it is very obscure outside of yuri fandom.

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Japanator review: S.S. Astro Vol. 1 photo
Japanator review: S.S. Astro Vol. 1
by Brad Rice

4-koma manga has steadily been growing in the U.S. After the rampant success of Azumanga Daioh, and the numerous titles to follow such as Hidamari Sketch, Lucky Star, and S.S. Astro.

So today, let's delve into S.S. Astro. Astro is short for "Asashio Sogo Teacher's ROom," and gives you an idea of what we're dealing with: four teachers who work at Asashio High School. A mix of Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh, with a little bit of yuri thrown in for good measure, this title may entertain plenty of you.

So, let's get into it!

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4:03 PM on 05.29.2008

Kadokawa to host advertisements on Youtube MAD movies

Right now, in case you haven’t noticed, user-generated videos with anything related to Kadokawa have gone missing lately on Youtube. Much like the Martix, Kadokawa uses an automated system of squid-like robots to cruise...

God Len

9:01 PM on 02.26.2008

Lesbians don't equal profit?

Good ol' Mainichi notes the progress of a shaky medium, namely non-pornographic yuri, in a magazine exclusively for yuri stories. I kinda find girl-on-girl nonsuccess hard to believe, and not just because yuri means "lil...