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Weekly round-up

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We’re feeling super sunny this weekly round-up, with lots of cool stuff to share. Did you miss out on the news that Kunihiko Ikuhara and Shinichiro Watanabe are back with new anime? Or our feature on the dead mothers trope in anime, and why it’s actually pretty positive? Just read on, and you’ll be caught […]

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Love, acceptance, anime: an LGBT History Month round-up

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This LGBT History Month brought the whole aniblogging community together to celebrate queerness in anime. LGBTQ inclusion and acceptance is a matter that’s close and personal to both of us here at the blog, and so we’ve experienced many wonderful moments in sharing this month with all of you. Thank you for your comments and […]

Sweetness and citrus: the mystery of yuri’s male audience

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This girl’s had her fair share of queer crushes in the past, and I can assure you, they weren’t nearly as torrid or tragically twisted as citrus. But it’s strange to think that stories like mine could be published perverse, and sold as get-off material for guys who like girl-on-girl. So, how did it come […]

My Favourite Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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For this installment of My Favourite Anime, Ashley of Ashley’s Anime gives us a personal view into why she loves Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Read on, and find out why the love between its magical girls mean much more to her than your average otaku ship. Puella Magi Madoka Magica has been a widely accepted and loved […]

Update: Yuri anime Netsuzou Trap reveals July premiere

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In November, it was announced that two beautiful yuri titles are in the spotlight for anime adaptations this year. First, there’s Saburouta’s sweet and sour citrus. Then, there’s the secrets and scandal of Naoko Kodama’s NTR: Netsuzou Trap. Both series are from Ichijinsha’s manga anthology Comic Yuri Hime, which launched citrus in January 2013 and NTR in November 2014. The latest news […]

Because we’re both girls: Scum’s Wish, first love and finding solace in yuri

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Wrapped inside the searing heartache of being a teenager all over again as I watch the sakura petals of Scum’s Wish, I’m reminded of how special and significant it all was. But particularly in Hanabi’s relationship with her friend Sanae, I’ve come to reframe one of my own first loves in a new light. The […]

Review: Sakura Trick

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Sakura Trick started out as Tachi’s seinen yuri four-paneller, and fittingly, this show tricks you into thinking the target demographic dominates the narrative. To begin with, it’s very much a straight lad’s yuri show, right down to girls behaving like horny boys where boobs are concerned. Seriously, girls do not obsess about other girls’ breast […]

Review: Yurikuma Arashi

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In our future, a minor planet has exploded and its forgotten fragments rained down on Earth as an iridescent meteor shower. Of all the unprecedented outcomes that could have been, the disaster made the world’s bears stand up as one to wage war against humans. We built the Wall of Severance to keep the bears […]

The ‘greed’ of Grell and bisexuality in anime

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Grell Sutcliff, the supposed Burnett butler who unveils his true sexual identity in a brilliant red rush of flamboyance, would probably be considered gay by most. That is, if not for his blood-soaked love affair with Ciel Phantomhive’s dear aunt, Madam Red. Never mind that Black Butler is set in the Victorian era, where the […]