The Yin and Yang of Yuri Couples

So, has anybody else noticed a LOT of yuri couples tend to be a blonde and a brunette? I asked that to myself, so I ended up going on a long train of thought again and ended up with this post about Taoism in Japanese girls’ love manga. The Yin and Yang aspect comes from the usual trope in these stories that firmly believes in … Continue reading The Yin and Yang of Yuri Couples

How Watamote Shifted From A Loner Comedy to A Character Ensemble!

This will be a spoiler-free post. Watamote was, in my opinion, a really underrated show. Seeing as it never got a season 2, I ended up picking up the manga to continue where the anime left off, and I was rather pleasantly surprised at the development of the plot. It ended up going in a direction I never expected from a story of it’s type, … Continue reading How Watamote Shifted From A Loner Comedy to A Character Ensemble!

Bittersweet Yuri Love: Scum’s Wish vs Citrus

Contrary to popular belief, a lot of yuri stories exist for reasons other than fan service. While a lot of them are portrayed as bubbly and sweet, quite a few, either through a misunderstanding of the orientation or just plain smut writing, are played up as “forbidden fruit.” Writing a realistic same sex relationship is certainly difficult if the writers themselves are straight as a … Continue reading Bittersweet Yuri Love: Scum’s Wish vs Citrus