Ike’s Top 5 Yuri of June 2019

    Hey guys, it’s Ike, and I’m back at it again. Remember what I wrote in the last Top 5 Yuri blog? April was a stale month for me, and May wasn’t exactly any better. In fact, I only found two and one of them I’ve already featured on another top yuri list. It’s Virgin’s Empire, by the way. There are new chapters. You should check it out.

    Anyways, I decided to skip May and wait until my list is filled. Gotta say, June has been a lot more exciting. Other than that, please keep in mind that all of these are my personal opinions. Take everything with a grain of salt. It doesn’t have to be a yuri made within this month, just what I’ve been reading this month.

    Let’s get started

5. A Love Letter For The Marching Puppy by Tamasaki Tama

    To start, I had mixed feelings about this manga on my first read. The concept of this manga immediately caught my attention because I love military-type anime despite not having any knowledge about it. I honestly have no idea what’s happening with the world building, if somebody could explain it to me, I’d appreciate it. However, with the latest chapters, I feel like I at least have a grasp on the story.

    A Love Letter For The Marching Puppy is about a girl named Indou Shinobu who joins the Military Academy for Cadet Girls because food (and also shelter). She meets the model student, Fujino Kagami, whose mood swings at a constant pace like a pendulum. There are a lot more characters who are introduced, and I very much enjoy them a lot more than Kagami.

    The art is clean, and it feels fitting. I don’t know why I keep talking about things I’m not well versed on. I’m not an artist! I’m a wanna-be writer! Anyways, I enjoyed this manga despite my own confusion. The other characters are the saving grace, but I won’t dismiss some of the cute scenes between Indou and Kagami.

I too do that to my doggos.

    My mixed feelings towards this manga do include Kagami, but it’s also because there are more questions than answers. Chapter one to eight is more focused on Indou, as it should be considering she’s the main character. By the way, I forgot to mention, Indou is pretty aight. She’s a klutz, but she’s also determined and isn’t afraid (most of the time) to speak her mind. However, starting at chapter nine and hopefully, onward, it appears we’re going to get more backstory with Kagami and her family.

    Check it out!

4. Jewels by m k

Fantastic cover!

    This is the single pick I had from May, and I can’t remember how I actually found this. Anyways, there’s not too much to say about this manga. It follows two girls named Mai and Emi from their childhood to old age. Yes, they’re a couple. Yes, it’s adorable.

    These are snippets of their life where we get to see the lighter side of things. Or maybe their life really is the best and isn’t filled with regrets like actual humans. Who knows?

    The art style is very pleasing to the eye, but the coloring definitely brings out the shine. There’s also a fair amount of licking in this manga. I checked the mangaka’s other work, and I found yet another ear licking page! At least that one isn’t as gross as the scene in Transparent Light Blue.

    Anyways, check out Jewels and let me know what you think!

3. Yuki and the Authoress by Nagori Yu

Yuki would be me if I was next to Azuma.

    Not gonna lie, the art style, despite it not being my kind of style, is the reason why I clicked. It took me a chapter or two to warm up to the art. The coloring’s fantastic, though! After that, I feel like Azuma Beniko stole a piece of my heart. Which I want back, by the way, characters like her can’t keep doing this.

    Yuki and the Authoress is about a young cafe worker who dreams of romance and the luxurious life. She’s also a bookworm and reads a lot of love stories. On a fateful day, the girl encounters the mysterious author Azuma Beniko. Being a romance writer, Azuma seems to know love like the back of her hand. However, as we should figure out with these kinds of characters, of course, she has problems.

    As much as I enjoyed the concept and the way Azuma picks me up like a princess, I’m glad that we are introduced to a potential issue. Obviously, I won’t say what it is, instead let’s talk about our main character, Yuki. She’s just your girl who works at a cafe, but wishes for an elaborate life that she can’t have. Then she meets a luxurious woman who obviously tickles her fancy. I too was once a girl who worked at her local cafe dreaming of “the life,” and I believe that every other teen girl would be able to relate to her.

    What I’m trying to say is that she’s kind of a blank slate. Azuma actually refers to Yuki as a simple girl falling in love. Maybe there is more to Yuki, but for right now, the focus is on Azuma.

    I adore history and alternative history, so the setting of this manga fits right up my alley. In this world, there is a clear line between the rich and the not-so-rich. Yuki expresses her discomfort in being not-so-rich, while Azuma seemingly is living the life. Also, the way Azuma sweet talks Yuki, and the way Yuki describes her feelings; all of it feels more like I’m reading a graphic novel rather than a manga. That being said, graphic novels have a lot of text, so I won’t go for the full comparison.

    Anyways, check it out!

2.  Whispering You A Love Song by Takeshima Eku

The SS Girls?

    I had actually made a video on this manga a week ago, so you should go watch if you haven’t yet! After I made that video, two more chapters came out, and it broke my basic thinking. By that, I mean, the fact that I keep calling some manga basic or cliche.

    Whispering You A Love Song is about a girl named Kino Himari who is a brand new high school girl, and she encounters a cool senpai whom she falls in love with at first sight. About the cool senpai, her name is Yori, and at first, she thought, “Romance? I don’t need that!” Then she meets Kino who “confesses” her love and she immediately changes her mind.

Fresh outta middle school.

    Keeping this short, I like the art. It’s charming. I like the boldness of both Kino and Yori, and chapter 5 certainly makes me excited for the upcoming chapters. I like the twist, and I wonder where this is going, whether it’s gonna go for a deep dive or if it’s gonna stay on the surface.

    Check it out!

1. Even Though We’re Both Adults by Shimura Takako

    Are you tired of high school girls yapping on about love and how deep it can get? Me too. I’m an adult now, and I’d rather read stories about people having adult problems. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy every other yuri, but it is a treat when something different comes down the pike. This is from the same creator of Sweet Blue Flowers.

    Even Though We’re Both Adults is about a girl named Akari Hirayama who hooks up with a grade school teacher named Ayano Ookubo, only to find out that she’s already married. However, the instant connection between them is so strong that they can’t stop their interaction. Ayano continues to lead her on. Akari continues following because apparently she’s got a fetish for teachers, especially if they’re in grade school.

    It only has three chapters currently, but I like the topic that the third chapter brought. If you have been following this manga, tell me what you think about that chapter and this manga overall.

    If you haven’t read it yet, then check it out.

    So that’s the end of this month’s list. What’s your favorite read this month? Or simply, what have you been reading? Be sure to comment down below.

    Thank you guys for reading this. If you enjoy my content and you want to support me, I do have my Patreon. Or if you want to help me indirectly, you can always check out my shop on Amazon

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