Ike’s Yuri Review. Looking Up To Magical Girls is a yuri manga about Hiiragi Utena who admire magical girls and gets a chance to become one herself! The catch is… she’s not on the magical girls’ side!
The yuri manga Transparent Light Blue is about a girl with an ear fetish who’s in love with her childhood friend. However, her childhood friend is currently dating their other childhood friend, Shun. Then the teenage angst takes over. Then something about a wet willy? What?
What is Yuri Is My Job? Hime is the class “perfect” princess, but in reality, she is always scheming and manipulating others with her fake persona. One day, she accidentally bumps into Mikoshiba, the manager of a peculiar cafe business, and injures her arm. Afraid that her image might be shattered, Hime decides to help Mikoshiba cover her shifts until her arm heals up. Unbeknownst to her, she meets with a beautiful Onee-san who has a mean streak. Basically, to sum it up, the Onee-san is a giant tsundere, and it is absolutely adorable.
Long story short, Kase-san is a great read. Throughout the five volumes, you get to see their relationship grow along with the art. It’s a coming-of-age type story and it displays all of Yamada’s insecurities and anxiety as heart-wrenching as it is. But it also shows the meaning of communication and how it ultimately fixes just about everything in these romance stories but it seems like nobody ever wants to talk. Sorry for the rant.
Long story short, Citrus has its shortcomings, but it’s a good manga and I respect the hustle. Saburouta does a fantastic job when it comes to characters and she does it well when it comes to recognizing flaws in certain characters.