Yuri. Today’s post is gonna be different, I’m going to recommend you some good Yuri’s to read. I’ve been reading a lot of Yuri mangas recently and many of them are so good that I wanted to share with you. And let me tell you, I’ve read some good ones(very good ones).
Kase-san and Yamada
Mangaka: Hiromi Takashima
Synopsis: Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye–the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don’t seem to have much in common, they soon start a romance where each must learn an important lesson in tending their budding relationship. Can the two girls, so different from each other, learn how to make their first love blossom?
Kase-San is a manga that can appeal basically anyone who is looking for a sweet romantic comedy with some slice of life. This is an amazing manga for coming of age story lovers and even for people who don’t usually read Yuri. With literally no drama it is one of the fluffiest love stories I’ve read in a long time. The story is solid with no distractions leaving me coming for more. The art at the beginning was not what I was expecting but it gets better as the chapters progress, including the characters. This is one of the better Yuri mangas I’ve read.
Mangaka: Takashi Ikeda
Synopsis: Whispered Words is the story of two high school girls, Sumika and Ushio. One is in love with the other, but unable to confess. Both of them prefer girls, but Ushio likes cute and petite types while Sumika prefers the athletic outgoing girls. To complicate things, a cross dressing boy, Masaki, is in love with Sumika. What ever will happen to this mixed-up bizarre love triangle mess?
Another wonderful Yuri to read. My interest was piqued by the synopsis, it sounds like the typical Shoujo love triangle but I wondered how the author would present it as a Yuri. And to my surprise it was a banger. It is a little slice of life in the start with good pacing but soon turns into a very strongly driven by amazing characterization. It also manages to show a bit of realism in the lesbianism/crossdressing parts which makes the manga totally unique for rom-coms. The art is very good, not too much detailed nor less, just right and it stays consistent throughout the chapters even when it oscillates between serious-style and chibi style, it’s done very well. With each passing chapter, the characters feel more real and by this point our interest in the manga has reached an all-time high. I really love this manga, I wish there was more but it was still an fantastic read.
Ikemen Girl to Hakoiri Musume
Mangakas: majoccoid, Mochi Au Lait
Synopsis: Ooguma Satomi has never been in a relationship. One day, she fell in love with a handsome younger boy in her class, without knowing that he… is actually a girl.
One of the most wholesome and cute Yuri’s I’ve read(mainly because of the art). The art is one of the best, it’s so cute and it fits perfectly with the genre and the whole premise of the story. I really liked the couple’s character designs and how they reflected their personalities, I think the story really excels in that area. It also manages to portray a real relationship which I really appreciate because most romance mangas don’t manage to get that formula right. I’m not really a big fan of misunderstandings but this manga to use misunderstandings in the right way, the less cringey way. The way there was no drama that was stretched on for the rest of manga till the finish.
Synopsis: The “runaway girl” who fainted mid journey, and the female “recluse” meet. These two, due to an interesting series of events, end up going together from place to place to look at “dead scenery” and ruins. The “recluse” calls herself Azami, and the “runaway girl” names herself as “Mizuki”. This is the story of their escape.
A few more mangas(which I haven’t read yet).
Hope you enjoyed this list. Thank you for reading.