Yuri Manga and Anime Fanlisting

Koharu and Mayumi have been friends since high school. And they have a standing “date” on Friday nights. Koharu picks a movie and they watch it. And then they talk about it. Mostly Koharu teases Mayumi for having very little reaction and Mayumi teases Koharu for having a very big reactions. Koharu likes romances and dramas, Mayumi […]

Every day on Okazu, I read, watch, write, edit, plan, publish, buy, sell and create. Not today. Today, I celebrate the achievements of women. International Women’s Day General Strike. A Day Without A Woman. Send to Kindle

Several times in recent weeks, I have had occasion to comment that I am currently watching as many or more western cartoons than anime at the moment. In no way is this meant as a slam to anime. I still like it. I’m way behind on my watching, but that’s no one’s fault but my […]

Q: How do you know a manga is considered really good around here? A: When I wake up and send a ridiculous tweet the the manga artist in bad gang patois saying that it’s awesome! Benten Botan,  Volume 1 (弁天ぼたん) by Saida Nika is awesome. It’s been a while since I had a chance to […]

AUUUUGGGHH. Sorry, but I got almost all the way through Volume 10 of Chiho Saito’s Torikaebaya (とりかえ・ばや) without screaming and then I hit the final bit and AUUUUGGGHH! Okay, so. The Mikado is being pressured to replace Toguu-sama as heir and Ginkaku, an evil priest with really evil eyebrows and Shikibu-no-miya (who you always knew […]

It’s well known that Sailor Venus was the first of the Senshi to appear, as I mention in my review of Volume 1. But it becomes extremely plain as one reads the second volume of Code Name ha Sailor V Perfect Edition, (コードネームはセーラーv-新装版) that, as Takeuchi Naoko finally had time to end the series, she intentionally […]

In Volume 3 of Makatani Nio’s Yagate Kimi ni Naru, (やがて君になる) some very good things happen and some very not good things happen.  I will begin with the not-good things, which is to say, the main plot continues to throw up some serious warning signs. In my reviews of Volume 1 and Volume 2, I have expressed […]

It’s been a long time since I last reviewed a volume of Marine Corps Yumi and I appear to have skipped Volume 3. This is entirely because I simply could not yet bring myself to deal with it. And, I’m going to be honest, reading this volume was hard. Ana and I had a lot […]

Today’s review was brought to you by the kindness of Okazu Superhero Louis P, and I have to really commend him for his patience and perseverance, finding all three volumes of this obscure little series. Many thanks Louis! And when I say “obscure” I mean that it was published by CMX, the manga imprint run […]

Today’s review begins, as do so many others, with a story. ^_^ Last month, I was asked to help out a friend with some editing for an free online course sponsored by Keio University, Introduction to Japanese Subcultures on the FutureLearn platform. The class had some really interesting content (some of which I wanted to argue […]