Mari is a shy, studious girl who has neither a boyfriend nor any friends. One day, Akiko - one of the most fashion-conscious and sociable girls in the class - strikes up a conversation with her out of the blue! As the days go by the two become inseparable, with Akiko often cheerily remarking on how they became best friends so easily. Mari has a lot of fun with Akiko and her group, slowly becoming more outgoing despite still being timid and awkward. But she knows, deep down inside, that she doesn't want them to stay just friends forever...
As a Yuri fan I can say this is in my top 10 Yuri Manga but as a critic I can't say it doesn't have flaws. Its Art is good compared to the average manga but it ist not amazing. I'm not wowed by the art style. The Story is Amazing not the best by any stretch of the imagination but its still a must read for any Yuri fan. Now where this manga exceeds expectations is the incredibly realistic characters. I mean you... read more
Girl Friends was one of the first manga I read when I started getting into yuri. Strangely, rereading it made me realize I lost my passion for a romance with no guys. I don’t dislike yuri, but I can’t be bothered to read something anymore just because it’s a girl-on-girl romance. I say this because my mistake reading it the first time was expecting yuri right away, leaving me disappointed... read more
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