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Kokoro911

  • Joined Jun 27, 2011
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I'm Kristen, and I don't know what to say in these things.

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shatnershaman says...

Uh.... define "not explict".

To be one the safe side I'll just say watch Yuruyuri, its very safe and my favourite of the bunch.

Mar 5, 2012
turtleduck says...

That teacher was proven wrong lol I love it when teachers makes mistakes. Totally the only way to pull me in for yaoi manga is if the dudes are hot. Some manga are poorly drawn. The characters look creepy and I am like SKIP! and I go find a new one. I am also reading a book for my english class and Friday a assignment is due about the ending of the book. I haven’t even read half the book. I need to ask my friend for help and read sparknotes or something. lol while writing this message I went to get some juice and I thought “Hey I should pop in on my cat” So I went to the room where I saw her earlier and turned on the lights and yelled. DX She was sleeping and I woke her up. Now I feel terrible. I am a monster :( I got a PS Vita so now I use that to go online. No blocks or parental supervision. I can freely check my email. I love it and now I put music on it so now I am ready for a week long basketball trip. Fun!! Saw your message to shatnershaman about yuri. I know of a good manga called Sasameki Koto. Its cute and not creepy like another yuri manga I read called Shoujo Sect. That just seemed creepy to me.

Feb 29, 2012
shatnershaman says...

Oh and theres like no rape plots outside of the hentai so theres one big differenc ebetween it and yaoi :P

Feb 29, 2012
shatnershaman says...

Hmm... thats tough to answer since theres differnt types and what I watch/read dosn't reflect the genre as a whole. So... Ill just try to cover as much as I can.

Theres two OG types of yuri; the all-girls school and the Prince girl kind (hard to describe in short) and both are for a female auidence.

The all-girl school that is almost always a) Catholic b) Boarding and c) Fancy-smancy/uptight. Shiroi Heya no Futarii would be one of the earliest and biggest examples of this. Its about forbidden love, restrictive enviroments and more regular romance dramaz. This might be the closest example to the yaoi tropes you described though my limited experience in this kind didn't have any of the denial parts but more stigma from peers, teachers, institutions, etc A contemporary example would be Maria-sama ga Miteru while a male targeted one would be Strawberry Panic, the difference being mainly SP has more actual yuri scenes (or you could argue it actual HAS them as Maria doesn't even include kisses from what I've heard), less shojo-y character designs and more comedy (though is still a drama).

The second was started/influenced mainly by Rose of Versailles or a more modern "classic" Revolutionary Girl Utena and its heavily influenced by European history, focusing on dueling, ball dancing, politics, etc and stars a girl filling in a "masculine" role (and looking the part though Rose seems more "trap" while Utena is more "crossdress"). It focuses alot on gender issues like gender identity and gender roles and of course drama but more inner conflict (Utena and her sexuality is a big part of the show/movie) and the sorta "plot" drama rather than romance/friendship dramaz. A really reallly good modern one would Renai Idenshi XX, its got some significant tweaks to the formula (way better art, alot more comedy, more yuri premise, and borrows some Yaoi elements as the author normally writes that though outside of the Extras chapters its subtle stuff so no rape :P).

Aaaaaaaand I barely watch/read that stuff as from what I listed I've only seen a few eps of SP (I don't like it but keep trying again again to watch it) and seen the Utena movie (which is more yuri, more funny and way more of a mindfuck than a drama liek show is). :)

Of course theres also Shojo-Ai (I prefer to use Yuri like the Japanese do and use it for everything but in the West shojo-ai is more popular for the "lite" stuff). The girl-aimed stuff is like Girl Friends which likes to be not yuri at all lol and is really heavy on friendship and its usually a mix of cute and drama (usually light or at least light for shojo girls :P). The other and which actually has anime support is the Shounen or Seinen shojo-ai which are usually (but not always) slice of life comedies with the style of comedy being the indicator of which category it fits in. Stuff like K-On! on the more subtle end of the scale and Yuruyuri in amount/obviousness of the yuri element. An example of non-slice of life ones would be like Strike Witches or Last Exile 2. From a yaoi side I think shows like Kimi Boku, Deathnote and No.6 would fit, its there and sometimes/some shows its kinda overt but usually you hav to go looking/buy the subtext.

The main ones I like are are the more "fluffy" romance ones, preferably with actual yuri scenes in it :P Ironically these are found in two opposing demographics, Shojo and Seinen and I generally prefer the shojo ones. The shojo ones are generally cuter (MOAR FLOWER IMAGERY) and the seinen ones are generally more sexual but thats pretty loose as theres very sexual shojo ones like Gokujou Drops and some cute PG seinen stuff (a lot of one shots). Speaking of which these ARE generally one shots which sucks >_< The two easiest examples would be this clip from Clannad or the Sono Hanabira series which literally has like 8 shades of pink in scenes. Though I don't think you want to research it that much cause well its NSFW :P Its mainly lovey-dovey stuff without much drama, plot, angst or stuff like that,  just like mild stuff like a lover's quarrel that ends all happy n stuff by the end of the chapter.

Some other types would be the realistic Seinen/Josei dramas (the Josei stuff is a little rarer and more for actual lesbians [weird huh]) like Octave and of course outright Hentai and hardcore ecchi shows like Sekon No Qwaser though in those its more of token yuri than the focus/main relationship, like if there was 8 sex scenes one might be yuri.

Feb 29, 2012
shatnershaman says...

Was on T-ducks wall IIRC

Feb 28, 2012