As 'Bloom Into You' is adapted yet again, this time as a webtoon-style series, fans ask, "what is next for the franchise?"
I dive into the history of multimedia Yuri series and explore where the ever-growing genre will go next.
Check out my new article: The Great Exploitation of Bloom Into You
I, for one, am excited by the project and eagerly await each week's new "episode," which are each approximately one-fourth the length of a chapter. While talking about the service on one social media platform or another, I saw someone raise a particularly interesting point - is Kadokawa "milking" the series? The answer is both a resounding "yes" followed by an enthusiastic "thank god." Indeed Kadokawa's continued use of the IP is yet another sign of Yuri's continuous rise, although it is nothing new for the anime world.
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As a women who loves women do you ever feel like you want to tell another girl they are beautiful as a compliment but the fact that you are gay holds you back because you don’t want them to think you are creepy or hitting on them or like predatory? Honestly I have beautiful friends. Inside and out they are beautiful and I love and appreciate having them in my life. There’s nothing predatory or weird about that but the fact that I am gay I feel like I can’t give my friends who are girls genuine compliments for fear of coming across in a wrong way… can anyone relate?
Yuri Manga 'Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon' to Conclude with Fourth Volume
The third volume of Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon (Kaketa Tsuki to Donuts) was released in Japan on September 17 by Ichijinsha. The volume announced that the series, which is written by Shio Usui, would conclude in the upcoming fourth volume.
Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon follows Uno Hinako, an office worker that throws herself into makeup, fashion, and falling in love. But despite her best efforts, she cannot find that special someone and begins to fall into a self-doubting mess. At her lowest moment, a level-headed coworker, Asahi Sato appears by her side and comforts her. This moment begins a relationship that will change both their lives.
There is no announced release date for the fourth volume, but if it is published in a similar timeframe as the first three, it should be released in Japan around July 2022.
The manga is currently serialized in Comic Yuri Hime, alongside another of Usui's works, Onna Tomodachi to Kekkon Shitemita. It is licensed in English by Seven Seas Entertainment, which publish the first two volumes. The series received positive reception for its themes of self-acceptance and its characters. YuriMother awarded the first volume a score of 9/10.
You can also check out Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon in English paperback and digitally: https://amzn.to/3huQcwv
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Alright that's it, I feel like I need to say this.
To my fellow LGBTQIA+ members, please do not feel like you have to label yourself. You don't. Frankly, it's no one's business what's between your legs or who you want have sex with. Tell people if you want to, especially people that it is important to, and by all means, wave whatever flag you carry proudly, but I feel like we push each other to decide what we are so much that it can become stressful to pick a term or label.
And you don't need to.
I tried to put a term on my sexuality but honestly I don't know what the fuck I am. Doesn't matter. I like who I like and I have a lovely partner and she doesn't care what my sexuality is.
I feel like one of the reasons people struggle to find out what or who they are is because we keep trying to force labels on people, and we have so many it's hard to find one that fits you well.
I'm not saying we shouldn't have labels, they're helpful, they are. Not just for discovering yourself or dating (or not dating, for that matter) but also for educational and emotional purposes. They're helpful, truly, but you don't need to have one if you can't find one or don't want one.
The community is supposed to be a safe place for people who are LGBTQIA+, and it should by no means put pressure on you.
I would also like to apply this somewhat to people who are straight. Stop bullying straight people and trying to tell them what "vibes" they give you. If they're straight they're straight and it's fully valid. Do you see the irony in doing that though? It's disrespectful, know the difference between teasing joking and having fun and bullying and hurting others. I have straight friends I joke about with that all the time with and they don't care, but I've also seen people call them out harshly and rudely for being straight. (Obviously this applies for vise versa situations).