• “To Your Eternity” is not “A Silent Voice”

    “To Your Eternity” is not “A Silent Voice”0

    To Your Eternity Volumes 1 – 4 Yoshitoki Ōima (mangaka), Steven LeCroy (translation), Darren Smith (lettering), Haruko Hashimoto and Alexandra Swanson (editing) Kodansha Comics 2017 – 2018 *Note: this article is based on review copies obtained from the publisher. Over the course of their* existence, Fushi has been many things: a moss, a rock, a wolf,

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  • Authenticity and Happiness Shine Through in The Bride Was A Boy

    Authenticity and Happiness Shine Through in The Bride Was A Boy0

    The Bride Was A Boy Chii (story and art) Seven Seas May 2018 A great example of queer representation in manga, The Bride Was A Boy is an autobiographical story about a Japanese trans woman and her experience falling in love, transitioning, and getting married in Japan. Everything about this book is cute and heartwarming—Chii’s

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  • From Tender to Heartbreaking: Yuri Manga That Deals With Relatable LGBT Issues

    From Tender to Heartbreaking: Yuri Manga That Deals With Relatable LGBT Issues0

    The earliest instance of yuri as a genre was found in women’s magazines, where women would anonymously publish poetry and short fiction about Sapphic relationships. These stories, much like in the west, would often end with heartbreak or sadness in order to appease Japan’s ideals on homosexuality. The 90’s and onward saw a rapid increase

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