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A look at the tropes used in Yuri.
Bookworm52 Feb 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. I do agree that this problem extends to all forms of media.
Sasameki Koto is a great suggestion. It’s coming to America under the title Whispered Words. Girlfriends by Milk Morinaga along with the anthology collection Kisses, sighs and Cherry Blossom pink by the same author is are great place to start.
A great look at one the underrated gems of a series.
I’ve never read the manga, but I greatly enjoyed the anime series. Your theories make me want to rewatch the series.
I whole hearted agree with this engaging article. There’s a myth in Hollywood that female lead movies don’t sell, which could explain the simple minded logic of making the female lead sexy. It’s no excuse at all for underdeveloped female characters. Thankfully, films like Pacific Rim buck this dark trend. maybe with the success of the Hunger Games films it will allow for more diverse roles for women.
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