Instead beating around the bush and abusing the tag system as per Moe-Alt tradition, I thought that I would partake in the “pure” lily that is the Yuri sub-genre of romance manga and use the tag properly. I can’t say that Hatsukoi Kouzoushiki was really the best start, but we all have to start somewhere!
This is really a new world of media for me, since Donny and Stellio are the Yuri experts here. They’re both notorious for cracking open their manga in public and enjoying the bittersweet troubles of young high school age girls. Pic of Donny captured red-handed in the deed by another fellow writer.
Hatsukoi Kouzoushiki is rather short, as it is a Yuri manga and a one-shot (two-shot?) of sorts. The first story is about a mismatched pair of high school girls that sit near each other in class.
As will all love stories (that Stellio has penned) the first chapter kicks off with Ema Ogasawara (the more tanned girl in the first picture) recounting the previous day’s bra colors of her classmate, Kanae Asakura. Afterwards hijinks ensue, the exact kind of hijinks that would get full marks from my co-writers.
However, unlike them, I am a man of principle and I will not spoil the “Yuri-tastic” content that ensues. It’s short, it’s interesting and if you want to whittle away a few minutes with something new, this is the short story for you.
You could say that I singled this short series for the sole purpose of no longer misusing the “yuri” tag.
I’d say that I wrote the article for:
Articulate as always. Hatsukoi Kouzoushiki, I like it. It’s simple, it’s kind of funny, and it works as a primer for getting into new stories in the Yuri genre. It never goes too overboard, but remains firmly in place as fantasy.
7 Stellios out of 10.