When we touch, I grow wings...... A Love and Sex story of two young women packed with growth to maturity. Yae, a girl who has a complex about how feminine she is, transfers to a girl's high school where she meets boyish and energetic Chitose. Chitose's astonishing lack of inhibition is intensely attractive....a woman's world rapidly unfolds in a bittersweet story. Plus, a Student x Teacher adult story!!
Hanjuku Joshi just might be changing the face of what we think is perverted and what is actually a portrayal of physical expression of passion.
I've never read ecchi manga before, but after hearing good things about Hanjuku Joshi in yuri circles, I thought I would give it a go. What I was expecting was lame fanservice and ugly, unromantic sex scenes full of shallow girls just doing it for doing it's sake and to titillate the audience.
How wrong I was.
What Hanjuku Joshi paints is a lovely story about two girls who fall in love with one another, and explore both sex and sexual desire with one another. They don't launch into bed with one another off the bat, nor do they wait about five years to express their wants and desires from the other person.
It is very refreshing to see that people do want to have sex with the person they love, and that is a natural and wonderful thing to experience. And scary, too.
Yae and Chitose go through the motions of every sort of first time/losing your virginity story, but you hardly see manga take this route and portray it this beautifully. Yae is a cute, soft, girly girl and Chitose is the rough, loud, athletic tomboy. The perfect idea of the traditional "princess and prince". But they don't fall into deep cliches or anything like that. No, they manage to have personalities, insecurities and quirks to them. More importantly, watching their relationship is utterly entertaining. When they take those steps to get to first base, second base, and beyond, they don't do it to please US the reader. They do it to please themselves.
Which makes Hanjuku Joshi so good to read. Even though it is so very ecchi with lots of nudity and sexual situations, it feels more like art than porn.
I highly recommend this title. It is just shy of getting a better score because it is so short. The ending makes you feel like you build up and build up all this tension, and you only get...well, read it and see!
But it is very much worth your time. A lovely ecchi yuri manga. Who'd have thought! Considering my favorite manga is Aoi Hana, it's a big difference, and someone like me would be extra skeptical. But it proves in the end to be a wonderful tale of two girls loving each other emotionally and physically. Now what more can a guy ask for?read more
Yet again we have another Yuri, Romance set in an all-girls school and Hanjuku Joshi may seem like any typical sweet story; however there’s more to it than meets the eye and I’m not just talking about the mature, girl-on-girl action.
Yae is a girl who’s never felt comfortable about being such a girly girl, so she enrols into an all-girl’s school, in order to feel more at ease with herself. It’s there that she becomes close friends with Chitose, the tomboy of the school and it’s not long till Yae begins to develop feelings beyond that of ‘just friends’. Well so far there’s nothing out of the ordinary with my synopsis, seeing how most relationships in this medium and in real life start off as a one-sided thing but I liked how in this manga it focuses on more than one relationship. So you’re unlikely to become bored of this story, which is full of the ups and downs of relationships.
During the blossoming of the relationships this manga spends an ample amount of time developing its main characters. Unlike most manga that focuses solely on its main protagonist/heroine, Hanjuku Joshi takes time to provide insight on all characters involved in the story however that’s not a difficult thing to do when there’re really just 4-6 characters in total.
Overall Hanjuku Joshi is a sweet yuri manga that’s able to deal with some complicated issues involved in same sex relationships. Sure it doesn’t delve too deep into the subject but it manages to go deep enough to make an interesting story out of it. The artwork also helps to compliment the story, with the art style that gives off the same feel as a sweet fluffy marshmallow on the tip of your tongue. Yet just like a marshmallow that feeling is short lived, with no long-lasting flavour but an urge for more.
Story-9: I have to admit, the concept for this story is pretty interesting, you almost never see girls who have feminine complexes in manga, and if you do, they always end up being colorful characters that you grow to love. And the side story with Mari and Ran was a little bonus that I enjoyed, teacher x student stories always end up being more perverted then they should be but this one was handled nicely with the student taking part as the seme in the relationship, which is another rarity, and as well as the student x teacher pairing being yuri, well that just makes the story all the more interesting and fun to read in my opinion!
Art-10: Okay, the artwork in this manga was just beautiful, all of the characters were adorable in their own ways and the author did a beautiful job with the landscapes and background as well as displaying emotions with the characters. I couldn't find a single error in the artwork and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Character-8: Okay, the characters are my favorite parts of this story. The first main character, Yae, is an adorable girl with a feminine complex and wishes that she could be a boy, she hates her short stature, her round face, and her large breasts (g cups...) Her lover, is her classmate, Chitose who is known around the school for being boy-like and is open about her attraction to girls and quickly took a liking to Yae. Seeing a relationship between those two is just adorable to me and I loved the way their relationship progressed in the two volumes. And the side story with Mari, a student who is known for being promiscuous and goes out with all sorts of different boys, and Ran, her teacher who holds unrequited feelings for her best friend that are soon switched to Mari. Now this relationship is very interesting since you hardly ever see a teacher x student story that is so sweet and loving and not overly-perverted like most stories with those kinds of pairings are. And the fact that these two are girls may just add to the sweetness of the story.
Enjoyment-9: I thoroughly enjoyed this story through and through. Each chapter was sweet and slightly short but the story was easy to pick up and enjoy with the casual pace and gentle aura that is portrayed through the story. I could not- for the life of me- stop reading this story until I was done with it because I enjoyed the story so much. The concept is original and the story is just wonderful!
Overall-10: I have to say, this is the best Yuri manga i have ever read. The story was sweet, the characters are loveable, the artwork is adorable, so this is highly recommended by me. If you can get past the little sex scenes and the nudity and the same-sex female relationships, you'll enjoy this manga! But if you're a close-minded person who doesn't like girl x girl sex scenes or don't like the idea of yuri, then I wouldn't recommend this series. read more
Yuri Manga. About Yuri Love. When I saw that it was, I wasn't too interested, but I read it anyway. It was short. BUT, it has pretty good characters, and overall, it really showcases Girls Love quite well; In a way that's natural.
Contains nudity, and 'softcore' material. And there is no obscene language.(yay) But these aren't the real focus, though if you didn't pay attention, it would seem that way. (^o^). Overall,I enjoyed it. It brought me some memories of some of my friends who have 'yuri' tendencies. And I think some more understanding of them came from reading this.
P.S. If your looking for fapping material, this probably wont do for you, unless you like sensual, softcore lesbian intercourse. Either-way, Ages 18 and up. Or at least 17. I'd consider this Rated R+ if it was an anime.read more