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Yuri Manga Sasameki Koto To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Mar 17, 2009 7:51 AM | 27 Comments
According to the Alive Comics booklet, Ikeda Takashi's Yuri manga "Sasameki Koto" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation.

Cover of the manga volume 1

Director: Suganuma Eiji ("Kodomo no Jikan")
Scenario: Kurata Hideyuki ("Kannagi")

Synopsis
Murasame Sumika is popular in the high school for her excellence in the marks and sports. However, she has a secret: she is in love with her classmate Kazama Ushio. Ushio also has a liking to the love between girls, but she hasn't noticed Sumika's feeling and always been refused by other girls.

Source: Scan of the booklet

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sounds cute; looking forward to it.

Mar 18, 2009 12:35 AM by windy

dtshyk said:
(As a Japanese, calling Yuri Shoujo-ai sounds quite strange to me. Shoujo-Ai 少女愛 means pedophilia in Japanese.)


Hilarious...

Very interesting. Hope it doesn't suck. Although when you have yuri, it never really sucks....

Mar 17, 2009 7:28 PM by iTom

dtshyk said:
Asako said:
dtshyk said:
dtshyk said:
Asako said:
I take it this is just shoujo-ai, not actual hentai yuri?


It's not hentai at all.

(As a Japanese, calling Yuri Shoujo-ai sounds quite strange to me. Shoujo-Ai 少女愛 means pedophilia in Japanese.)


Well, yeah, but the general anime community (sites like MAL, anidb etc) differentiate yuri and shoujo-ai by H or not. Yuri generally infers the title is pornographic as opposed to just romance.


what a terrible misunderstanding... and it's already widespread... Yuri can be used both for porn and normal romance. Shoujo-ai is more like sexual, generally pedophilia.


I guess it's another one of those "western otaku" terminology... lol :P

Mar 17, 2009 4:35 PM by zvuc

Hmm I'll wait for it ;p

Mar 17, 2009 4:07 PM by 4nt3k

Fk yea Yuri

Mar 17, 2009 3:49 PM by Kazunga

dtshyk said:
Asako said:
I take it this is just shoujo-ai, not actual hentai yuri?


It's not hentai at all.

(As a Japanese, calling Yuri Shoujo-ai sounds quite strange to me. Shoujo-Ai 少女愛 means pedophilia in Japanese.)
It's all one big clusterfuck at this point:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_(genre)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaoi

I find it hilarious that the Western world uses Japanese words and Japan uses English words.

Mar 17, 2009 1:15 PM by kuroshiroi

last time there was news like this it was about like White Album or some shit

hopefully this is actually good

Mar 17, 2009 12:40 PM by Neverender

yay for yuri news! bigger yay for non hentai yuri news

Mar 17, 2009 12:28 PM by nyamo

Awesome news. Animated Sumika <3

Mar 17, 2009 12:20 PM by lesbians

shinkeikaku said:
I understand the frustration about the whole shoujo ai/yuri thing. It's such a losing battle though. It's like shounen ai/yaoi. Both terms are obsolete in Japan and were replaced by BL (boy's love), yet they are everywhere here and in the English market. They need a new term like GL!

I already heard or rather saw people using the term Girls Love regarding some yuri light novels.

Mar 17, 2009 12:13 PM by SunyiNyufi

Lots of yuri announcements. Hopefully I'll find a good one amongst them.

I understand the frustration about the whole shoujo ai/yuri thing. It's such a losing battle though. It's like shounen ai/yaoi. Both terms are obsolete in Japan and were replaced by BL (boy's love), yet they are everywhere here and in the English market. They need a new term like GL!

Mar 17, 2009 11:26 AM by shinkeikaku

What is this the second or third yuri announcement in the past few months? I like this, keep it up.

Mar 17, 2009 10:44 AM by Konfig

This sounds like a must watch for me.

Mar 17, 2009 10:36 AM by honya-chan

freedoleen said:
@Asako
I can't say I don't understand your point though.


I didn't make the rules. That's just how they've been categorised on most DB sites and referenced in most discussion forums... pretty much forever; as long as I've been using such sites. That's just how the English fanbase views the genres, I guess.

Just look at the shoujo-ai tag here on MAL, it's all girl love series, not pedo stuff. Same goes everywhere, really.

Personally I don't really care because I don't like most series that brandish either title (romance) but comedies are generally alright, so if it's a romantic comedy, I'm fine with that. Just spare me romantic drama. :D

Mar 17, 2009 10:20 AM by Asako

Mmmm.. More Yuri.

Mar 17, 2009 10:05 AM by yunadestined

@Asako
I can't say I don't understand your point though.

Mar 17, 2009 9:47 AM by freedoleen

Asako said:

Well, yeah, but the general anime community (sites like MAL, anidb etc) differentiate yuri and shoujo-ai by H or not. Yuri generally infers the title is pornographic as opposed to just romance.


You mean among the ignorant.

Mar 17, 2009 9:19 AM by nexist418

cyruz said:
Lol.

Yuri news is good news.


This.

We're also getting Aoi Hana in April. This year is a good year for Yuri.

Mar 17, 2009 9:03 AM by draco_nite

Another anime adaptation on yuri, sounds good!

Mar 17, 2009 8:50 AM by Kira01

Asako said:
dtshyk said:
dtshyk said:
Asako said:
I take it this is just shoujo-ai, not actual hentai yuri?


It's not hentai at all.

(As a Japanese, calling Yuri Shoujo-ai sounds quite strange to me. Shoujo-Ai 少女愛 means pedophilia in Japanese.)


Well, yeah, but the general anime community (sites like MAL, anidb etc) differentiate yuri and shoujo-ai by H or not. Yuri generally infers the title is pornographic as opposed to just romance.


what a terrible misunderstanding... and it's already widespread... Yuri can be used both for porn and normal romance. Shoujo-ai is more like sexual, generally pedophilia.

Mar 17, 2009 8:32 AM by dtshyk