You love Yuri!!! On Ice and you also have a healthy obsession with dakimakura, those loveable, huggable full body pillow covers? Well, now you can combine the two and have sweet dreams with your favourite character thanks to these goodies hitting the streets of Japan.
There are three characters up for grabs with Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Katsuki all available but even better is that there 2 variant of each one as well. So you can choose between one variant which features a sleepwear version with a summer outfit on the other side or alternately you can grab the other one which features a sexy version on one side with a clothed version on the other. That’s six body pillows all up, each measuring 160cm in length and selling for ¥16,200…ouch!
We’ve previously looked at the top 10 yuri anime so it’s only fair that we dedicate some attention to the yaoi, or boy love, genre as well. So here in particular order are the ones that tickled our fancy 🙂
Here’s a sub genre of anime that has both male and female fans alike, yuri. Yuri is the narrative or visual work featuring a romance or sexual relationship between two or more females. Similar to yaoi except that’s between males. Anyways, yuri has quite a few anime titles to check out which you need to add to your viewing so here are our look at the top ten yuri anime’s!
This could only happen in Japan, specifically in Akihabara. A giant billboard has gone up in Akiba promoting the new anime, Keijo!!!!!!!! being released on blu ray and DVD. Nothing unusual about that until you see the actual poster itself…
Full disclosure for those in the dark, the word “yuri” directly translates to the word “lily” which is used to describe female-female relationships of an intimate nature.
This style of sub-genre has many fans in Japan, so much so that a publisher in Japan has put together a book called Yuri no Sekai Nyuumon translated as The Introduction to the World of Yuri.
The book delves into more than 140 different pieces of work from the yuri genre as well as acknowledged authors making manga recommendations. Also there’s a feature on notable manga yuri covers too. These have been selected by Izumi Kitta, a voice actress.
If you’re an avid fan or a casual observer, this is a great book to add to your collection with 128 pages full of stunning illustrations.
The Introduction to the World of Yuri was released on the 18th of October and is being published by Genkosha. The book is being sold for ¥1, 500 at various bookstores around Japan.