‘Kannazuki no Miko’ to have New Spinoff Manga in May

The popular yuri manga series Kannazuki No Miko (Kannazuki no Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden) by Kaishaku will return in a new spinoff manga. This was announced in the June issue of Dengeki Daioh magazine which was released on Monday.

The original Kannazuki no Miko manga was released in 2004 in Shonen Ace magazine. It was then compiled into two compiled volumes by publisher Kodakawa. The manga volumes were also published in English by Tokyopop but released under the name: Kannazuki no Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden in 2008.

The series got into massive popularity especially among yuri fans when an anime adaptation was released in 2004 in a total of 12 episodes. The anime then had a three-volume DVD release in 2006 by Geneon, and was later re-released by Sentai Filmworks.

Kaishaku is a manga duo composed of Hitoshi Ota and Terumasa Shichinohe. Aside from Kannazuki, their other work were Steel Angel Kurumi, Magical Meow Meow Taruto, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Key Princess Story: Eternal Alice Rondo, and Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora (Shattered Angels). All the mentioned series each have their own anime adaptations. Their recent work titled Red Blood Red Legacy ended in 2017.

Kannazuki no Miko’s Chikane and Himeko also appeared in other Kaishaku works like Shattered Angels,  Hazama no Uta, Himegami no Miko, The Cross Triangle, and Zettai Shōjo Seiiki Amnesian.

While we are still waiting for more updates on the upcoming Kannazuki no Miko spinoff manga, I guess this is a pretty good time to rewatch all the anime, yes?

Citrus+ Goes on Hiatus in Upcoming Comic Yuri Hime Issue, Seven Seas Entertainment to Publish the Series in English

Here’s some news for those who are waiting for the upcoming chapter of Citrus+. We still need a bit more wait as Saburouta announced on Twitter that the latest chapter will not be released in the upcoming issue of Comic Yuri Hime which will be released in Japan on July 18.

We hope Citrus+ comes back the soonest in Japan! To lighten up the mood, it was announced last week during Seven Seas Entertainment’s panel at Anime Expo that they have acquired license to Citrus+ confirming that a simulpub with Japan will happen in Fall 2019 and in print on February 2020.


It was announced previously that the anime adaptation of Citrus began a rerun on July 4 at TOKYO MX Channel (Japan). The first volume of Citrus+ will be released in Japan on November 18.

The announcement of Citrus+ was revealed in the release of the 41st chapter of Citrusin last year’s Comic Yuri Hime issue. The spin-off’s first chapter was released last Winter 2018.

Citrus was first published in Comic Yuri Hime on November 2012. An anime adaptation of the manga was aired in Japan last January 2018 and ran for a total of 12 episodes.

Source: _saburouta (Twitter), gomanga (Seven Seas Entertainment – Twitter)

‘Bloom Into You’ to End on Volume 8, to be released in November

Mixed emotions were felt when it was recently revealed that Nio Nakatani’s yuri manga hit Bloom Into You will end on Volume 8 and will be released in Japan in November. This announcement was confirmed during the release of the 7th compiled volume on Friday.

Volume 8 will begin from Chapter 40. As of this time, it is not certain to the total number of chapters the series will have.

Yagate Kimi ni Naru or Bloom Into You was first published in April 2015 in Japan and still ongoing. It is now being released in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. The manga was ranked number 3 in a Japanese poll asking which manga series that you want to be animated next and the results were revealed during the AnimeJapan 2018 weekend.

The official cast visuals for its stage play adaptation was released recently. The stage play will run from May 3 to 12, 2019.

The anime officially premiered in Japan on October 5, 2018 and ended in December of the same year. Sentai Filmworks gets exclusive distribution rights for the anime in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. You can watch and stream the series on HIDIVESentai Filmworks plans for a home video release of the anime.

Picture and info source: Spytrue (Twitter)


Where to Buy Yuri Manga and Books in the Philippines

Whenever I’m interacting in Yuri Facebook groups, one of the most common question that pops up every now and then is this: Where can I buy yuri manga?

As years go by, there has been a growing need and demand for yuri manga and related girl’s love literature in the Philippines. The demand is quite evident as more and more people leave a lot of inquiries related to them.

In this article, I will be sharing the basic places on where to get your Yuri manga based on my experience. If you’re a beginner of getting into the genre, then this guide might be really helpful. This will be updated every now and then as I get info on more sellers.

Fully Booked

Official Website | List of Branches

Whenever I’m looking for books, Fully Booked is one of my go-to bookstores. Its main branch located in Bonifacio Global City is one of the key places I go whenever I travel to Manila. For those looking for physical copies of yuri or girl’s love, this is the first place to look.

If you’re in their BGC branch, their manga section is at the top floor just near the door to their comics area. If you are looking for GL novels, you can check out the other floors which are separated by genre. They have guides when you inside so you wont get lost. Also, you can always ask the friendly Fully Booked staff to help you.

You usually get notable yuri titles published by Seven Seas Entertainment here. I was able to get my first volume omnibus copy of Whispered Words in this branch as well as one volume of Citrus. Milk Morinaga’s works like Girl FriendsThe Secret Recipe, Hana and Hina After School, and The Secret of the Princess are also available.

Also if you are not near to any of their branches in the country, you can buy from them online but note that the books are subject to availability and the online prices may be different from when you go to the physical store.

If there is a specific title that you wish they have available, you can make a request in their customer service area. This is usually what I do whenever I drop by and I am just surprised on my next visit a couple of months later, they already have them in stock! Just provide them the name of the manga or book you want to request including important details like the author name and publisher. Sending a personal message to their official Facebook page won’t hurt too.

National Book Store

Official Website | List of Branches

I added NBS to the list because some were able to buy some local GL works here (e.g. those published by BLACK INK comics). There’s a slim chance you’ll find GL novels here though since the place gives majority selling school and office supplies.

If you’re looking for locally-made GL comics like World Canvas* or DRIFT*, as well as the novel titled Strange Love**, you can find them in National Bookstore.

To be honest, my copies of World Canvas and DRIFT were given to me as gifts. I will still be in the hunt looking for a copy of Strange Love in the nearest NBS branch here.

Eiwa Manga Store 

Facebook Page | Website

If you want to get more Yuri titles and just build your collection, then Eiwa Manga Store is a place where I highly recommend. Aside from yuri, they also sell manga and graphic novels from other genres as well. They don’t really have a physical store, but you can contact them online through their Facebook page.

My first Omnibus volume of Milk Morinaga’s Girl Friends came from Eiwa and so far they have never failed to offer great yuri manga titles for fans like me. If there is one specific yuri manga or book that you want but have trouble in getting it outside of the Philippines, then they can possibly help you out as well.


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BOOKSALE is a haven to find various titles of books for the lowest prices. I added this in the list here because this is where some of the yuri manga in my collection were bought. Believe it or not, I snagged a volume of Negima and a second Omnibus volume of Girl Friends here.

Please note however that currently, there’s been a noticeable decline of manga available in the branches. So if ever you have extra time to spare, finding yuri manga here is like finding a needle on haystack. But some do get lucky sometimes.

Know a local seller or business in the Philippines that sell yuri manga or novels? Please do reach out in the comments section and I’ll update this article as much as I can.

* – Published by BLACK INK Comics

** – Published by VIVA

*All logos are from each business’ respective Facebook pages.





Yen Press Announces New Yuri Releases During Anime NYC Panel!

Last weekend’s AnimeNYC (November 16-18, 2018) was epic as American manga publisher Yen Press announced in their panel that three of the 14 new manga licenses they have acquired were under the Yuri or Girl’s Love genre.

The following titles are:

Yuri Life, by Kurukuruhime.

Yuuna’s an illustrator, Manami’s a web designer, and the two are living together! It’s the everyday romance of two women who see a future with each other.

Whenever Our Eyes Meet…: A Women’s Love Anthology

The love between girls never stops blooming in this collection of office flings and workplace romances.

Killing Me!, by Akiyama

“Love-hate relationship” takes on a whole new meaning in this girls’ love occult romance about two classmates—a vampire…and a vampire hunter!

Three awesome titles! It’s great to know that Yen Press is now slowly picking up yuri titles and and we look forward to their upcoming licenses in the future. You can check their official website for the release dates and purchase details.

Next year’s Anime NYC will happen on November 15 to 17 at Javits Center in New York City.

Source: Okazu (Erica Friedman), Yen Press (Facebook Page), Yen Press (Official Website)