Welcome to The Yuri Canon!
Home of Yuri manga artist/Writer Kat, Aka Haruka Neko, Formerly Shinigami Shimai.
My Top Tags, things I post about the most, in no particular order.
Who is The Yuri Canon?
The Yuri Canon is a freelance lesbian artist/writer who has been helping spread yuri goodness. Some might remember me by the name of Shinigami Shimai, or My Pixiv Page name Haruka Neko, or maybe even my old company name of Kat and Neko Manga from a decades ago. For years I helped out with conventions, such as Yuricon, and a number of other conventions and film festivals in the LGBT community to help spread the wonders of Yuri to the world. But after a mental collapse, and a lot of nagging from doctors and friends, it became apparent I really shouldn’t have been working so much… or at all… So I moved all my art online and I turned to writing yuri novels for the time.
After a very long, and much needed, break from the anime/manga scene, and with the help and support of my lovely wife, I decided to return to my old focus of helping to spread yuri to the world through more than just my art/writing. Slowly I’ve been trying to catch up with all the yuri that has spilled out into the world since I left and now, through the help of tumblr, am bringing my finding back to you. I’ve also recently started helping out the scanlation group Comet scan on clean up and redrawing of Shinozaki-san ki wo oto shika ni to help bring you more yuri goodies.
For the most part I’ll be posting my own art from my ongoing yuri manga, Inside OuT, to my silly shorts from Random Acts or other yuri fanart of couples I enjoy the most. Also, expect to see a lot of random yuri screenshots, news and art from other artist as I spread the wonderful world of yuri to you all.
So welcome, sit down and enjoy your stay. My Growing Yuri List for tags to many of the series I’ve already been posting about and links to where to buy/watch many of the series online. I’ll continuously be adding more to the list as I come across new things, or stumble upon old favs.
Thanks for dropping by and feel free to Ask Me stuff if you wish.
The thing is though, there’s already like a billion mainstream “girl-girl friendship” stories out there (look at literally every magical girl show), and very very few mainstream “girl-girl romance” stories. (And in the extraordinarily rare circumstances when lgbt romance IS shown in mainstream media, it is often portrayed as tragic and/or unable to last, tossed in as a vague one-line joke, or only revealed outside the story in creator interviews.)
Having an lgbt girl romance Ghibli movie would be a massive deal. It could be a huge step forward for more animated film studios like Disney and Dreamworks to start including canon lgbt characters, and not just as vague references or jokes, but actual, fully-formed characters that mean something to somebody.
It’s not to downplay platonic friendship, which I value just as much as romance. The problem is just the vast lack of representation of one over the other.
While I completely agree with this, but I think a lot of people are setting themselves up for disappointment. Just looking into the book this film is based on tells you a little about what this tale will be like.
"An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness.”
And this review from Children’s Book News:
""Beautifully planned, hauntingly written, these chapters hold a thrilling intensity… The most striking novel in its genre since Tom’s Midnight Garden" Times Literary Supplement "Extraordinarily potent fantasy… the climax is both thrilling and intensely moving." The Spectator "Deeply perceptive"
It does make me interested in finding the book mind you. I do love my ghost stories. I found it on Amazon, should be able to find the book somewhere out here. New book to search for!