Friday, January 15, 2010

Yuri Mania 25

Gokigenyou! I can't believe I've been saying that for a year now! Yes, it has been a year since I started these yuri posts on my blog. Though it was never been a regular thing here, the Weekly Lily series that started at and now has been going on regularly without missing a beat, even if I've posted near midnight (PST) on Sunday. ^^;

I believe I haven't fully explained what yuri is when I started this, I had assume a lot of you know already and instead I just leave a quick link form Wikipedia to make the story short... But I should really fully explain it, from my point of view at least. Basically it's a genre in anime, manga & other media that involves a romantic relationship between two or more girls. Yuri can also be called shoujo-ai or girls love. In North America, the two terms indicate whether the story involves sexual relationship or not. Shoujo-ai is the more common stories that come out in North America and on Japanese television, such as Maria-sama ga Miteru (Maria Watches Over Us), Kashimashi and Strawberry Panic. A lot of what I post ranges from the innocent love of shoujo-ai to the most extreme yuri... However, to make it easier, I put everything into one easy category, "Yuri"; since it is the term more people are used to and it's shorter & easier to say.

Now "yuri" can also mean the flower "lily". So a lot of my own yuri 4koma comics have smatters of lilies in them. It's a great wordplay for other series too, such as Hidamari Sketch. So remember that yuri = lily ^^

For a while now I've always replaced a lot of the risque scenes with the infamous lily panels, but since this is a special occasion, I shall do something special...

The Melancholy of Saber Lily Part 31

If you've browsed my blog well enough I'm sure you've encounted Aldora... If you know her then you know why Saber Lily's got a shocked face in the end there ^^; All in all it was quite fun positioning Haruhi and Saber Lily in those compromising position... But sure was hard to put them in said positions... I was considering putting a transparent lily over these panels, like the first picture of this post, but I think it looks better this way. I asked a few people about the transparent lily on Twitter, but I think I didn't make it clear enough. Thanks for the opinion though! This is one of the only times I will do this, lol.

These two 4koma were actually something I came up real quick... Though perhaps this next one may have a lasting effect throughout the whole series...

The Melancholy of Saber Lily Part 32

Dun-dun-dunnnnn! Evil is afoot! Ok, I'm pretty sure a lot of you can guess who this is, lol. So we shall see where this takes us... A new storyline is born! Stay tuned!

These two have been posted on The Melancholy of Saber Lily site, where you can read the previous installments as well.

Uh-oh... somebody's pissed... Time to jet! See you next time folks! Gokigenyou!


  1. LOL Another great yuri post. Loved Saber Lily face in the end of the strip. XD

    And I shall say I would never expect that a close-up pic of figma hands would look that nice :3

    Keep it coming!

  2. lol! pissed Lily is pissed!!

    I can't shake the feeling of "schlicking" with that girl (who could it be?!) looking at the computer monitor.

  3. Oh!! Lily behind you!! and the mastermind is.. *beep* XD

    I'm sure Lily will kill you with her Caliburn XD

    I like this haha.

  4. @shikinami: Thanks ^^ Oh yeah, the hands sure turn out well didn't it? More to come for sure. I've got a few ideas swirling around.

    @radiantdreamer: Haha you never know... Someone's gonna be in a world of hurtin' either way :P

    @Yamada: Hmm.. who IS that mastermind? The Caliburn was there when I took the picture but I wanted a close up of Lily instead ^^;

  5. Congrats on 1 year of yuri. Please make sure to wash your hands.

    Moar uncensoring! Moooarr!

    Yeah, Aldora scares the shit out of me too... I mean, even as a model masochist, not even I can take internal damage >.>

    That certainly is quite a twist. May the new storyline be filled with tearful farewells, glorious revelations, yelling attack names and super robots.

  7. Congrats on anniversary of yuri posts.
    Finally, we get to see what's behind those hated lily panels! Haha, it was everything I imagined it to be. ^ ^

    Look forward to more.

  8. @FatB: Thanks! It's a special occasion so I don't think I will wash my hands...

    @Ningyo: LoL Aldora is a really long running joke here. Perhaps this will be the last you see of her... but if I know myself, there'll be other prospects for her ^^;

    Hopefully to do more Super Robots here, but maybe not in "Yuri Mania" XD

    @Yi: Thanks! LoL It's quite a sight without the lily panels, isn't it? It's quite fun making them go into those poses, so I may do it again one day ;)

  9. haha poor saber,

    good job

  10. Ups.. I forgot you are the master of this kind things Lightning..
    Really entertaining.. ^_^

  11. @balancebox: Thanks! She'll have her revenge, I'm sure XD

    @MaftyNavue: Thanks ^_^ I dunno if I'm the master at this, but I sure have fun with these, lol.

  12. What the?.... The mastermind is Mik... *shocku*

    question: how the heck you made those shocked eyes for Saber? They're too good.

  13. OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!
    You dont know my reaction when I saw Aldra and Lily`s Suprised face.

    It felt like you made that panel just for me XD

    Its already that long of a time`? WOW

  14. @bd77: Haha shokku shokku! I did that in Photoshop. Just select the eye/pupil and then make it rounder and shrink it down and then stamp in extra colour from the surrounding white of her eye.

    @Blowfish: LoL it's funny, I had this weird idea of Aldora doing something to Lily, but I know I didn't plan to do it back then, it just suddenly occurred. Then I looked back at the comments in my original Aldora post/comments and BAM! The idea was from you after all, lol. It's got quite a nice impact. Good idea there ^_^

    And yeah, time sure flies, eh?

  15. I have been falling behind on my blogroll as of late, many things to attend to, new eroge games and what not..

    Wonderful to see some of the lily panels to be uncensored, has always kept my mind wondering~

  16. @Wolfheinrich: Man, if you're behind then I'm in the dust! Heheh these are just some uncovered panels, but I'm sure the imagination has better images than these ^^

  17. HARUHI!! xD censoring is nooo good, i demand uncensor versions! hehe

  18. @Delon: If I'm not lazy then I'd uncensor more, lol. Those censored panels are there because I'm too lazy to take those pictures XD