Nothing much I can say this time without spoilers. Sorry!
The artist deleted their tumblr page. From this release on columns will no longer be translated.
[Kuragenanami] To Die In June, Four [English] [Yuri-ism]
“All the complainers in the dynasty comments will be excited to see this latest chapter in the Depressing Boat Girls Adventures! Angst: meet lewd” -Ringo
To Die In June Column #02
Minazuki Theatre Troupe, Part One, Act Three. (Below is the translation of the authors comments)
Act Three: Make Love, Not War
The girl dreams, even amidst the flames of war. The girl grows complacent, even amongst the corpses. The girl falls in love, with her, for a moment in this world.
I can’t deny that the topic of girls’ hair comes up often in my works, and that’s because, as I’ve mentioned before, I think hair represents “conviction”. Where’s god? Hair he is. Just a joke. (There goes my cushions.*)
And so the act of cutting hair is like a ritual. Even after a body mummifies, hair will remain. Soldiers’ “charms” contain hair, and for those who probably won’t make it back, whether it be soldiers about to head into battle or wartime casualties, their nails and hair are sent home. Speaking of which, nails grow and are cut, too. Aren’t girls’ nails wonderful?
Drawing the scars that remain with the body, much like hair and nails, puts me at ease. Even scars you can’t see on the outside. I’ve drawn a lot of scarred characters, but especially in “To Die In June” these scars are in plain view. Is the blood spilled for the people, spilled for the world, more pure? Isn’t the blood of virgins wonderful?
*(Kami wa kami ni yadoru) The words for god and hair are homonyms in japanese.
*(Zabuton Boshuuto) A reference to the comedy show Shōten, where comedians sit on a stack of cushions which double as a score counter.
[Kuragenanami] To Die In June, Three [English] [Yuri-ism]
Cat girls are quite common these days, so we’ll be moving on to explore ‘big cat’ girls.
This doujin will be leading the way, featuring a tiger girl! What shall we see next… a lion girl? A panther girl? A janguar girl…!? Stay tuned!
(C93) [Sunezumi Fauvism (Jingo Kajiki)] Are You Feeling Like a Tiger (THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS) [English] [Yuri-ism]
Hey everyone! We got the next Isya release ready for you all. If you’re unfamiliar with Isya and these releases we do, this is a project where we work directly with the artist to provide an official English translation. We’re doing something different this time. We’re gonna release a slightly shorter work at a reduced price of $3, it’s fully colored and fully uncensored. We’ll also be running a 50% off sale for an entire week on her first Rule of Zero chapters.
As always, you can say hi to Isya on her twitter. She loves receiving messages from her western fans. If you have any questions you can check out the FAQ sections we’ve put in previous blog posts by checking out the isya tag on our blog.
More sad boat girls. Also angry boat girls, worried boat girls, and lovestruck boat girls. But mostly sad boat girls. Once again, below is the author’s column for this chapter. You may want to read the chapter itself first.
To Die In June Column #02
Minazuki Theatre Troupe, Part One, Act Two.
Act Two: Love, War, and Revolution
“If women went crazy and stepped into the battlefield, no country could beat them.” – Lily Franky
The stereotype of treating women as weak has been going out of fashion, but woman are strong. They may not be as brave, or have as much strength. Even so, mothers are strong. And maybe they know the thoughts of the ocean and boats. Maybe not, but that’s fine too.
Many men don’t like blood. Maybe it’s because they don’t see it every month? As yin and yang distinguishes the sexes, men who die at sea float with their backs up, whereas women float with their bellies up. So even the sea cares what sex you are? So I say, but sex doesn’t really matter. What’s important is, believing you can give the one you love that all-encompassing mother-like affection!
Speaking of which, I’ve received many comments on the braided narrating girl looking like a boy. (Ever since I put out the originating piece “Umi Yukaba”) Why is that? Is it because she looks heroic? Or is it because war is for men?
Maybe that’s why all the characters have flat chests? (It’s not.) (That’s just my preference.)
LOVE is OPPAI…
[Kuragenanami] To Die In June, Two [English] [Yuri-ism]
Nao loves animals. She’s overjoyed with being able to take care of the animals for her class. But her partner Ayari isn’t very friendly, and there’s all sorts of scary rumors about her…
(Hiiragi Yutaka) Shinmai Shimai no Futari Gohan ch25 (Dengeki Daioh 2017-12) [English] [Yuri-ism]
The newcomer starts a fight with the villagers over sexuality. (I kid you not.) Kidaha defuses the situation, but things are still a little tense, so Katra takes it upon herself to show her how good the local hot springs are! Also lesbian sex.
[peachpulsar (Mira)] EARTH GIRLS KAZITU ZENPEN ch4 [English] [Yuri-ism] [Digital]
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Something different, for a change. Just a warning, there’s lots of angst and little love in this story. This is the first of 10 chapters, so hang in there! There might be light at the end of the tunnel!
Below is the author’s original column for this chapter.
To Die In June Column #01
Minazuki Theatre Troupe, Part One, Act One.
Act One: The Mother Ocean, The Woman Boat, The Girl Me
Whether it’s wanting to kill someone
or being in a time when people die,
death makes really good material for a story,
so I set out to draw “a manga where people enjoy dying.” Not that it’s enjoyable.
This grew out of a piece I did for the group exhibition “Seira Fuku Kyouten” (Sailor Uniform Scriptures) held in Osaka, “Umi Yukaba”. I just couldn’t forget about the anachronous girls in uniform.
Like a painter depicting love, death, war, and faith, I felt like I wandered off all of those themes. And so I’ve put all of those into this work. What makes up the core of this story are themes like girlhood and motherhood, birth and loss, and various beliefs.
Much like my previous “La Sagrada Familia”, I put together a squad of 12 girl soldiers. Their names are inspired by suicide weapons and the calendar months. (For example Satsukibara Nae is taken from Satsuki(Naezuki) which means May)
I drew the boat in the middle using a plastic model.
What’s a girl riding in the woman boat on the mother ocean? A girl, that’s all!
Please enjoy this story, of naive girls who haven’t yet discovered themselves, of love and war and revolution. And I would be delighted if you could watch over their battle until the very end.
[Kuragenanami] To Die In June, One [English] [Yuri-ism]
Not to worry, the story’s not half as dirty as this post is. But if you enjoy this kind of thing, keep reading…
She’s playing her like a fiddle, blowing her trumpet, clashing her cymbals, fingering her flute, jangling her triangle, kicking her drum, ringing her bell, rubbing her strings, striking her gong, strumming her chords, tapping her timpani, and tooting her horn.
[Asaka Takishima] Number With You [English][Yuri-ism]
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