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Eclair Blanche Yuri Anthology Manga Review

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It is rated mature, but there is very little mature action going on in this volume.

A little GL for everyone.

Creative Staff
Story/Art: ASCII Media Works (various)

What They Say
Let yourself be swept off your feet by this anthology of girls’ love stories. The second installment of Éclair features a whole new set of contributors and the crème de la crème of short stories to enchant and delight you.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Here is a synopsis chapter by chapter of all the stories in the anthology: A bittersweet parting of high school friends who separate when one goes to college. A random run-in with a girl she had never met before in high school. Two high school friends go to an idol concert together. A strange story that seems to be set in elementary school when a transfer student befriends someone other than the popular girl. Two university students that work at a convenience store together transition from friends to girlfriends. Three high school girls in a love triangle that no one knows about, including each other. A nearly thirty-year-old woman is admired by a high school-year-old girl. A high school girl falls in love with an older classmate, but she thinks that the person was actually in love with her sister, and when she’s about ready to give up, it seems her classmate may feel the same way. A motherly type high school girl finds a girlfriend. An idol falls for a new recruit. High school friends say goodbye at graduation. Two friends fulfill a childhood promise. A woman’s sewing machine becomes personified. Two new high schoolers become girlfriends and share their kiss. A high school girl sees a fellow classmate become a magical girl.

In Summary:
This is the second Eclair volume I’ve read, and just like the first one, it’s an anthology that covers many different relationships with most of them being high school girls. It is rated mature, but there is very little mature action going on in this volume. It’s mostly cute and awkward crushes, first loves, and acceptance. Some stories were certainly better than others, while others didn’t grab my attention at all. Some actually downright confused me why they were in a GL anthology. However, it is a lovely way to introduce yourself to many creators of GL. There is a list at the back that lists all of them, so it’s easy to further look into creators that appeal to you. There are some notable creators including Hiroich who was involved with Highschool D&D, and Fly who was an illustrator for Kemono Friends: Welcome to Japari Park. There are a few color inserts at the beginning. It is a thick volume with 272 pages. The length of each story varies.

Content Grade: B
Art Grade: B+
Packaging Grade: B+
Text/Translation Grade: A

Age Rating: Older Teen
Released By: Yen Press
Release Date: May 5, 2020
MSRP: $13.00