Lilycle ~LIly LYric cyCLE~ Vol. 1

Lilycle (りりくる) is a drama CD series by Particle. The first volume is titled "Koigokoro Friends" (恋心フレンズ). I think this volume has been translated but I am not entirely sure since I listen to them as they are. The theme of this volume is 'best friends'... Perhaps it's better to put it as 'best friends turn lovers'? However Lilycle at best is very light on yuri but also rather sweet in my opinion. But of course the seiyuu in them makes it a rather good experience for me listening to them.

Our main characters here is Wakamiya Hina (若宮陽奈) [CV: Mikami Shiori (三上枝織)] and Segawa Ayame (瀬川彩愛) [CV: Takamori Natsumi (高森奈津美)]. Here are character introduction released on youtube by Particle (The one on the top left). Please note that I don't do translations... My skill in Japanese isn't that good yet so it'll be strictly romaji (can be English too if it's katakana) and kana.

1. Tomodachi, dakedo (友達、だけど) [4:25]
2. Soba ni iru kara, Ureshikute (傍にいるから、嬉しくて) [11:56]
3. Issho ni itai, Dake nano ni (一緒にいたい、だけなのに) [7:10]
4. Yappari chanto, Mukiatte (やっぱりちゃんと、向き合って) [16:25]
5. Tsutaetakatta, Kono kimochi (伝えたかった、この気持ち) [16:32]
6. Futari dakara, Koi (2人だから、恋) [7:32]
7. Free Talk (フリートーク) [9:46]

[Spoiler Alert]  
From the beginning, Hina confesses to Ayame by saying "I like you" but of course, she didn't get the true meaning behind the confession and thinks she means it in the best friends way. Because we all know that when the confession gets accepted too early, it'll be the end of the story since we usually want a happy ending. The story is actually uneventful other than the fact that a small misunderstanding between the two that leads to a silent treatment with each other. Of course within the story there are supporting characters that kind of wakes one of the two up for a reconcilation. Well that actually happens in most other stories out there but really listening to the end of it where they decide what to do next after realizing that they actually really like each other... Now that part felt like I was kind of intruding on something by listening to them... Lol. Overall I like this volume the most out of the three volumes that's currently out just because at the time I was listening to it, I was in the mood for some light fluff.

Now as for where to get a copy of it for yourself if you feel the need to... I don't think I've seen anywhere that has an English site selling them. I do know for sure that has them. As for where to get them online... I have my own sources =P You're not getting them but I'm sure if you can just do a basic search, you can find it~

[Posted by Yukase (since Aka doesn't seem to have a byline)]

Out of Nowhere, An Introduction Arrives

Hello, Yukase here. Today I bring you an update in the form of introduction. Personally I don't know where to begin so let's start with why I'm here posting and Akayuki seemingly disappeared.

No, this isn't some bad news... Aka's just being lazy and hasn't updated this blog since January so I decided while chatting with her, "I want to give this blog some updates since it feels like a waste to let it sit here without updates." Well that's the short version. The long version... I don't think anyone would want to read it but it's actually about the same length. (Yes I don't make much sense.)

Now onto some of my interests... First of all has to be Kalafina. I'm a Kalafina fan and that's the most important part even if it doesn't pertain to this blog's theme. I'm probably not going to post too much of my thoughts of them here though. Second would be seiyuu, Japanese voice actresses, I won't say who is my favorite and such since it's also not blog theme related. However I might post some drama cd related stuff yuri stuff if I find them. Third is an interest that changes a lot but currently it's idolm@ster (puchimas especially.)

Anoyway before I get too distracted about my favorites, I'll make it clear that I do read yuri manga since they are the only type that I read. However my only source of yuri manga comes from whatever is posted on Dynasty Reader since I no longer look for raws or go to the scanlation sites for updates. I am rather out of date with the yuri scene such as what everyone is into and all nowadays but I have no desire to try to keep up with it. So we'll see what I will end up posting, lol.

Lastly, before this introduction of blunt words become too long, I'll take the time to thank Aka for letting me post in this blog and I hope you would enjoy your stay~