On defining "yuri"

  • Erica Friedman Independent Scholar
Keywords: LGBT community, Japan, Publishing, Social Media

Abstract

The term yuri, referring to lesbian-themed Japanese animation and comics, is both descriptive and divisive, shaped by creators and industry and by different audiences within fandom. The story of yuri is the story of a genre driven forward and backward between conflicting requirements and heterogeneous audiences.

Published
2017-06-15
Section
Symposium