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All about Kaori Yuki

Hi and welcome to A Yuki Kaori Shrine, French fansite dedicated to the Japanese mangaka Kaori YUKI (由貴香織里), with the description of all her works, galleries and the main collectibles available. This is a non-official website that I try to keep up to date as much as I can since 2002. Beware, the place is full of SPOILERS!

For Contes d'Antan (yesteryear tales) the version 8, I use the PmWiki technology. The site also becomes interactive with the ability of commenting my news. For practical reasons I don't separate Kaori Yuki and site news anymore. However, all her news hold the specific tag: "Kaori Yuki" that will filter them conveniently.

This site is mostly French only but I've spread English words here and there so that you're not totally lost. I also write news in English since March 2008. You have access to a 'Translate' button (by Google) at the bottom of the pages through 'AddThis' bar. You can also use Bing for alternative translation. Lastly, don't hesitate to write me, I'll be happy to answer!



 
 
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Chapter 30: the twins

Ooh, Alice in Murderland chapter 30 has been published in Aria 5 on March 28. A fight is ongoing since the previous chapter: Alice is opposing Mare again, then at the end of this chapter his/her twin Sol shows his true face: he'd own the power of fire?! Chapter 31 will be published in the next issue of Aria, on April 28.

Titlepage ch.30

 

Alice covers scans

Hi... time flies! Nothing wow today, I only updated info about Alice in Murderland (something that I also do without warning at times) and scanned anew the latest book covers, they now look closer to the real thing. I also added the atogakis of these same books (4 to 7).

Now a glimpse at the upcoming releases:

  • Alice in Murderland volume 5 in France (9782811634315): May 31, 2017
  • Alice in Murderland volume 6 in the US (9780316469319): April 18, 2017

In Japan, volume 8 is most likely to be expected in late summer... Kaori Yuki sensei did not write new chapters recently - what is uncommon - and I didn't find anything about the matter (yet).

I have quite some more pictures to add to my site... though time for preparing them, I lack. :(

Titlepage ch.29 (Miser) alice-fr-vol04-all alice-jp-vol04-all alice-jp-vol05 alice-jp-vol06-all alice-jp-vol07-all

 

Alice in News

Good evening, I opened my scanner today in order to bring you some new pictures from the manga Alice. On the menu: chapter 28 title page from the end of November, a couple of drawings of that same chapter, French atogakis from the manga and the comment in her Parasyte oneshot (in English ^^).

Titlepage ch.28 (Rikudou) Alice in Murderland ch.28 Alice in Murderland ch.28

 

Code Geass 10th anniversary: tribute

Among events launched and announced for the 10th anniversary of Code Geass successful anime, Kaori Yuki was invited to draw an illustration for a lottery where there will be 22 kinds of items to win. Tickets will be sold from December 3rd, 2016 for 1000 ¥ in Japanese bookstores, hobby shops and amusement parcs. Kaori Yuki made Lelouch and C.C. The prizes to win are:

  • A : big memorial acryl board, 28 cm
  • B : big acryl board of Lelouch of the rebellion, 28 cm
  • C : memorial booklet, 14 pages, B4 sized with 2 pages spread illustrations (2 different to be chosen)
    • Booklet #1: contains one illustration per following guest: naked ape, Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Atsushi Ohkubo (Soul Eater), Kaori Yuki
    • Booklet #2: contains older Code Geass illustrations
  • D: acryl board with new illustrations, 14 cm (6 different to be chosen)
  • E: portraits A4 (package of 12)
  • Item given with the last prize available in a store: a shikishi with C.C. from the character designer Takahiro Kimura

Details in the press release (Japanese).

Items celebrating the 10th anniversary of Code Geass Items celebrating the 10th anniversary of Code Geass

 

Alice summary, Neo Parasyte f in English

Big update today!

  • Detailed summary of volumes 5, 6, and latest prepublished chapters of Alice in Murderland, spoil inside!
  • New characters files for Alice in Murderland
  • Signs (Angel Sanctuary 2015)
  • Inspirations (Alice in Murderland ch.21: see)
  • Goodies (postcard Pika 2016)
  • Parasite (manga)

Along with interesting things regarding releases.

  • Alice chapter 28: today in Aria 1, 2017. It ends the future volume 7.
  • Alice in Murderland volume 3 in France: in two days :D
  • Alice in Murderland volume 4 in France: 1st March 2017
  • Alice in Murderland volume 5 in the US: 24 January 2017
  • Alice in Murderland volume 7 in Japan: 6 January 2017
  • Neo Parasyte f in English: this month (3rd November 2016) by Kodansha Comics (USA). The oneshot tribute by Kaori Yuki is called "The God of Never Never" in English (Nainai no Kamisama).
New Setsuna to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Viz Shojo Beat imprint in July 2015. First press postcard for Alice vol.1 release in June 2016 in France. Neo Parasyte f (USA) Neo Parasyte f, with 2 colourful illustrations inside.

 

A little Alice update

Hi there! I haven't posted anything here for quite a long time, that's because I'm very busy since September and it won't change anytime soon... But no worries I keep an eye on the matter, and don't forget that I also use Twitter to give news.

Alice in Murderland owns 27 chapters in Japan (6 volumes), and soon it will also count 3 volumes in France: Pika will publish #3 on November 30 (next Wednesday) and will then publish volume 4 on March 1st, 2017.

Now let's go back to Japan a little more... In Alice in Murderland chapter 26, we could witness the end of Alice's fight against Ibara the wrestler, you can see below a few (bloody) pages of that part. Then a new part begins: Stella confronting Alice, where Alice ends up taking control over Stella's body... In chapter 27, we finally get some knowledge about Alice's past, how she's been trained, thanks to our harmless little Stella aimlessly going "through the looking-glass".

Title page Title page Volume 3 FR [9782811631703] - November 30, 2016 alice-ch26-page01 alice-ch26-page02 alice-ch26-page16 alice-ch26-page21 alice-ch26-alice

 

Alice Six

When coming back from holidays I jumped onto the letterbox to take my copy of the latest Aria, all impatient I was to open it as I knew what to expect in there! The mag is 6 years old so Kaori Yuki sensei drew a little signed portrait of the current heroine Alice. With an incredible nice candy face...

Aria #9 also hides Alice in Murderland chapter 25, 41 pages including 1 pretty colourful title page, yay! The manga volume 6 has been released 1 week ago in Japan. Cover features Alice & Tsukito and the inner colour page shows Ibara, the wrestler sister of Stella that you can see below. Moreover, Animate edited a new limited card that you will get if you buy the volume 6 in one of their stores. Read preview here.

And if you're curious, you will also find some sketches of Ibara on Twitter:
Colour page sketch - clothes study back - clothes study dress

dedi2016-Alice Title page alice vol06 illustration Volume 6 alice-collectorcard-vol06 animate2

 

Oh sweet news!

News, finally! This post will remain short for now, as I just moved to my new home where it's hectic at the moment (yes, one more time...). Alice in Murderland vol.1 (Kakei no Alice) has been released in France by Pika on the first of June, and vol.2 is to be expected on September the 7th.

In France right now, it is possible to get a couple of goods: a lovely tote bag of fair size (36 x 42 cm) when you buy at least 3 mangas from the French publisher of "Alice" in any French bookshop, and also a poster with the large colourful picture of chapter one in the magazine AnimeLand X-Tra n°42 released not long ago on June 25.

In Japan by the way, "Alice" volume 6 is already announced for August 5! Kaori Yuki sensei is really busy! The series reached chap.24 on June 28 and chap.25 will be out on July, as usual with 40 pages per chapter. For the curious ones, volume 6 story revolves around Tsukito then Ibara "the wrestler", big sister of Stella.

Title pages Title pages Title pages Volume 1 FR Tote bag by Pika (French publisher) Tote bag by Pika (French publisher)

 

Alice: volume 5 and more pictures

Volume 5 of Kakei no Alice (Alice in Murderland) has been released 3 days ago in Japan. As I said earlier, it focuses on male characters Zeno and Tsukito who are linked by their past, then a new character appears in the place: Cheshire (Cheshire Cat) wearing a cat-eared hood of course. Not much more to say yet.

It was a good occasion to update Kakei no Alice's galleries with: chapter 21 title page and some scans, previews of collector sheets (5 big sized pages copies to win through lottery in Japan) and of the "first press" card released along with volume 5, colour page of volume 5, a new sign and... that's all. Short little info, I'm currently helping with scanlating the Parasyte oneshot made in late 2014 by Kaori Yuki sensei. To be continued... ^^

Title page chap 21 alice-ch21-cheshire alice-ch21-stella alice-ch21-zeno alice-advertv05 alice-collectorcard-vol05 animate alice-collectorsheets3 alice vol05 illustration Zeno dedi20160307-Alice-releasev5

 

US edition of Alice

I'll talk today about the American edition of Kakei no Alice, available since summer 2015 and from which I bought 2 volumes out of the 3 already released.

This edition is published by Yen Press, the look is very clean, its size is larger than Kodansha's original what is lovely to admire the beautiful pages from Kaori Yuki. Colourful illustrations have been kept and the print quality is very close to the original version. Lastly, cover is hard with a golden title written on the side, the end product looks quite luxuous. Colours and contrast on the sleeve are rather close to the original, however the American volume 1 sleeve is slightly too dark and volume 2 pink is not bright enough.
Find below (and on my page Manga > Couvertures (covers)) my photos from the two editions for comparison.

Along with this news I jumped on the occasion to scan and upload their atogaki. For Europeans: if you want to buy the US books, I would tell you to check out Amazon.co.uk: books will arrive faster than from Amazon.com and the final price of the parcel may be a bit cheaper (depending on euro change). In any case, please keep in mind that one book costs about 15-16 €, most certainly because of its size, hard cover and colourful page...

Last thing, I added an old French article about Angel Sanctuary from the defunct magazine "Gameplay RPG" and I also fixed broken links from other mags.

Kakei no Alice japonais et américain (2016) Kakei no Alice japonais et américain (2016)

 

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