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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!

Quick access:

My opinion on Beauty x Beast, releases, galleries and more

Hello everyone, today I added quite a lot of things regarding the recent series. Enjoy!

Beauty and the Beast:
~ Added characters files.
~ Added some background inspirations (but there are many that I still don't recognize!).
~ I've written my critics... Hopefully it will make you want to read the manga. w French only.
~ Added the English postscripts (volumes 1 to 4).

Angel Sanctuary ~ Tokyo Chronos:
~ The whole chapter 1 is free to read (64 pages), click here (viewer) to see the beautiful pages and meet the heros of this story. Maybe you'll be surprised to recognize some angels' names at the very end (Mika, Raphaël...). ^^ Free until December 5.
~ Added a gallery for this series.

• List of current releases in Japan and overseas:
~ Boy's Next Door, 100 pages, oneshot re-released in Hana Yume Ai 48 online, 19 October 2022.
~ Camelot Garden, 92 pages, oneshot re-released in HYA 49, 19 November 2022.
~ Angel Sanctuary aizoban edition volumes 7 & 8, 20 December 2022.
~ AS Tokyo Chronos volume 1, 20 January 2023.
~ Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost volume 5 (end), 27 December 2022.
~ Belle und das Biest im verlorenen Paradies volume 5 (end), 31 January 2023.
~ Ludwig Fantasia German edition classic and limited, oneshot, 27 June 2023.

The other updates and major fixes, in no order: the TV show video made in 2014 about Kaori Yuki works anew (I even added English subtitles), 6 more world covers (German, Spanish, Polish and Japanese), bibliography of 2022, merge of the Angel Sanctuary gallery with the one of Tokyo Chronos.

Boy's Next Door (October 2022) belle-bete v03 reveil belle-bete v02 page128 Tokyo Chronos Tokyo Chronos


Belle in Tokyo... Wait, no

It has been such a long time since I last updated correctly this site... You can put the blame upon my IRL projects and change of job. ;) Meanwhile Kaori Yuki sensei and her publishers remained busy. Now let's see, where to start from?

Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost: The fifth and last volume is available since March 11, 2022 in Japan (9784065267813). It is soon available in English by Kodansha, on the 27th of December (9781646514007). No news about a French release yet.

Angel Sanctuary: Kaori Yuki came back to her previous publisher Hakusensha, writing a sequel to this series since April 19, 2022 named Tokyo Chronos. 5 chapters have been released so far online in the webzine "Hana Yume Ai". Volume 1 will be out on the 20th January 2023! (9784592212911)

Hence I created a new page presenting the series, where the story takes place after the events of Angel Sanctuary. Heroes of Tokyo Chronos are new characters evolving in the same Tokyo, the same universe with serious atmosphere, and we even meet our beloved angels. As a reminder, please have in mind that Kaori Yuki works on computer since 2019 to create mangas, her colorizations are thus very different from the original series.
In parallel, Hakusensha launched a new edition of Angel Sanctuary: the aizoban in 10 volumes (B6-sized with colour), scheduled between September 2022 and January 2023, as well as the release of various collector products (more here - French only).

Also I have some gifts for you, patient and faithful fans of Yuki sensei: on the scanlations page, I added raws that sensei drew about her stay at the hospital (beginning of 2021), and above all a French (scusa!) scanlation of a short oneshot made in February 2019 about Beauty and the Beast, made to train in digital screentoning, way before the beginning of her manga on the same subject → GO GO GO!

Lastly, I went through some thankless tasks like fixing bugs and broken links of the site... such as the sidetalks of Angel Sanctuary and Grand Guignol Orchestra, the music player, or links to pictures here and there. I still have much to add, no doubt about it, but I can't tell when I'll have time for more updates. That's all folks!

Rakuen no Bijo to Yajuu volume 5 (ISBN 9784065267813) A+S Tokyo Chronos - Chapter 5 A+S volume 1 from the aizoban edition 2022 (9784592212812)


22 years later... More Angel Sanctury!

Many thanx to those who keep me up to date with Yuki's activities lately! Quickly: a brand new chapter of Angel Sanctuary has been published online in April, titled 天使禁猟区 -東京クロノス- (Angel Sanctuary - Tokyo Chronos).

Being currently veeeeery busy, I can't tell you more about it right now. But don't worry I'll be back this summer!

Source: https://natalie.mu/comic/news/474737 + Kaori Yuki's tweets.

Hana to Yume Ai #42 (online)


End of Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost


Finally I'm here today with the latest news about the current series of Kaori Yuki, with many dates to give! La Belle et la Bête du Paradis Perdu hence finished in Japan on October 29 with the final chapter prepublished on the Japanese app Palcy.

The release dates in Japan and abroad:

  • Japan: volume 4, 13th September 2021 (ISBN 9784065247907).
  • USA: volume 1, 17th August 2021 (9781646512508) Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost.
  • USA: volume 2, 23rd November 2021 (9781646512935).
  • USA: volume 3 to be released on the 21st December 2021 (9781646512942).
  • Germany: volume 1, 28th September 2021 (9783551795977) Belle und das Biest im verlorenen Paradies.
  • Germany: volume 2 to be released on the 28th December 2021 (9783551795984).

In the meantime, Kaori Yuki is not totally cured, she had to go back to the hospital in the beginning of November. Let us wish to her a lot of courage to face her frail health. By the way, you can support her with a few words (in English or in Japanese) on her Twitter.

Japan - ISBN 9784065247907 USA - ISBN 9781646512508 Germany - ISBN 9783551795977


Health break for Kaori Yuki

One month ago, on the 18th February 2021, Kodansha informed their readers through Palcy's Twitter that Kaori Yuki needed to take a break to care for her health, after a sudden degradation at the end of 2020. The publisher cautiously announced that her ongoing manga might resume around summer 2021.

Right now while I'm writing these lines, Kaori Yuki is in a rehabilitation hospital since the beginning of February in order to recover her motor skills. She walks with a cane, trains her drawing and colorizing skills and the daily tasks movements.

She keeps us up to date on Twitter since the 10th January 2021 (tweet), most likely after she went out of the intensive care unit.

Hablas español ? => clic clic.

Read the official notice below: Etc...

Happy Holidays

I wish all the best for the end of the year 2020, and a lot of joy during the celebrations! I uploaded a little extra for you: a wallpaper made by me. You can see more on the fanwork page. See you soon in 2021. ^^



Beauty and the Beast 3!

After months of silence, here I am, healthier than ever, with quite a few information to share today. ^^

Yuki sensei continues publishing her series on time, therefore it counts three volumes now:

  • Volume 3 - October 13, 2020 [ISBN 9784065209844]
  • Volume 2 - June 11, 2020 [9784065197493]
  • Volume 1 - February 13, 2020 [9784065184233]

I uploaded the postscripts of the volumes 1 et 2 here!

Moreover, now comes the best for you: Kodansha will publish the series starting from August 2021 in English under the title Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost (news here). How cool is that? ^^

As usual since a few years now, Kaori Yuki keeps adding new illustrations of her pro and side works and little pleasures through Twitter. Today, I chose to share works related to Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Murderland. You can explore my "likes" on the website Twitter to see more good stuff. ^^

More to come... ;)

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Beauty and the Beast of the Lost Paradise 1

Hello everyone! While we are all confined here in France since a week, I think some news about Kaori Yuki would lighten the mood and bring some good times to those sharing the same boat. :3

As you may have read on Twitter, the volume 1 of La Belle et la Bête du Paradis Perdu, Kaori Yuki's new series started in October 2019, was released in Japan on February 13, 2020. The subtitle is in French (yay!), I translate it as simply as "Beauty and the Beast of the Lost Paradise".
On Kodansha's site, as usual a preview of 24 pages is available, which represents about half of chapter 1. This series is 100% digitally made and its prepublication occurs only online, on "Palcy".

The cover is dark and detailed, unlike Alice in Murderland, its rich hues remind of the style used for Devil's Lost Soul (example). Sensei uses French words in the table of contents, most likely some little reminder of the French origin of the tale. By the way, you can read it on the site here (French only).

Kaori Yuki has given us several pretty illustrations on Twitter (like here) that I have added into the gallery.

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French scanlation of Parasyte tribute

To those among you who can read French... I thought of offering a little something for Winter Holidays, a present that you will hopefully enjoy: a scanlation of the Parasite oneshot written 5 years ago by Kaori Yuki sensei. The series is already available in English since 2016 but not yet in French. I translated the title into "Le Dieu des Petits Secrets", quite different from the English version, The God of Never Never, or from the original Nainai no Kamisama.

Another little surprise, a nice recent illustration from Count Cain / God Child. Sensei published it on Twitter at the end of October 2019 when the series was made available online on the Japanese site manga-park.com. Enjoy ^^

Count Cain / God Child - Oct. 2019


New page on the website!

At last, the work Beauty and the Beast has its very own page on A Yuki Kaori Shrine, in Manga. ^__^ It took me some time to get hold of the Palcy app, I hope I made no mistakes in my explanations and that they are not too confusing either (French only).

The series is titled Rakuen no Bijo to Yajuu, that I dare translating into Beauty and the Beast of the Fallen Garden (La Belle et la Bête du Jardin Déchu in French). For now, 4 chapters of about 40 pages are available on the mobile app, mostly not free. Chapter 5 is currently in progress. Still, to tease us, the first 14 pages are online here for free, thank you Kodansha x Palcy x Pixiv. ^^ 10 pages are published per week, meaning 40 pages per month just like Alice in Murderland or Demon From Afar.


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