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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:

Alice has ended!

The final chapter of Alice in Murderland has been released this week in Japan! It is the number 44, issued in Shounen Magazine Edge #10 on September 15. This chapter is about the final battle between Stella and Olga... And thus can you see the first pages below, not much spoiling (source: Kindle preview from Amazon). I've also updated the galleries with previous chapters title pages and some other Alice pictures.

In Japan, the final volume 11 is scheduled on October 5, by Kodansha as usual (ISBN 9784065133231). Kaori Yuki said she could finish the story as se wanted to. ^^

In France, dont' miss the release of volume 9 by Pika, delayed to Wednesday the 26th September.

Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Chapter 44 (final) A page from ch.42 Ch.44 page 3 Ch.44 page 4 Ch.44 page 5 Ch.44 page 6


A pretty volume 10

Alice in Murderland 10 has been released today in Japan. The colorful illustration inside is new, featuring Melm and his universe of "puppets"; Animate stores offer a really nice first press card (in Japan)... Fans are spoiled! BUT also: Kaori Yuki tweeted that the series will end with... volume 11! Meaning very few chapters remain before the end, I have a feeling the plot resolution will be somewhat complex.

Volume 10 (9784065117361) Illustration inside volume 10 Exclusive card from Animate bookstores


ARIA stopped!

Important news: Alice in Murderland moved to another magazine from Kodansha and also to a new publication system. The series is available since May through an app made by Kodansha and Pixiv: Palcy (not available in France). This platform is the reason why Aria stopped, the last issue of Aria being the #6 published in April (see red cover below).

Thus, the next chapter of Alice (#42) will be out on July 17 in the magazine Shônen Magazine Edge #8 and on Palcy. Also, first chapters are readable online on the site Pixiv Comic.

Lastly, Alice in Murderland volume 10 will be released in a few days in Japan, on June 7 (ISBN 9784065117361). It's Melm's turn to be on stage... And for the pleasure of spoilers: Alice versus Melm, page 38 (out of 40p) from ch.40 >.<

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Happy new year 2018

My best wishes for the new year! May 2018 be under the sign of dreams come true, optimism and enthusiasm ♥ the world needs it.

It has been a very long time since I last drew fan art... Tonight I've got an itch to draw something, and unexpectedly it's a fashionable Olga who came to life under my pencil to wish you a happy new year!! °O° (Olga is wearing a Versace outfit n.n) I've also added a few wallpapers that I made specially for you, faithful fans of Kaori Yuki sensei that you are! They exist in 1920x1200 and 1920x1080 on the fanwork page.

 Wallpaper 1920 x 1080 'Une tourte... ou un trou ?' by Leguman Wallpaper 1920 x 1080 'Pie? or Die?!' by Leguman Wallpaper 1920 x 1080 'Stella & Alice' by Leguman


Chapter 37

Alice in Murderland - 架刑のアリス - chapter 36 ended the Miser x Alice part. After their fight, Olga picked up an exhausted Alice to lock her up. With the title page of chapter 37 featuring Melm (Merumu), Kaori Yuki is clear about the next step of the story: the last and youngest Kuonji son becomes the new concern of Stella.

Recently released volume 9 starring Miser somewhat inspired me and I've created a wallpaper with her and Alice. Available in 1920x1200 (16/10) and 1920x1080 (16/9). I've also finally uploaded the last missing title pages (ch.34, 36, 37) scanned by me!

As a reminder, let's see the state of the releases:

  • Japan: 9 volumes, 37 chapters prepublished in "Aria" by Kodansha (38th for December 28, 2017)
  • France: 7 volumes by Pika
  • USA: 7 volumes by Yen Press (8th for February 2018)
Miser Alice Melm (Merumu) Wallpaper 1920 x 1200 'Alice vs Miser', by Leguman


Alice v.9

On the 7th of November (side note: my b-day ^^) the 9th volume of Alice in Murderland was released in Japan. In this book we witness a wild fight between Miser and Alice, under joyous observation from Olga. But in her mad moments, did Miser really turned against her good friend Stella? *don't spoil, don't spoil*

Chapter 37 of the series will be released in the first Aria issue of 2018, sold on 28th of November.

The new version of my site Angel Sword about Angel Sanctuary is now finised and online, excepted the English pages which are still being added. Gomen!

Volume 9 (9784065104699) Titlepage ch.35 Miser and Alice alice-ch35-page40


New autograph and my todo

The latest issue of Aria, #9 released end of July, marks the magazine 7th year existence. As each year on the occasion, every mangaka with an ongoing series dedicated a drawing of their characters. Kaori Yuki made an Alice sneakier than previous times. Moreover, this year 3 different postcards sets with colourful illustrations from several Aria series are available. Alice from chapter 25 was chosen to be put in set A which exists in 7 copies only! (I didn't check it but I suppose these are zen-in.)

Kaori Yuki won't be published in the next issue, Alice in Murderland chapter 35 will be released in Aria #11 on September 28, 2017.

Now a little glimpse of my todo: French translation of Parasyte oneshot is soon done, and I'm still trying to put back online my old Angel Sanctuary archive site Angel Sword! There's just so much to do!

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Oh sweet holidays!

My, time flies, to think we are already in July, and that I'm soon leaving, oh sweet holidays! Yippie ^-o-^ See you in September to enjoy the releases of Alice in Murderland volume 6 in France on the 6th, and volume 7 in the US on the 19th.

In Japan, Alice in Murderland volume 8 has just been released. The cover features Alice and the twins Sol & Mare. There, our heroine spends some hard time fighting her brothers, and as always we discover (a bit) more about Kuonji family and their enemy the Washimiyas'.

French japanime fair Japan Expo started yesterday near Paris, however this year I've read no announcement and seen no products related to Kaori Yuki and her works. I found a list of goods to hunt here. Unfortunately there will be no Japex for me this year... *regrets*

ISBN 9784063809299 Color page from Alice in Murderland volume 8, feat. Sol and his power of fire Titlepage ch.33


And Alice is still running...

Evening everybody! Volume 5 of Alice in Murderland has been released last week in French, this is a interesting part of the story where we learn more about big bro Zeno and big sis Ibara. Alice is totally unleashed once again, for our great pleasure. :3 I added the French atogaki of the book, available on the atogakis page as always. And at last can you discover the title pages of the latest 2 chapters (31 & 32). Chapter 33 will appear in the next issue of Aria, #8, to be released on June 28.

Titlepage Titlepage Volume 5 postscript EAN 9782811634315


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


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