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YKS - A Yuki Kaori Shrine

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 in France and Angel Sanctuary online

Now sharing a quick overview of the French releases. There is one volume only to be released then Alice in Murderland is over in France! The dates:

  • Alice in Murderland volume 11 - 22nd May 2019 (EAN 9782811648824)
  • Alice in Murderland volume 10 - 23rd January 2019 (EAN 9782811646851)

Also, since the beginning of March 2019, Angel Sanctuary is available on the Japanese online reading website of Hakusensha: manga-park.com, with 2 free chapters (an app is also available for smartphones). Kaori Yuki made on the occasion two new pictures of Setsuna Mudou and his sister, hence we can see her first digital works "officially" used.

Tenshi kinryouku (Angel Sanctuary) Super spectacular battle - Tenshi kinryouku


Beauty and the Beast

Like me, maybe you've been wondering what was preparing Kaori Yuki sensei since the end of Alice in Murderland in October 2018 in Japan? Well, as usual she's not having any true break and is learning digital painting instead. She recently finished her own version of Beauty and the Beast (微女と野獣), in 10 pages that we can read online for free on her Twitter and Pixiv accounts only. She introduced this oneshot as a training for the use of digital screentones.

Since February, we can also witness her latest digital paintings "homeworks" on Twitter and Pixiv. She explains this is quite hard for her as there are loads of functions to remember (well, I guess every cg artists know the feeling).


Dojinshi for the new year 2019

Beautiful and happy new year 2019 n( ^ω^)n ('Alice in Murderland': drawing by Yuki sensei colorized by Leguman)

Today I speak about doujinshi: maybe some of you have already seen my recent findings on Twitter. These dojin are Kaori Yuki's recent productions: all of them being about Osomatsu-san, successful anime in two seasons aired in 2015 and 2017. She signs under a new pen name: ラピス ("lapis") of the circle 深海ゼリー ("shinkai jelly").

We can find 7 doujinshis that are sold on Toranoana and Mandarake and of course at Japanese cons. Or else, we are still very lucky to have access from our chair from everywhere in the world, to her roughs and more on her second Pixiv account. Her latest doujinshi has been printed in November 2018.
=> More on my dojinshi page.

Shinanai boku wo korosu no wa (2016) Kimi e kuchizuke akuma to nemuru (2016) Oki ni mesu mama (2016) Karappo no tenkuni (2017) Bokura wa aru asa totsuzen ni (2017) Choyo hanayo part 1 (2017) Choyo hanayo part 2 (2018)


Some Kaori Yuki wallpapers

Alice in Murderland and Angel Sanctuary, for your greaaatest pleasure while waiting for Xmas. ÔwÔ

1920x1080; Alice avaiable in 1920x1200 here...

~Made by me~

By Leguman By Leguman By Leguman By Leguman By Leguman


Gallery massive update!

A large update awaits you today: over 200 new drawings by Kaori Yuki sensei! I gathered in the Gallery > Divers ("misc") 2 years 1/2 of tweeted pictures. Mainly, you'll see roughs, sketches, digital colouring attempts, fan art showing her various interests.

Osomatsu-san sketch440 20180319 cain sketch438 20180316 as yue-katou More below: my selection, sort of a best-of...Etc...

Alice first press

Now a classic, a limited card is avalaible with Alice in Murderland volume 11 when buying the book in an Animate store in Japan. It displays the pretty cover of the manga.

Moreover, a lottery is led by the publisher of Kaori Yuki, in Japan only, offering to win a unique autograph in colour made by Kaori Yuki ♡_♡ *drools* To participate, one must follow the Shonen magazine Edge twitter account and RT this tweet before November the 5th at 23:59, as explained here.

 First press card with volume 11


A few scans from Alice final

I'm sharing today a few pictures from chapter 44, final from Alice in Murderland, with limited spoiler. I've also scanned the title page in better quality and added atogaki (postscripts) from volume 8 and volume 9, in French. Enjoy!

Chapter 44 (final) Ch.44 page 25 Ch.44 page 26 Ch.44 page 27


Alice has ended!

The final chapter of Alice in Murderland has been released this week in Japan! It's the number 44, issued in Shounen Magazine Edge #10 on September 15. This chapter is about the final battle between Stella and Olga... You can discover the first pages below, not really spoiling (source: Kindle preview from Amazon). I 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 on Twitter that she could finish the story as she 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 >.<

alice-ch38-titlepage alice-ch39-titlepage-s alice-ch40-titlepage alice-ch41-titlepage aria2018-06


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