Re: Girl Friends, omnibus volume 2
Unless something better comes up, I will declare Girl Friends as the best manga of the year. Admittedly, I sometimes wanted to slap Mari and with the exception of Sugi, the side characters were like mere irritances rather than contributing to the story, but I liked how the relationship resolved. Even the sex scene was realistic for its initial awkwardness and not the bed of roses that most initial sex scenes are portrayed to be (though I thought it was ridiculous as to how anyone would act embarassed when their partner walks nude casually around the room).
I hope the success of this means we can get more yuri manga translated. I certainly hope we see an anime for this soon.