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The love between girls never stops blooming in this collection of office flings and workplace romances.


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The love between girls never stops blooming in this collection of office flings and workplace romances.

30 review for Whenever Our Eyes Meet...: A Women's Love Anthology

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mehsi

    This was a pretty OK yuri anthology featuring several cute stories with HEA. It is LGBT+ month so I am looking around for books to read and enjoy that feature LGBT+ characters. I bumped against this adorable looking anthology and of course had to read it. It was definitely a plus that all the women in this anthology were grown-up women with jobs and the likes. Often yuri anthologies feature girls in high school, sometimes adult. So I was delighted to see adults get their happy endings and romance This was a pretty OK yuri anthology featuring several cute stories with HEA. It is LGBT+ month so I am looking around for books to read and enjoy that feature LGBT+ characters. I bumped against this adorable looking anthology and of course had to read it. It was definitely a plus that all the women in this anthology were grown-up women with jobs and the likes. Often yuri anthologies feature girls in high school, sometimes adult. So I was delighted to see adults get their happy endings and romance. This bundle contains 14 lovely, well mostly lovely, stories. Some very short, others a bit longer. Just like any anthology it was a bit hit and miss. Some I truly loved like Masking Lady (such a cute one and I loved the illustrator’s work), Stopped Meter (a story about two women who knew each other and one became a taxi driver and so they meet again), Waiting at Blue Bells (I loved that she drew her love interest so wonderfully and how often she was found at the restaurant), I want to make my work senpai moan (while I would like some equality, it was still adorable), some I wasn’t too big a fan off like Head-to-head Reunion Flirty Battle (soooo toxic and unhealthy) and The woman at a Certain Company (that woman was just way too pushy and should respect that girl a bit more, she isn’t out of the closet as she is). And there was one story I just wasn’t a fan of because of the art (Suzuki-Senpai – Saccharine Beauty). I really enjoyed reading these stories though a few I would like to see expanded a bit more beyond the couple of pages they existed of. Some were just too cute and I loved the couple so much that I didn’t want to leave them. There were some really sweet moments, sweet kisses, sweet confessions, and I loved those. I was so proud and happy when my girls would confess their love to their love interest. Or if they finally dared to utter the words that were bubbling inside of them. The art was a bit hit/miss, but in overall I really did like them and seeing each mangakas/illustrators style. All in all, I can’t wait for the next volume in this anthology, I definitely want more. Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    This anthology of short stories about workplace romances between mostly femme office ladies is a bit predictable, sappy and cutesy, but it still managed to put a little lift in my day.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bentgaidin

    This is a really cute anthology of manga shorts about love between office ladies; since each selection is only a few pages long, we just get a glimpse at each pairing, but even so there's such a wide variety of stories. We have first meetings, old friends reuniting, awkward hookups-turned-colleagues, age gaps, mutual pining, competitive lovers, accidental outings, and more! It's great fun; each story is it's own bit of sweetness, and while I'd happily read more about any of the couples, they all This is a really cute anthology of manga shorts about love between office ladies; since each selection is only a few pages long, we just get a glimpse at each pairing, but even so there's such a wide variety of stories. We have first meetings, old friends reuniting, awkward hookups-turned-colleagues, age gaps, mutual pining, competitive lovers, accidental outings, and more! It's great fun; each story is it's own bit of sweetness, and while I'd happily read more about any of the couples, they all did a good job of feeling complete in themselves. Even if you take just a minute to page through this manga, I think you'll love it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sascha

    There's some gems in here, but they're few and far between. There's too many stories crammed in here to really connect in any meaningful way. Also, there's one especially creepy age gap where a teacher goes after a former student that she apparently had feelings for even when the woman was underage... Gross!! That's exactly what I wanted to avoid with an anthology focusing on working women. What a shame. Maybe someday I'll find a yuri anthology I actually enjoy. There's some gems in here, but they're few and far between. There's too many stories crammed in here to really connect in any meaningful way. Also, there's one especially creepy age gap where a teacher goes after a former student that she apparently had feelings for even when the woman was underage... Gross!! That's exactly what I wanted to avoid with an anthology focusing on working women. What a shame. Maybe someday I'll find a yuri anthology I actually enjoy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    From the team that brought us “Éclair: A Girls' Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart” comes a new, equally tame yuri anthology. While “Éclair” focused on school girl crushes, “Whenever Our Eyes Meet” is centered around the relationships between working women. In my eyes that alone makes this volume the superior collection. First, a note on the paper used in this book. Someone else left a review saying it is of cheaper quality than what they are used to. I do not find that to be the case. I From the team that brought us “Éclair: A Girls' Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart” comes a new, equally tame yuri anthology. While “Éclair” focused on school girl crushes, “Whenever Our Eyes Meet” is centered around the relationships between working women. In my eyes that alone makes this volume the superior collection. First, a note on the paper used in this book. Someone else left a review saying it is of cheaper quality than what they are used to. I do not find that to be the case. It is standard paper for manga and I like the size of the books printed by Yen Press, so don’t let that deter you. This book is thinner than the previous anthology, at 192 pages to the previous 224, and its selections are just as brief. I feel like these anthologies overall sacrifice worthwhile content by cramming in as many short stories as possible. If there were just four or five well-rounded stories, I’d be satisfied. Instead they give us 14 very brief glimpses into the characters’ lives, without letting us form any attachments to them or develop deeper interest in their stories. Here is a synopsis of each comic in this collection: “Masking Lady” by Haru Harukawa. I loved this story! I would read an entire manga about these women. It’s about an up-and-coming singer who wants to be known for her voice and not her beauty, so she refuses to put her picture on her CD cover. She anonymously hires an artist to listen to her music and to design the album cover, just drawing her however she thinks the singer may look. The album is a huge success thanks to the artist, who then gets to meet the singer for a personal thank-you, where they fangirl over each other. Adorable! “The Women at a Certain Company” by Mikan Uji. I hated this one. Two women enjoy a one-night-stand, then find out they are assigned as co-workers. One basically sexually harasses the other at work afterward. I found this story to be cliché and borderline offensive. “Everyone’s Missing Out” by irua. This story was too short to form any genuine opinion, but I liked that it portrayed the romantic relationship between an elderly woman and her much young lover. The older woman is the boss of the younger one’s department, and the younger one has to listen to her coworkers complain that their boss is an old shrew. “Fish and Water” by Kanarashi. Two former classmates incidentally run into one another and old crushes are revealed. I really enjoyed this one, as it was a longer story, and I liked the dynamic that one girl wanted her former crush to think of her as “the one that got away,” but the other had no intention of letting her go a second time. “Stopped Meter” by Seta Seta. I loved this one. A woman tries hard to measure up to the top performer at their office, who triumphs effortlessly. When she finally lands the number one position, she intends to rub it in the face of her “rival,” only to find the other woman has quit her job. Some time later, the woman discovers her former rival is now a taxi driver. “Waiting at Blue Bells” by Tamotsu Kuwabara. Super cute! A shy artist secretly sketches a coffee shop girl she has a crush on. Then one day she sees a male customer harassing the beautiful barista and rushes over to defend her, then ends up showing the girl her drawing. “You Did Well” by Saya Fuyume. A woman develops a crush on her coworker, and is forced to confess when it seems like her crush may have another love interest. Another cute one! “Head-to-Head Reunion! Flirty Battle!” by Esuesu. Really didn’t like this one. A couple has an explosive fight in public and one even slaps the other. It was meant to be humorous, as their antics tip their friends off that they’re dating, but to me it was just obnoxious. The entire story is their screaming match, and I didn’t care for the art. “Rainy-Day Dream” by Tamamushi Oku. Wow, this one had a lot of potential, but it was literally one page, front and back. On a rainy day, a married woman with children reminisces about an affair she once had with a female coworker. “Oblivious You” by Mizuasou. This was one of the longer stories in the book but I did not like it. A teacher develops feelings for her student. Years later, the student is now also a teacher at the same school. The older woman initially tries to keep her distance, but then gives in to her desires and pulls the younger one into the bathroom to force a kiss on her, all the while telling her, “It’s your fault for being oblivious. It’s your fault for being so defenseless.” I am usually super into student/teacher stories, since they’re typically written as a mutual-attraction-type forbidden romance, but even though nothing happened between these characters until they were both adults, it just read as “creepy predator.” “In My Studio-Apartment Palace” by Satsumaage. This one had a decent concept but the execution was a mess. The story is about two roommates. One makes a confession to the other then gets so embarrassed she runs away and gets her own place. The other girl has to track her down to admit she likes her too. The art is some of the best in the manga. The artist shaded everything, from the backgrounds to the props to the characters. But this story is very brief, jumps back and forth confusingly in time, and the dialogue is so awkward I could hardly tell what was going on. “Saccharine Beauty” by Suzuki-senpai. The only thing I liked about this story was that it took place in a candy factory. One woman has invented gummies that are very popular but she hates them and her job because she can’t come up with anything else nearly so successful. She finally gains confidence in herself when the coworker she crushes on says she likes the gummies but likes her even better. This story was not for me. The art is a strange, cartoonish style like you might see in a Western comic strip. All the characters are drawn and behave like children even though they’re adults. “I Want to Make My Work Senpai Moan” by Kurukuru-hime. A brief, somewhat humorous story about two real estate agents who compete for sales. Whoever brings in the most money for the week gets to be “on top.” This was really the only story with risque content and it had some of the ugliest art. “Hand-Delivered Love Letter” by Yukiko Yuki. This is a story about a postal worker in love with one her customers. The art is absolutely stunning! This one really reminded me of “Carol” (AKA “The Price of Salt”) by Patricia Highsmith, in that a shopgirl falls for a successful, sophisticated lady. I would love another manga about this couple. It’s sweet but leaves you wanting more. Afterward there is a Japanese lesson on honorifics and other vocabulary, then a brief word by each author. Overall I feel like this was a more enjoyable yuri anthology than Éclair. I hope YenPress continues to publish more of them!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Zian B.

    All of the stories were cute in their own way but overall, this is one of those times where short stories aren’t a good thing. There were so many short stories and with each chapter being about a different pair/couple, each story felt almost incomplete. Some of the short stories left me wanting more only to be disappointed when a brand new story started in the next chapter.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    this is basically “a women’s love anthology” but for working women. think: women who are completely absorbed in their jobs and don’t have time for relationships, or disgruntled workers who are overdoing it who meet someone they kind of like~ etc etc. it’s cute. some of the stories are a *little* odd...with like glaring age difference stuff... and one of the stories has a teacher who begins to work alongside her previous student who is now “grown up” but also like...barely. and there’s a scene (vi this is basically “a women’s love anthology” but for working women. think: women who are completely absorbed in their jobs and don’t have time for relationships, or disgruntled workers who are overdoing it who meet someone they kind of like~ etc etc. it’s cute. some of the stories are a *little* odd...with like glaring age difference stuff... and one of the stories has a teacher who begins to work alongside her previous student who is now “grown up” but also like...barely. and there’s a scene (view spoiler)[where she pulls her into the bathroom, pins her against the wall and says, “you’re not a child anymore. i’ve held myself back for long enough! this is all your fault for being so oblivious. it’s your fault for being so defenseless. it’s your fault for being so adorable...so get ready.” and then proceeds to make out with her.. 😕 (hide spoiler)] idk. i love age difference stuff but this felt icky to me. but just overall, i thought the stories were a bit lackluster. there were some cute moments. i think my favorite story was “You Did Well.” 🍻💕 two women, i believe they were co-workers started talking based on something they had in common and then they gradually moved to meeting once a week for drinks to commiserate and share their struggles and the other would say, “you did well!” and give a hug to the one who shared the story. i won’t give anything away but it got real cute at the end when one of the women decides she wants to see the other’s reaction to a male co-worker asking her out. 👧🏻👧🏻💕💕 basically, ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for women loving women because come on. but no more than that really because i just didn’t super connect with most of these characters. would still read more by these authors though, even though some of their ‘about me’ notes in the back were kinda disturbing lmao for example: irua states, “i think people are cute, no matter their age.” hajime saki: “i want to be a simple cloth that wraps around beautiful women.” ....okay. 😳🧐

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jillian -always aspiring-

    Cute stories! I really enjoyed this collection and look forward to other such anthologies in the future.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    These are super cute yuri short stories by a variety of artists. I wish some of them went on a little bit longer.

  10. 4 out of 5

    More Bedside Books

    An example of the growing number of yuri comics available in English, from Yen Press comes Whenever Our Eyes Meet... a women’s love anthology with the theme “Every time our eyes meet, I fall in love with her.” Originally published in 2018 this volume features 16 artists, two colour illustrations and 14 installments with adult career women living adult lives. I love anthologies, though they can at times be less than engaging compared to longer works. The premise of the anthology conjures an idea An example of the growing number of yuri comics available in English, from Yen Press comes Whenever Our Eyes Meet... a women’s love anthology with the theme “Every time our eyes meet, I fall in love with her.” Originally published in 2018 this volume features 16 artists, two colour illustrations and 14 installments with adult career women living adult lives. I love anthologies, though they can at times be less than engaging compared to longer works. The premise of the anthology conjures an idea but, only for a handful of the installments did I feel anything. I was happy for it featuring more than just adult characters in their 20s for example. But I chose the word anything to include the negative because two contributions managed to make me irritated or cross. I’ve read titles with similar scenarios before though, these cases (“Oblivious You” and “The Woman at A Certain Company”) just do not cut it for me. If someone creates a work with flawed characters engaging in sexual harassment or assault and having these sorts of issues, maybe to genuinely make it work takes more than the limited space a single contribution in an anthology can offer. While the art and sophistication will naturally vary with the work of many artists on display, this aspect is all over the place more than to be expected and rather unmemorable too. I found myself at points tiring even because of the execution or style of certain entries. Just as with Éclair sexual content is low. There’s not so much as even a kiss in several stories (at much brief bed scenes). If there wasn’t still an unequal but growing number of comic titles featuring adult wlw from Japan available in English, I may have passed on this example. To be honest I have reservations about Yen Press in regards to their yuri offerings. As well another of their yuri titles was labeled as one of the worst manga in the last year. I find their catalogue less than stellar at this point. But then again at the very least Whenever Our Eyes Meet does give a showcase to a variety of artists, some of whom a reader may hope to search out and see more work from.

  11. 4 out of 5

    TheNuisance1

    I really wish that this wasn't all about short stories, I wish it was just only the girls on the beautiful cover and nothing else. It's just having multiple different short stories doesn't give the reader enough time to fully enjoy the story properly.... I really wish that this wasn't all about short stories, I wish it was just only the girls on the beautiful cover and nothing else. It's just having multiple different short stories doesn't give the reader enough time to fully enjoy the story properly....

  12. 5 out of 5

    Orcbard

    It's an OL anthology. A lot of good stories in this collection. Being in one-shot format means they always end just when the stories get interesting. It's a very frustrating read when that happens. I deducted one star because of this. It's an OL anthology. A lot of good stories in this collection. Being in one-shot format means they always end just when the stories get interesting. It's a very frustrating read when that happens. I deducted one star because of this.

  13. 4 out of 5

    typewriterdeluxe

    I really like the theme in this collection, but I'm going to make the same complaint I wrote about with Eclair: a Girls' Love Anthology that Resonates in your Heart and Yuri Life... these stories don't "work" because they're too short . I wish these collections focused on fewer entries that actually had the page space to capture a moment, a romance, and help the audience connect to/enjoy what they're reading. Despite feeling let down by these yuri collections as a whole, there always mange to be I really like the theme in this collection, but I'm going to make the same complaint I wrote about with Eclair: a Girls' Love Anthology that Resonates in your Heart and Yuri Life... these stories don't "work" because they're too short . I wish these collections focused on fewer entries that actually had the page space to capture a moment, a romance, and help the audience connect to/enjoy what they're reading. Despite feeling let down by these yuri collections as a whole, there always mange to be a few gems that do touch this reader's heart despite the short number of pages. The stories I liked in this volume were "Fish and Water," "Waiting at Blue Bells," and "You Did Well." Out of these three, I found "You Did Well" to be the richest/fullest as well as the sweetest.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kate Long

    Stars: 4.5 Stars Format: Print Steam Level: Not Steamy This is a collection of yuri (wlw) one shots. Super adorable. Nothing explicit in this collection. Quick Thoughts: - I enjoyed these moments more than the one volume manga stories I’ve read and I think that’s because there aren’t a bunch of story threads trying to be tied together - Lots of adorable meet cutes mixed in with they’ve known each other stories - Only one story that I didn’t particularly care for and mostly I think that’s because Stars: 4.5 Stars Format: Print Steam Level: Not Steamy This is a collection of yuri (wlw) one shots. Super adorable. Nothing explicit in this collection. Quick Thoughts: - I enjoyed these moments more than the one volume manga stories I’ve read and I think that’s because there aren’t a bunch of story threads trying to be tied together - Lots of adorable meet cutes mixed in with they’ve known each other stories - Only one story that I didn’t particularly care for and mostly I think that’s because it was only two pages and felt incomplete - One story was between a teacher and former student that came back as a coworker. It was adorable but also toed that line as inappropriate relationship (for me at least) - The art was wonderful and even the stories with art that wasn’t my favorite were a delight - Of course there were stories I wish there was more of but they didn’t leave me feeling unsatisfied Overall a fun and wonderful collection. I hope for more story collections like this one!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bill Fish

    Very sweet book, filled with adorable stories. I had to admit, it made me feel a little sad. Each story is about insecure women overcoming their anxiety in order to tell someone that they really like them, in a romantic way. The object of their affection happens to be of the same sex, adding a level of courage to their accomplishment. Each story ends on a high note, with everything working out, although each story ends a little too soon, not everything is resolved. What makes me sad is how I cou Very sweet book, filled with adorable stories. I had to admit, it made me feel a little sad. Each story is about insecure women overcoming their anxiety in order to tell someone that they really like them, in a romantic way. The object of their affection happens to be of the same sex, adding a level of courage to their accomplishment. Each story ends on a high note, with everything working out, although each story ends a little too soon, not everything is resolved. What makes me sad is how I could never have that kind of courage. As I said, these stories end way too soon, and any one of them could be a series of their own.

  16. 4 out of 5

    L. Luck

    An anthology dedicated to working women in love? Honestly, it was mostly so fun! Definitely not perfect with a 2-page story about cheating and a story about a teacher getting together with a former student (now a coworker and an adult). Also, some gropey, sexual-harassment-like moments. However, the rest of the stories were relatively well done. 3.5* Warnings for sexual themes and scenes (only semi-nudity or censored nudity), teacher/former student relationship, cheating, some scenes may be consid An anthology dedicated to working women in love? Honestly, it was mostly so fun! Definitely not perfect with a 2-page story about cheating and a story about a teacher getting together with a former student (now a coworker and an adult). Also, some gropey, sexual-harassment-like moments. However, the rest of the stories were relatively well done. 3.5* Warnings for sexual themes and scenes (only semi-nudity or censored nudity), teacher/former student relationship, cheating, some scenes may be considered less consensual than acceptable

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bryan

    This is only the second “yuri” (or any manga) anthology I’ve read. That being said I want more and especially more “yuri” stories like this. The anthology is focused on adult relationships!!! As cute and comforting it is to read “yuri”, most stories (and the ongoing volumes for said stories) tend to focus on higher schoolers or first queer crushes/relationships. Anyway, absolutely loved this anthology and want more!!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    I’m not generally one for one-shot yuri stories or anthologies, but this one was great. The art was uniformly solid and the focus on older working women is not something you see a lot of in the genre, giving it a fresher feel. Good variety of stories too - the amount of emotion stuffed in the one three page entry is particularly impressive.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    These stories are so cute! I really enjoyed this anthology. It's nice to see romantic and sexual relationships between adult women who have careers and jobs in manga after seeing so many stories about girls in high school. These stories are so cute! I really enjoyed this anthology. It's nice to see romantic and sexual relationships between adult women who have careers and jobs in manga after seeing so many stories about girls in high school.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Elin

    The stories are cute, and were a nice escape from my exams, but most of them feel more like a first chapter than a whole story. Still, I think I'll keep an eye out for some of these authors (if I can find more English translations). The stories are cute, and were a nice escape from my exams, but most of them feel more like a first chapter than a whole story. Still, I think I'll keep an eye out for some of these authors (if I can find more English translations).

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mira Meteo

    This was SOOOOO good my heart has been craving for adult yuri for so long. I almost didn't buy the manga, but I'm so glad I did. When I saw "women's love" I knew I had to. My soul has been revived. My faves were irua's and Kurukuru-hime's works. So cute ♥ This was SOOOOO good my heart has been craving for adult yuri for so long. I almost didn't buy the manga, but I'm so glad I did. When I saw "women's love" I knew I had to. My soul has been revived. My faves were irua's and Kurukuru-hime's works. So cute ♥

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    "Everyone's Missing Out" by irua is priceless. "Everyone's Missing Out" by irua is priceless.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emi

    4.5 stars. A cute collection of one shots

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kate-Lynne

    Great collection of yuri stories! Highly recommend to any yuri lover

  25. 4 out of 5

    ERIN SCHMIDT

    Very cute women's love title. All of the stories made me smile. Very cute women's love title. All of the stories made me smile.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Banafsheh Esmailzadeh

    A lovely collection!

  27. 5 out of 5

    MC

    Started off a bit too slow, but got much stronger over time.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jill Kenna

    Most of these short stories were really cute. A few were not (the story with the former teacher dating the former student? No thank you.)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Asparkofh

    I loved the short stories, they got me thinking y’know. It’s nice to see people meet in the workplace,, yes I’m a romantic leave me alone.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lady V.

    A cute collection with at least a few stories that made me blush, smile, and yearn, but ultimately none that were truly gripping, exciting or deeply resonant with me.

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