License request day: Jirilove

Sometimes the license requests just fall into your inbox via news alerts. Take a look at this review from The Daily Yomiuri, and feel the want:

“Utaguwa is an ordinary salaried worker in his 40s, but Gei Desu, Hobo Fufu Desu (We’re gay, and mostly married), a Web site illustrated with manga in which he talks about his life with Tsure-chan, his gay partner, caught public attention soon after its launch thanks to his depiction of their life in an open, free and warm manner with a lot of jokes. Jirilove is a comic based on the blog’s manga, but it consists of newly written episodes.”

It’s a review of Jirilove, a blog-based manga written and illustrated by Utaguwa and published by Shueisha.

The problem is that I’m having no luck whatsoever in finding any relevant links aside from the review. Help me, Japanese-fluent nerds!

Update: Lys passes along the link to the book’s Amazon listing and the original blog. These helped me find the listing at Shueisha, which is not on the publisher’s comic site.

6 Responses to License request day: Jirilove

  1. lys says:

    Here’s an amazon link to start…じりラブ-うたぐわ/dp/4834251632

    And I think this is the original blog?

    I’m not exactly fluent, so hopefully others come along who can give you a bit more info!

  2. Erica says:

    This was not an easy search, David, but here’s the link:



    Hungry for Yuri? Have some Okazu!

  3. JRBrown says:

    I absolutely hate the art, but rummaging around on the blog (thanks for hunting that down, Lys and Erica!), it looks like a lot of fun. Want.

  4. Katherine says:

    This sounds like a really interesting title- thanks for writing about it! 🙂

  5. […] Jirilove, written and illustrated by Utaguwa: I’ve read some really good Japanese comics about or featuring gay characters, but I don’t think I’ve ever read one by a gay person about being gay. […]

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