Shoujoai ni Bouken

Shoujoai ni Bouken | Saiyuu no Ryouko| SnB Fanfic

Out, lesbian pop idol Yuriko’s adventures in life, and love. Shoujoai ni Bouken, Volume 1 is available on the Yuricon Shop as an illustrated novel! Written by Erica Friedman. All rights reserved.

Shoujoai ni Bouken

Shoujoai ni Bouken (Vol. 01)I thought long and hard about what kind of fanfic* I wanted to write to introduce the Yuricon mascot, Yuriko and I decided that the only fitting thing would be to give her a shoujo manga of her own. Unfortunately, I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, so manga is out. So, instead, I created a serial novel, starring Yuricon’s attractive mascot, Yuriko. (Learn more about Yuriko)

I want to dedicate this series to Dreiser, for whom I have nothing but admiration – and to whom I owe alot – especially the very concept of AniLesboCon. And, as always, to my Muse, my wife, and my love, who all happen to be the same person.

*It was pointed out to me  that SnB is not, in fact, a fanfic, but an original fiction based on a character of my own creation, i.e., I am actually establishing the canon. Nonetheless, I persist in thinking of it as a fanfic, since I am indubitably a fan of Yuriko’s.:-) – Erica Friedman, February 2003

Shoujoai ni Bouken – Volume 01

Issue 1-2 – Special Double size premiere issue!
Issue 3 – New Student Blues
Issue 4 – Home Stretch
Issue 5 – I Enjoy Being a Girl
Issue 6 – Love and Hate on the Court
Issue 7 – Rhythm
Issue 8 – It Could Get Worse
Issue 9 – Saturday Night
Issue 10 – Just Relax
Issue 11 – The Mysterious Bento
Issue 12 – Brewing Up a Storm
Issue 13 – The Center Cannot Hold
Issue 14 – Melt Down
Issue 15 – Return to Zero
Issue 16 – Love and Death
Issue 17 – Perseverance
Issue 18 – One Down, Two to Go
Issue 19 – A Bitter Pill
Issue 20 – The Persistence of the Surreal
Issue 21 – On the Seventh Day
Issue 22 – A Harbinger of Winter
Issue 23 – A Pebble in a Pond

Shoujoai ni Bouken – Volume 02

Issue 24 – In Check
Issue 25 – The Nature of Truth
Issue 26 -Small Victories
Issue 27 – Falling Petals
Issue 28 – Home Cooked Meal
Issue 29 – Twenty Questions

Shoujoai ni Bouken – Volume 03

Issue 36 – Betrayal
Issue 37- The Walls of Jericho
Issue 38 – Death, Taxes and the Media
Issue 39 – Who Are You?
Issue 40 – Strength in Numbers
Issue 41 – Welcome to the Madhouse
Issue 42 – Inside the Labyrinth
Issue 43 – Eye of the Hurricane
Issue 44 – Closing the Book
Issue 45 – One Small Step
Issue 46 – A Blank Page
Issue 47- Message From the Past
Issue 48 – Diving In
Issue 49 – A Fine Morning
Issue 50 – Swing Your Partner
Issue 51 – Spiraling Downwards
Issue 52 – Pop Goes the Media
Issue 53 – Bread and Circuses
Issue 54 – In the Gilded Cage
Issue 55 – The Longest Day
Issue 56 – A Red Sunset
Issue 57 – A Pleasant Interlude

Shoujoai ni Bouken – Volume 04

Issue 58 – Glamour
Issue 59 – The Road Lies Ahead
Issue 60 – Rites of Passage
Issue 61 -Chantepleur
Issue 62 – Aurora Borealis
Issue 63 – Bagna Caulda
Issue 64 -Revelations
Issue 65 – Walking in Circles
Issue 66 – Spiritus Mundi
Issue 67 – In Some Kind of Groove
Issue 68 – Stranger Than Fiction
Issue 69 – Good Fortune
Issue 70 – Payback’s a Bitch
Issue 71 – A Wing and a Prayer
Issue 72 – A Journey of a Thousand Steps
Issue 73 – Sekusuru Hara
Issue 74 – Darkest Day

Shoujoai ni Bouken – Volume 05

Issue 75 – Breakfast of Champions
Issue 76 – Scrouge
Issue 77 – Artificial Intelligence
Issue 78 – Life in the Jungle
Issue 79 – Storm Clouds Roll Back
Issue 80 – Stars Come Out
Issue 81 – Feeding the Fish
Issue 82 – Stand Up, Get Up
Issue 83 – The End of the Line
Issue 84 – Akashic Records
Issue 85 – The Worm Turns
Issue 86 – Matsuri
Issue 87 – Stranger Than Fiction
Issue 88 – Wind of the Gods
Issue 89 – Night Air
Issue 90 – The Final Hurdle
Issue 91 – Epilogue

Shoujoai ni Bouken – Omake

Part 1 – Trial and Eroor
Part 2 – Trail and Error
Conclusion -Traila nd eror
Illustration, by Kelli N.

Shoujoai ni Bouken -Fanfiction

A Writer is Always a Writer by Anna Haapaniemi
Great Day by Kairen
Utterly, Totally, Terribly by Anna Haapaniemi
And The Cherry Trees Were Blooming by Jude McLaughlin
My How We Have Grown by Katerina Ehas
Perfect by Sparkle
Chosen by Byakko Rei
Poster Girl by Leloi
Chicks With Weapons by Stirling Twilight
Prologue to Shannon by Kun
Potholes on Memory Lane by Althea Keaton

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Saiyuu no Ryouko

Saiyuu no Ryokou (Vol. 01)SnR is not a shoujo manga-style story. It is very consciously not shoujo. I’ve written this story much more in the style of josei (manga for an older female audience.) It still is Yuri, but its not about kids or school. This is far more of an adult’s world, a world in which jobs and family collide with a person’s own needs.

Last note: The title is purposely written in bad Japanese for many reasons, just like the title for SnB.** But it loosely translates into “Journey to the West,” which is a tremendously fabulous Chinese epic saga about Sun Wu-Kong, the Monkey King and the monk Tripitaka. In alot of ways, that book defines this work…and in many, many more, it has absolutely NOTHING at all to do with it, but it made a catchy title. In any case, enjoy!

** Walking around Comiket, I noticed very creative uses of English in many titles and circle names, so I feel no shame at all about using Japanese poorly in this case.  – Erica Friedman, February 2003

Saiyuu no Ryouko – Volume 01

Issue 1 – All Aboard the Gravy Train
Issue 2 – Beginnings and Endings
Issue 3 – Truth in Advertising
Issue 4 – Star Crossed
Issue 5 – Rare Moments
Issue 6 – Lingua Franca
Issue 7 – It’s a Job
Issue 8 – Fit the First
Issue 9 – Lighting a Single Candle
Issue 10 – The Coconut Wireless
Issue 11 – Secrets
Issue 12 – Walking the Walk
Issue 13 – Red Hot
Issue 14 – Summer Breeze

 

Saiyuu no Ryokou – Volume 02

Issue 16 – On The Road
Issue 17 – At Home
Issue 18 – Six Impossible Things
Issue 19 – Welcome
Issue 20 – The Lion’s Den
Issue 21 – Performance Anxiety
Issue 22 – Sing A Song
Issue 23 – Truth Or Dare
Issue 24 – Sounds in the Night
Issue 25 – A Brisk Workout
Issue 26 – Best Laid Plans

Saiyuu no Ryouko – Volume 03

Issue 37 – Distant Rumbling
Issue 38 – Sick and Tired
Issue 39 – Here and There
Issue 40 – Stress Fractures
Issue 41 – Inaccurate Predictions
Issue 42 – Stars At Night
Issue 43 – I am, therefore…
Issue 44 – Curtain CallIssue 45 Spotlight
Issue 46 – Breaking the Spell
Issue 47 – On the Mat
Issue 48 – Burning at Both Ends
Issue 49 – Seven Plots
Issue 50 – Wheel of Fortune
Issue 51 – Whistle While You Work
Issue 52 – Faux Pas

 

Saiyuu no Ryouko – Volume 04

Issue 53 – Winter Chill
Issue 54 – R and R
Issue 55 – Pirouette
Issue 56 – On The Mat
Issue 57 – The Madding Crowd
Issue 58 – Standard Operating Procedure
Issue 59 – Party of Four
Issue 60 – The Awful Truth
Issue 61 – Three-Quarter Time
Issue 62 – Two-Step
Issue 63 – Once Again From the Top
Issue 64 – Don’t Blink Or You’ll Miss It
Issue 65 – All Work And No Play
Issue 66 – Trip and Fall
Issue 67 – Long Shot
Issue 68 – Rescue
Issue 69 – Will to Live
Issue 70 – The Phone Always Rings Twice
Issue 71 – Fit The First
Issue 72 – Top of the Ninth
Issue 73 – Under the Lights
Issue 74 – Quiet Time
Issue 75 – Sabotage
Issue 76 – Tea and Sympathy
Issue 77 -Scylla and Charybdis

Saiyuu no Ryouko – Volume 05

Issue 78 – Halcyon Days
Issue 79 – Up Beat
Issue 80 – Light Breaks Through
Issue 81 – On The Radio
Issue 82 – Waiting For A Sign
Issue 83 – Day Off
Issue 84 – Final Repetiton
Issue 85 – Face Time

 

Get Shoujoai ni Bouken, Volume 1, illustrated by K. Nicely at the Yuricon Shop!