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Welcome to Kireina Yuri, which is an Anime community that focuses primarily on Japanese media that have Yuri/Lesbian romantic relationships and Girls' Club genre shows. With the growing popularity of Yuri anime in 2018 as more Yuri related anime release such as Citrus and Kase-san with more on the way coming, I wanted to create a community focusing on Yuri and Girls Club, which have some yuri elements, although it doesn't primarily focus on it.

Currently, there is no English Yuri communities that are considered safe to work. In comparison, yaoi have quite a few big communities.

What is Yuri?

It's a Japanese term also known as Girl's Love and the Kanji itself basically means lilly (百合、ゆり) in Japanese. It's a genre of anime and manga that focuses on lesbian relationships or romantic relationships between two women.

Why focus on Girls' Club Genre as well?

Most often or not, this genre of Anime tends to have subtle or noticeable yuri elements, mostly because the cast is mostly or completely female. Some examples are Comic Girls, Slow Start, Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka, and Kiniro Mosaic.

What Forum Software we are using?

I have decided to use Xenforo as the forum software. I have a license for it when I done my first forum attempt, which failed since it didn't have a focus. Xenforo is the leading forum software solution which is used in many communities, including Anime-Planet.

We are using a newer version since it allows us to show a feed of new curated content without an addon. XenForo 2.0 brings Emoji support 👌 and oEmbed support, meaning you can embed Youtube videos and tweets easily as seen below.

How will this forum be moderated?
There will be a hands-off approach meaning that forums won't be moderated heavily, except for when it's needed to resolve intense disagreements, flame wars, trolling and any content that is deemed offensive.

Can I volunteer to moderate this forum?
Currently, I will only grant moderator privileges to people I trust. Later, I will require those who wish to moderate have an established anime or manga related blog.

Will there be a Discord Server?
Eventually, as the community grows.

How can I get my blog featured?
Yes, as long it fits the requirements. On the home page, we show the latest posts from our curated blogs, or Anime blogs that have been approved. See this thread for more details on how you can add your blog. Your blog have to focus some way on the genres we focus on, but it doesn't have to cover it completely. We will also feature blogs that share Yuri creations as well.

Note that we do not publish the whole post and it will link to your actual post. Everyone will be able to search through past blog posts and filter by type.

Do I need to own a blog focusing on Yuri or create Yuri media to post here?
No, everyone is free to join. Note that we focus primarily on yuri and media that have a mostly or all female cast. However, there are forums that allow you to discuss other anime that doesn't fall in these genres.

Can I talk about other LGBT media besides Yuri?
Yes, you can as there is even a forum for it.

My goal is to have at least 30-50 members and a few Patreon supporters. Since we are using Xenforo, which gives us things like automated anti-spam tools and automatic feed importing, allowing for curated content from Yuri and CGDCT related Anime, Manga and Japanese Media related blogs.

Here is what I set out to do
  • Create an Anime Nano replacement, but with an emphasis on Yuri and Girls Club genres. Like Anime Nano, the latest blog posts will be featured on the front page instead of showing the forum index. (DONE thanks to XenForo 2.0 Widgets!)
  • Creating an active safe for work community for Yuri and Girls Club fans to discuss related anime and manga, pairings/shippings, yuri creations and much more.
  • Create a self sufficient community that is supported by the fans through Patreon and without the need for advertisements.
  • The governance of this forum will be democratic.
Right now, it's in the infancy. As we grow, we will eventually move to a domain name for this community, which will use the .moe top level domain. My role is just to provide the infrastructure as I have the technical know-how to manage the server and forum software.

We will eventually be creating a Patreon, which will allow people to support my efforts. If you decide to support us, you will receive special privileges such as a Patrons-only forum.

An official announcement will be made eventually on my blog. Note that we are in the early stages and the appearance and other things are subject to change.
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