Yurin Yurin Tanka Results

YurinyurinNote

As reported previously, Yurin Yurin ran a tanka writing contest for Snow White’s Knight. The results were published on 19 November. The winner was illustrated above for a “Yurin Yurin Notebook” to be included in pre-orders of Snow White’s Knight. Individual prizes were also issued to the five runners up and special mention. As a reminder, tanka is a form of poetry similar to haiku. One major difference is its syllable structure: 5-7-5-7-7. The first three and second two lines are traditionally separate, but related parts. For more information, see this page on Poets.org and the Wikipedia article. The tanka have been translated by Ralen.

Grand Prize (Print and B2 Snow White’s Knight wall scroll both signed by Peko)

tanka_risamiya_taisyou

お美夜(みや)げに
こっそりあれこれ
持ち帰り
愛でて楽しむ
ぷち璃紗(リサ)イクル
Omiyage ni
Kossori are kore
Mochikaeri
Medete tanoshimu
Puchi risaikuru
I secret away
Little knick-knacks as trophies
And carry them home
To admire and enjoy
My way of recycling

Note: The original Japanese involves word play by incorporating Miya’s name into “omiyage” (souvenir) and Risa’s name into “Risaikuru” (recycle). The names are underlined in the transcription for emphasis.

Featured couple: Risa and Miya
Author: Mokumoku (黙々様)
Comments: I love Risa and Miya!

5 Runners Up (Print signed by Peko)

Number 1

tanka_risamiya_yusyusyou

きまぐれな
あなたの心
知りたくて
揺れる黒髪
また追いかける
Kimagure na
Anata no kokoro
Shiritakute
Yureru kurokami
Mata oikakeru
Don’t be so fickle
I want to know the real you
Won’t you let me see?
Once again I’m in pursuit
After fluttering black locks

Featured couple: Risa and Miya
Author: Trinder (トリンダー様)
Comments: I’m picturing Risa in the first half of Maidens of Michael.

Number 2

tanka_kaedesara

楓ちゃん
愛の力で
イきたいな
新婚旅行
南の島で♪

by紗良

Kaede-chan
Ai no chikara de
Ikitai na
Shinkonryokou
Minami no shima de♪

by Sara

Dear Kaede-chan
I want the power of love
To take us away
A magical honeymoon
On a tropical island♪

By Sara

Featured couple: Kaede and Sara
Author: Okoge (おこげ様)
Comments: Yuri cousins are a rare gem.

Number 3

tanka_maireo_02

止まりなさい!!
エロスのごん化!!
ド変態!!
私のパンツ
返しなさいよ!!
Tomanarinasai!!
Erosu no gonka!!
Dohentai!!
Watashi no pantsu
Kaeshinasai yo!!
You stop that right now!!
I swear, you’re lust incarnate!!
You deviant freak!!
You give me my panties back
This very instant, or else!!

Featured couple: Reo and Mai
Author: Someone who was helped by yuri (百合に救われた人様)
Comments: I tried evoking the scenery of a drama CD.
I hope other couples get made into anime~.
Yurin Yurin and Fuguriya, you have my support!

Number 4

tanka_sizukuerisu

こんなにも
愛しているのに
言えなくて
「好き」の二文字
筆に託して
Konna ni mo
Aishiteiruno ni
Ienakute
“Suki” no futamoji
Fude ni takushite
Because I can’t say
How much I truly love you
I’ll take up my brush
To pen the phrase I can’t speak
Three little words, “I love you”

Featured couple: Shizuku and Eris
Author: Sayo☆ (さよ☆様)
Comments: I tried writing a poem that expresses Shizuku’s feelings for Eris from her point of view.  It harkens back to the scene when Shizuku tried writing a letter to convey the feelings she was too shy to express directly.

Number 5

tanka_maireo_01

言えないの
アイラブユーの
一言が
素直じゃなくて
悪かったわね!
Ienai no
Ai rabu yuu no
Ichigen ga
Sunao ja nakute
Warukatta wa ne!
Those words I can’t say
That simple phrase, “I love you”
I can’t be direct
With how I feel about you
So please forgive me, okay!?

Featured couple: Reo and Mai
Author: Mya~ (みゃ~様)
Comments: Reo’s feelings for Mai.  She’s usually not straightforward, but in this verse she’s blushing bright red and spilling her guts.

Special Mention (B2 Snow White’s Knight wall scroll signed by Peko)

tanka_kaedesara_tokubetusyou

大丈夫
心配しないで
楓ちゃん
いとこ同士は
結婚できる
Daijoubu
Shinpai shinai de
Kaede-chan
Itoko-doushi wa
Kekkon dekiru
It’ll be okay
There’s nothing to fret about
Dear Kaede-chan
In this country it’s legal
For cousins to get married

Featured couple: Kaede and Sara
Author: Sekihane (セキハネ様)
Comments: I’m picturing Sara in her typical relentless assault on Kaede.

2 thoughts on “Yurin Yurin Tanka Results”

  1. The grand prize winner was my favorite followed closely by the special winner. They were both particularly cute (if not straight out LOL) compared to the runner-ups which were rather ho-hom (albeit cute as well), IMO. The grand winner was particularly clever and clearly deserved the win. Too bad there weren’t any staff comments regarding the entries.

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