Akiko Morishima is a GirlsLove mangaka who specializes in realistic stories about romances between adult working women. Her works include ''Manga/HanjukuJoshi'', ''Manga/TwentyYearOldGirlXThirtyYearOldMaiden'', and ''Manga/TheConditionsForParadise.'' She also provided the character designs and art style for ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi''.

!!Tropes frequently used by this author:

* ChristmasCake: Unusually for a GirlsLove author, Morishima mostly focuses on women in their late 20s and 30s, rather than SchoolgirlLesbians.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Morishima does enjoy indulging in this YuriGenre staple every-once-in-awhile, but she tends to subvert or deconstruct most of the tropes involved in such works.
* PuniPlush: Everyone looks pretty squishy
* SliceOfLife
* TeacherStudentRomance
* {{Yuri}}

!!Tropes used in this author's shorter works:

!!!A Lapis-Lazuli Blue Dream

* {{Gayngst}}
* OfficeLady
* WhatDidIDoLastNight

!!!Princess of the Stars

* {{Bifauxnen}}: Tsumugi used to be one.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tsumugi and Yui were the “prince” and “princess” of their [[OneGenderSchool One Gender High School]].

!!!Honey and Mustard 1&2

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Chiho to Mai]]
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Mitsuki
* TheCasanova: Mitsuki is quite the charmer. Kaori even refers to her as “a regular Don Juan.”
* ChickMagnet: Mai
* DrowningOurRomanticSorrows: [[spoiler: Mitsuki and Kaori go get hammered at a bar after they both get turned down by Mai.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Mai
* GrumpyBear: Chiho
* IndirectKiss: Mitsuki kisses Mai’s hand, and then kisses Kaori’s hand to pass it along.
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: Mitsuki and Kaori both feel this way, [[spoiler: they eventually work past this by promising that even if they should break up again they will always be friends]]
* LipstickLesbian: Kaori
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Mitsuki tends not to realize she is a spectacular flirt. [[spoiler: When tries to flirt on purpose she actually sound like she's rejecting Kaori]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Chiho
* PlatonicLifePartners: Mitsuki and Kaori used to date and now they're best friends.
** RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler: The two become a couple by the end of Honey and Mustard 2]]
* ShipTease: Mitsuki and Kaori, a lot.
* TimeSkip: 4 years pass between 1 and 2
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mitsuki and Kaori
* {{UST}}: Mitsuki and Kaori
** The two get a chapter in "Office Romance" exploring this.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Mitsuki and Kaori, especially in part 2
** [[spoiler: TheyDo]]


* SecondLove

!!!Soft-Boiled Fujoshi

* CosplayOtakuGirl: Yuria
* EmotionlessGirl: Yuria is quite deadpan.
* {{Fetish}}: Chie likes ZettaiRyouiki, and Yuria likes to watch Chie put on her [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]].
* GirlishPigtails: Yuria
* {{Joshikousei}}: Chie gets very fangirly when Yuria changes into her regular school uniform.
* LesYay: When Chie goes to a purikura, she ends up squeeing over all the female/female couples.
* {{Meganekko}}: Chie
* {{Meido}}: Yuria dresses up as one.
* {{Moe}}: Chie is a strong proponent of moe, and the manga itself debates which is more important to a fujoshi: moe or love.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Chitose hears some rather suggestive noises coming from Chie and Yuria’s room and bursts in to tell them to tone it down, only to discover that [[spoiler: the two of them were just working on a porny doujin together. In Chie’s own words, “it’s just the story that’s dirty!”]]
* OldShame: Chie cringes when she finds out that Yuria has read ''all'' of her [[{{Doujinshi}} work]], even the really old stuff.
* OtakuSurrogate: Chie
* ShoutOut:
** Chie refers to her first encounter with Yuria as an “event flag.”
** Chie reads ''Magazine/YuriHime Wildrose''.
* {{Yaoi Fangirl}}/YuriFan: Chie, the titular fujoshi.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Chie squees over Yuria’s.

!!!We’re Aiming For Love Now

* BridalCarry: Lalah does this to Shinobu in their backstory. She also tries doing it in the present-day, but finds that grown-up Shinobu is [[OneHeadTaller a little too big.]]
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Lalah
* GirlishPigtails: Lalah
* GrayRainOfDepression: Inverted: Rain ''causes'' Shinobu to get depressed because [[spoiler: it reminds her of the day her mother deserted her.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Shinobu]]
* ImplausibleHairColor: Lalah dyes her hair blonde.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lalah is 29, but doesn't look it at all.
* OneHeadTaller: Although in this case, the shorter one is also the older one.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Shinobu suffered this when she was a kid.]]
* SempaiKohai: Shinobu still calls Lalah “sempai.”
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend

!!!Peach Taste

* MeaningfulName: Momoko’s name means “peach girl.”
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Momoko’s friends dismiss her crush on Yoshino as just an immature admiration, saying that she needs to grow up and fall in love with a guy.
* SempaiKohai
* ShoutOut:
** One of Momoko's friends has a crush on a manga character named [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Chasuke]]. She also whips out a magazine called ''[[Magazine/ShonenJump Shounen Chump]]'' which advertises a ''[[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis Prince of Table Tennis]]'' on the cover.
** Momoko also makes a reference to {{Takarazuka}}.
* SexualEuphemism: In an omake, Yoshino recaps the story as "two girls doing this and that [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a lollipop]]".

!!!Angelic Girl

* BetaCouple: Nana and Kei to Negama and Tsukimiya.
* BerserkButton: Nana does not like Kei mentioning she's been with men, or whatever knowledge she's gained from those experiences.
* BiTheWay: Kei, Nana is shocked to learn that while Kei is popular with girls she's been with several boys as well.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Kei. She's somewhat of a {{Deconstruction}} of this archetype, as it's eventually revealed that most of her past girlfriends were using because they viewed her as less intimidating than sex with a real boy, or viewed her a "practice" before getting an actual boyfriend.
* {{Gayngst}}: Negema worries that Tsukimiya is straight. Kei is revealed to be mostly a fling or passing fancy to most of the girls she's been with.
* TallDarkAndBishoujo: Negama, though she has a lot more self-esteem issues than most.
* {{UST}}: Negama and Tsukimiya even after they become a couple.