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

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!!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.
* MayDecemberRomance
* 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]]

!!!Nostalgia

* MayDecemberRomance: Two actually
* 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.
* MayDecemberRomance: Yuria likes age-gap yuri.
* {{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 ''[[YuriHime Yuri Hime 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}}.
* ThisAndThat: 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.
* {{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.

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