->''All I had to do was say "I love you..." and she killed my piece of shit husband for me. Stupid lesbian.''
-->--'''The Brunette'''

The most common {{Yuri}} story follows a rather simple formula. [[SchoolgirlLesbians Two schoolgirls fall in love,]] [[SempaiKouhai their relationship dynamic is built around being different ages]] and the worst thing that could happen is being called mean names (at least in modern yuri stories [[BuryYourGays for the most part]]). ''Gunjo'' however, is not the common yuri story at all.

Written and drawn by Nakamura Ching, ''Gunjo'' tells the tale of two adult women on the run from the police. They killed a man. To be more specific, the Brunette told her Blonde lesbian friend that she loved her and asked her to kill the Brunette's abusive husband. The Blonde did and, for some reason, the Brunette opted to help her friend avoid the police. Their relationship together is anything from the typical one seen. It is abusive, unstable and obsessive. ''Gunjo'' is very blunt about this fact.

''Gunjo'' is certainly not a series for everyone, but it is one to investigate if one is looking for a different sort of yuri.

!!This manga provides examples of

* AbusiveParent: [[spoiler:Brunette's father was physically and verbally abusive, which might explain why Brunette put up with her husband for so long.]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Occasionally we get hints that Brunette might feel ''something'' for Blonde, even if it's a very twisted and dysfunctional something.
* BlindWithoutEm: Brunette.
* BungledSuicide:
** [[spoiler:The woman with the urn.]]
** Later on, [[spoiler: Blonde tries to kill herself, but Brunette gets to her in time.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: The Blonde is half Japanese, thus the reason for the blonde hair. She is actually mistaken for a foreigner or questioned on her ethnicity more than once.
* DomesticAbuse: Brunette's motivation for wanting her husband dead.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:The woman with the urn in chapter 2.]]
* FanDisservice: Seeing Blonde topless, but covered in dried blood and with open knife wounds on her arms and breasts.
** And any nude scenes of Brunette will involve seeing the massive bruises that cover her body.
* FemmeFatale: Both women the Blonde seduced the Brunette's husband before killing him and the Brunette seduced the Blonde into doing it.
** {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch: They also like to screw around with each other's heads.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: The Brunette shows signs of this.
* FuroScene: In chapter 7.
* GirlsLove: Of a dark and twisted variety that most yuri will never approach.
* IncompatibleOrientation: As far as we know the Brunette is straight, which is part of the reason their relationship is so complicated.
* InfantImmortality: Averted with [[spoiler: the baby son of the woman in chapter 2.]]
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Blonde stabbed the husband while they were having sex.
* {{Irony}}: It was Blonde's ultimatum during high school that prompted Brunette to go marry her abusive husband in the first place. And then she wound up getting Blonde to murder him.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The Blonde
* LawOfInverseFertility: Brunette has a medical condition that prevents her from being able to stay pregnant. The one time that she was able to keep a pregnancy, [[spoiler:hubby kicked her in the stomach, causing her to miscarry]].
* LesbianJock: The Brunette's rival from their high school track-and-field team.
* LonelyRichKid: The Blonde, in high school.
* LoveMartyr: The Blonde. When Brunette complains that it would have been better for her if her husband and Blonde had just killed each other, Blonde ''apologizes.''
* MakeSureHesDead: We don't get to see the act, but the Blonde insists she made certain he was dead.
* MementoMacGuffin: Shows up in chapter 2. Brunette knocks a woman's purse off a table at a restaurant, breaking something inside. [[spoiler:Turns out it was the urn holding her son's ashes.]]
* NamelessNarrative
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Blonde's loan to the Brunette and her conditions [[spoiler: (they'd have sex in five years if the Brunette couldn't pay it back)]] led to the Brunette marrying a horribly abusive man in order to pay back the money. What's worse is that the Blonde wasn't serious about the [[spoiler: sex]]; she just wanted to help her friend.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. [[spoiler: The two women have sex in the bathroom while Brunette is having her period. We even see Blonde's fingers get [[{{Squick}} all bloody]].]]
* NotGoodWithPeople: The Brunette, sort of. Her relationships with people tend to be horribly dysfunctional, but [[LickedByTheDog dogs adore her.]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil: The murdered husband savagely beat Brunette; also, see LawOfInverseFertility above.
* PervertDad: The Brunette's father had some porn magazines in which some of the models looked like her.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Brunette and the Blonde (respectively) during their highschool years. The Brunette grew out of it and now is more lady-like.