Some of you may have noticed already that the newest chapter in the Mai Otome saga has been released – Mai Otome 0 s.ifr. Like all the previous versions of HiME and Otome, there are some recycled characters, but the cast is mostly new. Episode one already provided the desperate with some Yuri-service, so keep an eye out for it. ;-)
Eagle-eyed Erin points out that Torajirou Kishi, the creator of Maka-Maka, has a new series coming out in a collected volume, Mars no Kiss. We agree that this one does not sound very happy, but one never knows. :-) It’s running in Pianissimo magazine, a far cry from Jive, so my guess is that it’s a softer, more melodramatic story.
Gunjou, by Nakamura Chin, is running in Morning magazine in Japan. If I understand the synopsis correctly, it’s about the adventures of a woman and the woman she hired to kill her husband, as they take to the road after the murder. The author is a Yuri manga fan, and the art is really understated and cool. It’s has very high Yuri potential. I’ll let you know, once I’ve read it.
Lastly, in case you missed it on the Yuricon Mailing List, yesterday was Yuricon’s hunky mascot Yuriko’s birthday. We always like to do something special for that, so we’ll be announcing a “concert tour poster” contest – design a poster for Yuriko and Mayumi’s world tour, win a limited-edition fan club tour t-shirt! Also feel free to send Yuri a birthday greeting at yurisnr at yahoo.co.jp. She promises to answer all of them. :-)
That’s about all I got for you this week. If you come across a nifty Yuri news item, don’t hesitate to send it to me at the email on my profile. I only have two eyes – your assistance is *always* appreciated!