This Week in Yuri

March 8th, 2008

There’s a lot to talk about this week, so let’s jump right in!

The top story this week has got to be that Maria-sama ga Miteru was licensed for release in Region 1. We’ve been squealing about that for a few days, so other than more squealing there’s not much more to say. I did write Right Stuf to ask what their pre-orders looked like in the first 24 hours. I don’t expect to get a reply. :-)

Before there was Utena, before Rose of Versailles, Osamu Tezuka created the first manga girl prince Sapphire, the Ribon no Kishi. And this year writer Takahashi Natsuko and artist Hanamori Pink will be reviving the series in Nakayoshi magazine. The art is way too moe for me, and the story already appears to be very girly and heterosexual, but of course I’ll take a look.

Yuri fan kyouka tells us that there will be a special section of 100 Yuri doujinshi artists at Comitia 84, the Yuribu. If you’re in Tokyo on May 5, get thee over to Big Sight! (And if you *are* going, drop me a line – I’d love to have someone buy for me. lol)

Here’s an important thing! Yuri Monogatari 5 contributor Niki Smith (“Your Hair”) is up for voting on this year’s Tokyopop’s Rising Stars of Manga! Her story “Crabapple Crush” is a Yuri story, so get over there and vote in the People’s Choice vote! Good luck Niki!

And once again, we’ve got some updates on Yuricon:

New Japanese-language Links Page!

On the Yuricon Shop:

Ragnarock City

Finally, Aoi Hana 3

and the newest from the creator of Maka-Maka, Mars no Kiss.

Also, new Yuriko Fanart from JanaP!

And don’t forget our 2008 Poster Contest!

Last up, don’t forget that there are two new contests here at Okazu!

So you have three ways to win prizes. :-)

That’s it for this week’s report, but I don’t doubt that there’ll be plenty more next week!

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not sure if you know or not, but the link in the art gallery to the new fanart you mentioned here doesn’t load ^^;

  2. Thank for letting me know – it’s been fixed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    hi erica, im sorry to be off topic here. but ill be going to tokyo in april (first time). can you suggest places thats Yuri friendly? lol i dont know hows that like..

  4. Anonymous – What kind of “places” and what do you mean by “Yuri friendly”?

    If you mean stores, then all of them will have Yuri, but you will need to do some research to find out what series you want and/or authors. Other than the very small GL sections that are often unlabeled, manga stores don’t have a “Yuri” section. Because Yuri crosses all genres and age groups, it’s up to you to know what you’re looking for. Same with doujinshi – a few hours at Toranoana’s doujinshi sections can net you loads of good Yuri, but you need to have an idea of what circles you might want or series to look through.

    If you mean like bars and stuff, then check out Bravissima, which has an English language site with events and clubs and the like – you can find the link on the Yuricon Links page. http;//

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