Hi all – this week’s roundup begins with a leak. But not by me. ;-)
Wizard Universe reports that the Bakuretsu Tenshi manga, Burst Angel’s Adolescence is going to be released by TOKYOPOP. You may remember that I reviewed that manga several years ago, and found all three volumes (reviews of which you can find at included in the Bakuretsu Tenshi category page) infinitely superior – and more Yuri – than the anime. I look forward to their appearance in English.
As I mentioned in passing in an earlier review this week, artists Zaou Taishi and Eiki Eiki are going to be at the June Yaoi Jamboree in Phoenix Arizona. As well as being known for gender-bendy titles under her real name Tsuda Mikiyo, Zaou and co-creator Eiki are well-known for their long-time collaboration as BL doujinshi artists…and are the creators of Comic Yuri Hime collection HaruNatsuAkiFuyu. If you’re in the Phoenix area, see if you can drop in and ask them about their experiences writing for a Yuri audience!
The new Maria-sama ga Miteru novel came out this week, Margaret ni Ribon (a title that will make fans roll their eyes, as both “Margaret” and “Ribon” are well-known Shueisha magazines for girls…in fact, the Marimite manga ran in Margaret for a while.) The new novel is garnering top Yuri points from the fandom, but…you know, this *is* Yuri fans we’re talking about. It doesn’t take much to see Yuri, whether it’s there or not. LOL In any case, the novel has some stories that are about the old Rosas, Eriko, Youko and Sei, which certainly appeals to me! Let’s see how much longer Konno-sensei can slow down time and put off Sachiko’s graduation. :-)
Lastly, the Yuricon Environmental Committee has done some tending of the website – this time we have the Mission Statement and History translated into Japanese! Take a look. Feel free to help! Many thanks to our translators Katey and Ana for their fabulous work so far. :-)