We’ve got so much news these days that, like any other news magazine, I’m separating them into Topics.
Yuri Anime News
We start this week off with news that the Candy Boy ONA (Online Animation) was launched on Nicovideo. The first “full” 14-minute episode of two sisters in love, and another girl who admires one of them, was received with positive reviews by Yuri fandom at large.
And while we’re talking about the bulk of Yuri fandom, they’ll be happy to know that the upcoming Shoujo Sect OVA is up for preorder on Amazon Japan. Because of the “adult” nature of the anime, it appears to be unavailable for shipping overseas (gee, why fellas?) but if you *really* want it, you can use a buyer and get it that way. (Not that the bulk on Yuri fandom would be moved to buy it. I meant that kind of sarcastically.) In any case, here are links to the DVD preorder and the Box set preorder.
Yuri Manga News
The official press release went out this week, announcing that popular lesbian novelist J.D. Glass and ALC Publishing are working together on a story for Yuri Monogatari 6! Feel free to disseminate the news!
Yuri at the Library!
A couple of weeks ago was “Library Week” and I recommended the people check their local libraries for manga – rather than downloading them – and also consider donating lightly used manga *to* their local libraries. This week, we have some payoff to our efforts. Not only does the Morris County Library have a *fantastic* Graphic Novels section, with manga for kids and adults, Indie comics, American comics GNs and other types of graphic art, it now inclues a wide variety of Yuri, including Rica ‘tte Kanji!? and Yuri Monogatari 5.
Also, from Ellen K., news of Quatrefoil, a well-respected and well-established GLBT lending library in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Ellen reports that she’s working on a display of manga and anime there, and is steadily incresing their manga and anime collection. Personally, I think that’s utterly awesome.
Send me more stories about Yuri manga in the library – and even better, stories about how *you* put Yuri manga in your library. I really want to hear those. ;-)
Snatches of Yuri
(feel free to laugh, I did it on purpose)
A newly named segment, in which loyal readers and Yuri fans at large report sightings of Yuri in anime, manga and manhwa you might not have heard about. This week’s contributions are:
sui reports that the manhwa Ciel has two characters, Eliche and Judith, who give off strong Yuri vibes. She says the series is up to 4 volumes in Germany and nothing definite, but, strong vibes.
And from my own reading, in Osamu Tezuka’s MW, (which is an extremely interesting, complex story about a young man who is a pyschotic murderer and the priest who loves him) the only truly emotionally stable and happy character in the entire book is the lesbian editor of a publication. She’s in the story in only one chapter and remains nameless, but she pretty much made my day.
Updates on the Yuricon wesbite: The above mentioned Press Release on the Press page; and new Yuriko art on the Yuriko Art Gallery! More new stuff coming soon, as always.
Lastly, on a personal note, if you all would send me some good energy on Monday, I’d appreciate it. If it works out, I’ll tell you why. :-)
That’s it for this week’s report – looking forward to another Yuri-filled week!