This Week in Yuri – February 14, 2008

February 14th, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s been a decent week for Yuri, we have lots of stuff to be all love-love about, so away we go!

Yuri Manga

Erin is pleased to tell you all that Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) Volume 4 will be out in April! (I know you are all loving the scanlations, but allow me to remind you that scans don’t pay bills, so if you *can* please buy the actual manga, so the artist that draws it and the company that publishes it make actual money on it.)

And for your shopping convenience, the Yuricon Shop now has entries for the upcoming Volume 2 of Octave, Yuri Hime Wildrose Volume 3 and Manga no Tskurikata (a story about girl who wants to become a manga artist and, since yuri is so popular now decides to draw that.)

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Yuri Anime

The big news for the week was that Right Stuf has announced the license for Maria Watches Over Us Season 4. I wonder what gewgaw we’ll get with the 4th season? :-) And by the way – Yay! The trailer for the fourth season can be seen here. Not so crucial to them as are actually watching the season, but fun, nonetheless.

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Other Yuri News

y_y-san reports by Twitter that the Girls Love Festival doujinshi event this month was a success and that there are plans for a second GLF event to be held in Japan in September. That makes three such Yuri-specific events that have been held in Japan more than once. Hopefully one day I will be able to actually make one.

Grisznak just wants everyone to enjoy this Yuri-themed AMV that melds the timeless, classic sound of Elvis and the timeless, classic romance of Yumi and Sachiko. :-)

And Sylwia wants all Polish Yuri fans to know that the Comix Grrrlz website is relaunching with a shiny new look, and they plan on adding more Yuri info and materials, and more articles about lesbians in comics. Very cool, I think. I’m always impressed by the Polish Yuri fandom. :-)

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Other News

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The Media Blasters store in Secaucus, NJ is officially open! Serge and I stopped by on a lark today and found the store fully functional, full of friends and we weren’t the first customers! Drop by – here’s the map of the location – they are listed as #5 “Rareflix.” And here are directions to the Harmon Cove Outlets. (We talked again about a Yuri Monogatari 6 launch party in April – looks like we’ll be doing that, so keep an eye out for details!)

Also for our NY/NJ/CT area folks, a friend of Rica Takashima’s, Yasushi Tamaki, is offering Japanese language classes in New York City this spring using one of the hottest, most brilliant Japanese manga around. If you’re in the area, give it a try! Here’s the info:

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NEW YORK JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
www.ny-japanese.com | info@ny-japanese.sakura.ne.jp

Learn Japanese with MANGA!

The New York Japanese language school is offering a SPECIAL CLASS! Learn Japanese and Japanese culture with the newest manga, “Saint Young Men.”

Beginners are welcome!
Please apply by email at info@ny-japanese.sakura.ne.jp

Date:Special Course1 (Wednesdays):February 18th, 25th, March 4th &11th
7-8pm (total 4hours)

Special Course2 (Saturdays)February 21st, 1-3pm &February 28th
2-4pm(total 4hours)

Location:CAP2118 W.18th St, 6f l. NYC 10011

Free trial Lesson!

Text Book:Saint Young Men (聖★おにいさん)In this popular comic Christ and Buddha enjoy a comical holiday in Tokyo in the 21st century. This is a hugely comic in Japan which feature the funny adventure of these two friends as they experience Japanese culture on their zany vacation.

Tuition:One Lesson $20/a hour (Including material)

Other Services:The Survival Japanese Class for Beginners
New class starts in March!

Private Lesson in Manhattan

Learn Japanese one-on-one at a coffee shop in Manhattan!

Any questions? Send us email!
NEW YORK JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL at CAP21(18 W.18th St, 6fl. NYC 10011)
info@ny-japanese.sakura.ne.jp

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8 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why do the Polish call Joss Whedon “Jossa Whedon?”

  2. darkchibi07 says:

    Does y_y-san have like a detailed report of the Girls’ Love Festival? And that link of that is broken.

  3. @darkchibi – 1) y_y-san reported this to me by Twitter and 2) if he did, it would probably be in Japanese on his Mixi account. But if I come accross an account of the show, I’ll link to it. (It’ll still probably be in Japanese, though.)

  4. Hafl says:

    Anonymous: Nouns in Polish have cases, so Jossa is merely a form of Joss. I think genitive, but I’m not really sure.

  5. warpshadow says:

    Hayate x Blade volume 2 has been out for nearly two weeks I haven’t seen anything about it on this blog. Honestly I am a bit surprised.

  6. @warpshadow – There’s two very good reasons why I haven’t getten around the Haytae x Blade 2 yet.

    1) I’m crazy busy, and actually reading Volume 9 right now. so, 2 is so far back it kind of took second place.

    2) I *just* got a copy this week. I’ll review it asap, of course.

  7. Lecy says:

    a story about girl who wants to become a manga artist and, since Yuri is so popular now decides to draw that.

    Thank you. I can never get a straight answer out of anyone when I ask “is Yuri popular in Japan?”

  8. @Lecy It is popular among a very, very small niche of people who like Yuri. There is some growth, but it is not “popular” in the way that BL is popular, or mainstream anime and manga are popular – and those are still not “popular” like, say baseball. It’s a matter of degree.

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