Erin S nabs the headlines with a number of reports today. Starting off, gravure idol Ichinose Ayaka has come out as a lesbian, in manga form. Free previews of chapters of her story, Real Bian are available on her blog. You’ll need to download the reader (of course) which is the second link under each chapter. This is a pretty “Real” story, so don’t expect any typical Yuri tropes.
Erin also points out that the editorial staff of Comic Yuri Hime have a blog of their own now.
Speaking of Yuri Hime, Erin mentions that the Ame-iro Kouchakan Kandan collection is once again delayed, both manga-only and deluxe version w/Drama CD. No details, but now we’re looking at a June street date.
She continues with the news that Kurogane Kenn is slated to do a Yuri one-shot for next month’s issue of Comic High, the same magazine Morinaga Milk’s Girl Friends runs in.
A number of Polish correspondents are eager for you to know that Comix Grrrlz was pleased to recently interview Yuri Manga artist Akiko Morishima. Morishima-san also discusses the interview on her blog. If you don’t read Polish, you can read about it in Japanese. :-)
Funimation has begun streaming Air Master on their online Funi TV channel. The wonky subtitles have been cleaned up, so the wife and I have been re-watching happily. Cannot *wait* until the DVDs come out!
Johann wanted to share the official, licensed English dubs from the Filipino version of Maria-sama ga Miteru with the folks on the Yuricon Mailing List and I thought you might enjoy them as well. Here’s a link to one of the dubs and you can use the search and related videos to find others. :-)
Snatches of Yuri
Sean likes to share the misery, so he wants you to know that there’s some nasty Yuri in the nasty Volume 1 of Ichiroh. His description? “The rich best friend character lusts pointlessly after the main character.” Well gosh, I know I’m running. lol
That’s a fair load of news for the week, so we’ll stop there while you head out and buy all that and catch up with your reading and watching! See you next week!