This Week in Yuri – June 6, 2009

June 6th, 2009

I, Rica Takashima and some our our Yuricon folks are at MoCCA Fest in NYC (at Table 516 PRISM Comics) today. I hope we’ll see you there!

In the meantime, a short, bittersweet news report.

Yuri Manga

Creator of classic Yuri manga Paros no Ken, and grandmother to the Light Novel and Josei genres, Kumimoto Kaoru, died at 56 years old from cancer last week. Her influence can be felt in many different ways and her contributions to both the Japanese and English manga industry are myriad. She will be greatly missed.

Manga to be on the lookout for in July:

Tact collection by Sakuraike, a prominent Yuri doujinshi circle. If this gets mainstream distribution, I will be sure to link to it.

Linkage by Uso Kurata, a collection from Yuri Hime Comics.

Nettai Shoujo by Yoshitomi Akihito, a Yuri Hime S collection.

(There are many more than this, of course. If you notice I only post a few at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed with a long laundry list, in case you were wondering. ^^;)

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Yuri Anime

Sentai Anime has obtained and will be re-releasing Genoen’s Kannazuki no Miko. This appears to be a straight re-release, so if you missed it the first time, you have a second chance! As soon as it goes up on Amazon, it’ll be added to the Yuricon Shop, the largest Yuri anime and manga themed shop on the Internet.

Katherine says that, according to the anime schedule on Moon Phase, Sasamekikoto is going to air this fall. Additionally, the Sasamekikoto website has been updated with Sumika and Ushio’s spiffy new anime character designs.

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Snatches of Yuri

As mentioned in Thursday’s Yuri Hime review, Machikado Hanadayori is about a poor owner of bakery and maybe some Yuri.

Morita-san no Mukuchi is a 4-koma comic about a girl who knows how to keep a secret and, as a result is much sought after for confidences by the other girls.

Amagami Emmenthal is a story about love at a girl’s school.

Sokyuu no Karma is a novel series about dragon riders and Yuri love.

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As always, if you see Yuri News you’d like to see shared, please email me at anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com and it shall be so. :-)

In the meantime, I’m partying with Prism this weekend. Have yourself some fun, too and we’ll see you next week!

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4 Responses

  1. thedarkworld says:

    Damn. I love Paros no Ken, I’d probably say it’s my favorite Yuri manga. 56 is no age to die :/ I’m saddened by this news.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Apparently Yuricon may be featured in an upcoming scholarly anthology about BL… http://saturn.clunet.edu/paglia/wiki/index.php?title=Glossary

  3. @Anonymous. Hardly “featured,” but we may garner a footnote. :-)

  4. Pat says:

    I am so excited about the Sasamekikoto anime! It’s really turned out to be one of the best manga that I’m reading. It kind of reminds me of a Yuri Azumanga Daioh. The art style is really appealing.

    Kinda bummed that Kumimoto Kaoru passed on. Paros no Ken was great.

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