Yuri Network News – August 22, 2009

August 22nd, 2009

Well, the results of the YNN logo contest are in and yes, I was going to let you vote but when it came time, I decided I wanted to make sure the one I liked best won. lol And then, I couldn’t decide between two of them! So…it’s a tie. I’ll be switching randomly back and forth between the two.

So, officially announcing the winners of the YNN logo contest – congratulations to Lissa Patillo and Mari Kurisato!

Lissa’s logo captures the soft feminine side of our Yuri Network:

Mari’s logo nails our hard-boiled side. (Yes, double entendre intended, Duh.)

I’m having “correspondent” badges created for all of *you* who write in – you’re the Yuri Network. Proudly display your badges on websites, in emails, on your social media profiles, etc.

As for our winners, they will each receive their very own Women Make Comics t-shirt, in a style, size and color of their own choosing. The proceeds go to charity, so it’s a win-win all around!

Many, many thanks to all the folks who sent in an a logo idea, your time and effort on our behalf is greatly appreciated by all.

Now…onto the News!

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Yuri Anime

Sal, one of our Yuricon Mailing List members, is very excited to report that A1c, (I believe they make games) is planning a new Yuri hentai anime imprint called “Chu-Chu.” Their first planned title is Sono Hanabira ni Kuchi Dake wo Anata to Koibito Tsunagi, based on the Sono Hanabira game. The idea of more uber-moe, lolicon hentai does not thrill me to the core, but I am not, as has been previously established, the audience they are going for. :-)

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Yuri Manga

Happily, I *am* the audience for the next bit of news. According to the Kodansha Manga lineup, the first collected volume of Gunjo has an official street date of October 23, 2009. This is a manga about an actual lesbian (damaged yes, as so many humans are) written by an out Japanese lesbian artist put out by a major publisher. I would love to see through-the-roof sales. And even better, crazy overseas numbers that are large enough to be a blip on Kodansha’s radar. :-)

Morishima Akiko-sensei is doing a book signing in Tokyo on August 29, to celebrate the fact that her books Hanjuku Joshi and Ruri-iro Yume are on sale this month!

Oh, and I canNOT forget this week – Morinaga Milk’s GIRL FRIENDS Volume 3 will be out in September. As always, you can order it through the Yuricon Shop.

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Snatches of Yuri

Haven’t had a chance to review this series yet – and may not, because I don’t feel there’s really even enough to comment on. However, I know that some folks think Umi Monogatari is Yuri, so here’s a link to the first volume of the manga, which runs in Comic Blade.

Speaking of Comic Blade, the first volume of Amano Kozue’s Amanchu! is also out in September. It’s about two girls. The rest is up to you. :-)

And for those of you who loved the art from First Love Sisters the artist, Shinonome Mizuo, has a series called Carbonard Crown out from Action comics (home of Girl Friends, among others.)

Also interesting, the September volume of Da Vinci, a regular everyday Japanese women’s magazine, has a special “Girls Love” edition. This is not as out of the blue as it sounds. Da Vinch is the magazine that serialized Takeuchi Sachiko’s Honey & Honey and I want to become a man! comic essays. Once again they are stepping into the LGBT-supportive spotlight. Good for them.

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I guess that’s it. I’m off to breakfast and train spotting. Have a great Yuri week!

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6 Responses

  1. Mari says:

    I’m sorry, but Lissa’s logo wins hands down.

  2. @Mari – Your opinion doesn’t count. :-D

  3. George R says:

    I like the look of both logos, I can see why it’s a tie. Thank you Lissa, Mari and Erica.

  4. BruceMcF says:

    I saw the logos, then was on Twitter, then saw a tweet about Mari winning something, then looked again, and the one I liked best was Mari’s.

    Mind, I’m in the middle of re-watching Madu-Lax. So I also have an inexplicable craving for pasta.

  5. Anonymous says:

    日本語で失礼します。
    初めまして。あなたのブログを読んで、『群青』を読みたいと思った者です。しかし残念ながら、中村珍さんHPで連載が打ち切りになって、単行本もでないことを知りました。彼女のブログでは編集部への不信や、連載を続けることで増えていく借金についての不安など、とても詳細に経緯を書いています。私はまだ『群青』のファンでも、読者でさえない、ただの漫画読みですが、この漫画を評価している人には是非知ってほしくなって、commentを書きました。

    by pilloty

  6. @Anonymous – 私のブログを読んでくださってありがとうございます。私は『群青』の状況を知っています。 残念ですよね…

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