Yuri Network News – February 13, 2010

February 13th, 2010

Snatches of Yuri

Shitsurakuen, Volume 2 is out and with it, Sora, one of those aggressively clueless heroines I can’t really like or respect. She is brought to tears by the thought that she might not be able to save all the girls at Utopia.

In Hinagiku Junshin Jogakuen, Volume 2 kinda takes a turn for the annoying. Yui is still in like with Ami, but it appears that Ami is having an affair with the Magic Elf who is their teacher. (It’s obvious she is not, it’s just Yui’s jealous, powerless imagination.) It’s also not a book’s worth of plot.

Hana Horohoro is about Maya, a translator, who is currently living with her former lover Michiru and Michiru’s son, Yuuta. In the same apartment building also lives Yuuta’s father. This comic is a slice-of-life about these four and the alternate family they create for themselves. This is a Feel Comic, so expect a more adult perspective and a tv-drama feel to any hysterics that might occur.

Negative Twin Tower! appears to be a collection of shorts some of which are Yuri, depending on how high your Yuri goggles are set, because you know that all relationships between women must be sexual in nature.

And speaking of Yuri Goggles, the new anime Lilpri, about three ojou-sama will also have Yuri vibes for people who see Yuri whenever two or more female characters share a frame.

Still speaking of Yuri Goggles, a new Pretty Cure series, Heart Catch PreCure! has been announced.

Amanchuu!, Volume 2 is out. I’m told that there is more Yuri Goggle fodder in Volume 2 than there was in Volume 1.

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Yuri Manga

Comic Lily, Volume 2 is out and Volume 3 is in the works.

Takahashi Yotsu, the author of one of the two stories I liked in Yuri Hime Wildrose 4, has got a collection, Love Flag★Girls!! out this month.

Another “new” face coming to Yuri Hime is Aoii Hana, another josei artist who will be doing a cell-phone manga for Ichijinsha. I’m fascinated and hopeful at the current crop of josei artists joining Team Yuri. However, while I’m on the topic, I have to say that I am not at all cool with the cover of Wildrose 5, which is the kind of thing that makes stupid postmasters go through one’s mail.

Aoi Hana Volume 5 is coming this spring. Here’s a picture of the cover from Shimura-sensei’s Twitter feed. No link quite yet, but I’ll get that added as soon as it’s available.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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4 Responses

  1. NguyenSon says:

    Just a question, is the new author of Yuri hime really called “Aoii Hana”?
    There wasn’t a typo or something?

  2. I may well have misread the kanji, but it certainly looked like that’s what her name is.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Huh; who would’ve thought there would be a mangaka with a name that’s almost exactly like that of a manga?

  4. Senbei says:

    As to YHW 5: Whoa… truth in advertising. Who knew.

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