Media Blasters has announced that Queen’s Blade will get a dub track. Because you’re watching it for the great dialogue. lol (Oh, and a quick note to those of you who know and care about Media Blasters, Chet and John are still there and say hi.)
Other Yuri News
YNN Correspondent ashi pointed out that the Crunchyroll Newsletter addressed the question “Why is there more Yuri these days?” Yuricon Mailing List Member Jacob summed it up well when he said, “Maybe it is because such relationships are more accepted. Maybe because it sells. But probably both.”
However…based on the conversation about “Fufu” on 2chan, I would say that same-sex relationships are nowhere near being accepted in Yuri fandom. The channel was split between people who insisted that Yuri and lesbian are the same (which they clearly are not) and those who said plainly that they don’t want lesbians in their Yuri. Which leaves – there’s more Yuri because it sells.
Tsubomi 6 is out next month and the next issue of Comic Yuri Hime is out now. This is the issue in which Morinaga Milk makes her reappearance with a color illustration. It also has the return of Ame-iro Kouchakan Kandan for those of us who have missed it.
Also coming from Ichijinsha is Yuri Hime Selection 2. The first volume of this was a collection of random stories and one-shots from Yuri Shimai that didn’t have enough chapters to be collected into a volume by one artist. I’d assume that this second volume is the same for Yuri Hime stories.
And while we’re on an anthology kick – new Yuri Anthology Hirari is also out this month.
Snatches of Yuri
Award winning author Asakura Takuya has written a 2-novel series about two women who meet again after 15 years and find that their feelings for one another have, if anything, grown more intense. Old Friends Volume 1 and Volume 2 might appeal to the more adult readers among us.
A live action movie called GL – Little Witches Labyrinth looks just about as pandering as a non-porn can look. I would not expect quality.
Nekokami Yaoyoruzu is a cat-eared lolicon god comedy from Champion Red Comics, about a cute god who lives in a shrine in a little town’s antiques shop.
Another novel series that seems of interest is Kimi ha Boku wo about a town with a thriving shopping center and two girls that live there. Volume 2 is especially Yuri-riffic, but if I tell you why, it’ll spoil volume 1. ;-) If you can read the book, you can read the synopsis on Amazon JP.
I was not able to attend MocCCA’s festival this year, but the last time I did, I wrote about a very talented woman named Margot Dabaie. Well this year, her book The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories: Growing Up Christian Palestinian in America made the “best comics from the 2010 MoCCA Art Festival” list on the New York Daily News! Congrats Margot!
That’s a wrap for this week.
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