Yuri Network News – August 7, 2010

August 7th, 2010

Yuri Manga

Mangatime Kirara presents A Channel, a 4-set of girls that fall into two natural couples, if you’re the kind of person that needs to pair everyone up in your gag comics.

The first collected volume of Kaichou to Fukukaichou by Hakamada Mera, is hitting the shelves in September. Hopeless love turned maybe not so hopeless? We’re still waiting to find out!

Why, gods, why?!? Mikarun X, Volume 6 is coming to life in all it’s giant naked glory also in September.

And for more debasing girls for fun, there’s Shitsurakuen, Volume 4. It only took 4 volumes for Utena to save the Rose Bride. Tell me if Sora hits that benchmark, ‘kay?

And here’s something I know nothing about, but it has some elements of interest to me. Baba Yaga is a horror manga by Kizuki Akira, the creator of Ebi-san to Hotei-san, that ran in Tsubomi magazine. It’s got a great title and purportedly has some Yuri in the second volume.

Also slated for September release is Morishima Akiko’s office life series, Renai Joshika.

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Yuri Anime

According to ANN, The Anime Network is now streaming Blue Drop and Hidmari Sketch, while Crunchyroll now has some of Moribito (not Yuri, but you REALLY need to watch it,) as well as Strike Witches, which I know some of you are already watching.

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Other News

YNN Correspondent Shiny has written in to tell us about the severe outbreak of Hoof and Mouth Disease in Japan. A number of manga artists, including folks with names well known to you – Fujieda Miyabi, Morinaga Milk, Morishima Akiko, Yotsubara Furikko, Mitsue Aoki and others have banded together to create a charity dounjinshi to be sold at Comiket 78. The title of the work is “We Love Mow Mow” and you can find some pinups (possibly not safe and definitely questionable for work) on the website.

And I don’t think I mentioned this yet….TwiComike. It’s an online map of Tokyo Bight Sight, which can be viewed for East Halls or West Halls on Day 1,2, or 3 of Comiket. Circles get themselves listed by mentioning their table on Twitter. It is, therefore not fully populated, even at this late a date. Nonetheless….kind of fun for those of us not able to get the catalog.

Of course, if you are going, don’t forget the Small Call list of Yuri circles to help you make your shopping plans. And for people who like a challenge, the Tokyo Pride Parade is that same weekend. :-) If you are going, please contact me, Fujieda Miyaba is selling some goods I’d *really* like to get.

And let me also remind you that if you’re on Twitter, I have a preset list of Yuri manga artists that you can just follow to see what they are up to. It’s an interesting crowd. Especially when Heartcatch Precure is on. ^_^

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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3 Responses

  1. NguyenSon says:

    I wonder if you have noticed but it seems Heartcatch is getting more and more Yuri. Latest episode (25), We had a scene where Tsubomi sneaked a peak at Itsuki then blushed. Maybe it will really get Yuri, that would be amazing. Unless it was all my imagination? I still have a hard time believing that they would put canon Yuri (with the main character) in a mainstream anime.

  2. redfish says:

    Thanks for the Comiket list, Friday was looking like a complete walkaround day but looks like there will be at least a bit of alleged Yuri after all. With Simoun, of all shows.

    There’s a ton of Touhou Yuri circles not on the list coming up on Saturday, though. Too bad they’re not clustered together like the Yuri originals on Sunday, it’s going to be an otaku-eat-otaku rush in the Touhou zone this time too, I suspect.

  3. BruceMcF says:

    In case Moribito at Crunchyroll stays a four episode teaser and never does extend to the full run streaming in Crunchyroll … RightStuf has the complete collection for $26.24 (under $30 w/economy shipping).

    This is one of the infamous Wall*Mart stackpacks, so I got a 10 DVD Multicase and swapped the DVD’s and the original case art over. Its a little thicker case, so not an exact fit, but close enough for my purposes.

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