Yuri Network News – August 14, 2010

August 14th, 2010


Yuri Anime

Eagle-eyed Nick noticed that Funimation has started streaming the first two episodes of Ga-Rei-Zero, with it’s ambiguously Yuri relationship, on Funi’s YouTube channel.

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Yuri Manga

The first combined Comic Yuri Hime is on sale, so don’t miss your chance to see the historical super-combined powers of Yuri Hime and Yuri Hime S! (Admit it, that’s a great image.)

Yuri Hime Wildrose, Volume 6, which hits shelves on the 18th of this month, is available for pre-order.

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Snatches of Yuri

Monthly Alive Comic Magazine has announced a new Kämpfer project. No guarantees that it’ll be any better than the last one. ^_^ (Not that the audience wants it to be good. First comment on the ANN forums says it better than I can.)

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Other News

You may not be aware of it, but there is an organization for women in the comics industry. Friends of Lulu was founded in 1994 to highlight the achievements and contributions of women in sequential art. It came very close to disappearing this year.

They have pulled back from the brink, and have now opened their 2010 awards nominations to the public. I hope you’ll take a moment to visit the site, consider the issues, nominate and vote for women in an industry which, no matter how many of us work in it, is still seen as a boy’s world for boys.

This is as yet unconfirmed, but a Japanese acquaintance of mine has told me that the Ichijinsha Iris Bunko will no longer be publishing Yuri Light Novels, as they have not been doing well in sales. (She is an author and inquired about submitting a story.) It’s a hard thing to parse, because they weren’t really very good novels, so would they have done better if they had been better? I can’t tell.

One last news item of note: The folks who worked hard to bring Ladies Comics to America under the imprint of Aurora Comics have started up a new venture. Manga Factory’s first project is a tour to Japan crafted especially for fujyoshi and their friends. The tour will include options for a Takarazuka show in Tokyo, a visit to a Butler Bar, and a drag show, so if you’re interested in cross-dressing/gender bending, this is probably the tour you’ve been waiting for. Of course there will be other otaku must-visits, including Otome Road in my beloved Ikebukuro, the Nakano Sunshine Arcade, Akihabara and a host club. Check out the link above for details.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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3 Responses

  1. Erin says:

    I think the first combined YH/YHS issue is actually the one that’s due out in November.
    The latest issue of YH seemed like a typical YH issue to me, though it did include a special 5th-anniversary booklet.

  2. BruceMcF says:

    I want to add that in yesterday’s ANN podcast, Crunchyroll CEO Kun Gao (is that Shinji?) confirmed that he reads each one of the replies to the Crunchyroll member surveys that pop up for members on the site every two to three weeks.

    The most recent has just closed, but it included questions about DVD’s, and in the ANNcast, Kun announced that Crunchyroll was financing the licensing and the production and mastering of the movie 5th cm, with Bandai handling the DVD production and distribution.

    So for any members of Crunchyroll, who would like to see Aoi Hana get out as a DVD, look out for the next membership survey, and be sure to mention it somewhere. There is always a general comments field at the end, even if that is not the focus of that particular survey.

  3. Tsubasa says:

    I already got mine too. Surprisingly thin, but otherwise it didn’t seem any different.

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