Today is “Read Comics in Public Day” and ALC Publishing is celebrating with a contest!
Take a picture of yourself reading any Yuri Manga in public, send us the link to @Yuricon on Twitter, post it on the Yuricon and ALC Publishing page on Facebook or send it to the Yuricon Mailing List, and you’ll be entered to win “I Love Yuri” goods. We’re even giving away one Amazon gift certificate!
Don’t send the picture to me by email, or link to it here. This is a Twitter/FB/mailing list contest only! And by “in public” we do mean where other people can see you, thanks!
Manga expert Jason Thompson wrote up a very lovely overview of Rica ‘tte Kanji!? and Yuri Monogatari in his ANN Column, “House of 1000 Manga.” Thanks, Jason!
YNN Correspondent Eric P. is very excited to share the news that Section 23 has picked up the licenses for Uta-Kata and Taisho Yakyuu Musume/Taisho Baseball Girls. I very much hope you will all support the second title, as it is a truly remarkable series, for many reasons.
Snatches of Yuri
A Day Without Me writes in to tell everyone of a Yuri sighting in hentai series Aki Sora and Aki Sora Yume. ADWM says, “Essentially, to sum it all up: Kana has a crush on Sora, Nami’s twin. Nami offers to practice kiss Kana since Nami looks so much like her brother. Nami gropes Kana, who freaks out, but stops when this happens and apologizes. I was totally flabbergasted at this point, since generally this would just lead to coerced sex or flat-out sexual harassment. Nami continues to try to help Kana get her brother after this, although there is a very heartbreaking kind of moment where she does kiss Kana after Kana passes out from accidentally seeing Sora naked.
Now, the second episode of Aki-Sora: Yume no Naka isn’t being released until November, and it is supposed to focus more on Nami and Kana instead of the sibcons. It could very, very easily become totally trashy at that point. But at the moment I am feeling impressed and a teeny bit hopeful, so I thought I’d pass along the information.”
Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment announces an Azumanga Daioh limited-edition Lithograph available in November.
New YNN Correspondent Jeanette T. writes in to bring our attention to a live-action series called ラブ・コレ~東京 Love Collection Tokyo. It is “not about schoolgirls” and has, as part of the cast a lesbian couple that is portrayed sympathetically – and openly. Here’s a link to the description of the series on Japanese lesbian media site Tokyo Wrestling. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for it.
And while we’re on live-action news, the Maria-sama ga Miteru movie Perfect Book, full of photos and stuff is now available! S.Q.U.E.E.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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