Yuri Network News – September 4, 2010

September 4th, 2010

Yuri Anime

I still haven’t bothered to figure out what it’s about, but Tamayura is on all the Japanese Yuri lists, and Ogata Megumi is playing one of the character’s mothers, which is all I need to get to me to watch. It’s by the same staff that did Aria, which might help convince some of you. :-)

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Yuri Manga

The next wave of Yuri Manga from the Tsubomi anthology is on the way! Kono Kutsu ha Shirimasenka? by Mizutani Fuuka, has an October street date.

Comic Lily Plus, Volume 2 the “other” Yuri quarterly anthology, also has an October release.

Actually, there’s going to be a veritable Yuri pileup of manga in October. So much in fact, that I’ll be talking October releases all month. Let’s just do one more today…Utena-inspired Shitsurakuen, Volume 4 is also a-coming in October.

…Okay, one more. ^_^ Here’s one for the gender-switch fans here. Trans Gals is, apparently, an actual anthology about, according to YNN correspondent Erin S., CIS women who have been transformed/de-aged into girls, instead of yet another teen gender-switch comedy. If one of you gets it, I’d love to have a guest review!

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Erica In and Around the Internets

I’ll be part of a Yurilicious blogtalk radio show, starring myself, host Allaine and co-host and Yuri Fanfic author Dreiser for an “Anime-ted” discussion about Yuri Fanfic on Femmslash4Fans. The show will be broadcast on Thursday, September 16 at 10PM (EST, I believe). September will be filled with more Yuri interviews with popular Yuri fanfic authors so bookmark this page! And do drop by for a fun conversation about Yuri fanfic. I know it’ll be fun, because Dreiser and I are old drinking buddies and we always have a good time. :-)

Speaking of the Internet, it was my incredible pleasure to be part of a Manga Out Loud podcast with host, blogger and a person I consider it an honor to know, Ed Sizemore. We discussed…wait for it…moe. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. ^_^ It was a great conversation and we had a lot of fun. Keep your eye out for this podcast early next week on the above website.

Tomorrow, Sunday, my next post for Hooded Utilitarian will publish. This month I talk about Wonder Woman Day at the Best Comic Store in the country. Wonder Woman is totally on topic for Yuri fans, I think. :-)

Lastly, another chance to pimp for MangaNEXT, because they’ve just added alternative Japanese manga artist Kondoh Akino (AX magazine) to the roster of guests. In the last week, I also had the chance to read this incredible exchange about copyright between ManagaNEXT guest Nina Paley and author Cory Doctorow. It was an amazing discussion that blew my brain out as it tried to expand to be half as smart as either Ms. Paley or Mr. Doctorow. As a result of the exchange, I contacted Ms. Paley, introduced myself and suggested a few bits of reading material for her before she arrives at MangaNEXT, so she understands some of the larger issues that we have in the manga world. She’s asked if she can print my correspondence with her, I gave her my permission, so hopefully, you’ll see that on her website sometime soon, as well.

If you are an aspiring manga artist, doujinshi creator or are just really interested in the history and/or industry of manga and sequential art, ManagNEXT is the place to be this year.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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9 Responses

  1. Erin says:

    Trans Gals is not about trans women. It is about cis women who have been transformed/de-aged into girls.

  2. @Erin – thank you for the clarification.

  3. MO fangirl says:

    MO playing a mother? I have no doubt she will be awesome but a mother? Well at least her part can only be better than in Kyoshiro. Isn’t it already time for a Sailor Moon remake by now.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This isn’t news and it might not even be lesbian, but I just found this link: http://www.amazon.co.jp/祝ご出産-―まるごと体験コミック-宇仁田-ゆみ/dp/487031732X/ref=sr_1_7/376-7516686-8218946?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250215071&sr=1-7 but I can’t read it coz it’s in Japanese.

    It and the related-books section seem to be about a series of manga on pregnancy by different mangaka. I wonder if any of these manga are about pregnant lesbians planning to raise their kids with their de facto wives instead of with husbands.

  5. @Anonymous – It is nothing to do with lesbians or Yuri. Unita Yumi is a prolific josei artist, who does a zillion stories about a zillion different things. She draws for Morning 2, Rakuen Le Paradis and Feel Young magazines and I have no doubt others, but rarely about anything even remotely Yuri related. I’m not sure why you thought it might be relevant? It’s not like too many Lesbian pregnancy manga are floating around out there…?

    If you’re looking for a decent story about two women raising a child, I reviewed Ohana Holoholo (http://okazu.blogspot.com/2010/05/Yuri-manga-ohana-hololo.html) which is quite decent.

  6. glenn says:

    Weren’t you going to announce the winners of the “Read Yuri in Public” contest about now? Perspiring minds want to know..

  7. @glenn – Sorry! I got totally sidetracked. Let me do that tomorrow – it’ll make a nice holiday post. :-)

  8. Anonymous says:

    The Ohana Holoholo review looks cool, if only there was more of a market in the US/UK/etc for manga about adults!

    Since the books in the link seem to be by a bunch of different women mangaka* I kinda thought “odds are at least 1 of these women is lesbian, and it’s a myth that same-sex couples don’t have kids too, and if one of these IS by a lesbian mangaka writing about her own pregnancy then that’s definitely not Story A and might be relevant for Okazu!”

    * the book covers I saw in what I guess is the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” section had similar formats and different styles from the Unita Yumi cover on the top of the page,

    and babelfish says the book description says “There is no method pain becoming easy!? You can bear even at midwifery institute and the home? As for difference of first childbirth and two public attention? The manipulation birth [tsu] [te] of the man and woman it is possible? And so on, the book and the magazine truth and 10 mother cartoonists of the childbirth which is not understood teach to real.”

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nozomi Entertainment is now streaming Maria-sama Ga Miteru on Youtube!

    http://www.mania.com/maria-watches-over-anime-gets-streamed_article_125045.html

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