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. :-)
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!
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.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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