Quick note, there will be no report next weekend (MangaNEXT) or the weekend after (I’ll be standing in line to see the Marimite movie.) All other things being equal, I’ll probably be tweeting my experiences, rather than blogging. You can find me at Yuricon on Twitter and here’s to me figuring out how to do that on a Japanese cell-phone. No news report possibly even the weekend after that, as I’ll be massively jet-lagged. Just FYI. If any major news breaks, I’ll be sure to report it.
YNN Correspondent Sean Gaffney shares with us the news that Girls High creator Oshima Towa has a new series coming up. It’s got the clever title Joshikou Girls Love and is running in Comic Sumomo magazine from Futabasha. (Sorry it took me so long to post this, Sean.)
YNN Correspondent Rachel gleefully announces that France is reissuing the Rose of Versailles manga in three volumes, starting in January 2011. I’ve linked to the entry on Amazon.FR for our French-speaking fans. Thanks Rachel for news and link!
Out this week from Ichijinsha, of note was the bittersweet but compelling Sore ga Kimi ni Naru by Hakamada Mera and Sukoyaka Paradigm Shift (I’m way too lazy to lift a finger to research this right now, but the art looks very Gokujou Seitokai) by Sukoyaka.
YNN Correspondent Jenna M has written in to inform us of a Yuri-focused academic paper she found on the Internet. “The Sexual and Textual Politics of Japanese Lesbian Comics: Reading Romantic and Erotic Yuri Narratives” by Kazumi Nagaike of Oita University. I haven’t had a chance to read it, but you can be sure I will. :-)
YNN Correspondent Socchan think you might be interested in Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Information on pre-ordering and a preview can be found at the link provided.
Kakera: A Piece of Our Lives, the live-action movie based on Erica Sakurazawa’s Love Vibes manga is out on DVD.
A Japanese lesbian ponders my comments at the Gay For You? Yaoi and Yuri for GLBTQ Readers panel at NYCC/NYAF.. She has some great thoughts about her experience with lesbian identity (or lack thereof) in Yuri manga. Well worth reading.
ANN reports that Section 23 has picked up licenses for the series Koi Hime Musou and Kampfer.
And a second anime season for Mariaholic has been announced.
Media Blasters announced that Magic Knight Rayearth Season 2; Ikki Tosen Volume 3 and Re-orders of Queen’s Blade, Volume 1 are shipping now. You may have noticed that Media Blasters is now on Twitter. Can you guess why?
Maria-sama ga Miteru News
Once more in honor of the upcoming movie, Cobalt Shueisha is putting out a new set of the Maria-sama ga Miteru Novels, this time an 8-pack set that comprise Yumi’s first year at Lillian Girls’ High School.
Volume 9 of the now-continued manga series will be out this week. Guess I’m going to have to make room on that shelf for Cherry Blossom, huh?
Snatches of Yuri
From one of Ichijinsha’s “other” magazines, Kings Kings, Sakura Link is presumed to have Yuri. Volume 2 is out this week.
We’ll end up on an “really?” note with the announcement of Hitohira Encore. Yes, the dramatic tale of people who cannot talk and have nothing to say in any case is continued. Unless it has Nono, I don’t care. ^_^
That’s a wrap for this week.
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