Taisho Baseball Girls is now on sale as a season box set. While the Yuri was minimal, it was really just an absolutely wonderful series that should be purchased by everyone to show that we LOVE absolutely wonderful series more than we do dreadful crap.
Speaking of dreadful crap we love, Ikkitousen is streaming on Crunchyroll. I don’t know why I thought it already was, but now it really is. This is the first season, which you may remember gave us Ryofu and Chinkyuu.
While I was gone, Funimation announced that they have picked up the licenses for Excel Saga, Noir, and Bubblegum Crisis 2040 all of which are worthy of your love and money.
I know there’s a few Hourou Musuko fans out there, because you email me all the time, asking me when I plan on reviewing this series. (The answer is…eventually.) The official anime website has two trailers up for you: Trailer 1 and Trailer 2.
Continuing its pursuit of a reputation as “publisher of crappy manga that only a creep could love” Tokyopop has listed Kampfer on Amazon. Boggles, doesn’t it?
Out from Yuri Hime Comics is Mugen no Minamo, a series I completely ignore in magazine and out. Giant heads, little kids, drippy looking art AND threadbare content! Whee!
KR Comics offers you A Channel, a 4-koma about hyper, yet doofus-y Ron, stylish Yuuko, straight man Nagi. etc. If you like this type of gag comic, you’ll probably like this one too.
Manga no Tsukurikata, Volume 4 will be out in mid-December.
In a masterful bit of re-purposing, Ichinjinsha is releasing Yuri Hime Wildrose: Remix disc A, which is very likely meant to be a “best of” collection of the Yuri Hime Wildrose volumes.
And last, but not at all least for us, the Reborn Comic Yuri Hime website has undergone a goth makeover, which concerns me a little. I was hoping to move away from the dark and spread some light on the subject of Girl’s Love, but we’ll see what they have in mind. :-)
From the admirably twisted mind of Mori Natsuko comes a new novel, Super Otome Taisen, which is absolutely sure to induce howls of laughter. When Angel Lillith appears in the St. Anna dorm of prestigious St. Teresa’s Academy and explains to the girls that God has asked them to use their pleasure power to manipulate a giant robot to fight a giant monster to save the earth…who wouldn’t say yes? What I like best about Mori-sensei’s stories are that they have both lesbian content and lesbian awareness and are still unimaginably cracktastic. She is my hero.
Other Yuri-ish News
YNN correspondent Jenna sends in this report of a French book about shoujo/josei manga that at least touches on Yuri. It interests me greatly that they put Yuri under the rubrick of “manga for women,” because of course, it’s not. It *used* to be manga almost exclusively by and for men, until I started pointing out that there were women who read and create Yuri and now it’s mostly by both men and woman for anyone who reads Yuri. But..because I started pointing out ten years ago that there are women who like it too, somehow that got shifted to “by and for women,” which was never what I said, nor what I meant.
So, let’s just say this again – right now, on November 10, 2010, Yuri is created by both men and women for an audience of whoever buys it. Which makes it more complex to label, capture, identify and sell than Boy’s Love, which is mostly drawn and bought by women. Personally, I think that’s an excellent thing, as it gives us more of a variety in our stories, styles, points of view and far fewer specific genre tropes to deal with. The tropes in a Yuri story are more likely to be the tropes of that particular genre: action, romance, sci-fi, for guys, for girls, etc,.
Anyway, Jenna goes on to note that “a free sample can be found here, which includes the first two pages of the Yuri chapter: http://www.editions-h.fr/Docs/M10ki-3-site.pdf”
Thanks Jenna for the heads up – this is exactly why I need the Yuri News Network!
That’s a wrap for this week.
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