Yuri Network News – December 18, 2010

December 18th, 2010

Short report today, folks. It’s been a long week.

Yuri Manga 

YNN Correspondent Katherine H. starts us off right with the news that the first volume of Waza ari- Kiwami-chan ( わざアリっ きわみちゃん ) is due on the shelves on December 24. You may recall from my review, this series has a little bit of Yuri in the form of a friend crushing on Kiwami, but the real strength of the story is in Kiwami’s “this girl don’t take no BS from the boys” attitude.

The New Year is also going to start off with  bang – the second volume of GUNJO (羣青) will be on sale at the end of January. This year the story has been full of wild ups and downs. I haven’t been reviewing the chapters because every time I get a copy of IKKI, I think I’ll catch you all up…then the story overwhelms me and I can’t write about it. I’ve begun describing reading this series as “eating the most delicious razorblades ever.”

Also on sale at the end of January, Mikuni Hachime’s Mousou HONEY (妄想HONEY), a collection of the Yuri Hime installments.

From MangaTime KR comes Kyoumei Suru Echo (共鳴するエコー), a collection of stories that range from school love to love between adults and all around the barn. Regard for this collection has been rather high on the Japanese Yuri lists, but I’m always loathe to take that as gospel. In any case, this seems like an interesting bet.

Ibara no Namida, ( いばらの泪 ) is another Yuri Hime collection slated for the beginning of next year.

And just a reminder that Tsubomi, Vol. 9 (つぼみ)  is now available. Can you believe that? They must have had some good investment money in this….

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “…I haven’t been reviewing the chapters because every time I get a copy of IKKI, I think I’ll catch you all up…then the story overwhelms me and I can’t write about it…”

    IKKI! I’m impressed with IKKI mainly because of Viz’s partnership with it and the SigIKKI site (including quality stuff about adults – Saturn Apartments rocks :) ). I hope that partnership is not so exclusive that you cannot get licenses for and translate other series from IKKI (caveat: I’m not a potential customer for GUNJO myself since from your reviews it seems like it’s not my cup of tea, but I’m sure IKKI has other series that we both would appreciate ;) ).

    Also, I just realize something else about series like GUNJO and anything else with adult lesbian, gay, and/or bisexual main characters: they definitely *don’t* fit the “it’s just a phase, you’ll straighten out when you settle down” stereotype that I heard adolescent lesbians, gays, and bisexuals face all too often IRL.

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