Yuri Network News – January 15, 2011

January 15th, 2011

Yuri Manga

From the Yuricon Mailing List, BlackSkaven shares the news that Haru, Natsu, Aki, Fuyu (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) by Zaou Taishi and Eiki Eiki has been released in Germany by EMA as Frühling, Sommer, Herbst und Winter this week. However, German readers should be warned that the release comes with no color pages or undercover artwork.

There’s a pile o’releases from Ichijinsha this week: Wildrose Remix: Disk-B; Ibara no Namida; Musou Honey; Yuru Yuri, Volume 4; Futarism; Himawari-san; and the newly renamed Girl’s Love (nee’ Yuri Hime Wildrose.)

Choir, Volume 3 is slated to hit the shelves this month, too.

If you’re looking for something more grown up, the 2nd Volume of Ohana Holoholo might be just the ticket.

And it looks like Nobara no Mori no Otome-tachi, which apparently wrapped up at the end of the last chapter (happily every after, of course,) will be continued for at least a few more chapters. So, one couple’s all nice and resolved…will the other kiss and make up…do ya think? ~_^

Also hitting the streets in the next few weeks are a couple of Tsubomi collections: Tandem Lover; and Kuroyome.

And in case you were left on pins and needles, as I was, the second volume of Blue Friend comes out next month.

Shitsurakuen, Volume 5 is also on sale next month.

The final chapter of Octave will run in the February issue of Afternoon magazine.

And some interesting news about Nakamura Ching-sensei. According to her blog, she’s created a GL story for Davinci magazine (the same magazine that ran Honey and Honey by Takeuchi Sachiko.) Nakamura-sensei also has a story in the Februrary issue of Elegance Eve, from Kadokawa Shoten.

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Yuri Anime

Okay, so, Heartcatch PreCure was a big hit for me. Next up will be the all-pink, all the time, Suite PreCure. I’m already prepared to hate it, after an exec said that they went with all pink for the first time, because girls like pink. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

All the Japanese Yuri lists are telling me that Mahou Magica Madoka has Yuri in it.

They also insist that Rio Rainbow Gate has some Yuri in it. I’m not holding my breath.

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Other News

As you all know, I’m following the Bill 156 situation in Japan closely. The anime/manga community has already expressed concern and planned a boycott and a competing event to the Tokyo Anime Fair. This week, a Twitter post by BL scholar Mizoguchi Akiko pointed me to an event being held this very weekend in Japan – a LGBTQ community protest of Ishihara’s public homophobic comments. I sent them an email expressing that I and many others stand in solidarity with them. They accept English emails, so go ahead and send your support.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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4 Responses

  1. darkchibi07 says:

    I don’t know about Madoka Magica being Yuri, but it is pretty slash worthy (with Ume Aoki doing the character designs of course, lol).

    It’s a rather fascinating series, and there has been some hype around it being one big deconstruction of the magical girl genre thanks to the screenwriter’s reputation who’s known for dark and depressing stuff.

  2. @darkchibi07 – The Japanese lists insist that there is “a Yuri scene,” whatever they feel that entails. As most of the lists are way LF-er than I’m comfortable with, I imagine it’s not what I’d hope.

  3. darkchibi07 says:

    Oh, they must be referring to that scene where one of Madoka’s friends Hitomi noticed that Madoka and Sayaka were making strange actions at each other, and she thought they were already in an “intimate” relationship. The two were actually trying to talk to each other through telepathy in the most not so subtle way.

  4. SatoshiMiwa says:

    Looking at the designs I’m sure Suite Pretty Cure is going to be more like the other Precure and not Heartcatch. I’ll give it a shot but my hopes aren’t high

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