YNN Correspondent Bertie L wants you to know that the second (middle) volume of GUNJO is hitting the streets on January 28th. I saw the cover and tears sprung to my eyes. No fooling.
The first Omnibus of Card Captor Sakura is finally, almost reluctantly, making its way to people. If you have never read this charming shoujo series by CLAMP, I really hope you’ll take this opportunity to do so. Tomoyo was a Yuri poster child for many years, before we had the glut of Yuri characters we have now. CCS captures most of the best of CLAMP’s skill at artistry. If you like Tsubasa: RESERVoir Chronicle, it’s also nice to see the origin of two of the major characters before they were completely reimagined by their creators.
Anime licensing firm Plus Licens has just inked a deal that will bring the Sailor Moon anime back to the Nordic countries, Eastern and Central Europe. The deal includes TV and DVD rights. In other news Kodansha USA sent back a recording of crickets when asked about the possibility of a US revival. No, not really, I’m joking. I know that Kodansha USA is actually working on stuff here – just not that. (Back channel info, you’ll have to trust me.)
Many of you have probably heard about the devastating floods in Australia. To raise money for some victims, a number of people on LiveJournal have decided to do ad hoc auctions of anime and manga related goods. I received an email about this, which I thought I would share with you. Before you join any auction, please be responsible and read what they are doing, decide if you want to go this route, or donate through a major charity.
Just a heads up for folks who are unaware of the flooding – the affected area is the size of France and Germany combined. Think about it for a second.
Here’s the news and links YNN Correspondent Socchan sent us:
There’s a good three fandom-centric auction-style-things open on LiveJournal to help raise funds for Queensland, Australia, which is undergoing some severe flooding right now. Offers are anything from fanfic to vids to plush dolls to homemade soap and beyond, with a wide range of fandoms. There’s no “organized by fandom” list yet that I know of, so anyone interested would have to do a bit of digging, but there’s a number of people offering something for any fandom or specific fandoms, with or without actual Yuri. If anyone’s had a burning desire for something specific, Yuri-fandom-wise or similar, and wants to contribute to a good cause, this is a great opportunity. A lot of bids start as low as a dollar too, and offering is still open, so people strapped for cash (like me) can still contribute.
* The community qldfloodauction, which has both a lightening round for more immediate donations and a regular round for longer-term projects up
* User waltzmatildah’s Flood Relief: Fic Fundraiser Challenge (focus on fic, but apparently open to other stuff?)
* Community owemebreakfast’s Queensland Flood Media Fundraiser (just graphics)
If you’re going to be in or near Kyoto in March, drop by the 5th Girl’s Love Festival to nab yourself some Yuri Doujinshi.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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