Yuri Network News – February 19, 2011

February 19th, 2011

Every week, as I type up a YNN report, I’m reminded just how fast time goes. It’s already mid-February!

Yuri Manga

Our top story this week is from YNN Correspondent Jennifer M. French publisher Taifu has released the first chapter of their French-language edition of GIRL FRIENDS by Morinaga Milk as an online preview. Go take a look, even if you don’t read French. And if you do, please support Taifu as they takes they first steps into the Yuri market!

This past Valentine’s Day, LGBT Comics Consortium Prism Comics was kind enough to feature our own Rica ‘tte Kanji!? for a review.

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ALC Publishing

Speaking of Rica,  I would like do a special shout-out today to Komatsu-san. Because of him, our ALC Publishing manga is going to become part of the permanent collection at the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Komatsu-san is a valuable member of our staff and a good friend. And a really nice guy! ^_^ Thank you so much for all your support.

Right now, all of us at ALC are working hard on the new Rica ‘tte Kanji!? Omnibus. ^_^ Along with the original chapters, and the “More Rica” chapters from Yuri Monogatari, we’ve got a previously unpublished story and some brand new work from Rica. It’s going to be amazing!

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Yuri Radio

In Japan, Simoun has kicked back into life, as the Emotion The Best Simoun box set edition hits the shelves. To help promote that, there is a new Simoun Radio show, Simoun Electric Wave DE Remersion.

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Other News

Director of Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Ikuhara Kunihiko, has announced that he will be directing a new TV anime this year. He was notably involved in the creation of the opening sequence of Aoi Hana in 2009. The only details he’s given about the anime so far as that it will star a high school girl – a piece of information that actually made me laugh out loud. It instantly reminded me of this Dilbert comic.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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4 Responses

  1. Eric P. says:

    Big congratulations to ALC publishing!

    Also can’t wait to hear more of Ikuhara Kunihiko’s next masterpiece(?)!

  2. darkchibi07 says:

    Ohhh, Ikuhara!!! Make this anime TV series you’re working on be very VERY Yuri wrothy!!!

    On another note, I wish I took French in high school so I can be able to read Girl Friends! ;_;

  3. Eli-la says:

    I’m proud to say, there is a lovely, shiny copy of Girl Friends Volume 1 sitting in my bedroom :D

    (Proud because it’s an awesome series, and proud because I actually understand it xD)

  4. DezoPenguin says:

    I’ve gone and shilled Girl Friends to my French-speaking Canadian friends. ^_^

    (The fact that that Dilbert strip is 19 years old makes it all the more hilarious…and yes, it applies so perfectly to Ikuhara’s quote!)

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