Yuri Network News – April 9, 2011

April 9th, 2011

Event News

Today and tomorrow is the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival.  I will be there today only at Rica Takashima’s Table – L9. She will have art prints, postcards, magnets and a new doujinshi, Miho-chan’s Memories. Drop by say hi – I intend to have random items to give away, as stuff always sort of accumulates here in the house. ^_^

As I’ve said in the past, I consider MoCCA to be one of the best events for comics and cartoon art I’ve ever attended. If you think you want to be an artist or just want to feel the vibe of a whole lot of creatin’ going on, you really must attend MoCCA’s event.

For the more literary-minded, New York’s Japan Society is hosting an event titled Seeing Stories: Fiction, Manga & Graphic Novels on the reciprocal nature of literature and manga. This is on May 3 in NYC. I plan on being there, if I can.

One more event I am planning on attending – Yuri doujinshi event Girls Love Fest this September in Tokyo. It’s about time, wouldn’t you say? Next time, Maiden’s Garden. ^_^

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Yuri Anime

I am actually amazed it took this long, but massively popular with moe fans Idolmaster
has finally gotten an anime.

YNN Correspondent and Okazu Superhero Eric P. shares the news that Nozomi/Right Stuf has licensed Sora no wo to and will be releasing it as a DVD collection, Sound of the Sky. This collection has a street date in July.

Funimation is releasing Ga-Rei-Zero in combo DVD/Blu-Ray packs and on their Youtube channel.

There was a book in every single store when I was in Japan in 2010. Moshidora is about a girl who becomes a manager of a baseball team. And it was on all the Yuri lists, because it was moe and they reaaallllllly wanted it to have Yuri. Now it’s an anime and they still reallllly want it to have some Yuri, even if they have to squint and lean.

And in the same trend, Hanasaku Iroha, which is streaming on Crunchyroll, IMHO (which may not be yours) sounds like the Yuri will be mostly in your head.

Maria+Holic has been granted a second season and, like Hanasaku, I will not be watching it. If you enjoy Maria+Holic and want to review that second season, please feel free to write me about a guest review!

While we’re piling on the moe with questionable Yuri, don’t forget that the anime A-channel will begin this spring. It’s based on a 4-koma comic, so you’ve already seen this one…a hundred times. ^_^

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Maria-sama ga Miteru News 

New Novel,  Maria-sama ga Miteru: Private Teacher  is already getting high Yuri ratings on Japanese Yuri blogs and juicy snorts of amusement from fans. A Japanese acquaintance on Twitter said, “It sounds like a fan doujinshi!” It really does….

…and, at last! YNN Correspondent Simon gets in first with the news that the Maria-sama ga Miteru Live-Action movie BD and DVD will be seeing a late July release. Want Nozomi/RightStuf to license it? Ask them politely to do so.

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Yuri Manga 

YNN Correspondent Komatsu-san is pleased to share the news that Himawari-san manga has had successful sales and is going to a second printing. Even better, the creator is looking to do a second volume and the publisher is willing to back it. Whee!

From random tweets, Morinaga Milk has intimated that there may be a new edition and possibly continuation of Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakura-iro.  When more details are released I’ll let you know. Or, conversely, when one of you learns details, you’ll let me know! You’re not shy! ^_^ (Also, please don’t bothering to respond to this news with “Yay! I can’t wait to read scans!” because I will not approve comments like that.)

Aoii Hana’s got a new collection of Comic Yuri Hime stories called called Twin Kick (ツインケイク).

There is a charity doujinshi for Earthquake rescue and relief that has contributing artists from a number of magazines including the creator of Nobara no Mori no otome-tachi.

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Other News

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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7 Responses

  1. George R. says:

    Moshidora: Yuri? Wow. I need to look for an upgrade to my goggles. I read the novel earlier this year, and while I quite enjoyed it, Yuri never crossed my mind. In addition to the anime coming up later this month, there’s a live-action movie coming out mid-year.

    Hanasaku Iroha: I’m planning on watching this and would be happy to write a review. I enjoyed the first episode, but want to see a couple more before putting down words. There are several interesting and enjoyable girls with developing friendships, but I’m with you saying the Yuri is “all in your head.”

    And thanks for the other news, I’ve now got a few more things to order.

    George R.

  2. @George R. I’m with you about Moshidora. I think it’s a case if “I like moe and I like Yuri, and I like them both, so if there’s one, let’s force the other into it too!”

    Review of Hanasaku Iroha by you is approved. With many thanks. No rush on that.

  3. Filo says:

    How do we contact Right Stuf about these things? Just their usual ‘info@rightstuf.com’ mailing address?

  4. Jst says:

    I was getting worried there would never be a MariMite movie blu-ray (or dvd, but the blu is more convenient to import) so that is quite welcome news. Now I’m really glad I hadn’t pulled the trigger on importing the first few novels, the movie will make the shipping ‘feel’ more reasonable at least.

  5. @Filo – That should be sufficient.

  6. Cryssoberyl says:

    I was hooked hard by the first episode of Hanasaku, but Yuri would be the last thing I’d expect from it…

  7. BruceMcF says:

    info@rightstuf.com seems to work, I wrote a short email along the lines of “Dear Rightstuf, I have all of your Maria-sama ga Miteru releases, and if you get the Maria-sama live action movie, I’ll get that too. Sincerely …”, and got a “Thanks, sent it to our production team, we value viewer input” email reply today.

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