Yuri Network News – August 13, 2011

August 13th, 2011

Yuri Manga

Top news (for me, at least,) is the imminent publishing of Fu~Fu (ふ~ふ) from Comic Yuri Hime. This wonderful book will hit Japanese shelves on August 18. Do not miss this one. If you never buy a book in Japanese, make this one the exception. It’s moe enough for those as like, and full of decent, honest, love-love between two women for all of us.

I feel like I already mentioned this, but I’m going to again – Morinaga Milk’s Tsubomi series, Himitsu no Recipe (ひみつのレシピ) is also on sale this month.

Kurata Uso’s Yuri Danshi (百合男子) is ready to make his hyper-fannish appearance in a first collected volume.

Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari, Volume 5 (ピュア百合アンソロジー ひらり、 Vol.5) will be hitting the street at the end of the month, as well.

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Snatches of Yuri

Kettama! Shuukyuu Riot Girls (けったま!~蹴球☆らいおっとガールズ) looks like Yuri-service, maybe a little more, on a soccer team. Not quite the sports manga -Yuri mix I’m looking for, but you might enjoy it. Volume 2 seems to have some Yuri.

Beni Yuri – Girls Love H (紅百合 – Girls Love H) is quite obviously a porn collection. If you like those, you may want to try this one.

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Yuri-ish Anime-ish News

Because there’s nothing better than more of the same, check out the new Ikkitousen Trailer for Ikkitousen: Shuugaku Toushi Keppu-roku

STARZ has announced the projected date for the Live-action Noir series as Summer 2012. And there is now an official character sheet, so we can start chewing our livers out about the changes. Well, at least I don’t feel obliged to give STARZ my money now. ^_^

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Other News

Earlier this summer, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that they would be assisting with the defense of a man who was detained at the Canadian border for having manga and comics on his electronic devices that the border patrol deemed offensive. He is now facing jail time if his right to look at pictures of things is not defended.  The CBLDF is asking the manga community, especially, to donate money to help them in this guy’s defense. I wrote passionately about our relationship in the Yuri Community to this case already and I will be doing so again. It’s not enough to RT a tweet here. There is a person – one of us, a fan – who could go to jail because the Canadian Border Patrol cannot tell the difference between a person and drawing (or stick drawing) of a person. Whether or not you like what he had on his iPad is absolutely not the issue. He might not like what you have on yours. Certainly the Canadian Border Patrol might not like it. Please, if you have not contributed to this case, consider sending even a few bucks to the CDLDF. We have got to set a positive precedent for freedom of self-expression and we really have to do it now, and not just hope the sword won’t fall on us, too.

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Even Other-er News

Takarazuka University to host Hatsune Miku Concert. What else is there to even say about that?

Madoka Magika is getting a PSP game. I doubt I’ll play it, but I might think about it rather harder than I usually think about games.

Ichijinsha is publishing a Yuru Yuri Novel Anthology, which is a very interesting idea. I wonder how successful it’ll be?

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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6 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been stewing in fanrage over those Noir character descriptions for the past couple of days. I mean… WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

    Who would look at Noir and think, “Hmmm… what this really needs is male leads and heterosexual love quadrangles”?!

  2. Logan says:

    What is this? What the hell is all this “handsome American(white) man” blah blah blah “sexual tension” blah blah blah “vengeful ex” blah blah blah NONSENSE??

    I knew I was being needlessly excited for a live-action Noir, but now I’m thinking STARZ should just make their own assassin story set in Paris (in the 1960s???) instead of taking Noir and changing it into that. For god’s sake, “SMITH? JOHN?” It’s like a fanfiction with obviously op-ed OCs inserted into it! They’ve taken all the mystery and intrigue out of Noir.

    BLARGHGSGH. I’m going to drink a 2-liter bottle of coke and rewatch Noir now…

  3. Anonymous says:

    “There is a person – one of us, a fan – who could go to jail because the Canadian Border Patrol cannot tell the difference between a person and drawing (or stick drawing) of a person.”

    Here’s another one of you, a fan, Koji Oe who lost his whole entire job and income ( http://kojioe.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/wtf-im-being-fired/ ) and will now have to leave the country ( http://kojioe.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/on-hanging-out-with-the-worthless-3d/#comment-16526 ) because his boss where he taught could not tell the difference between his freely speaking at http://kojioe.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/ro-kyu-bu-i-too-wish-to-couch-a-group-of-lolis/ and his “burning [as in “fired up loins”] passion and desire to teach and instruct…Maybe it’s just me but when Subaru put his hands on Tomoka I thought to myself, ‘To put his hands on a child. I too want to motivate a child in this way.’…I honestly think I don’t connect with the female students too well at the school anyway. This might be a good way for me to get closer to them since they seem afraid of me…”

    “Whether or not you like what he had on his iPad is absolutely not the issue. He might not like what you have on yours.”

    And whether or not you like Koji Oe, he made his feelings clear at http://kojioe.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/i-just-cant-lie/#comment-16276 , “You’re a girl aren’t you? I can tell. Get the fuck out you 3D pig! You will never understand me and my love for 2D. 2D is far superior. Go trick some other man to buying you dinner tonight. I’m not fooled by your kindness.” about those of you who are female.

  4. @Anonymous – If there is a difference between most people and that poor soul, it’s that our interest in manga doesn’t actually affect or inform our interactions with other humans. His interests have left him very, very alone. That is how I define a paraphilia, as opposed to an interest.

  5. George R. says:

    Thanks for keeping us up to date and thinking of this case. Thankfully when I traveled to Canada last month, the Border Patrol didn’t ask anything about my laptop or the like, but I’d already sanitized it for the trip.

    And to let you know your little nudge worked, I just sent off a contribution to CBLDF. They really do deserve our support for defending our freedoms. Thanks for the nudge.

  6. Zefiris says:

    Fu~Fu and Ameiro will be bought together for sure >=O

    I just love these manga ~SO MUCH~.

    And I hope FU~Fu continues to rile up whiny 2channers because that means it keeps doing well ^_^

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