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.
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.
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. ^_^
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.
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?
That’s a wrap for this week.
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