OMGOMG, finally!! Poor Poor Lips, Volume 3 (プアプア LIPS 3) has a release date! Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until October. We don’t have a link yet, either. /sulk/
The second volume of Fujieda Miyabi’s Ame-iro Kouchakan Kandan (飴色紅茶館歓談), which is full of wonder and delight, is up on Amazon JP for pre-order. Shipping date is in November.
Media Factory has announced that Sasamekikoto (ささめきこと) is going to end in the October issue of Comic Alive, which goes on sale on Sept. 27. No complaints from me – 9 volumes is a solid run and it was a great story.
Hidamari Sketch, Volume 6 (ひだまりスケッチ) is hitting the streets this week.
Kuroyuri Shoujo Vampire (黒百合少女ヴァンパイア) is an 18+ collection. Although the Amazon entry has no picture, I can pretty much picture it clearly in my head…and kinda wish I couldn’t. ^_^;;
Yurikam (ゆりキャン) has been all over the Japanese Yuri lists. Like the above entry I’m pretty sure it’s not my style, but it may be yours. It’s about a model Yurika, who is unpopular with men. (Note on the transliteration…normally I’d go with Yurikan, but the title *is* meant to be “kam” short for “camera.”)
From Tsubomi, one of the series I like best, Hana to Hoshi, Volume 1 will be out in October.
According to its website, Comic High will be re-running Morinaga Milk-sensei’s Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakurairo starting in the October issue, which comes out at the end of September. Morinaga-sensei has also contributed an illustration to charity doujinshi Smile/Yell. I’m guessing that she’s found a place at last where she feels comfortable and I’m really, really glad for her.
Out of the forehead slap with frustration news file, Yurisei-jin Naoko-san is getting an anime Blu-ray release.
Animate in Akihabara is running a special Madoka Magica Shop from August 27 – September 4. No promises, but I might just be able to make it. If so, I will get you pictures.
NIS announced the North American license for the Black Rock Shooter Game.
At Hooded Utilitarian I resurrect an ancient article I wrote many, many years ago, discussing the qualities of anime that make it stand out for so many Western fans.
Thanks to MagicalEmi for this catch: Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor. This may well be the best Tumblr ever created.
This month Okazu turned 9 years old (and Yuricon officially became a tween at 11.) I asked for some good ideas to celebrate and we have a winner! Anonymous suggested that I donate one book for every year to my Library in honor of Okazu’s birthday. I think that’s a fine idea!
So, I will definitely be donating 9 new wonderful books to the local library in the days ahead to join the many I have already donated there (they shelved Wandering Son in YA comics, I love them so very much….) This Sunday is Read Comics in Public Day, so visit your local library and check out their comics, then go and read them in public!
Anonymous, email me at anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com and I will send you your copy of Strawberry Panic Complete Novel Collection!
That’s a wrap for this week.
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