Yuri Network News – September 24, 2011

September 24th, 2011

Snatches of Yuri

In the June issue of Nakayoshi, magazine “Your Melody (キミノネイロ) starts off with two girls kissing and a chapter-load full of ambiguous feelings…and no real plot. I don’t imagine this is meant to be a “Yuri” series, but you have to admit that Nakayoshi has been turning up the heat these days with lily-scented stories.

Horror comic Naname no Ongaku II (ななめの音楽) looks pretty darn Yuri.

And Machikado Hana da Yori (街角花だより) is scoring high on Japanese Yuri lists.

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Yuri Manga

On her blog, Morinaga Milk-sensei debuts the cover of Comic High magazine with the first reprinted chapter of Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakurairo.

The 15th volume of Hayate x Blade special edition, will include a HxB doujinshi by Hayashiya-sensei! I’ve been a fan of her doujinshi work as Jesus Drug for ages, so I’m dying to see what she does with her own characters.

Italian Yuri fans have something to celebrate – the Italian language edition of Rica Takashima’s Rica ‘tte Kanji!? is now available from RenBooks. To celebrate, they created this adorable commercial spot:

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Other News

From Twitter, Deb Aoki points us to the Today Show website’s article  “From Kevin Keller to Batwoman, gay characters take center stage in comic books.” While I think “taking center stage” is obvious hyperbole, it does seem that gay and lesbian characters are more open than previously.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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One Response

  1. Felix says:

    Extremely excited for Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakurairo restarting, I wonder if they are going to just reprint the Nana X Hitomi sections then move on to new chapters, or all the chapters in the original story?

    In case anyone is wondering, Batwoman #1 was quite awesome. This series will probably my favorite out of the whole 52 relaunch. Also if you are not a regular American comic book reader and/or have not followed Batwoman before (like me on both counts) you should not worry about starting with this issue and being lost.

    This issue did a great job of introducing the character and her history, while setting up the main plot for this arc. Basically if this was the very first appearance of the character, in my opinion, this issue would have been an extremely good intro.

    Long story short, you can start here and not worry about having to read years of comics and/or go on a massive wiki info dump to understand what is going on.

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