From YNN Correspondent Tomo K. “This month’s Good Afternoon (a bi-monthly Kodansha magazine) has a story with a Yuri twist. Asou Mikoto’s ‘Rouji Koibana’（路地恋花) has a woman prosecutor eloping with a bride (her ex-colleague) on the bride’s wedding day, sort of like the movie The Graduate. The manga features various Kyoko craftsperson at work and love, and this is the first time a woman who declares “I only like women” has appeared.” I don’t know about you, but this is right up my alley. Thanks Tomo!
Not-Yuri Anime (but sort of related)
Gokujyouu manga is getting an anime. All I have to say is Noooooooo!!!!!
The Ikkitousen Shugaku Toshi Keppu Roku Promo on Crunchyroll goes a whole 44 seconds before we see Ryoumou’s underwear. That’s got to be a record.
4-koma series about a high school girl who is an assassin and the classmate that tries to understand her, Baby, Please Kill Me! is also getting an anime. (I read the manga, but there won’t be any review, there really wasn’t even fake Yuri to latch on to. Nonetheless, a silly, entertaining 4-panel manga.)
Fujima Shion’s Fantastic Lolita, which is set in Ikebukuro, and provides an action filled romp around the maid cafes and Sunshine 60-dori is available as an e-book. I was given the pleasure of reading an early manuscript of this novel and it was a lot of fun. If you can read Japanese, I recommend it.
It’s official: I’ll be working with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at New York Comic Con, to help promote awareness of freedom to read issues in the manga community. They can use volunteers, so if you care about your right to read whatever the hell you want, join us at Table 1158 at New York Comic Con and help Comic Book Legal Defense Fund protect your freedom to read! Conveniently, Table 1158 will be near both Prism Comics and GeeksOut, so you can buy great LGBTQI books, then drop by CBLDF to donate to support the freedom to read those books.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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