Yuri Network News – October 29, 2011

October 29th, 2011

Yuri Manga

Morinaga Milk’s Kuchibiru no Tameiki Sakura Iro is being serialized in Comic High! magazine and, in celebration, you can read the *whole thing*online for free, until it is pulled.

Rakuen Le Paradis (楽園 Le Paradis), Volume 7 is heading for the stores. I can’t wait!

And, from that magazine comes a new collection by Takemiya Jin – Seasons. If you are not collecting her work, you really should be. Her protagonists are huggably grumpy and wonderful and they are welcome over for lunch anytime.

Tsubomi, Volume 14 is also on the way. There’s still a few series I like running, although I’ll miss “Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep.”

Um…there’s a “Yuri Boom”? Sure wish I saw some sign of it. Anyway, the folks at Megami magazine say so and so they are, in their infinite wisdom, marketing a new magazine called Megami Magazine Lily (メガミマガジンリリィ). According the marketing department there at Megami it’s “For Girls,” but we know that if it’s from Megami, it’s really for guys who want to think that it’s “for girls.”

Mikuni Hachime’s Houkago Kanon (放課後カノン) from Ichijinsha will hit shelves in November.

Fumi Ebon’s Blue Friend (ブルーフレンド), Volume 3 has been much different than the first volume, but follows a similar-ish formula – one popular girl and one outcast. But this time it’s the popular girl who seeks to change.

There’s a sequel to Joshi Kousei? Really? Yes, really! Set in the same school a whole new set of wacky girls will do things that make us cringe, in Joshi Kousei – Girls Live (女子高生Girls-Live)

Manga expert Helen McCarthy discusses the importance of Princess Knight on her own blog. This manga is a must-read for anyone interested in Shoujo and Yuri manga and this post is a must-read for anyone interested in manga, full stop.

ANN reports that a new R.O.D Project Planned for Super Dash & Go! Mag. Phew. We needed a new R.O.D.

Yuri magazine Xenocross Volume 1 has launched in English, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian (via @tominonakiyoshi on Twitter) This anthology includes an officially approved Sono Hanabira side story; the money goes to an anime project for the series, so if you are a fan, really, it’s all on you to make that happen. A portion of the proceeds also goes to charity.

Nanzaki Iku is beginning a Queen’s Blade sequel manga in Comp Ace magazine.


Yuri Novel

Download Fujima Shion’s Yuri novel “Fantastic Lolita” (in Japanese) or read it online: Registration required for download, but not to read it on the site. There are other items tagged Yuri on the site, I may investigate some of them. ^_^ This novel was lots of fun, and I’d love to see a sequel.


Yuri Anime

The Black Rock Shooter anime website is live. I really hope they go somewhere with this story.


Other News

Lecture & Reading from Dolltopia by International Manga Award Winner Abby Denson at Sophia University in Tokyo. I mentioned Dolltopia a while back, but I just picked up the GN and can’t wait to review it. Dolltopia wins for having non-creepy lesbian dolls.


That’s a wrap for this week.

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9 Responses

  1. The link for Xenocross is broken.

  2. walkyrje says:

    Erica, can you help me? I wanted to share a manga with my girlfriend, but now I can’t remember what it was called! It was all black-and-white ink art, with a few very nice sea-shore images. It was about two high school girls who have a very intense friendship, and one falls in love with the other, and finds out she was pregnant. Does this sound at all familiar?

  3. @A Day Without Me – Fixed. Thank you for the heads up.

    @walkyrje – Sorry, it doesn’t. It sounded like “Blue” by Kiriko Nananan at first, but there’s no pregnancy in that.

    If anyone else knows what series walkyrje is looking for, pipe up!

  4. walkyrje says:

    Ah, I think that’s it! Thank you for the help… apparently, I mis-remembered some of the story.

  5. Atarun says:

    I bought the Xenocross volume. I’m not sure what it’s about, much less that I’ll like it, but I cannot see an awesome initiative like _legal download_ in _multiple languages_ of manga and not opt in.

    Plus, it’s Yuri and recommended here. That’s like a hundred more reasons than I need.

    That said, the website is a mess and the e-reader is atrocious (and worked on neither my Chrome nor my IE, only Firefox). I hope they’ll get it together and at the very least get rid of the unswitchable music. ^^’

  6. George R. says:

    It looks like the link to “Fanatic Lolita” is broken (leastwise for me). I think I found it, but want to make sure I’ve got the legitimate site as the one I found didn’t require registration to download.


  7. @George R – My apologies. I thought I had fixed it. It’s fixed now and here it is: http://p.booklog.jp/book/30926

  8. George R. says:

    Thanks Erica! Got it with a clear conscence.

    And don’t worry. To quote a friend, “I type like I live: fast, with lots of mistakes.”

  9. lthemachine says:

    It’s a shame that Xenocross is using a non-ownership distribution scheme. I would be so fervently into that if they were selling DRM-free downloads.

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