Yuri Network News – November 5, 2011

November 5th, 2011

Yuri Anime

(In a moment of extreme laziness, I’ve cut and pasted this from the press release, so apologies for formatting that is unlike the rest of this blog.)

Right Stuf, Inc.and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the first story arc of REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA, known to fans as The Student Council Saga, will be added to the streamed anime programming found at www.youtube.com/nozomient. The first two remastered episodes,“The Rose Bride”and“For Whom the Rose Smiles” are now available for viewing to fans in the United States and Canada. Two additional remastered episodes (through episode 12) will be posted each week leading up to the December release of the third and final limited-edition Utena DVD box set. Each episode, beyond the first two, will stream for alimited time, and all episodes will be presented with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles. REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Apocalypse Saga DVD Set L.E.(Remastered Box Set 3) is scheduled for release on December 6, 2011,and it is now available for pre-order at fine retailers.

For a limited time – and while supplies last – fans who purchase ALL THREE Revolutionary Girl Utena remastered L.E. DVD Sets via RightStuf.com will receive a replica of the signet ring worn by Utena in the series. This exclusive gift item will be shipped to those who are eligible with the third and final DVD box set.

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Yuri Game

A new YuruYuri iPhone App allows you to waste time with characters from Namori’s Yuri Yuri series.

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Yuri Manga

Sailor Moon Volume 2 (and Code Name is Sailor V , Volume 2) are imminent.

Bokura ha Minna Ikiteru! (ぼくラはミンナ生きテイル!) is being touted as a animal ear and Yuri high school story.

Kaname Etoile ( かなめエトワール) Joining the ranks of Nakayoshi and Ribon magazines is is Sho Comi.  with this long-awaited ballet/ Yuri mashup we all knew had to be written eventually.

Yuri Mielle (百合缶) is another upcoming Yuri anothology by the people that brought us Yuri Feuille.

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Other News

YNN Correspondent Jenna M points out a followup to a story in a May 2008 YNN report:

“Robin Brenner has just published some of her research with Snow Wildsmith on the relationships American LGBTQ fans have with Yaoi and Yuri, in a book called Mangatopia. The chapter is called “Love Through a Different Lens: Japanese Homoerotic Manga through the Eyes of American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Other Sexualities Readers”.

The Google books preview is available here, but isn’t complete.” (Erica here – it shouldn’t be complete. People who want to read the book should buy it, or borrow it from their library system. Otherwise the authors don’t make money.)

Thanks Jenna for the update!

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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8 Responses

  1. Felix says:

    Other “____/Yuri” mashups I would like to see…

    air racing/Yuri
    Private Spaceship development/Yuri
    Deep Space exploration/Yuri*
    AI development/Yuri* (I think this has been done)
    Japan Rail/Yuri
    Mega building project/Yuri

    Got any other ideas?

    *I actually have ideas for these stories banging around in my head for a while but not really sure how to proceed with them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “Other “____/Yuri” mashups I would like to see…

    “air racing/Yuri
    Private Spaceship development/Yuri
    Deep Space exploration/Yuri*
    AI development/Yuri* (I think this has been done)
    Japan Rail/Yuri
    Mega building project/Yuri”

    Felix, I would like to see those too :) especially if the stories realistically have *adult women* as the main characters instead of shoehorning teen or preteen girl characters into air racer/private spaceship developer/deep space explorer/AI developer/railroad worker/real estate developer roles. Also, if the lesbian and/or bisexual main characters realistically acknowledge being lesbian and/or bisexual (like what I heard about the gay characters acknowledging they’re gay and facing down other people’s attitudes about gays in What Did You Eat Yesterday? by Yoshinaga) instead of the author ignoring that stuff like in cliché stories.

  3. There’s been a fair amount of space exploration Yuri, in the early days, now relegated to the obscura of my doujinshi collection – there were loads of sci-fi lesbian fiction written in the 80s, too. Most of it was excrable, as most of anything is. I believe that Katherine V. Forrest wrote one, (if you don’t know who Katherine V. Forrest is, you should look her up and read her books!) Daughters of the Coral Dawn, is the title.

    Wow, that brings me back….

  4. Felix says:

    @Erica – Thanks for the reading suggestion. I have been looking for some lesbian themed SciFi I haven’t found any that realy caught my eye.

    @Anonymous – Off hand the closest current manga-ka doing anything like this is Fujieda Miyabi. While probably more idealized then you are looking for, his stories (yes Fujieda-sensei is a guy) are for the most part about women who actually do things together and actively acknowledge that do love other women.

    When it comes down to it, I want my Yuri to be more then about someone falling in love with their perfect senior/Onee-sama at an overly idealized school setting (though I don’t hate if that is an element of the story). I want my couples to do something together. Run a tea shop, fight aliens during AU WWII, fight each other in large scale magical battles for fun… You know have adventures. I want a wide variety of science fiction/fantasy/alternative history setting Yuri. Part of the reason I love series like Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Touhou, and Strike Witches, along with the works of Fujieda Miyabi, is because the couples in them do these things and by doing so become lovers.

  5. Cryssoberyl says:

    @ Felix, there’s a great story by Kurata Uso called Linkage that mixes AI development and Yuri. Great stuff, like pretty much all of Kurata’s works, IMHO.

  6. Felix says:

    @Cryssoberyl – After I wrote that I remembered that short, but I couldn’t recall the title, thanks.

  7. Anonymous says:

    “…fight aliens during AU WWII…”

    …and howzabout fighting Nazis during OTL (Our Time Line in the alternate-history genre’s fan lingo) WWII?

    http://news.pinkpaper.com/NewsStory/6307/29/10/2011/gay-helpline-pioneer-rose-robertson-dies-aged-94-.aspx

    Speaking of GBLT news IRL, also see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15630789 (relevant? I dunno. I do know that some manga is sold in Polish translation too, FWIW).

  8. Gayle B says:

    Looks like Rightstuf released the image of the actual signet ring~

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