Peter on the Yuricon Mailing List was very excited to let us know that Morinaga Milk’s GIRL FRIENDS will be out this spring in German from Carlsen as Wir Beide. That brings the total to four languages: Japanese, English (on JManga), French and now German.
Bruce P wants you all to know that Wandering Son, Volume 2 is up for pre-order on the Fantagraphics website.
Sailor Moon, Volume 2 is now available for purchase. If you’re not reading this core Yuri manga, you really should. (Warning: Volume 2 is very heterosexual. Just so you know.) Codename is Sailor V, Volume 2 is out too – it’s also not Yuri, but you should really read it anyway.
Anytime Torako and Asami share the page my Yuridar pings, and just in case they do appear, I’ll be getting Yotsuba &!, Volume 10. (I lie, I’d get it anyway and enjoy it. Also, please do not see the previous statement as a challenge to be responded to. If they are/not in the volume, don’t spoil it for us, thanks.)
George R. pointed out that the gentle tale of an attractive bookseller and the girl in like with her, Himawari-san, Volume 2 (ひまわりさん) is now on sale.
Josei drama Ohana Holo Holo, Volume 3 (オハナホロホロ) is heading for shelves and the Yuri subplot is not dead yet…
I’m pretty sure I mentioned this already, but it’s worth a second pass. Hoshikawa Ginza Yon-choume, Volume 2 (星川銀座四丁目 2) and Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep (ロンリーウルフ・ロンリーシープ) from Tsubomi magazine have hit the shelves. For totally different reasons, two of my favorite series from that magazine.
Let me digress for a bit – Mizutani Fuuka, creator of Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep is, right, now, in serious ascendance on my “I really like this creator” list. If you’re not reading her work, do. She’s a great story teller, something that is rarer than one might imagine in manga. For a utterly non-Yuri, but nonetheless charming story, check out her 14-sai no Koi (14歳の恋) from Rakuen Le Paradis magazine. It’s an absolutely delightful story about a boy and a girl falling in love. Just utterly adorable in every way. Get it even if you can’t read the Japanese, because the story is pretty easy to grok from the pictures.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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