Yuri Network News – November 18, 2011

November 19th, 2011

Yuri Manga

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.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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4 Responses

  1. BruceMcF says:

    On a minor Girl Friend side note, I went to JManga to look at the Girlfriend preview, and it has guided view support, which means it was readable by using the automatic panel-by-panel display even on my little netbook screen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome, Girl Friends in German? Is it, like, the first Yuri series ever being published in Germany? Because I can’t remember a single other Yuri series. I’ll be getting it for sure.

    (heh, why did they have to translate te title, though. “The Two of Us” simply doesn’t sound as good as Girl Friends)

    Thanks for the news!

  3. Tukuyomi says:

    @Anon: Apparently, they changed the name because “Girlfriends” is also the name of a TV Show and they didn’t want to cause confusion…though I agree that the name change isn’t exactly ideal. But whatever, it doesn’t change the content, so it’s all good. I’m so very happy about this release.
    …I’m also glad that I didn’t buy the French Volumes already, because then I’d have three versions of the series by next year (already have the Japanese ones because I never thought something like this would actually get licensed in Germany or the USA)
    By the way, it’s not the first Yuri series in Germany, “Blue Friend” was just recently released, too^^
    Anyway, this is great news, and I really hope Girlfriends will be seeing a proper release in America, too ^_~

  4. @Anonymous Who sent in a comment about “Now and Then, Here and There.”

    I’m not allowing the comment, since its basically a vent about an anime that you didn’t like on a blog you do, but that are unrelated in any other way.

    I have posted many times about good anime that are not Yuri, but as there are millions of anime blogs, I do prefer to stick with this topic.

    I’ll give you my top two series that have nothing at all to do with Yuri:

    One Piece

    Moribito

    Both have amazing characters, both male and female. Both are available in English. Both are eminently enjoyable for all ages.

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