Yuri Network News – May 19, 2012

May 19th, 2012

Yuri Manga

Comic Yuri Hime presents Yuri Hime Selection comic on video site Nico Nico Douga.  (This is, of course, in Japanese and you will need to register, but trust me, it’s not hard.)

Kimi no Tame nara Shineru, the Heian period gag Yuri comic translated by ALC Publishing will be released on JManga on the 24th of May.  Bonus features include a short essay on life at the Heian Imperial court (so you know what the heck is going on) and a contest to win a copy of Sei Shonagon’s The Pillow Book.

We all worked extra hard on this, so we really hope you like it!

Amano Syuninta’s new collection Hatsukoi Kouzoushiki (初恋構造式) hit the shelves this week, as does Hadashi no Chimera (裸足のキメラ) by Ookita Hiroko.

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Yuri Anime

The most recent issue of Comic Yuri Hime announces that the second season of the Yuru Yuri anime, Yuruyuri♪♪,  will begin on July 2, 2012 at 2AM Japan time.

RightStuf announced a pared-down litebox version of Maria Watches Over Us, Season 1. All 13 episodes and video extras in a single DVD case, for only $24. If you’ve been holding out because the artbox version was too expensive, this is a heck of an opportunity. That’s less than $2/episode.

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Other News

From the “Do Want” file, a series of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha devices in standby mode as accessories. My father’s name means “War Hammer” so I lean towards Graf Eisen. Also, I love how cheerfully he says “Jawohl” when Vita tells him to attack.

Tokyo Disneyland Resort OKs Same-sex marriage ceremonies was the big news this week from Japan. A contact from Twitter tells me that public reaction in Japan has been largely negative. I have every belief that while the reaction to change is negative now, one day soon it will be just another normal day at Tokyo Disneyland. The two key takeaways are that Japan’s LGBTQ community spoke out and were heard and Disney changed their position about outdated gender roles, and will let two brides or two grooms marry. A third major consideration is, while same-sex marriage has no legal standing in Japan, having a location where a public ceremony can take place is a huge first step forward.

Sort of an interesting coda is that the women who started this discussion aren’t actually planning a wedding at Disneyland. ^_^

I just learned about a new Kickstarter from Brian Daniel, Tomorrow Jones. This looks very much like the kind of female superhero we’ve been waiting for. I’ve donated to the Kickstarter myself and have very high hopes for the series. Additionally, when I asked Brian to tell me why this story was worth promoting he 1) answered, 2) politely, 3) with enthusiasm. He passes all my tests, so promoting it I am! There’s only a few hours left and he’s close to the goal, so I really hope a few of you can did in your pockets and help him out.

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That wraps it up for this week.

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3 Responses

  1. BruceMcF says:

    I’ve got my points saved up for Kimi no Tame nara Shineru, since I knew I wouldn’t have a chance to pop for extra points until the 31st, and didn’t want to risk missing it.

    I was happy to see that Maria-sama ga Miteru Series 1 get close to selling out at Rightstuf, with the countdown clock now at 214, and am even happier to see that they are following up with a “litebox” (or in FUNimation parlance, SAVE) release, to keep it in print, since having Marimite vol 1 out of print would be a drag on Series 2-4.

    Series 2 is even closer to selling out (11 left on the Countdown clock), so I wouldn’t be surprised if there will be a litebox edition announced for it sometime next year.

  2. Eric P. says:

    It’s really cool and uplifting to hear what they’re doing in Tokyo Disneyland. I know I’m hoping for more in the future.

  3. DezoPenguin says:

    That is pretty uplifting news, especially for the Corporate Mouse. And I have my points banked and ready to spend on Kimu no Tame nara Shineru, so I’m looking forward to it.

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