Happy Pride month to everyone! We have another week of fascinating news from all corners of the Yuri Network!
In honor of diversity and doing away with labels, today, you’re just getting the news as I slapped it down on this blog. ^_^
A beautiful essay on identity, pride and Sweet Blue Flowers – a very suitable start to this week’s News Report!
Alice Austen was an early female photography pioneer. Like her Japanese contemporary, Yoshiya Nobuko, Alice bucked society’s rules and lived together with her life partner Gertude. Their house, which is in Staten Island, NY is a museum. Learn more about her here: Alice Austen House. Since I have yet to manage to make it to Yoshiya’s house, I’ll have to at least visit Alice’s.
This week ALC proudly announced a new set of Yuri manga releases in partnership with JManga!
This week JManga announced my long-hoped for model of bookstore-like purchasing. From now on, you don’t have to have any subscription plan for JManga, you can just pay as you like. To encourage people to retain their subscriptions, JManga offers discounts for people who remain on subscription. I think that’s more than fair – and kind of a little excellent, with the subscription reward. JManga has now effectively “fixed” every single thing I wanted to see changed. I couldn’t be happier and of course, I’ll do everything in my power to see that you get more great Yuri!
Everyone tune into the Nozomi/RightStuf Panel at Anime Expo 2012 on Friday, June 29 6PM PST (it will probably will be live tweeted and live blogged on ANN) and get ready to cheer….!!
Aoi Hana, Volume 7 is slated for the end of July. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!
Yuru Yuri 9 is also headed toward bookstores. Once again, it’s being sold as a special deluxe edition or a regular manga-only edition. The second trailer for the upcoming anime is available for your viewing pleasure.
Maidens Garden 7, the Yuri doujinshi market in Kyoto, finally announced dates. It will be held on November 11. Amazingly, I was planning on being in Osaka that weekend, so I should be able to make that show and Comitia the next weekend back in Tokyo. That sounds like double the fun! (I’m tired just thinking about it….)
That’s a wrap for this week.
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