It has been a very long week, so you’re getting another random dump of news items.
San Diego Comic-Con is on this weekend and we have a few announcements trickling out of the event:
Jmanga has announced that their iOS and Android apps will be available in October. They officially announced manga titles from Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime, Gateau and Comic Zero Sum magazines. The Comic Yuri Hime titles are Yuru Yuri by Namori, Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu by Zaou Taishi and Eiki Eiki and Sora-iro Girlfriend by Rikachi. ALC is working with JManga on these titles, so look forward to them! (I’m hoping if they do well, we’re likelier to get some of the titles we want next round. ^_^) Jmanga is also hosting a translation contest – top prize is a trip to Japan, runners-up get an iPad. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at translation, give it a shot!
Also from SDCC, artist Colleen Doran has this to say on Twitter: Advice no one in Artist Alley ever seems to get: you don’t chase Hollywood. If Hollywood’s not chasing you, it ‘aint happening.
UDON Entertainment is putting out a whole line of artbooks, including a R.O.D Official Archive.
Japan’s NHK Network ran a segment on Morinaga Milk’s Girl Friends last night on their art and culture show MagNet, as part of their “Girls Manga” discussion.
Kashmir’s nonsense manga Yuriseijin Naaoko-san (Alien from the Yuri planet, Naoko-san) is getting an “animation novel” – what we used to call an OVA. There is some mild Yuri in the series – it’s all gags and nosebleeds, mostly.
That’s a wrap for this week!
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