Yuri Network News – August 4, 2012

August 4th, 2012

All*sorts* of random news this week!

Random Yuri-ish Sorts of Things

A Japanese blog conjectures about possible Yuri in the game Dragon’s Dogma. Via Anonymous in the comments section: it does sorta have Yuri, in that it: (A) Has sidequests that are romance-flavored much like how Yuru Yuri is Yuri-flavored (although to be fair you DO actually get to sleep with the Duchess), and (B) Makes no distinction between male and female player characters, which is 100% due to the programmers being too busy to make multiple versions of cutscenes or dialogue. The effect is both sorta weird and sorta progressive, since basically all characters are treated as if they’re actively bisexual. 


Regardless, this is basically Monster Hunter meets Skyrim: fun, but you’re not going to be playing it for silly things like “story,” “dialogue,” or “characters.” 

 Japanese artist Raita announces a doujinshi anime Blu-Ray to be released at this month’s Summer Comiket with the following “6 degress of Yuri” voice cast:

Mamiko Noto as Kotone Sasaki
Rie Tanaka as Misae Suzuhara
Ayako Kawasumi as Erika Kuramoto
Ai Kayano as Yui Niita

I don’t think it’s going out on a limb to say this will sell out quickly, so get on line early!

Tickets for the October Smile! PreCure movie have already started to go on sale. Here’s a trailer for your viewing pleasure.

In Vietnam, two women went through with a wedding ceremony. “Concerned members of the community” called the cops on them, but the police arrived too late and the whole thing was over. Here’s an article in Japanese about the events, and a video of the happy couple.

Black Rock Shooter and Wandering Son anime both won awards from the Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan for technical achievement.

Here’s something of interest – the Women in Comics Wiki. Join, add, participate!

This week I said good bye to the folks at Hooded Utilitarian. Bye HU folks, it was fun!

And I waxed rhapsodic about Japanese manga magazine Young King Ours at Magazine no Mori.

The second volume of Kuzushiro’s Heian Period Yuri gag comic, Kimino Tamenara Shineru is this week’s best seller at JManga.com! (In fact, 5 of the 8 on the best seller list are Yuri.) Thank you all for your support and keep up the pressure, so we get more Yuri! More is on the way, I promise. ^_^

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That’s a wrap for this week!

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    That game is actually Dragon’s Dogma, not Dragon Age (ironically, Dragon Age is one of the 5 out of 5000 games that REALLY DOES have Yuri). As for Dragon’s Dogma, well, it does sorta have Yuri, in that it:

    (A) Has sidequests that are romance-flavored much like how Yuru Yuri is Yuri-flavored (although to be fair you DO actually get to sleep with the Duchess), and
    (B) Makes no distinction between male and female player characters, which is 100% due to the programmers being too busy to make multiple versions of cutscenes or dialogue. The effect is both sorta weird and sorta progressive, since basically all characters are treated as if they’re actively bisexual.

    Regardless, this is basically Monster Hunter meets Skyrim: fun, but you’re not going to be playing it for silly things like “story,” “dialogue,” or “characters.”

  2. @Anonymous – Yes, thank you, I completely had a fugue there as I was typing. Can I post the rest of your comment in the post itself?

  3. Anonymous says:

    “@Anonymous – Yes, thank you, I completely had a fugue there as I was typing. Can I post the rest of your comment in the post itself?”

    Sure, go nuts!

  4. @Anonymous – thanks!

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