Normally this time of year, my day job sort of becomes a trickle. I usually have plenty of thumb twiddling time. Well, this year it didn’t. And JManga’s keeping ALC busy, and we’re still working on the 20th anniversary edition of Tokyo Love ~ Rica ‘tte Kanji!?.
I kept waiting for just one of those to lighten up on me, but it’s not happening. So I’m basically working three jobs, 7 days a week, 14 hours a day. I don’t even have much time to read manga for myself right now. I’m not complaining (actually, it’s all good.) I just want you to know that there is a reason why you’re getting sporadic reviews and news. And why this trend may continue for a while. As a result of all this, you’re also be getting more new Yuri manga from JManga and ALC! I’ll announce the titles as soon as they let me. ^_^
The third Annual Read Comics in Public Day is August 28, 2012! By yourself or with friends, get together, sit somewhere in public and read comics. Read whatever you damn well want. I’ll be going over to my local library for a while and sitting there reading comics from their terrific graphic novel section. ^_^
For those of you who can read Japanese, Yuri novelist Fujima Shion has written a fictional Yuri Diary entitled Yuri Wife, which is available for free download. I have barely started it, but I think it will be very interesting.
JManga has released the next of the ALC-localized Yuri manga, Yuru Yuri. Win prizes in a Yuru Yuri contest and don’t forget to read my summary of the Yuri landscape in Japan. My conclusion remains the same, Yuri is a slow, steady growth category with potential.
There’s a Yuri Game I have basically been avoiding talking about called Hakuisei Renai Shoukougun (白衣性恋愛症候群) because it’s so pandering I just can’t cope. But to be fair, I probably should at least mention it. This game is set at a nursing college and is very moe. It also has a manga now, called Hakuisei Renai Shoukougun RE: Therapy (白衣性恋愛症候群 RE:Therapy) if you want to get a taste.
That’s a wrap for this week!
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