Yuri Network News – September 8, 2012

September 8th, 2012

Yuri Novel

Yuri Novelist Fujima Shion’s novel Ikebukuro Fanatic Lolita has been made available for free in Japanese on Google Play: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.  And don’t forget to check out Fujima-sensei’s free e-book Yuri Wife. (Also in Japanese.) Her first book is a fantasy romp through the streets of my home away from home when I’m in Tokyo and so, I instantly loved it. It also has intrigue and maid cafes and even a little Yuri. Yuri Wife is in a diary format and is much more realistic. I hope you’ll enjoy them both!


Yuri Manga

Squee! Worry. Squee! Worry. Poor Poor Lips Volume 4 (プアプアLIPS 4) is hitting shelves at the end of October….

Speaking of squee, Himawari-san Volume 3 (ひまわりさん 3) is also on the horizon.

For those of us with an endless urge for moe-fied Maria-sama ripoffs, there’s Nan-sama to Ren (ナン様とレン).

Zenryaku, Yuri no Kuni Yori (前略、百合の園より) Ojou-sama, cool, strict, blah blah, blushes when she something something, Yuri. Sounds same-old same-old, but the title appeals to me. ^_^

Boku no Kanjou ha Onna ga Suki  (僕の彼女は女子が好き) seems, on the face of it, a masterwork of pandering voyeurism.

Tanaka Rin continues to have a Yuri manga included in fashion magazine, commons & sense, number 43.

JManga continues their investment in Yuri with Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou’s Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu. This manga is also notable for the utter failure of BL tropes to work in a Yuri setting. In fact, I’ll be writing about that in upcoming days.


Random Yuri News

I’m sorry I hadn’t noticed this before – if you’re a fan of Yuru Yuri, there are some nice wallpapers available for download from the Comic Yuri Hime official site. Scroll down to find them.

Totally keep forgetting to do this. As you know, I consider Nakamura Ching to be a revolutionary manga artist. She puts herself in front of the public and her readers with her work and her honesty. And now, she’s done something almost no one does – she’s uploaded pictures of herself at her book signing on her blog. Get to see the woman behind the manga.

I’m putting this here just to flip you all out. Remember when all the good anime had character song albums? (I have all the Sailor Moon character songs, even the song Ogata Megumi wrote herself for Haruka and they didn’t let her record, instead they went with Initial U.) Well for the three of you who have been waiting for just such an occasion, there is now a Yuri Danshi Character Song CD. Let the full creeping horror of the idea just crawl down the back of your neck, like something Lovecraftian…

And Crunchyroll News points out this kind of amazing Puella Magi Madoka Magica x Yuru Yuri mashup video.


That’s a wrap for this week!

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7 Responses

  1. I love how out Nakamura-sensei is as a lesbian Yuri mangaka. Love love love. And outness aside, she comes across as a very cool person. I’m envious of the people who were able to attend that event and get their copies of Gunjo signed.

    And oh, Yuri Danshi. Out of morbid curiosity, I listened to that CD’s song samples. The second track, especially, made me feel caught between laughing and weeping. I’m having bad flashbacks to Stu Levy’s push to over-merchandise Princess Ai (and to a lesser extent, other OEL Tokyopop properties) in the hopes that if he manufactured enough hype for his pet project, people would like it as much as he wanted them to.

  2. It will come as no surprise, I think, that we are in sympatico on those thoughts.

  3. simona.com says:

    fangirl statement> I was there! (^o^)/ [at Ching-sensei’s signing XD] she was super-nervous, so cute! (^3^)-☆

  4. @simona – I am so jealous….! I imagine she was very cute. ^_^

  5. Anonymous says:

    I can’t tell for sure from the pictures, but it seems that Nakamura-sensei has large tattoos on her arms? I don’t know exactly how things are today, but last time I read about tattoos and body modifications in Japan there was still a stigma attached to them that led to marginalization. Another reason to be impressed with Nakamura-sensei, albeit a rather shallow one. ^_^

  6. @Anonymous – Yes, she has some tattoos. She did a story that was collected into ChinMan (http://okazu.blogspot.com/2010/03/chinman-manga.html) that regarded getting tattoos. It seems that she felt the only way to understand it would be to have one herself. ^_^

  7. Anonymous says:

    What a lovely lady is Nakamura-sensei.


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