Yuri Network News – September 29, 2012

September 29th, 2012

Random LGBTQ News

Vietnam’s Justice Minister suggested that the country consider legalizing same-sex relationships. The International Business Times article has a mostly irrelevant title, but the summation nails the issue – a leading minister has mentioned it at all. That’s a step forward.

Vietnam is a hotbed of LGBT activity recently, as Anonymous let us know with this article about 1200 people mobilized in Ho Chih Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang City in flashmobs dancing for LGBT awareness. Watch the videos, they are totally smil- making! The group that organized it, YÊU LÀ YÊU (which means “Love is Love”) is on Facebook.

The Japanese media network NHK has a LGBTQ site, called Heart-Net. It’s all in Japanese, but there is LGBTQ info, profiles and a pile of other info for Japanese LGBTQ folks.

Through Tokyo Wrestling, I ran into Sara Nakano’s Butch Asian Girl Manifesto. I think at least some of you will nod at it. With Sarah’s gracious permission, I’d like to share it here:

And wrapping up this topic, I leave you with my find of the week – NSM48 (Nagoya Sexual Minority 48) is a girl-group that plays clubs and LGBTQ events in the Nagoya area. For some low-res fun videos check out this search on Youtube. ^_^

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Yuri Anime

I appear to have missed reporting this previously, thank you Eric P. for  the reminder. Sentai Filmworks has licensed Mawaru Penguindrum.

In what has got to be the weirdest news I have ever read…Ikkitousen is getting a stage play?

Sentai Filworks has slated Bodacious Space Pirates for a January release.

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Yuri Manga

Thanks YNN Correspodent Kathrine H for pointing out that Seven Seas announced that they have licensed Morinaga Milk’s Kisses, Sigh and Cherry Blossoms Pink manga this week. Exciting news for Morinaga milk fans. ^_^

Kishi Kintarou’s Otome Teikoku (オトメの帝国) has been graced with a volume 3.

Speaking of inexplicably continuing series, Manga no Tsukurikata Volume 6 (まんがの作り方) exists at all.

Tsubomi, Volume 20 (つぼみ) is available for pre-order.

Also up for pre-order is Wagamama Millfeuille, (わがままミルフィーユ) a collection of Chisako’s stories from Comic Yuri Hime.

I have no idea what this is about, but Yuri Tantei Yurianz ( 百合探偵ユリアンズ) sounds diverting. ^_^

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Random Stuff

If my Yuru Yuri review this week gave you a bug to visit a museum, this weekend is Free Museum Weekend in the US! Visit the link, check the map and see what museums near you are free…bring paper and pen to sketch or jot down ideas..and enjoy!

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That’s a wrap for this week!

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5 Responses

  1. Trang Nguyen says:

    haha, that’s really cute. I think it’s an event that celebrated for the day the communist won over the French on 9/23/1945 in Vietnam. really typical. This time it was about GLBT. Vietnam is open-minded about homosexuality. Haven’t came back there for 5 years but it looks just like the good old days.

  2. BruceMcF says:

    Funimation now has the first 12 episodes of A Certain Scientific Railgun (sub) up for Elite Members (that is, paid subscribers).

  3. Anonymous says:

    I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!

    More Morinaga Milk in English! And in print, too! :D

    I’m already super hyped about their release of Girl Friends, and am anxiously awaiting the release of the next book.

  4. Anonymous says:

    … … … shred the cello?

    Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

  5. Anonymous says:

    It’s more literal than that. ;)

    Shredding is a guitar playing technique: http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/video-lessons/shred/

    Some people these days like to mix and match their string instrument styles. Hence, shredding the cello. :)

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