Yuri Network News – January 19, 2013

January 19th, 2013

Yuri Manga

ALC and JManga present Fujieda Miyabi’s Ameiro Kochakan Kandan Vol.1 (飴色紅茶館歓談)! We were very excited to work on this for you. I’d love to see sales of this blow JManga out of the water. ^_^

Torikago no Shoujo-tachi (鳥籠の少女たち) looks excruciating, but I’ll probably read it anyway. ^_^;

Itazura Choucho has made it to a Volume 2 in which we’ll learn the results of the piano contest.

Comic Yuri Hime, March 2013 (コミック百合姫) issue hit shelves on Thursday and a whole lot of the mangaka were excited about it on Twitter.

Circus-themed Cirque Arachne (Cirque Arachne -サーク・アラクニ) by Saida Nika has wrapped up in Comic Yuri Hime and a collected volume is being released next month.

Speaking of Comic Yuri Hime. (Amazon JP has CYH and it’s collections cataloged very oddly. Instead of having a Yuri category, Yuri Hime is listed under Magazine> Comic/Anime/BL> Seinen Comic and  the collections are listed as Book> Comic/Light Novel/BL> Comic. Clearly, Amazon employs no librarians or anyone with the vaguest clue how Indexing works.) But that isn’t my point at all. My point is that I just happened to check The January issue of Comic Yuri Hime it is coming in at #23 in its category and the March issue at #1.  Since the magazine came out on Thursday, that’s seems a good sign. I know someone of you keep wondering how it’s doing. Ichijinsha does not, apparently, release circulation data for the magazine. Amazon does not release sales numbers, but that is at least a relative measurement of popularity this week that does not include any measure of direct sales. (Realistically, who buys comic magazines in Japan through Amazon JP? In or near a major city, you’d go to a store, or get a subscription.)


Yuri Anime

Episode 1 of  Aoi Hana/Sweet Blue Flowers is up on the Nozomi/RightStuf channel on Youtube  (Region blocking applies)


Random Wonderfulness

Via Fernando Ramos on Facebook, this awesome poster from the Kanagawa Rainbow Center sas, “Love Has Many Forms.”

The bit next to the red circles at the bottom says, “Whether it’s heterosexual or homosexual, love isn’t different.”

Scott Green, from Ain’t It Cool News Anime and Crunchyroll, shared these cute Hidamari Sketch latte pictures on Twitter.

From the MarySue (A Guide to Geek Girl Culture) Tumblr: Sailor Senshi Meet Avengers I loved Uranus punching Iron Man(!) in the stomach. ^_^


That’s a wrap for this week!

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10 Responses

  1. BruceMcF says:

    I’ve already tweeted Sweet Blue Flowers, and I’m looking forward to watching it again.

    And I’ve picked up Ameiro Kochakan Kandan already ~ looking forward to starting into it tomorrow.

  2. @Bruce_McF – Thank you! Amplifying the message helps. Every day someone just learns about Yuri, y’know?

    I hope you enjoy reading AKK as much as we enjoyed working on it!

  3. Kezar says:

    The one who keeps wondering how Yuri hime is doing could be me (or at least I’m also one), so thanks for the information :)

  4. DezoPenguin says:

    I snagged my AKK copy on Thursday and noted one omission: no English credits for the translator and other hard-working localization team (unless I’m just an idiot and missed it somewhere…)! It’s a little thing, but I kind of like to know in my own mind who I have to thank for my legally-in-my-own-language-at-last Yuri!

  5. @DezoPenguin – This is an ongoing issue with JManga. They are, in fact supposed to include credits when ALC does a book, but I’m noticing that slipping. Write them and let them know you want that. Thank you.

  6. Tukuyomi says:

    I have to say, AKK finally convinced me to start a subscription on JManga. I wasn’t sure at first, but with so many Yuri titles coming out, I guess I’ll at least get to buy two each month.

    Thanks a lot for the hard work, AKK is one of my all-time favourites.

    I still prefer print titles, though, so if SevenSeas would pick this up as well, it’d be perfect^^

  7. DezoPenguin says:

    @Erica: I’ll do that; thanks!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Also Girl Friends Omnibus 2 made it to #5 in NY Times Best Selling manga this week which by the way, did anyone tell Milk Morinaga her work made it to those lists?

  9. DezoPenguin says:

    Just had to mention…JManga not only responded to my feedback, but a couple of days later actually took the trouble to actually write back *again* to notify me that they’d added a (limited) English credits page. So now I can properly say thanks to you and Erin as well. ^_^

  10. @DezoPenguin – Thanks!

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