Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – April 13, 2013

April 13th, 2013


Miscellaneous Extremely Important Things You Should Not Miss

Comic Natalie reports that Japanese Fashion Magazine TokyoViVi, Volume 3 includes Sailor Moon‘s Usagi and Chibi-Usa in a “fashion shoot.”

Yesterday on Twitter, Japanese novelist Mori Natusko (several of whose books I have reviewed here) mentioned that a current NHK drama Amachan took a turn for the Yuri as main character Haruko falls for a pretty girl. She was so surprised, she said, that she stopped raising her mug to her mouth and it just hung there midair, as she watched. ^_^

My WSM hero, John Scalzi, has written another fabulous post on How to Be a Good Fan, which discusses what makes a fan a fan and not just a consumer.

Josh Lesnick (creator of Girly), has a new webcomic that does not suck. No pun intended, although pretty unavoidable with the title being You Suck about a succubus and the horny, yet clueless, girl she falls for….

Tamako Market’s newest novel comes with an augmented reality cover. Honestly, this is the first use of AR that makes some sense to me. ^_^


Yuri Anime

Funimation will be streaming A Certain Scientific Railgun S, so it’ll be free, with region restrictions. It begins April 14th – that’d be tomorrow. Better clear your schedule, Bruce McF! ^_^

Crunchyroll has picked up Yuyushiki, a story about a bunch of girls in the data processing club. Yeah, it sounds like every other 4-koma and it has some Yuri-service I presume, since it’s been on the Japanese Yuri blogs since day one (but with pretty low Yuri scores, which is why I presume its service or implication only.)

Brand-new YNN Correspondent Vivi C wants you all to know that Attack on Titan, “has a Yuri character called Ymir and the official website pretty much confirms that she is in love with another girl called Christa . …I don’t know if they’ll play such a big role in the anime. Putting the Yuri aside, I think the story’s pretty fantastic and worth taking a look at :D” Well, who could say no to that? Attack on Titan is streaming (legally, for free, with region restrictions) on Funimation’s website.

The Nozomi/RightStuf release of Tezuka’s classic, Part 1 of Princess Knight is up for pre-order and will make it’s debut on June 4th.


Yuri Manga

From YNN Correspondent tanbishugi on Twitter, German Yuri fans have something new to look forward to, as Takahashi Itsumi’s Yuri Pirates  manga, Love Flag *Girls has been picked up by EMA and is scheduled for a summer release.

Amano Shuninta’s Yuri Manga: Watashi no Sekai o Kousei Suru Chiri no You na Nanika (私の世界を構成する塵のような何か), Volume 2 streets next week. Given how much I have sitting here, I’ll get to it sometime in July. Waaah~ I wanna read it *now*!

I know I’ve told you this before, but Fu~Fu, Volume 2 (ふ~ふ) is also coming out next week. ^_^

*2* new books by Morishima Akiko are on the way – Hajimete, Kanojou to. (はじめて、彼女と。) and Onna no ko Awase (女の子合わせ).

But wait, there’s more, Material Candy (マテリアルキャンディ) by Kurokiri Misao, and Ookita Hiroko’s  Tsuki to Supon (月と泥 ) are slated for May releases.

The second volume of Morinaga Milk’s Himitsu no Recipe (ひみつのレシピ)  and Hakamada Mera’s Eden no Higashitotsuka (エデンの東戸塚) will hit shelves in May, as well.


Manga Scholar Matt Thorn shared this on his Facebook, with the message, “今日も叡山電車の「百合」トレーンに乗って。 Riding the “Yuri” train again today.” With his permission, here’s a glimpse into a KR Comics campaign in Kyoto. Click for full size. Thanks, Matt!

Yuri train


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  1. BruceMcF says:

    I’ll note that they clearly scheduled the simulcast of A Certain Scientific Railgun S for my convenience ~ 11:30am Sunday was already clear. They also respected the fact that my Roku streaming subscriptions are down to a bare minimum this month by streaming it free, at a time of day on Sunday that I would already be downstairs and on my computer.

    But, sadly, the legit stream does seem to be region locked to US (Hulu and Funimation) and Canada (Funimation). Funimation has the first series up on Youtube ~ sometimes those are accessible to the UK and/or Oz, sometimes not, depending on the details of their license ~ but there is no indication they are putting the simulcast of the sequel series up on YouTube.

    Universal Sony Home Entertainment is going to be distributing the first series of A Certain Scientific Railgun in Australia, but I have not heard any news of streaming from that distributor. The news of Universal Sony Home Entertainment getting into anime distribution only broke in January of this year, so its too early to tell whether they will be cooperating with a UK distributor, as Madman often does.

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