From Rakuen Le Paradis, the end of this month will see Volume 2 of Takemiya Jin’s Omoi no Kakera (想いの欠片). Whee! More Mika!
And Kuzushiro’s Kimi no Tamenara Shineru (姫のためなら死ねる) continues with Volume 3. It seems like just yesterday we were torturing ourselves translating Volume 2 for JManga. ^_^
Random Highly Entertaining News
Wedding Peach creator Nao Yazawa is giving her comic strip manga Go Go Nao-pi! away in Kindle edition for free – in English! If you want to understand a manga artist’s life, here’s a great chance to gain some insight straight from the artist herself. Offer is good until May 5th, but the book is only $2.99 after, so if you miss this chance, it’s still a good deal. The manga has been translated and lettered in English by Yazawa-sensei herself, so be very impressed. ^_^
A talented and enterprising Sailor Moon fan has designed beautiful engagement rings based on the the names of the Senshi attacks. You can find the designs on her Tumblr: Inner Senshi and Outer Senshi. I quite like these. Especially Mercury’s and Neptune’s, which are very elegant. Venus’s Love Chain Encircle seems exceedingly suited to the form and World Shaking made my heart skip a beat. ^_^ Thanks to Alison R. for bringing these to our attention!
I am running the softest, cutest, fluffiest Yuri contest ever…also the contest with the lowest entry bar ever. I’ll be giving away a pile of other crap good stuff as well as the grand prize, so enter for a chance to get…stuff!
From the wilds of the Internet, the utterly amazing “Billy Ireland Cartoon Library is home to one of the largest Japanese-language manga collections outside of Japan, amounting to over 18,000 manga items. This includes an incredible 500+ issue run of Jiji Manga, a weekly supplement that was added to the Jiji-Shinpo newspapers in 1900. This would be the first time that the word manga appeared in the title of a publication, inaugurating it’s popular use.
The image [on this page] is from the front cover of the February 11th, 1921 issue of Jiji Manga, a beautifully designed cartoon piece on Japanese women’s liberation.”
Not to get us too excited or anything, but the new Sailor Moon action figure has a commercial…and is voiced by Mitsuishi Kotono. There have been no announcements about seiyuu as of yet, so don’t presume. Nonetheless, it’s nice to hear Usagi again. ^_^
Shueisha is shutting down Super Dash & Go magazine. They are going to continue some of the manga on the magazine website, I don’t know if that will include R.O.D. Rehabilitation, or not.
The 9th Girls Love Fest, all-Yuri doujinshi market will be held on May 26th just south of Tokyo. (If I recall, it was pretty easily accessible on a JR line.)
If you’re going to be at Toronto Comics Arts Festival on May 11-12, there’s going to be a Queer Mixer on Saturday night. I’m planning on attending, so do come over and say hi. I’d love to meet more of my Toronto area readers!
In double (O_o) news, Media Blasters has licensed the Rio Rainbow Gate anime. I bet that’ll be a big seller… I know I watched it, but I’ll be damned if I can remember any of it, which is usually a sign that my brain is protecting me. ^_^ There was Yuri-goggle Yuri if you’re desperate enough.
Last up for today, according to Bandai, the Blu-Ray for Ghost in the Shell: Arise will contain English subtitles.
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