Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – June 8, 2013

June 8th, 2013

YNN_LissaMany, many thanks to the crowd at lat night’s AnimeNEXT Yuri Panel! Those were some of the best questions ever.

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Other News

Let’s start the day off with the important stuff. After a ten year absence, a new Sailor Moon musical (Sera Myu) has been announced, with extra geeky things all around, in and underneath the news! Takeuchi-sensei is reported to participated in the auditions herself. And the role of Tuxedo Kamen went to former Takarazuka actress Yamato Yuuga. I am *so* down with this. Yamato was stellar in “Singing in the Rain.” I think I’m going to have to own this DVD not matter how excruciatingly expensive it is. I expect it to be ridiculously expensive. ^_^ The show will run in the middle of September, 2013.

Cutey Honey Curry is a thing that exists. ^_^

It’s definitely a mix-and-match your geekiness kind of day. The cast of the Yuru Yuri anime will sing the second My Little Pony opening theme.

And my hero, Go Nagai had a tribute show in LA. “Devils & Robots” (gawd what a clever title, that) featured 5 of his own paintings and tribute from over 60 other artists. Last week saw the introduction of what I can only imagine must be the greatest manga ever, Cutey Honey vs Devilman Lady, which is running in Champion RED, so you know it’s classy. (That was sarcasm. But I still want to see it!)

Last week I added a new feature here, where we’ll discuss apps and tools to help you get started in Japanese. To start with basics I suggested RealKana, and rdm00 suggested iOS app Japanese Flip.

Well, I’d like to make this a regular feature, so if you are using any apps, tools or sites to help you learn Japanese, let us know! The more tools on our toolbelt, the better. To send in a recommendation, give us the name of the app/tool/site/program, a link if there is one and why you like it in the comments.  Although I personally have never used any of these, I found an article on Top 10 Kanji Recognition Apps, if you’re a bit more advanced in your learning.

Today I’m going to feature this app, suggested by Kit. She says, “For beginners, Human Japanese is good; it provides context for lessons, and not just in the “here are some words” way.” Thanks, Kit! Context is everything to me. If you learn a few words at a time, it becomes easier to fill in the rest of the sentence. ^_^

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Yuri Manga

Morinaga Milk’s Kisses, Sighs and Cherry Blossoms Pink: The Complete Collection  hit the street this week. I’ve lined up a Guest Reviewer for it, since I’ve reviewed it 3 times already, when it first came out from Yuri Hime and Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the new edition when Futabasha put them out. It’s someone else’s turn. ^_^

Ran across this one quite randomly while searching Amazon JP. Seitokaichou ga Yuri suki demo Mondai nashi!? (生徒会長が百合好きでも問題ナシ! ?) Um, I really don’t know what to say about a story in which the only “conflict” is that the perfect, smart, rich Student Council President likes Yuri. Duh? ^_^

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5 Responses

  1. Cryssoberyl says:

    Something which may or may not be newsworthy right this moment, but I certainly hope becomes so later, is this:

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-06-07/yun-kouga-assassin-girl-manga-riddle-story-of-devil-gets-anime

    A manga by the author of Loveless, and the illustrator of several Yuri projects including several Touhou doujins and a Yuri game (http://www.dlsite.com/eng/circle/report/=/report/0085), are working together on a very Yuri-suggestive manga that has already been green-lit for an anime adaptation.

  2. Jin says:

    I was wondering if you know of this manga which is being made into an anime:

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-06-07/yun-kouga-assassin-girl-manga-riddle-story-of-devil-gets-anime

    People are saying it is Yuri, from mangaka who did Loveless series. I do not care for the plot so much, but I wish to know more if it will indeed be an anime with Yuri in it.

    • Thanks to you and Cryssoberyl, we now about it now! ^_^ (It’s another one of those stories that was posted after I wrote up the report. Thanks for keeping us on top of late-breaking news! ^_^)

  3. Here in Georgia, our PBS channel produced a Japanese language and culture program called “Irasshai” back in the mid-90s; it ran on TV until about 2005. I haven’t watched it in about 7 or 8 years, but to this day I remember all of my kana using its mnemonics.

    The whole series is offered online, for free, with a bit of supplemental material as well:
    http://www.gpb.org/irasshai#

    Hope it helps!

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