It’s a good news week for fans of Yuri 4-koma school life comedy stories!
RightStuf has announced pre-orders for Yuruyuri: Happy Go Lily Blu-ray Season 1 (S) Premium Edition.
And Sakura Trick (which I recently mentioned in my MangaTime Kirara Miracle review) is getting an anime. I’ll give Sakura Trick this – it has actual Yuri. It’s still not my kind of story, but for once a “Yuri” 4-koma that actually has Yuri. That’s gotta count for something. ^_^
Thanks to all of you who wrote in last week to point me to this news: Kouga Yun (creator of Loveless) is working on a new story – Akuma no Riddle – that, upfront, is being said to have at some Yuri. I like Kouga-sensei’s art and am interested to see what she’ll d with this story. It’s about girl assassins, which is up my alley in a way that school life comedy is never going to be. ^_^ This series has been greenlit for an anime adaptation, as well.
Not manga, but a lovey lesbian webcomic suggestion from Erin S. The mermaid and the pirate takes a few well-known stories and reworks them with some exquisite line art. It’s a feel good read and well worth a click!
Bandai has announced new toys for the new, yet shrouded- in-mystery Sailor Moon anime. In a nod backwards to the henshin stick lip glosses of the 90’s (which are sometimes available in auctions, always obscenely expensive) the new toys are nail polishes inspired by the Inners’ transformation wands from Sailor Moon R. ^_^
You remember the book trailer for the lesbian fantasy novel Pyramid Waltz by Barbara Ann Wright? Well the book has a sequel and so does the trailer! Here’s a link to the trailer for the sequel, For Want of a Fiend. The book is serious, but the trailer is a comedy. ^_^
You know I’m not a gamer, but I know many of you are and you’ll want to know this. The Mary Sue reports that Aveline de Grandpré, the first female playable character in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be getting her console debut with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Pirates Black Flag. She looks very cool. Someone will have to let us know how it is.
The NFL Player’s Association is supporting gay pride with a line of #Pride t-shirts, each with the name and number of a NFL Player who has publicly supported gay rights and openly gay NFL players. I’m probably going to get a Chris Kluwe shirt, because he’s funny as heck and a total nerd. ^_^ (What better way for the NFL to do clandestine market research on public support for gay players, huh?)
This week’s link to help you learn Japanese is Kikitori – a site geared towards helping you practice your listening skills. If you’re like me, reading Japanese is not problematic, but when it comes to verbal skills…ouch. Learning to *hear* is critical in learning to speak a language.
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