We have news of toys, games, manga, anime and more from around the Yuri Network this week!
Yuri Game News
To start off this week, we have a great item from new YNN Correspondent Amy S. She wants you to know about Yuri romance tabletop RPG G X G which, she says, had a soft release a few weeks ago.
Amy goes on to say, “I played (and reviewed) the original G X B awhile ago, and liked it. Haven’t played G X G yet, but on first read, it seems to improve upon the original mechanics, and additionally has rules to support specific Yuri schoolgirl manga tropes.”
Thanks Amy! I’m sure a bunch of folks will be interested in that!
Yuri-ish Manga News
I’ve mentioned before that Nogami Takeshi of Strike Witches is working on a webcomic about a slightly doofus-y Nipponian girl who wants to be a United States of Amerigo Marine , Marine Corps (Marine-ko) Yumi. Well Volume 1 is now up for pre-order (まりんこゆみVolume 1) and I’ll remind you that the comic is also available online in English. My CO and Yuri translator Ana M. is doing the translation. Thanks to Ana, here’s an image of the art of th cover under the dust jacket. Click to laugh.
Led by some of the cream of the Tokyopop ex-pats, Chromatic Press’s new English-language shoujo manga magazine is getting a soft launch. Check out Issue #000 of Sparkler Monthly – and let them know what you think!
According to the Tsubomi blog, the webcomics portion of the site is undergoing some changes, and the site will now be part of the Mangatime Kirara page. Bets on how long before it becomes MangaTime Kirara Tsubomi?
The September issue of Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫) is available for pre-order.
So is the final volume of Hayate x Blade. (はやてｘブレード)
So is Hishifurisaka Itchoume Sanbanchi, (星振り坂一丁目三番地) which is apparently a collection of Comic Yuri Hime stories that isn’t ringing a bell for me at all.
ANN reports that Asamiya Kia is launching a new Silent Mobius series, Silent Mobius QD (Quadriga) – the first in 17 years. And it appears as if he has managed to not overly youthen the characters.
YNN Correspondent Anon-Kun wants you to know that second volume of 4-panel comic strip manga-with-some-Yuri Inpro (インプロ) is out at the end of this month.
It’s official, there will be a 2nd season of Psycho-Pass anime. 22 episodes are planned.
Prism Comics, the leading non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics, graphic novels, comics creators and readers, has announced the deadline for the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, Prism’s annual grant to LGBT comics self-publishers. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Go check out the Grant Application Rules and apply!
We have no news about the Sailor Moon anime, but girl, do we have toys. Comic Natalie reports replicas of Sailor Moon’s and Sailor Chibi Moon’s brooches from Sailor Moon SuperS.
And YNN Correspondent Darin B points us to an ANN article that shows the new Sailor Myu (Sailor Moon Musical) cast in costume.
This week’s Japanese-learning tool to consider is Skritter, an iPhone or desktop app to help you learn to write Japanese (or Chinese) characters. I can’t find who told me about it, so if that was you, let me know in the comments so I can credit you. ^_^
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