Yuri Live-Action Movie
This weekend is the premiere of Yuri Live-Action movie, Schoolgirl Complex in Japan. If any of our Japanese friends want to report on it, please let me know!
YNN Correspondent Grisznak shared this great news with us: “At the first months of 2014 we’re gonna have Oniisama E… published in Poland, thanks to the JPF company. They’re also going to publish other Ikeda works, like… Lady Oscar (in 2015 perhaps). Oniisama E… will be published in one volume and in big format.”
Comic Natalie tells me that the September issue of Feel Young, will contain the final chapter of Ohana Holoholo. I’m a little relieved, because after the fabulous Volume 5, the story kind of jumped the shark. :-(
For Hakusensha’s 40th anniversary they are re-issuing a 1980’s title,Narita Minako’s CIPHER in a collector’s edition. The new two-volume release (Volume 1) collects this tale of a painter and her painting of her twin brother. The art is very 80s, but it’s totally my style. ^_^
ANN reports that, at Otakon last week, Funimation announced that they’ve licensed a pile of series previous put out by Bandai , including the entire Mai Hime franchise, Mai Hime, Mai Otome, Mai Otome ~S.ifr~ and My Otome Zwei. Funi’s modus operandi right now seems to be to stream titles and then release them on DVD, so expect Shizuru, Natsuki and the gang in 2014. For reviews of all of these, check out the Mai Hime and Mai Otome categories here on Okazu.
Classic Yuri fans unite! AnimeSols is streaming and crowdfunding the DVD set of Dear Brother. My gods, Saint-Juste on DVD, it’s hardly conceivable. /shiver/
Last report I shared that the new Sailor Moon anime would be streaming on Nico Nico Douga. Well way more importantly, Comic Natalie reports so will the new Sailor Moon Musical. If you’ve never seen a SerauMyu, you’re in for a bit of a “holy crap, this is cheesy…but I think I like it” moment. One of my favorite memories on my first trip to Tokyo was the unexpectedly fabulous SeraMyu I attended.
Say what? Yes, there is news of a BL Manga you should read. (This is hardly the first mention of BL here, check the category sidebar, you’ll see a Yaoi Category, as well as the LGBTQ category) This is not just any old BL manga, though. ANN reports a new Vertical license – something that has been on my to-read list for a few years. Kinou Nani Tabeta? / What Did You Eat Yesterday? by Yoshinaga Fumi, is a story of a gay couple and their daily life…and the food they eat. I’ve written about Yoshinaga’s love for food and about my love of her love of food. I adore her foodiness. And this is not a typical BL, it’s a story of a real couple. A BL version of Collectors, if you will. I’m really looking forward to this manga. ^_^
The pair who goes by the name Himekawa Akira (co-creators for The Gold Ring, the first Arabic-language manga and who did the Legend of Zelda manga, have been chosen to work on the My Little Pony manga. This is all kinds of fabulous – they are really nice ladies, and friends of a friend of mine, and they are a terrific team. And..My Little Pony **manga!** I’m already squeeing. ^_^
Via Ben A. on Twitter – watch this super-swell video. Mid-century art stylings, romantic ballad, space pirates and the girl gets the girl. Whee!
Rose of Versailles-themed shoes! Comic Natalie finds the best stuff.
To cap this week, we’ll take a look back at last week, when Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Charles Brownstein addressed a standing-room only crowd at Summer Comiket on Manga Freedom. Read the full text of his speech. It’s good stuff.
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