So much fantastic news this week!
It’s 98% certain at this point, so I’m going to go ahead an announce it – I will be doing a lecture at Kanagawa University on October 8th. The lecture should be open to the public, so if you are (or plan to be) in or near enough to Yokohama that day, I’d love to see you there! I don’t have details, yet. But I hope to have them soon.
Relevant to our interests, I am planning a pilgrimage to Yoshiya Nobuko’s house while in Japan this time. I want to pay my respects to the woman whose work gave birth to the genre we love.
If you’re in the Tokyo area at the end of this month, don’t miss Yuri doujinshi event Girls Love Fest.
Via YNN Correspondent Shannon L, ANN reports that a second season and a film have been announced for Psycho-Pass.
Last week, Tumblr flipped out over what some people presumed were new character designs for the Sailor Moon anime. They weren’t. It was doujinshi by makacoon – but really well designed and we can only hope the real thing is that good. So here’s what I want you to realize – This is the official Sailormoon Channel, always check there first. If it is not listed there, it is not real. And don’t listen to Tumblr – it’s always slightly hysterical and never has proper attribution. ^_^
A couple of people wrote in to let you know that Maria-sama ga Miteru anime is now showing on Hulu.com. I clicked the link to copy it and watched three episodes. Sucker. ^_^
The first teaser for the Bodacious Space Pirates movie is streaming.
NIS America is scheduling a “Premium” release for Yuru Yuri Season 2 anime .
Alison Bechdel’s genius autobiographical comic, Fun Home, has been made into a musical. If any Okazu readers manage to make a performance, please consider writing a report for us!
For Labor Day, a number of artists portrayed comic heroines as the iconic Rosie the Riveter.
This is real-world news, but if you are in a serious same-sex relationship in the US, the Treasury Dept. has announced that all same-sex couples married in a state that has legal same-sex marriage can file jointly for federal taxes. The benefits will based on where you get married (i.e., one of the 13 states that has legal SSM, not civil unions or domestic partnerships) regardless if the state you live in recognizes that marriage or not. This ruling will also affect Medicare, Social Security and other Federal benefits.
The folks at Manga Reborn look to officially translate 10 never before in English titles with this Kickstarter. Of course I backed this project. ^_^
Here’s a glimpse at what the My Little Pony manga looks like.
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