Random Comic Stuff
Eisner award winning comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis has had it up to here with fans who think that being slightly less sexist means ruining comics. If you want to feel good about the future of comics (and are so done with the MacFarlanes and Krahuliks of the industry), read Bendis’ response to a complaint that adding more female characters takes away from the guys…and his response to a female fan who thanks him for his support. It warmed the cockles of my heart and is a great way to start today’s Yuri News.
Jeff Vogel has some really important and funny points to make about reviewing and criticism in entertainment industries. I weighed his post and it has 876 Smarts, so it is worth reading.
Here’s a fun new Kickstarter – A lesbian sex guide in comic form, Girl Sex 101. . It’s already made it’s goal with almost a month left. It’s always fun to back something unique. ^_^
Live Action Yuri-ishness
The first episode of Shiromajo Gakuen: Innocent Lillies is streaming on Viki.com. English subtitles are up, other languages to follow. It’s a low budget hack job, with 6 minutes of service per 13-minute episodes, but it’s fun. What really made the first episode work for me was the advert for a local Catholic school during the commercial break. I almost snorted my drink all over my keyboard. ^_^
YNN Correspondent Vivi C. has some interesting news to share: “It was recently revealed that the on-going manga Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha is going to get an anime adaption – and that it’s going to air in January 2014. The main plot of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha is not Yuri-related, but the protagonist girl befriends a girl called Sumizome Akemi, who develops feelings for the protagonist’s best friend, Sanjou Keikou. Her feelings are not played for laughs or anything, on the contrary, it’s been rather heart-wrenching to watch her because so far, Sanjou only has eyes for the protagonist girl, Fushimi Inari. There’s going to be some progress soon, though, with Sumizome confessing her feelings twice (in front of other people) and Sanjou accidentally overhearing the second confession. I’m not sure how much is going to be adapted in the anime.”
We’ll have to keep an eye out for that, Vivi, thanks! (Fushimi Inari…really?!)
Viz’ streaming service, Neon Alley, will begin showing the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime (English dub) this fall.
Aniplex USA has picked up the home video license to Vividred Operation.
The first key visual for the second season of Psycho-Pass has been posted.
Casting news for the upcoming Sakura Trick anime has been announced.
More Random Stuff
David Cabrera wrote a really fun, rather detailed review of the new S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon figurine.
Here’s this week’s Sailor Moon/My Little Pony mashup – Sailor Neptune!
Following on the news that I’ll be lecturing at Kanagawa University in October, in November, I’m lecturing at Harvard University. This one isn’t open, I’m afraid, but I’ll report back, of course.
I *hope* to be at New York Comic Con, but the timing is a bit off for me. Whether I’m there or not, do stop by the GeeksOut table and say hi Rica Takashima who is working on a 13+ version of Tokyo Love for a Teen LGBTQ group.
Sony is releasing limited edition Madoka-themed Walkman designs, I am unlikely to be able to get one. I’m just never dedicated enough. ^_^
Pixiv and Ikuhara Kunihiko ran a Revolutionary Girl Utena art contest. Scott Green over at Crunchyroll has details and links to winning art.
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