Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – October 26, 2013

October 26th, 2013

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Thinking About Comics Deeply

Ash Brown over at Experiments in Manga put together a look at a lecture on Queer Theory, Japanese Literature and Translation that is worth talking a look at if that kind of thing appeals to you.

Brigid Alverson has written up a nicely comprehensive overview of Carol Tilley’s panel at NYCC about the secret history of comics censorship in the USA over at CBR.

Erin at Gagging on Sexism has written a thoughtful look at Gender Roles in Attack on Titan.

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Yuri Manga

I’ll keep beating this drum until you’ve all bought a copy ^_^ – Aoi Hana Volume 8, (青い花) the final volume of the series, is out. A review will be coming soon.

Mano Moto’s Rainy Song (レイニーソング) has hit the shelves and I can definitely say her work this time has exceeded her debut volume.  I’ve hardly wanted to slap any of her characters recently.

Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫) for November is already out, and the January issue is available for pre-order.

On the Hirari side, Shuuden ni ha Kaeshimasu (終電にはかえします) by Akure Gido will be out next month, along with Kireina Ano Ko (きれいなあのこ) by Yoshidamaru Yuu, and Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari, Volume 12 (ピュア百合アンソロジー ひらり).

XO Comics is joining the Yuri fray with Ashita Mata Kimi no Uchi e (明日また君の家へ). Moe art, who knows what kind of story. Looks like the book is a collection of Kuropa U’s digital comics.

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Yuri Light Novels

For those of you who are looking for reading material to pass the time in public places, if Adachi to Shimamura, Volume 2 (安達としまむら) doesn’t appeal to you, you can try Yuri Gra-doru Yui: Forbidden Girls Love (百合グラドル・優衣 禁断ガールズラブ) A “Gra-doru” is a gravure idol, one of those bikini-clad girls on the cover of men’s manga magazines one sees in convenience stores in Japan.

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11 Responses

  1. Ash Brown says:

    Thanks for the shout out, Erica!

  2. BruceMcF says:

    Dear Brother is at ep12, building toward the climax and 73% funded with 13 days to go.

    I would urge people advocating the project to not just push the funding of the project, but also push the watching of the project … if we can get people watching it to see it, even if only a small percentage of those people pledge, its still more money toward the $13000 goal. So it can help to promote the “free streaming in North America after a free sign-up, but for a limited time” angle.

  3. Grisznak says:

    Third volume of the first Madoka Magica series will get its premiere in Poland next week. And there are chances for the other series as well.
    I’m watching second season of Freezing and I can say that there’s much more plot than in the first season. Also, lot of Yuri hints, since male protagonist was almost kicked out of the screen and girls have 90% of the time.

  4. Grisznak says:

    Also, I think you didn’t mention it, but new part of the Sono Hanabira… series is on it’s way, there’s trailer at Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoIxDVbdjmQ
    And, speaking ’bout trailers, new “Koihime” series game is on it’s way as well and get very long, fully animated trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LLGKXwlg4k
    As for anime – after three episodes of the Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! I can say that there’s no Yuri there, but lot of moaning and groaning only. Not worth watching, trust me. I has some hopes about this anime, but they’re gone.
    (sorry for double post)

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