The random news has been so interesting lately!
The Osaka Metropolitan government is running a cosplay event in a city-owned facility at which, for some reason, they banned crossplay. A bunch of residents spoke up against the ban and it was reversed. Read the ANN article for one of the most enlightened quotes from unnamed “residents” that you’ll read all week.
Comic Book Resources has an article about Trina Robbins, an important name in Western Comix and an outspoken voice for women in comics, who has spearheaded a retrospective of women comics creators in Pretty In Ink.
This is an ad for Disney Christmas in Japan, but it’s unexpectedly Yuri in nature (as noted by Hayashiya Shizuru-sensei when she linked to it on Twitter. ^_^)
Bleeding Cool reports on a very interesting panel on Gender and Comics that features a friend of mine, Marguerite Dabaie.
Creating an anime-themed drinking game (like, how often Erica mentions “women in comics” as a topic of interest?) Consider using this Bodacious Space Pirates-themed shochu!
Yuri Manga News
From Pure Yuri Anthology, Hirari, comes Kirei no Ano ko (きれいなあのこ)
From Mangatime Kirara we have Marriage Battle (マリッジ・バトル)
and from Comic Yuri Hime, we have Nekoyama-san to Inugami-san, Volume 2 (犬神さんと猫山さん)
Sailor Moon News
I’m just going to keep listing the interesting Sailor Moon themed stuff that’s being sold, because I’m endlessly fascinated by the saturation marketing of this 20-year old series to an adult audience that already loves it and does not need to be convinced to buy stuff. ^_^
Here is the cover art for the first volume of the 20th anniversary Sailor Moon manga.
For collectors of the 5″ Senshi figurines back in the day, (or those of you who wished for them, but came to the afternarket too long after) Bandai is releasing a new set of the Inners.
My wife sent me a message titled “WANT!!!” with these elegant Moon Wand chopsticks. ^_^
Yuri Anime News
ANN has more cast news for the upcoming Yuri anime, Sakura Trick.
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