Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – December 14, 2013

December 14th, 2013

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In case the Sailor Moon reboot coming this winter isn’t on your must-watch list, and Sakura Trick seems a little ootsey-cutesy, don’t worry, because there’s another anime coming up that might interest you, Akuma no Riddle. Set in a girl’s school where Haru is being targeted by assassins, one assassin falls for her target.

Remember a few weeks ago when a new Card Captor Sakura figurine was announced? Well, now it’s been announced that three Card Captor Sakura design sketchbooks will be available at this Winter Comiket.

The re-released DVDs of the original Sailor Moon anime have hit the shelves in Germany.


Yuri Events

Winter Comiket is coming. December  29, 30, 31. A quick look at original Yuri circles I like tells me they’ll mostly be there on Day 2, the 30th. You can access the Comiket Catalog online, free, with registration. The site is in Japanese, of course. I note that the original Yuri section has been moved from the West Hall into the East Halls and now occupies a handful of blocks (rather than a row or two) in the F &G (“original shoujo”) sections of East Hall 1 on the 30th. And I note that Takemiya Jin-sensei is back as Junk Lab. ^_^ For anime parody Yuri (like Madoka and PreCure) you’ll be heading to East Hall 5 on the 29th. Having a few Circles to triangulate by really helps. If you can’t type in Japanese characters, search “UKOZ” and “Fantastic Yuri Rhythm” for original and parody orienteering, respectively.

Girls Love Fest will be returning to the Tokyo metropolitan area on March 3rd, 2014 in the company of a number of other series-focused, Yuri-focused, doujinshi shows.

YNN correspondent JHB. wants you to know that there is a Sailor Moon event on December 21 in Chile!

I managed to miss more than one amazing Yuri-interest event being held at the Asagaya Loft (Loft is a department store that has a number of locations around Tokyo.) The Asagaya Location held a Yurist event in October, and GUNJO creator Nakamura Ching-sensei earlier this month. I’ve got the schedule bookmarked now and see that Honey x Honey creator Takeuchi Sachiko will be appearing there this month the 21st.


Other News

Bandai, in their infinite quest for yen, is re-releasing the 90s version of Sailor Moon’s lockets (Of which we have most, I believe, because otaku with actual houses to store things in are dangerous.)

Had to share this, from YNN Correspondent Lee K., Women’s In-jokes in Heian Japan: Makura no soshi – this links to the synopsis, where a full text link is available.


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6 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    Thanks for posting the link to that article about Shonagon. As I read the article, I flip-flopped several times between thinking, “Indeed, Shonagon and her colleagues certainly drew the short end of the stick,” and “Golly, Shonagon and her colleagues were pampered, privileged jerks.” I guess that means that the article did its job, since it made me consider and reconsider my thoughts on the subject.

  2. Excellent, Michael! I’m glad that I posted it then. Food for thought is always worthwhile. ^_^

  3. Grisznak says:

    Third season of Symphogear was also announced.

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