The beginning of the year will bring us a good handful of Comic Yuri Hime manga:
Dark Cherry to Shoujo A (ダークチェリーと少女A) by Chisato, Ohsawa Yayoi’s Okujou Pikapika Romance (屋上ぴかぴかロマンス), The second volume of Renai Idenshi XX (恋愛遺伝子) by Zaou Taishi and Eiki Eiki, The second volume of Koujo Yuriko’s Tsuki to Sekai to Etoile (月と世界とエトワール), the first volume of Bousou Girlsteki Mousou Renaiteki Suteki Project (ボウソウガールズテキモウソウレンアイテキステキプロジェクト(B・G・M・R・S・P)) by Kawai Roh.
Also in the new year, we’ll get the third volume of Amano Syuninta’s Watashi no Sekai o Kousei Suru Chiri no You na Nanika (私の世界を構成する塵のような何か) This is significant, not too many series have been allowed a third volume from Comic Yuri Hime. Even some of our favorite series were cut off at two volumes. I’m glad the honor is going to an actual lesbian drama, rather than a “Story A” type of story. And one that has been so well crafted, too. It’s been a real pleasure following this series.
From a Polaris Comics, Kujira has a Yuri manga called Yasashi Hari, according to Comic Natalie.
I keep meaning to mention this to you as well. There is a novel on Amazon Japan called Yuri no Real (百合のリアル) which claims to tell a real-life story about a lesbian. I have no idea how it is, or what it is, but I guess we’ll find out. ^_^ Update: Via Matt Thorn, I find that the author, Makimura Asako, has Posted a Facebook status about this. So that seals it. This is, in fact, Real Yuri. I’m so glad. And now I look forward to reading it that much more. ^_^
Funimation has announced March 2014 releases among which are Ikkitousen: Xtreme Executor. I didn’t actually think we’d ever see that. I remember it as being better than most of the preceding seasons. I wonder if I made that up in my head. ^_^
The Bodacious Space Pirates Movie trailer is up for our viewing pleasure. I’m really looking forward to this.
The Sailor Moon Official website has been given a very spiffy new look. The goods, manga and world sections are live. It has areas for the 90s animation, the live action and the upcoming animation, but these areas are, as of yet, blanked. It’s a pretty site, though. ^_^
Women make up 45% of gamers. 2/3rds of gamers are over 18. The prevailing wisdom of “the gaming audience is horny boys is a myth, like a hydra. Like a hydra, it’s time for it to die. Women’s images in gaming are sexualized and their roles are diminished because it is easier to believe in the myth than to think critically and buck the trend. Just like TV execs all wanted a voyeuristic reality show when one such show became popular, we cannot expect gaming execs to suddenly become enlightened. Gamers, it is on you to actually tell gaming companies that you want better female character options. Not blog about it, not just Tweet to friends, actually write an email or letter and let them know.
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