Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 24, 2014

January 25th, 2014


Yuri Anime

I have no idea if this is worth the money, but I’m definitely gonna get  it anyway. You know how non-nostalgic I am, but a CardCaptor Sakura Blu-ray set sounds pretty sweet. Three sets, in fact. Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.

Creator Heather Campbell shared this with me on Twitter and I am compelled to share it with you. “In the tradition of Utena, Project A-Ko, Oniisama E, Sailor Moon, Mai Hime, Kill la Kill, and Sakura Trick, comes Schoolgirl Crush! Kim Kimiko is a poor transfer student who discovers the real meaning of power when she battles rich girl Lucia Goch. This is class warfare! This is love! This is schoolgirls fighting schoolgirls over schoolgirls!” It was awesome. ^_^


Yuri Manga


YNN Correspondent Rob is excited to let you know that Ren Books is releasing Aoi Hana in Italy.

The March 2014 issue of Comic Yuri Hime is up for preorder.


Other News

DC is pairing up two wrongs and hopes we all think it’s right  – or  – crazy bitches are bisexual.

Here’s another take on the gender-neutral character of Hange from Attack on Titan.

Check out the previews of the tracks of the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Tribute Album. I did and I ordered it anyway.  ^_^


That’s a wrap for this week! Become a Yuri Network Correspondent by sending me any Yuri-related news you find. Emails go to anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com. Not to the comments here, please, or they might be forgotten or missed. There’s a reason for this madness. This way I know you are a real human, not Anonymous (which I do not encourage – stand by your words with your name!) and I can send you a YNN correspondent’s badge. Thanks to all of you – you make this a great Yuri Network!

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11 Responses

  1. liz says:

    Dc doesn’t much knowledge of the whole “crazy bisexual” trope or anything that doesn’t involve grim and gritty comics.

  2. Grisznak says:

    I have two hot informations from Poland:
    1) Hana to Hoshi shoujo-ai manga will be relased in Poland in July: http://Yuri.pl/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=692
    2) Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story gonna be releaeed in Poland in May: http://Yuri.pl/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=690

  3. mhazaru says:

    That article about Hange was a great read. I had no idea there was some turmoil over the character’s gender. It’s kind of an interesting case as to how the structure of language can determine so much about our realities. It’s like people who are limited to he/she can only think of people as two possible personalities.

  4. Lindsey says:

    Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have always been a couple in my head cannon. But I do not know who these current characters are. They are sure as hell not Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. It just grates on my nerves that when this doesn’t become as popular as they’d hoped they’ll just think it’s because no one wants to read about lgbt characters when actually it’s because people just hate the New 52 iteration of the characters (at least in my experience. I obviously can’t speak for everyone).

    • I’m with you completely Lindsey. It does not occur to them “Hey these are crappy characters, in incomprehensible stories, we keep rebooting every 6 months. That’s why they sell badly.” But, then, American industry leaders don’t seem to notice that reorganization every 10 months actually make it harder to do business. So apparently, it’s systemic.

  5. liz says:

    Dc lost me as reader when they screwed over Batwoman. I’m just watching them from a far shaking me head.

  6. CFB says:

    I sincerely apologize for adding news items to the responses, but since one comment above has already done so, perhaps I shall be forgiven. ^_^
    Both items pertain to the series Noir–one to the anime, the other to its live-action counterpart. Admittedly the anime-related news is more than a month old, but it failed to make it onto any of the anime websites in English, so I thought I might mention it here. Specifically, the “all-night screenings” Noir event at Theatre Shinjuku in Tokyo on December 14 of last year was apparently sold out. Those featured at the event included Kotono Mitsuishi (Mireille Bouquet) and Hōko Kuwashima (Kirika Yūmura), as well as the producer of the girls with guns trilogy, Shigeru Kitayama. (Kitayama, the Bee Train veteran who originally proposed the idea of such a trilogy to Bee Train creator and director Kōichi Mashimo, also maintains the official Twitter account for Noir’s upcoming BD release: https://twitter.com/noirofficialtw. This Twitter feed features an account of the ongoing remastering process, as well as a bunch of information related to the weapons used in Noir, a recollection of the events surrounding the series’ creation, and some adorable fan art retweeted in the weeks leading up to the all-night screening.) A brief summary of the event, including several photos, can be found at http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/flyingdog/-/Information2/L1136.html?article=news3. An additional morsel can be found on Mitsuishi’s official blog at http://kotochawan.com/main/blog.php?itemid=1931.
    To the considerable relief of this Noir fan, the live-action series is finally, truly dead. It had been on life support since late 2012 (when reports of “creative differences” began to emerge), but last week we received official confirmation that the plug has been pulled, via Starz Media’s managing director, Carmi Zlotnik: http://www.indiewire.com/article/television/carmi-zlotnick-interview-starz. A brief recap of the series’ script woes (evidenced by the fact that at least three rounds of experienced writers were brought on to write the pilot alone) can be found at http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-22/starz-live-action-noir-remake-at-standstill. Few fans know just how close this stillborn project actually came to fruition, in that the sets were completed (by Tapert’s production company in New Zealand, Ghost House Pictures), a director for the pilot, Mark Beesley, was hired (http://variety.com/cable-tv-pilot-season-list-network-scorecard-6/#network-273-starz%20media/page-1), and initial casting was completed, as we know from an interview with Malaysian actress (and runner-up for the role of Kirika) Sarah Lian in Esquire Malaysia (http://www.sarahlian.com/2011/10/esquire-women-we-love-november-2011/). As one of the two finalists for the part, Lian was flown to Auckland and escorted to her audition by none other than Lucy Lawless; unfortunately, some of the other details in the Esquire interview provide additional confirmation of why many fans of the anime series might be relieved by the cancellation of its live-action porn parody.
    Sorry for the info bomb!

    • CFB says:

      Ack, I also apologize for the wall of text. I don’t know what happened to the spacing!


      • No worries, but as I say on all the YNN reports, it’s more helpful to me if you send news items to me by email. ^_^

        I didn’t bother reporting the death of a rumoured Noir series, since I presumed it got no further than an idea, but tit’s obvious it got further than that. ^_^

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