Sailor Moon News
This week gave us a lovely leak of important information about the new Sailor Moon anime. Toei had carefully tucked away an image leading to a countdown for the release of anime-related art, but fans have no other hobbies and found both countdown…and art. Once the cat was out of the bag, Toei gave up on the countdown and just released the image. And so, we now know that the new series will be called Sailor Moon Crystal and will be a re-creation of the first arc in which Sailor Moon fights the Dark Kingdom and Queen Beryl alongside of her friends Sailors Mercury, Mars, Venus and Jupiter. I really, really like the new design, tell me what you think in the comments!
The first glimpse of visuals and a commercial for the manga of Sabagebu!, the upcoming shoujo survival game club anime exists in the universe.
YNN Correspondent C Banana wants to elaborate on the new “non-hentai visual novel…Flowers (link includes trailer) from group Innocent Grey which is going to be released April 18” which we mentioned a few months ago. CBanana continues: “I can point out that this game has a reasonable likelihood of getting a translation/distribution as the translation/distribution company MangaGamer has worked with Innocent Grey before. MangaGamer may also be looking for all-ages games because they could get those games on Steam. Mind you, it would have an increased chance of getting localized if people let MangaGamer know that they’re interested in it.”
Via YNN Corresondent Erin S., we have a pile of adorable girls in love webcomics:
Sara Goetter’s Haircut, with which I could totally identify
Melanige Gillman’s Smbitten: A Ladies Romance With Teeth
and this short story of skateboarding and love by Actual Magical Girl, Homura Akemi
Maria-sama ga Miteru
Welp, it’s been a good run. Just as the series hits a 15th anniversary, it will be coming to an end with one final Oshaka-sama ga Miteru novel, Hotaru no Hikaru (蛍のヒカル) according to illustrator Hibike Reine.
This is a tad old, but that’s my fault. Back in December, the Japanese family court made a really important decision, allowing a transman to be listed on his child’s birth certificate as the father. His wife conceived the child through IVF (in vitro fetilization). The court ruled, “The child can be assumed as the husband’s child even though it is obvious that there is no biological link”. This is a huge step forward and we applaud it. Thanks to YNN Correspondent Ana M who sent it along.
Early Japanese lesbian awareness and advocacy group Regumi is alive and well on the internet. This famous grassroots organization is once again running seminars and promoting health, well-being and community for a new generation of Japanese lesbians. I love the Internet. ^_^
Bitch Media presents the next installment of their comic lecture series about comics, Don’t Be A Dick, with Don’t Be a Dick: How Comics Can Alienate Women and Trans Folks.
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