YNN Correspondent Elizabeth F. has this excititng tidbit to share – the live Sailor Moon/NicoNico Douga event will be streamed live on NicoNico Douga on April 27. “Live” means about 3AM Eastern Coast US time, so I have no intention of being awake when this streams. I’ll read the news when it’s posted. ^_^ The remainder of staff – and cast – announcements will be made during the event. I’m pretty sure that the voice cast will be all new, it’ll be interesting to see who they choose. ^_^ (Note: I expect this will be in Japanese, unsubtitled.)
Unrelated, but fun, here’s a Sailor Moon/Avengers mashup that I quite liked. Bonus points for the great costume designs! (Also for the mythologically sound pairings.)
YNN Correspondent Griznak has written in to share that fans of Sakura Trick can get merchandise that explicitly labels them as Yuri fans.
A mere 2 weeks left for the 3rd and final Dear Brother DVD set. It’s time to put what you can down on the table! Every dollar helps, seriously. ^_^
Griznak also wants to let us know that Polish manga publisher Studio JG announced that they’ll release Moringa Milk’s Yuri manga Girl Friends in Poland during the second half of 2014.
Comic Yuri Hime July 2014 volume (コミック百合姫) is up for pre-order and so are a passel o’ Yuri Manga: Nagakura Keiko’s Torotoro Himeawase (とろとろ・姫あわせ), Imura Ei’s Innocent Noise (イノセントノイズ), Momono Moto’s True True (トゥルー・トゥルー), the second volume of Tanaka Minoru’s quirky rock band love story, Rock It, Girl! (ロケット☆ガール) and a new collection by Takemiya Jin, game.
As far as I’m concerned, this is the top news of the week – Uehashi Nahoko’s second Balsa novel, Yami no Moribito, will be adapted to a manga. I reviewed the English-language version of the novel in 2012. Of all the Balsa novels, that one was quite probably my favorite and I very much look forward to the manga!
Save the date! May 7–8, 2015 the Queers & Comics LGBT Cartoonists’ Conference will be held in NYC at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Award-winning Sci/fi author Jim C. Hines has been a vocal supporter of diversity in SF/F and has been promoting essays on his blog about (lack of) diversity in genre fiction. All of these very excellent essays are now available as an ebook called Invisible. Available in multiple formats, including Kindle for only $2.99.
Damien Walter took on a similar topic at The Guardian, when he posited that Science fiction needs to reflect that the future is queer.
Asahi, one of Japan’s leading newspapers, ran an article supporting LGBTQ education in Japanese schools. (Also in Japanese.)
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