Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 3, 2014

May 3rd, 2014

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Quick recap of this week’s top news: Shoujo anime is hot again.

CLAMP’s wonderful anime Cardcaptor Sakura is getting a Blu-Ray release and the third set of Riyoko Ikeda’s melodrama Dear Brother was fully funded on Animesols, so that will also be available for purchase when it gets a release date.

Sailor Moon Crystal is confirmed for 26 episodes, with a biweekly release schedule.

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Yuri Manga

Niki Smith spotted Eros/Psyche on the Tokyopop Germany website. The artist, Maria Llovet, she tells me, is Spanish, and the book was first published in France. I hope one of our French or German readers will consent to doing a review!

From Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari, March saw the release of Hakoniwa Cosmos (箱庭コスモス) by Kuwata Noriko.

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Yuri Events

Girls Love Festival, the all-Yuri doujinshi show in the Tokyo area, has announced October 19, 2014 as the date for the 12th such event! Good on them for keeping it going. ^_^ Check out the cover for the Sailor Moon Yuri only section, by Amano Shuninta! I’m strongly considering going to this one…hmmm.

Comitia 108 is coming up on May 5th and with it a lot of original Yuri works, as well. Here’s a Pixiv preview of a Yuri doujinshi by Kano and a Yuri doujinshi by Himekawa Yukiko. (You’ll need a Pixiv login to read them…and, just a reminder, they are in Japanese.)

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Other Stuff

Rocket 24 found an artist that imagines the Sailor Senshi as lingerie models. Why not.

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14 Responses

  1. redfish says:

    Kano is with HKY (ハイパーケトルイエスタデイ), table T08. Their older stuff is great. I haven’t hit an event with their table for a while, but fortunately only one day until Comitia.

  2. BruceMcF says:

    So happy Dear Brother made its target, I did a Snoopy happy dance.

    Well, on the inside.

  3. pucca says:

    I’ve just finished to read ” Eros/Psyche”, since there are not much text it was quick.
    The art is very attractive but the story is too weird for me…
    ( yes, i’m french… that’s why my english is not so good :-) ).

  4. Jye Nicolson says:

    COMITIA was great, though it only took me about an hour and a half to completely exhaust myself thanks to my complete lack of restraint or prudence in buying doujin. I ran out of carrying capacity well before I was in any danger of running out of money. I honestly had planned to explore thoroughly outside the Yuri section, but by the time the buying frenzy was done there wasn’t much chance of that :)

    Takemiya-sensei very kindly signed a book for me and humoured my terrible 日本語, she was lovely.

  5. Aurora says:

    Well, I must point out that even if Eros/Psique was first published in France, it also was published in Spain. Furthermore, there is a number code originally though by the author in her own language and doesn’t make any sense in French: http://mariallovet.blogspot.com.es/search/label/EROS%2FPSYCHE (“Therefore, only in the Spanish version it has sense to find a parallelism or translation between the text and numbers”)

    As a curiosity, this comic won the bronze award in the 6th International Manga Award. However, I wouldn’t really consider this work a manga: not only because it’s not Japanese, but also for the kind of drawing and narration. It’s obvious it has some Japanese influences (Utena and others, I think), but while reading it, I didn’t feel like reading a manga (which doesn’t have to mean a bad thing).

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