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

May 24th, 2014

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The Yurikan anthology series continues with Yurikan Noir (黒百合缶 YurikanNoir), but this one is only available on Kindle so far, so you’ll need a Kindle device or app that can get JP Kindle books.

Rakuen Le Paradis, Volume 15 (楽園 Le Paradis)  will hit shelves in Japan on June 30.

Ichijinsha’s Yuri Hime Comic, Vespa, by Ohkita Hiroko and Girls Syndrome (ガールズ・シンドローム) by Shinketsu will also have a June release planned.

This is cool news – Julie Maroh’s Blue is the Warmest Color has been translated into Japanese as Blue ha Atsui Iro (ブルーは熱い色)! So, this is a French language Bande dessinée that was translated into English, has won a Palme d’Or at Cannes as a movie and now is headed to Japan. I’ll be very interested to see if any of the Yuri mangaka read it and share what they think think about it.

Morinaga Milk’s Gakuen Polizi in English is now up for pre-order from Seven Seas.

Happy End (ハッピーエンド) is a Yuri manga I know nothing about and distrust because of the name (durh!) and the publisher. But there you go, it’s there if you want it. ^_^

I was all ready to be snarky about Anoko ni Kisu to Shiroyuri wo  (あの娘にキスと白百合を) but the synopsis has me interested – a prodigy meets a genius and tale begins. Okay, I’ll bite. ^_^


Sailor Moon News 

I missed this last week in the rush to announce that Viz licensed the original Sailor Moon anime (which is streaming on Hulu and Neon Alley right now), they also licensed the new Sailor Moon Crystal series which will be streaming on NicoNico Douga this summer. More interestingly, this Sailor Moon news made it into Variety Magazine. That’s a pretty amazing moment for an anime that is 20 years old.


Yuri Live-Action Features and Movies

YNN Correspondent Alison R. was stoked to share the news of another Yuri movie coming to Japan – Shishunki Gokko, starring Honoka Miki, who played Yumi in the Live-Action Maria-sama ga Miteru movie. The movie features her having her first same-sex kiss. The official site says it’ll be in Japanese theaters on August 23. I’m not sure it’ll be great, but it at least looks a less skeevy than last summer’s Schoolgirl Complex.

Also of interest in this vein is this video from 2012 called Kifujin no Gogo (貴婦人の午後). ^_^

Mikami Eri’s Yuri Gestalt Houkai (三上枝織の百合がゲシュタルト崩壊) is a show on NicoNico Douga, in which “Yurism” – i.e., various Yuri manga and other items of interest, are discussed.

Do watch this absolutely adorable short lesbian romance, Love 40,  that is an ad for ice cream cones, but has nothing to do with ice cream.


Other News

Brigid Alverson talks about strong female protagonists in comics in an article for School Library Journal.

And, speaking of strong female protagonists, Molly Ostertag’s comic, Strong Female Protagonist has a Kickstarter! You can read it online, as well. It’s loads of fun, and with almost a month to go, she’s already surpassed her goal. Obviously, lots of readers are ready for more SFPs!

Alan Kistler is writing a series on LGBTQ representation in comics for The Mary Sue.

Here’s a really sweet LGBTQ animated short, called Plug-In. It made me smile. ^_^


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4 Responses

  1. Liz says:

    Pre ordered Gakuen Polizi and I hope it sells like hot cakes so more Yuri can come State side!

  2. linger says:

    @Liz: Yeah, we need Himitsu no Recipe too.

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