Sailor Moon News
Happy International Sailor Moon Day. ^_^
If you have not yet watched the premiere of Sailor Moon Crystal, you can watch it on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Neon Alley, or Nico Nico Douga (where it will be available in 10 languages: English, French, Dutch, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Bahasa Indonesian, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese and Bahasa Melayu.)
The Sailors Uranus and Neptune figurines have been debuted and they look great! As *soon* as I have affiliate links for these, I promise I’ll post them. ^_^
Victoria McNally continues her A Ridiculously Comprehensive History of Sailor Moon with Part 3: Tales from Fandom.
Banpresto and Galaxxy have teamed up for some Sailor Moon goods to be included as lottery prizes.
Live Action News
YNN Correspondent Bea P. found yet another fun Yuri-ish live action series! She writes in to say:
I just stumbled across a live action trailer and from the looks of it, it features two Yuri plotlines. It is called Houkago Lost「放課後ロスト」and is divided into three episodes, each with its own plot (how they tie together remains to be seen). Episodes 1 & 3 seem to revolve around two relationships.
Episode 1 is about a student named Yuuki who often skips school. One day she becomes interested in Ayuki, the class representative. Initially, I thought this plot would just be about the subtext but the two shared a quick kiss. Yuuki is played by Honoka Miki, who played Yumi in the Maria-Sama live action film and is starring in another Yuri live action film, Shishunko Gokko (which we mentioned in May on YNN). Episode 3 is about Rika who meets a girl from another class, Yuu. They begin to spend time together as a friendship forms. Again, I thought it would just be subtext but they too have a kiss scene, or what looks like the beginnings of one.
You remember Morishima Akiko-sensei’s project Yurikuma Arashi that was being created in conjunction with Ikuhara Kunihiko? Well, now you can read the first chapter over at Gentosha Comics’ e-reader! It’s in Japanese.
YNN Correspondent Grsiznak has this terrific news to share: Polish doujinshi company The Cold Desire started presales of their Yuri Manga Anthology. It’s officially on sale in July. Yay them! ^_^
New YNN Correspondent Jyun K has two new Yuri manga series to tell us about: “Lily” by Sazanami Chima (リリィ /小波ちま) from Manga Time Kirara Miracle and comedic Yuri manga “Shinozaki-san Ki wo Ota Shika ni!” (篠崎さん気をオタしかに!) – click the link to read the manga in Japanese. Thanks for the heads up, Jyun!
YNN Correspondent Emily H wants us to know that Yuri anime (and my Best Yuri Anime of the Year twice) Simoun is streaming on Hulu.com. If you missed this amazing series when it was released, do go watch it now. It’s absolutely terrific.
And thanks to YNN Correspondent Cryssoberyl for the heads up that the upcoming Sabagebu! anime is going to be well worth our time. I enjoyed the manga quite a bit, so I’m looking forward to the anime! (And the manga is getting a 2-issue shounen-style spin-off in Morning magazine, which I’m hoping might up the Yuri a bit.)
Yuru Yuri‘s next OVA is getting a theatrical release in Japan in late November.
Scholar Sophie Winter is continuing her series on depictions of women in comics with Realism versus idealism: sources find different ways to female empowerment in comic book culture.
Former Takarsienne Higashi Koyuki and her wife Hiroko, the two women who had their ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland, were featured on a on Japanese TV show about married couples . The trailer is notable for referring to them as 婦 婦, wife and wife. ^_^ I’d love for that term to enter the vernacular.
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