Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – July 12, 2014

July 12th, 2014

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Sabagebu! anime is upon us and Crunchyroll News has the previews and some cast updates and is streaming the anime for your viewing pleasure. The anime is only remotely like the shoujo manga I read, so I assume it’s closer to the spinoff version running in Morning magazine. It’s still fun and Sentai Filmworks announced the license for the series at Anime Expo.

We’ve got some of the staff information on Psycho-Pass 2, now, but I still say that we really shouldn’t expect a lot on the Yuri side without Fukami Makoto on board.

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Sailor Moon News

Viz announced the dub cast for the original Sailor Moon anime series at Anime Expo.

Friends in the Los Angeles area, if you can, make it over to Meltdown Comics for a multi-artist Sailor Moon art exhibit the week of August 16th. Send us pictures!

If you deeply cared about the hack job DiC made of the original Sailor Moon dub, check out the dub director’s tell-all book.

The Sailor Moon Musical:  La Reconquista  DVD  trailer is now a thing you can watch! The second musical, Petite Étrangère is so far scheduled for an August premiere.

And, honestly I wanted to know this, so I thought maybe a few of you did, too. The simulcast in 10 languages on NicoNicoDouga had 1 million views in the first two days.

The next high-end accessory from the Sailor Moon money-raking-in team are some lovely Senshi-themed rings.

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Yuri Manga and Comics

Sparkler Monthly is making Denise Schroeder’s adorable little Girl-Meets-Girl comic, Before You Go, available on Kindle, as well as still having some paper copies left. Let’s sell this baby out, so we get more Yuri.

Kawai Roh’s new Yuri manga collection Mikansei Girl (未完成ガール), hits shelves next week.

Solomon Fletcher introduces his new comic, The Forest, about “two queer witches who perform a spell together to save a forest”.

The team that brought you Princeless has page from a new title – Princeless: The Pirate Princess up on their Tumblr.

Comic Flapper is starting up a Yuricest series that reads in Japanese Saiyuri no Imouto ha Tenshi-san, and in English, An Angel Who Has Swooped Down Was My Little Sister.

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LGBTQ Event

If you’re in the San Francisco area this weekend, check out GaymerX, the queer gaming convention. And don’t miss our friend and friend of Yuriko, Regina Buenaobra who is going to be on several panels!

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Other News

Jamie Lynn Lano, who is an absolute doll, has officially published her memoir, Princess of Tennis, which tells of her time assisting the mangaka who creates Prince of Tennis, on her way to becoming a successful manga artist. It’s great stuff, especially if you’re hoping to get work in the Japanese industry.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Silent Mobius, creator Asamiya Kia is debuting new manga series Silent Mobius QD, which will run in Monthly Young Magazine.

Hentai website Fakku has contracted with Wani Publishing (who is responsible for Ikkitousen, among other series) for h-manga online publishing. Whether we actually ever get Onegai Suzune-chan or other actually Yuri manga, remains to be seen.

Oh, look, there’ll be a sequel to that amusingly awful live-action series,  Innocent Lilies.

Take a look at this cute comic on Sailor Moon/Thor/Brave hair issues.

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6 Responses

  1. “We’ve got some of the staff information on Psycho-Pass 2, now, but I still say that we really shouldn’t expect a lot on the Yuri side without Fukami Makoto on board.”

    Does that usually end up being the case when things like this happen? If this sort of thing happened in comics and other shows here in the states, it would get a lot of attention. Gail Simone recently left Batgirl but the new writers say that her transexual friend will not only remain a part of the story, but also be the most represented LGBT book on their library. Funny considering we have Batwoman having those issues front and center already.

    For a season that could barely squeeze in an episode for a each of the supporting characters, I’d say that Yayoi Kunizuka has a lot some potential growth to cover. Whether or not her relationship with Shion will be further explored down the road I feel would be the only casualty we have to worry about…. that or Yayoi will be killed. :S

  2. The way you worded your article makes it sound like this committee will take advantage of Fukami Makoto’s absence by avoiding the Yuri element all together. If Yayoi is still going to be a character in the second season with the chance of having an episode or two focusing on her, do you really believe that the showrunners are going to use Fakumi Majoto’s leave as a “Get out of Jail free” card to not portray the Yuri elements that were established in the series?

    I’m curious. Have you experienced that sort of thing in a series before? Where the Yuri element was removed after a change in staff? I can’t think of any off the top of my head.

    • You’re so vastly overthinking what I said, I can’t even begin to imagine how you got there. Fukami Makoto likes writing lesbians in his stories, so Yayoi and Shion get some screen time. He’s not on the second season staff and they are minor characters, I expect to see less of them. That was all I meant.

      • Hopefully this new season will take us all by surprise. I would like nothing more than to have their characters fleshed out more so than the first season. Given how much screen time was focused on the Yuri element of the series, seeing “less” would almost equate to no Yuri at all. That would be very sad.

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