Meggie, the director of Yurithon, has written in to tell us all about the event. She says, “Yurithon is part of a larger convention called Otakuthon, which is the major anime convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This will be the 5th year that Yurithon is taking place.
Woo-hoo! Thanks to YNN Correspondent Emily-chan, there’s some lovely news this week. “Nishi UKO will be releasing a new book, Tonari no Robot, on November 14th. The series is about a robot and her high school student neighbour, the only one who knows her secret, and all eight chapters are to be compiled into this one volume. Also, although it ran in Akita Shoten’s Princess GOLD, which appears to be a shoujo magazine, I’ve seen at least one reader say that they thought that it felt like something that could have been serialised in Yuri Hime instead, so there might still be something for Yuri fans.” Yay, great news Emily, thanks for writing in.
While we’re at it, let me remind you that Nishi UKO-sensei has a new book out this summer too, Houseki-iro no Koi (宝石色の恋) which hit shelves on July 31.
Comics/Manga of Note
via YNN Correspondent Elizabeth F., a little webcomic about being a Magical Girl that really ought to be a whole series. ^_^
Courtesy of pro manga translator William Flanagan, here’s a link to the Out-of-Print Manga Library. These are untranslated Japanese manga for which the copyrights have run out or the creators have allowed them to go online. Free legal and a great door into those kinds of manga that never, ever get translated. (Not hentai, just all the other stuff you’ll just never see.)
Here’s a cool Kickstarter for Valor: A Fairy tale comic anthology about courageous heroines. It’s already made it’s goal, but it’s something to keep an eye out for!
Also via Elizabeth, ODY-C, is a new gender switch version of the Odyssey, in space. How awesome is that?
The X-Button on ANN provided us all with the fictitious pitch for an alternative, child-friendly version of the Simoun anime (look about 1/3rd down.)
Also from ANN, if you’re in the New York City area on October 10 check out the iConiQ fan ensemble musical tribute to Sailor Moon. I’ll be on the other side of the country, but if you can make it, please consider writing something up for us here on Okazu!
While we’re on Sailor Moon (and that never happens…) ANN reports that the Sailor Moon Musical, Petite Étrangère is getting it’s first out of Japan show in Shanghai.
LGBTQ Live-Action News
OMG! Netflix has Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah ze Moveeh for rent or stream with English subtitles. Squee! Really, everyone out to watch this musical about a transexual who turns into superheroine Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, based on a very popular Filipino comic book. It was great. Grab the popcorn and have a blast.
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