Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – August 23, 2014

August 23rd, 2014

YNN_MariKYuri Event

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.

The convention is this weekend, August 22-24. You can find more information at our website and at the Yurithon fan page . Recently posted on the fan page is also list of the panels that will be taking place.”  If you’re in the area, drop by and give us a write up!

Yuri Manga

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.

The September issue of Comic Yuri Hime is already available (although, with the closing of the local Sanseido, I don’t yet have it, myself,) and the November issue is avialable for pre-order.


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.


That’s a wrap for this week! Become a Yuri Network Correspondent by sending me any Yuri-related news you find. Emails go to anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com. Not to the comments here, please, or they might be forgotten or missed. There’s a reason for this madness. This way I know you are a real human, not Anonymous (which I do not encourage – stand by your words with your name!) and I can send you a YNN correspondent’s badge. Thanks to all of you – you make this a great Yuri Network!

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4 Responses

  1. Abay says:

    Great to here about Uko-sensei works.

    Um…Zsa Zsa is about a transexual MAN?? :( You’re gonna need to fix that.

  2. Alhazred says:

    “via YNN Correspondent Elizabeth F., a little webcomic about being a Magical Girl that really ought to be a whole series. ^_^”

    Hmm… couldn’t find any source link there, but it actually is an ongoing Korean webcomic with 40 chapters thus far: 매지컬 고삼즈 (Magical Exam Student), posted at Naver, http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/list.nhn?titleId=597466

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