Yuri Light Novel
This time last year, I reported on a Light Novel called Yuri Gra-doru Yui: Forbidden Girls Love (百合グラドル・優衣 禁断ガールズラブ). “Gra-doru” is short for “gravure idol” one of the bikini-wearing models that adorn Japanese men’s magazine covers. I have it sitting here and haven’t so much as cracked the cover other than to scan the pictures – which were so appealing, that it sits there on the floor, untouched. Well, hey, if you loved the fictitious story of the exploitation of Japanese gravure idols, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a sequel! Yuri Gra-doru Yui and Shiho Mechaku Love Shot (百合グラドル優衣&詩歩 密着ラブショット), presumably follows the explicit adventures of Yui and Shiho. Let me know how it is. ^_^
Adult Yuri Manga
Well, since I started out on such a high class note, I might as well keep going. For fans of adult entertainment in manga form, there’s Onna no ko-doushi no ecchi ‘tte, Iroiro Sugosugirundaga (女の子同士のエッチって、色々凄すぎるんだが), which I, with a loose hand and tongue in my cheek, would translate as something like “Speaking of girls doing it, it’s way zOMG”.
Also likely to be questionable is “Yuri Violence Comic” (according to Comic Natalie,) Murcilago. To get an idea if this is your kind of Yuri and/or violence, there is a Youtube commercial for Volume 3 . The ad says there’s no good guys, which appeals to me. If you want to give it a chance, here’s links to Volume 1 and Volume 2. Don’t expect much, it’s from Young Gangan. ^_^;
Birz is getting into the Yuri swing of things, as well. They are running a Yuri collection in their December issue, and have an upcoming Yuri anthology from Birz Comics Deluxe, Yuribon (ユリボン). Which is not all that surprising to me, as they’ve been working with Morishima Akiko-sensei on the Yuri Kuma Arashi manga (Volume 1 of which has a street date in two weeks.)
Yuri Game News
ANN reports on Yuri game imprint, Sei Michael Joshi Gakuen, that is looking to gain Twitter followers by offering up an anime if they reach 50,000 followers. Sono Hanabira fans are going to want to look into this, as this project shares some of the same team.
ANN has a “wrap-up” of all the cool Sailor Moon paper goods available for the holiday season from Premiun Bandai and household goods from the Family Mart convenience store chain. Oh heck, let’s just bomb this, topic, with all the Sailor Moon things ever.
The fine folks at Geeks OUT! have begun a Kickstarter for an LGBTQ Comic Con, which they are calling Flame Con. With 25 days to go, they are over halfway on hitting their first goal. They’ve got the breakdown on what they plan on using the money on, and while I think they are being optimistic on costs, and they don’t have a date or venue yet, I think they are great folks and if I can I’ll be supporting this. My only concern is that they’ve chosen May as their possible date range and the Queers & Comics Conference and TCAF are already in May. I’d hate for them to lose potential guests to bad timing.
Library Juice Press is calling for papers for their collection Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections and Imaginings, a collection dealing with Libraries and LGBTQ issues.
Comic Natalie (and my entire FB feed!) reports on the awarding of the Japan Medal with Purple Ribbon to one of the mothers of Boy’s Love, co-founder of the Magnificent 24-year group, Takemiya Keiko-sensei. The Purple Ribbon is awarded for significant academic and artistic endeavors.
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