Upcoming collaboration between Ikuhara Kunihiko (Revolutionary Girl Utena) and Yuri manga artist Morishima Akiko , Yuri Kuma Arashi, has finally moved past it’s obsession with the male characters long enough to give us the first glimpse of setting and tone with a short Promotional Video. I’ve read some of the manga and the story synopsis, and I still don’t really know what this story is about. But I know that the best way to deal with Ikuhara’s anime is to let it wash over you and not ask too many questions until the end. ^_^ Volume 1 of the Yuri Kuma Arashi, drawn by Morishima-sensei is hitting shelves next week in Japan!
Psycho-Pass 2 is well under way and Okazu is looking for a Guest Reviewer! If you’ve been watching the second season of this psychological thriller and want to tell us about it, please read the Okazu Guest Review Guidelines and shoot me off a email to anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com.
The first season of Psycho-Pass is available now in a Part 1 DVD/BD Combo and Part 2 DVD/BD Combo and as a Complete First season Premium Edition BD set. For those of you, like me, who are moving away from physical media for anime, Psycho-Pass can be watched in HD on Amazon, or streamed for free on Funimation or Hulu.
If you’re watching anything else that you feel has notable Yuri content, please feel free to write in and let me know! Review proposals are especially welcome for anime, since I watch slowly and am way behind…. ^_^
YNN Correspondent Emily-chan has some very cool news to share. “Chiisai Yuri Miitsuketa will be going on sale on November 22nd this year. It’s a compilation of a Newtype column focused on Yuri, and is written by Ayana Yuniko with accompanying illustrations by HERO. The tankoubon will also feature an illustration by Amano Shuninta and a short two-page manga by Shimura Takako”. Well, thanks Emily-chan, that sound really interesting!
Considering the December release of the Yuri-focused volume of Eureka, (also with a contribution by Amano-sensei) I think we can say that Yuri as a genre, has arrived. ^_^
And YNN Correspondent Pucca has written to make sure we know about Sunstone, a popular webcomic on Deviantart, by Stjepan Šejić. Looking into it for this column,I learned that it is an upcoming Graphic Novel from Image Comics with a release date in January! Mature content, nudity and, it seems, lesbians. You know what to do. ^_^
While you’re compiling that holiday wish list, add Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle, in which Sleeping Beauty is woken up with a Queen’s kiss, not a mere Prince’s.
Reporting from the University of Woolongong, in Australia, Khursten Santos of Otaku Champloo wrote up a terrific summary of the papers presented at the Manga Futures Conference. Topics covering BL, Yuri, and other non-mainstream genres were presented. I had hoped to make it, but had to miss it this time. Hopefully next time! Some good conversation in the comments as well. ^_^
And a happy birthday and congratulations to manga translator and friend Simon Stanzani, who was profiled in a recent HuffingtonPost Japanese edition!
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