Our top story today is awesome indeed. Sarah Frederick’s long-awaited, much anticipated, brand new English translation of the Yellow Rose story from Yoshiya Nobuko’s Hana Monogatari series is available on Kindle. Buy it! Read it. Touch Yuri history. (If you’ve been a reader for a long time, you may also remember Dr. Frederick from our Yuricon events, or the fandom lectures series up at MIT, where she spoke about Revolutionary Girl Utena. (You can read the notes of all the lectures on the Yuricon Essays page.)
Yuri.pl’s Facebook page has information on the upcoming release of Morinaga Milk’s GIRL FRIENDS in Polish!
Sparkler Monthly is ramping up their 2015 subscription efforts, with an eye to getting through the end of the year. If you’ve ever thought, “I want to support the manga industry, but there’s not enough I like,” then you’ll be pleased to know that our voices are being heard at Sparkler. “Before You Go” their Yuri one-shot, (now two-shot) is one of their top sellers, and they get the message loud and clear. You want more Yuri? More importantly, you want a venue in which up and coming Yuri artists in the west have a place to publish Yuri? Throw a happy meal a month at these folks and we’ll get more Yuri. It’s that simple.
DC’s Kelly Sue DeConnick is spearheading a new all-girl comic anthology. Right now Dirty Diamonds has an Open Call for Submissions. Do IT. Send your work in. Immediately.
Robert Kirby writes a nice little piece over at The Comics Journal: What Was So Queer About Comics in 2014, with a nod to the PoC who were queer creators of note as well.
Senior YNN Correspondent Erin S. points us towards another same-sex webcomic of note, OWLS, by Martin Ernsten.
YNN Senior Correspondent Eric P. has written in with a pile of anime news!
Aniplex USA announced a limited edition bilingual blu-ray/DVD hybrid set for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Rebellion movie. Regional restrictions apply.
He also notes that Yuri Kuma Arashi is now available on Hulu.com.
And lastly, Eric reports on an ANN article announcing Kill La Kill will run on Cartoon Network’s Toonami slot in February.
In Japan, Mawaru Penguindrum (輪るピングドラム) is getting a Blu-Ray box set.
The Yuricon website has just been given a quick facelift and we’re still working on a full refurbish of the Yuricon Shop. I wrote about that this week and we hit another major milestone on our Patreon campaign for the month! Thank you all! There’s two weeks in the month left to subscribe and get early access to Yuri scholarship.
Flame-Con, New York City’s first LGBTQ-focused comic convention has a date and a location! I’ll expect to see you all in NYC in June to help me bring the Yuri to Flame-Con. ^_^
YNN Correspondent Michi wants you all to know that LGBTQ idol group (Nagoya Sexual Minority) NSM=, has a, iTunes app these days. Appearances, songs, events calender, blog posts, Twitter feeds all in one handy place for iProduct users.
Twitter user Pe Kare caught a glimpse of a Sono Hanabira itasha (decorated car) on NHK’s coverage of winter Comiket. ^_^
io9 has a lovely collection of Korra x Asami fan art to fulfill your Korrasami needs.
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