The May issue of Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫 2015年 05 月号) hits the shelves in Japan next week.
Ichijinsha is releasing Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, Volume 4 (犬神さんと猫山さん)by Kuzushiro from Yuri Hime Comics. Also by Kuzushiro, from the Rex Comics imprint, Kyou mo Futari ha Nakayoshi desu.(今日も2人は仲良しです).
Ichinjinsha is a busy group – they are pounding out Yuri collections from creators not (yet) writing for Comic Yuri Hime, A quick glance at the artists’ works and and based only on the titles of a few coming out soon, I gather these will be more adult in nature, but moe in style. I point this out because if you are shipping these, wait to see what the covers look like before you decide – adult content + moe art is, perhaps, not always a wise choice to put in the mail:
Ai Rabu Yuu Yori Aishiteru (愛羅武勇より愛してる) by Kumichou.
Naturize – (ナチュリーズ) by Aoto Hibiki.
XXX shita hodo Kawai Kimi ga (×××したいほど可愛い君が) by Kazuga Sunao.
Tosaku Shoujo Shoukogun (倒錯少女症候群)
Of special note is a two-part comic based on the popular Yuri visual novel, Okujou no Yuri Yurei-san. From Liar Soft and Itou Hachi we get Okujou no Yuri Yurei-san SIDE A Mou Hitotsu no Yuritopia (屋上の百合霊さんSIDE A もうひとつのユリトピア ) and Okujou no Yuri Yurei-san SIDE B Nakayoshi Quiz (屋上の百合霊さんSIDE B 仲良しクイズ). Especially notable, these are being published by Shinsokan under the Hirari imprint, which happily, does not seem to be dead just yet. ^_^
And again another Kuzushiro title, Volume 5 of Kimi no Tamenara Shineru (姫のためなら死ねる) her Heian gag comedy series, from Bamboo Comics.
And for our Polish readers, Morinaga Milk’s GIRL FRIENDS, Volume 3 is out this month from Studio JG!
Via Senior YNN Correspondent Erin S., “a short comic about witches and wishes and wanting things” which I found to be delightful. ^_^
Here’s a new Kickstarter for Love In All Forms: The Big Book of Growing Up Queer. It’s about a third of the way to funding, and a mere $7 will get you a DRM-free pdf of the book. That’s a good deal.
Any number of people rushed to point out the news that a 3rd season of Yuri Yuri anime has gotten the go sign. (So many folks mentioned it that I can’t credit all the YNN correspondents who caught this, but thank you all!)
Comic Book Resources is looking for your thoughts on the Top 50 Female Comic Writers and Artists of All Time!
A Sailor Moon Crystal Character song album, (美少女戦士セーラームーンCrystal キャラクター音楽集Crystal Collection) is being released which, I have to be honest, I will buy without even caring what the songs are like. ^_^ I have all the others, why should this one be different?
Our friend Rica Takashima has announced that she’ll be creating some art specifically for the Queers & Comics conference in May in NYC. I hope you can join us – it’s going to be an *amazing* event. Follow the event on Twitter for updates.
Let’s wrap this up with a little light reading: Shōjo Manga Research: The Legacy of Women Critics and Their Gender-Based Approach by Masafumi Monden.
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