I will be presenting at Kean University’s Towercon on Sunday, April 19th at 3:25. Admission is free and the event is presented by the very nice folks of the Kean Otaku Anime Society. Drop by and say hi!
Tokyo’s Rainbow Pride Parade and events are next weekend. If you’re there, take some pictures and let us know how it is!
There is a major correction to a news report from last week on the new Sailor Moon anime. As of now, no new series has been greenlit. The announcement about the second season was made by Toei Europe, referring to the currently running second season. We don’t yet know whether we’ll actually see the Death Busters arc or not. Yet.
Instead, let’s console ourselves with some amazing Sailor Moon fan art, bizarre Sailor Moon merchandise that probably no one really wants, and the cover art and song titles from the new Sailor Moon character image song collection (美少女戦士セーラームーンCrystal キャラクター音楽集)! (Hat tips to ANN and Dorkly for those.)
YNN Correspondent Amanda B has written in with very exciting news of a “Thai adult life manga called Lily Love by Ratana Satis that’s being translated. The mangaka granted permission for groups to translate into English and Spanish, and uses the same English group for assistance in contacting and connecting with international fans. She also made a mention recently that she’s currently selling the first collected volume in Thailand at the moment, which is available for purchase. Apparently, enough international fans wanted it, so there is a window until April 19th for fans to write her Facebook inbox of where they would like the volume to be shipped to order a copy.”Well that’s all kind of awesome, for Ms. Satis and us! I’ve already written her to get a copy, it’ll cost approximately $16USD with shipping. ^_^
Futaribeya (ふたりべや) by Yukiko could be good, but I’m not holding my breath. YMMV.
Kono Hana Teikitan (このはな綺譚) was a manga published some years ago when it ran in Comic Yuri Hime S. Amano Sakuya’s comic featured moe fox girls so, not surprisingly I never got it or reviewed it. Gentosha comics is resurrecting the series as a Birz series, with new kanji in the title. Another toe in the Yuri world for Birz, which seems to be really going great guns into the genre.
One more Yuri comic essay is hitting shelves, Manga de Tsutsuru Yurina Hibi (まんがで綴る百合な日々 ) by Negitane, a comic essay about Yuri daily life.
I can hardly think this far ahead but the July Issue of Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫 2015年 07月号) is available for pre-order.
Whoa, this is interesting – Yoshitomo Akihito’s series Futari to Futari (ふたりとふたり) from Tsubomi magazine is being resurrected as a JP Kindle comic by Yuri Hime. Again, very moe, all about two friends, who have feelings for each other’s younger sisters. Also being brought back to life as a Kindle publication is Yoshitomi’s Comic Yuri Hime S volume Nettai Shoujo (熱帯少女).Not series I resonated with, all way too lolicon for me, but how interesting all these old series are being dug up and revived.
Starlight Vega is a game in development with multiple GL romances, a free demo and DRM free downloads. Give it a try and let us know how it is!
io9 has a fantistic article Like These TV Shows? Here Are The Webcomics You Should Read. I’ve bookmarked a number of these for future reading.
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