If you’re in the Toronto area, this weekend is the exceptional and always exciting Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Loads of manga and LGBTQ-friendly content and programming and admission to the event itself is free (some programming may have registration or costs associated, so check the program.)
June 6th will see a Yuru Yuri Field Day event in Japan in Hibiya.
I’ve got a lot to think about after Queer & Comics, but I hope to have a report for you tomorrow.
Tokyo Wrestling’s Yuki Keiser has put together an article for Time Out Tokyo of 10 LGBTQ-friendly places in Tokyo. I get this question from time to time and can’t really answer it, so I’m thrilled to have this article to point to. The article is in Japanese, but you can always look the names up on Google Maps (and use Google translate features to make your way through the article.)
I haven’t had a moment to watch any of it, but Wish Upon the Pleiades, the collaboration between Subaru car company and Gainax is streaming on Crunchyroll. It had, I thought, room for Yuri, but we’ll see when I finally watch it. ^_^
From YNN Correspondent Feifei W., a lovely little Chinese Yuri webcomic, 麻杆和大奶. Feifei commented that she loves the fact that it’s all portrayed as normal everyday life. Of course so do I. ^_^
YNN correspondent Celes R suggested this sweet tale of two lovers through their lives together by Pixiv user Tsubakin ◎の「セイ」, which she translates as “Born This Way.”
ANN Reports that the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion-, Vol. 1 manga has been pushed back to December.
If I recall correctly, and it’s been a long time, so I may not, somewhere tucked into Seven Seas’ new license Franken Fran, there’s some Yuri.
We are approaching the end of Phase 1 on the new Yuricon Store, in which I backfill all the Yuri from past years that is still available. It’s slow work (and full of decisions like “there’s 1 copy left of this on Amazon JP, do I bother listing it?) but we’re getting there!
If you want a quick bookmark or feed to check to see what we’ve recently added, thanks to our beloved and talented webmaster, Lissa Pattillo, you can now do that easily: http://www.yuricon.com/store/new/ is text only, but you’ll be able to see quickly what was added.
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