Hayashiya Shizuru-sensei’s new release of Strawberry Shake. (ストロベリーシェイク) hits the streets this coming week from Young Jump Comics!!!!!1111
Also with a May 18 release date is Love Desu. Short Story Collection (ラブデス。~短期集中連載集~) by Kuzushiro. I love this series and can’t wait to get this. ^_^
Ohzawa Yayoi’s charmingly named 2DK, GPen, Mezamashidokei. (2DK、Gペン、目覚まし時計。) is awaiting a June release from Yuri Hime Comics.
The Hirari Comics release of Morinaga Milk’s Ohime-sama no Himitsu (お姫様のひみつ) is due out at the end of this month.
Now that it has a cover image, I just want to remind you that Akuma no Riddle, Volume 1 in English is up for pre-order.
I’m going to bang the drum again, as we’re getting into crisis mode here, with a full summer and a lot to do before August when we relaunch the Yuricon Store with a big blow out party. No promises on cake and balloons, but we will have contests and prizes and Patrons will get special contests of their very own, plus early access to Yuri research and all the other great stuff all Okazu readers get, like news, reviews and interviews! So, if you read Okazu regularly and like all of the stuff you see here, and on Yuricon, please consider contributing to the upkeep of the sites. Thank you so much for all your support!
Yuri Webcomics and Kickstarters
Comic Natalie reports on a new Yuri love comedy webcomic debuting on Japanese webcomic site Comic Walker called Only You~ The Plan to Get You and Me Alone Together (オンリー☆ユー ～あなたと私の二人ぼっち計画～). You can read the first chapter (in Japanese) for free on the Comic Walker reader.(The big red button with the yellow arrow launches the reader. )
We found this cool Kickstarter from DieGo Comics Publishing: European Comics Journal #02 – LGBT characters in comics, with some nice, affordable perks. They are super close to funding, and are down to the final few days. I’ll be throwing a few bucks into the hat.
After last week’s amazing Queer & Comics conference, there have been any number of reports. Here are three that you should definitely take a look at:
Elizabeth Beier sketched panels as they were happening and created these conference notes .
Sara Lautman has created an illustrated report of the event.
Soizick Farre created this entertaining video journal of the event.
NPR has an article covering the Shibuya same-sex marriage law in this article on The First Place in East Asia to Welcome Same-Sex Marriage.
Via YNN Correspondent Elizabeth F and ANN, we now have confirmation that the Sailor Moon musicals (which have been pretty decent, I think) have reached the third “season” and will now add the remaining Outer Senshi. :-D
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