Let’s start this week off by doing some deep thinking.
ANN’s Justin Sevakis took a look at the issue of racial diversity in anime and manga on Answerman’s Why Aren’t More Races Represented In Anime And Manga?
And while we’re on the topic, it might be worth looking at What Black Anime Fans Can Teach Us About Race in America by Cecilia D’Anastasio on Vice.com
I took a look at what the key changes in the LGBTQ community in my lifetime have been, with my answer to Will the ruling on same-sex marriage greatly affect American gay culture? on Quora.
MTv has a wonderful article on How ‘Trans Girl Next Door’ And Other LGBT Comics Are Actually Saving Kids’ Lives.
All-Yuri doujinshi event Girls Love Fest is coming up on September 13 in the Tokyo area.
I will be paneling hard at Nijicon in Philadelphia on October 24-25. Nijicon is a LGBTQ-friendly con, but will realistically be heavily BL-focused. I’m hoping to bring some Yuri to the event. ^_^ My proposed panels a Must-See/Must-Read Yuri and The Secret History of Yaoi and Yuri. Locations and times TBD, but I hope to see you there!
OMGOMGOMG! A new Kase-san manga is on the way! Shortcake to Kase-san ( ショートケーキと加瀬さん。) is hitting shelves in Japan on September 30.
Ichijinsha has released a special edition of the second volume of Saburouta’s melodrama, Citrus.
Nekota’s Comic Yuri Hime Stories have been collected in Tomiko no Kimochi.
And very exciting news – Ichijinsha is re-releasing Nanzaki Iku’s explicit romance collection, Sweet Little Devil. It was fun the first time around, you should definitely look into getting it.
From ANN, Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi!+ second episode will premiere on Japanese TV on September 17.
Komatsu -san reports on the new PreCure! novel adaptations being released in September in Japan. I know I’m pleased to hear that Heartcatch PreCure! will be represented with a novel from Cure Moonlight/Tsukikge Yuri’s point of view.
J. Tabon recommends a pile of books with bisexual POC characters for your summer reading pleasure.
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