If you’re an American anime fan from the 2000s, you may remember the close miss we all had when we learned that children’s TV company Saban was looking to license Sailor Moon and turn it into a live-action/animation hybrid.
ANN reports that Saban has just announced a license for Smile! Precure, which they are repackaging as Glitter Force. Saban is best known in North America for being the licensor of the multiple Power Ranger series. It remains to be seen if they can manage this into another successful franchise here. Netflix is now listing the series for 2016.
We turn to ANN again for the Yuru Yuri San Hai series preview commercial. The third series will begin this week on Japanese TV.
Yuri Hime comics have a number of releases lined up for this month: The November issue of Comic Yuri Hime (コミック百合姫 2015年 11 月号) leads the pack.
Kawai Roh’s horror action manga Shoujo Shikaku (少女失格 ) has made it to a first volume.
Yoshitomi Akihito ‘s (best known for Blue Drop) series from defunct Yuri magazine Tsubomi, following two sisters in lust with each other’s younger sister, Futari Futari (ふたりとふたり) is getting a re-release from Yuri Hime Comics.
Birz Comics is collecting up their slice-of-life Yuri tale Futaribeya (ふたりべや) and a story that originally ran in Comic Yuri Hime S Konohanatei Kitan, (此花亭奇譚) about fox-eared girls running around for drama, but not plot.
And Kadokawa’s Yagate Kimi ni Naru, (やがて君になる) that YNN Correspondent Chris D. told us about last report, has already made it to Volume 1 – what a great chance to try the relaunched Global Book Walker for Yuri!
Another Yuri doujinshi has popped up on Amazon JP – Kanojo no Kuchizuke Kansen Libido – ~Sanninme no Libido (彼女のくちづけ 感染するリビドー~3人目のリビドー~).
And finally, this questionably titled Yuri mook, Danshi Kinsei! Yuri no Hanazono Manual (男子禁制! 百合の花園マニュアル ), which doesn’t seem to include anyone we’re familiar with.
You can “pre-register” for school-based Girl’s Love game Hanaemi ni Kuchizuke wo (花笑みにくちづけを) on their Ameba site. Whether you can actually get it overseas is still unknown.
YNN Correspondent Ted the Awesome wants everyone to know about the Yuri Curator on Steam. He writes in to say, “STEAM has a curator system in place where users do all sorts of stuff on Valve’s Steam store. Most use it for basic reviews… but this curator’s sole purpose is to identify games that contain Yuri elements, big or small.” Take a look at it here: Hella Yuri
If you’re in NYC for New York Comic Con, consider hitting up Queercopia on Friday night for queer comic readings! It’ll be a great place to meet comics enthusiasts and creators.
Foreign Policy has a fascinating article on Shimura Takako’s Wandering Son and trans-friendly manga.
On About.com, author Georgia Beers takes a looks at some of the most common lesbian literary tropes.
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