Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – October 17, 2015

October 17th, 2015

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I will be making a whirlwind appearance at Nijicon, in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 24 (next week, so get off your butt and register!) Nijicon is ostensibly a LGBTQ-focused con, with an unsurprising lean toward BL, as it has more name recognition. I’m bring as much Yuri to their panels as I can squeeze in in one day. ^_^

11AM – Queers in the Future. After New York Comic Con, I’m really excited about this one.

4PM – The Secret History of Yaoi and Yuri. Which is to say, the history. It’s only secret if you don’t know it. ^_^

6PM – Must See/Read Yuri – What’s streaming, what published, what they are reading in Japan, what’s out there and what’s coming in our future! I haven’t run a “Yuri” panel in years, and I’m pretty excited about this one.

My genuine thanks to Lyndsey and the Nijicon Panels staff for making this happen and I can’t wait to see you there!

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Animation News

The Mary Sue is excited to have new episodes of DC Superhero Girls, which I have to say, looks kind of delightful.

Fans of Aria, rejoice! Crunchyroll News reports that Amano Kozue’s series Amanchu! is getting an anime adaption. It is guaranteed to be beautiful.

A few weeks ago, I reported on the “lost” psychedelic anime by Tezuka,  Belladonna of Sadness having been remastered. It’s now making it’s way around the film festival circuit. From Twitter, we have awesome news that they are holding an art contest in conjunction with this film release. Thanks to YNN Correspondent Yashabackarova for the tip! The high-res stills on the contest page are lovely.

Other News

The Heartcatch Precure novel is available on Amazon JP and, as hoped, it follows Tsukikage Yuri, Cure Moonlight. Whee!

Bandai is still pushing Sailor Moon goods and I couldn’t be happier. ^_^ They’ve got Outer Senshi henshin wand ballpoint pens for order now. (How many henshin wand goods do I need? I guess we’ll find out. ^_^)

The Diversity in Comics Panel from New York Comic Con is up in full on Youtube for you to watch.

If you’re trying to catch up on your reading of the classics, (now that you’re an adult and don’t have to write papers on them) here’s a couple of options:

Udon Press is doing a line of classic western literature as manga: Pride & Prejudice and Emma by Jane Austen;  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and Natahaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, are all a great place to finally get an idea of what the heck those books are about. ^_^

There is also an entire Manga Shakespeare line by Amulet books… and how much cooler is reading it as a manga than in Cliff Note form. ^_^ Here’s Midsummer’s Night Dream; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet; and Macbeth to get you started.

For folks looking to round out their college curriculum, One Peace Books has another line of manga versions of western literature, including James Joyces’ Ulysses (which I am reading and my have to review, because yowza); Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes;  Moby Dick by Herman Melville and War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.

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