Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – November 28, 2015

November 28th, 2015


Yuri Manga

The January issue of Comic Yuri Hime ( コミック百合姫 2016年 01 月号) is hitting shelves in mid December.

Also being released from Yuri Hime, is a “perfect edition” of a out-of-print series that I quite liked back in 2009, Kazuma Kowo’s Junsui Adolescence (純水アドレッセンス-完全版).

From Kasuga Sunao, December sees  Sumedo Jigoku no Inferno ( 住めど地獄のインフェルノ) hitting shelves.

Rakuen Le Paradis, Volume 19 (楽園 Le Paradis ) came out in October, and Murcielago, Volume 6, (ムルシエラゴ) just made it into stores this week. Both are on my “don’t-miss” list.

YNN friend and on-the-spot reporter for Crunchyroll News, Komatsu-san, tells us that the 13th volume of Yotsuba&!  (よつばと!) is out in Japan, almost three years after Volume 12, and comes with the news that there are approximately 13 million copies of the series in print, including the translated copies. That’s pretty amazing.


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Anime News

Crunchyroll reports that Nickelodeon is streaming the entirety of Legend of Korra this weekend. Go, watch!!

Komatsu-san has the scoop on the upcoming Precure series from Toei, Mahou Tsukai Precure!/ Maho Girls Precure! on Crunchyroll News. Check out the favicon for the official site. ^_^

ANN reports on a line of clothes inspired by Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Please excuse me while I remain fascinated by the continued squeezing of this rock for blood. It seems practically never-ending. But then, the game Puzzle and Dragons* just did an Evangelion collaboration.  (The Shinji/Eva 01 Tamadra said “I won’t run away!” which made me laugh.) Some series are just never going to be allowed to die, they are way too lucrative. ^_^

From Crunchyroll once again, we get a report on Yuru Yuri’s creator namori-sensei drawings to celebrate the Blu-ray release of Yuyushiki.

Other News

Komatsu-san has two more reports of interest this week: the original character designer for Omajo Doremi has drawn a series’ picture book.

AND the first commercial footage for the upcoming Princess Knight stage musical, which honestly, is looking damned cool. The promotional poster is awesome. ^_^

Smithsonian Magazine has an article on Françoise Mouly, a former editor at  New Yorker magazine who started Toon Books, a company bringing out educational comics specifically for encouraging kids to read. (Yes, this hardly seems world shaking to us, but if it takes another zOMG! article to push comics, then fine.)

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13 Responses

  1. Stacy L says:

    More Yotsuba&! Fantastic news. My favourite manga (outside of Tezuka). The cuter than cute manga that inspired me to start learning how to read Japanese continues. Now maybe I’ll get off my lazy arse and get back to studying.

    (“I understand a little Japanese, but I’m not very good yet”.)

    Next step, after becoming more fluent, is to buy all of the Aoi Hana manga to find out how the story continues after the anime ended.

  2. Stacy L says:

    That should have been “MORE fluent”. It’s pedantic and no one will care, but I hate making spelling mistakes like that.

  3. just me says:

    Did you see http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/fashion/our-bare-shelves-our-selves.html about the future of ebooks and reading too? :)

    • I hadn’t. I find the print vs ebook debate ridiculous. They are both valid, both popular, sales will vacillate for a while until the next generations who have read digitally since childhood are the main consumers, the digital surpasses print. It’s not rocket science and multiple formats can exist simultaneously. So, I don’t read articles about that anymore.

      • just me says:

        Yeah, about reading since childhood, the article’s really more about *that* and about how growing up in a house full of books helps a small child start reading in the first place. :)

        “…After G.N.P., the quantity of books in one’s home was the most important predictor of reading performance. The greatest effect was seen in libraries of about 100 books, which resulted in approximately 1.5 extra years of grade-level reading performance. (Diminishing returns kick in at about 500 books, which is the equivalent of about 2.2 extra years of education.)…

        “…Although the study did not account for e-books, as they’re not yet available in enough countries, Dr. Evans said in theory they could be just as effective as print books in encouraging literacy.

        ““But what about the casual atmosphere of living in a bookish world, and being intrigued to pull something off the shelf to see what it’s like?” she asked. “I think that will depend partly on the seamless integration of our electronic devices in the future.”

        “We’re not quite there. Amazon Kindle’s Family Library enables two adults in a household to share content with each other and up to four children. But parents must explicitly select which of their books their kids can read. So much for the “casual atmosphere of living in a bookish world.”

        “Will parents go out of their way to grant access to their latest book to their 9-year-old? True, the 9-year-old is unlikely to pick up a physical copy of “Between the World and Me” on his or her own, either, but at least the child sees that tome on a shelf and incorporates it into an understanding of what a life of the mind entails. As an unshared e-book, it is never glimpsed, let alone handled and, possibly, someday read…

        “…But the decline of print journalism means that millions of children are eating breakfast at tables without any reading material other than what they bring. That hypothetical 9-year-old may not be inclined to read an op-ed about Syria in the family’s copy of the newspaper, but at least that child sees the headline and is reminded of the existence of the outside world, for better or worse. And it would take very curious teenagers to read, during a hurried meal before school, an adult periodical online over whatever they typically default to on their own devices…”

        • It always comes down to whether parents read for the love of reading or not. When they, so do kids.

          • just me says:

            I agree with you, parents who don’t love reading in the first place are unlikely to give their kids ample access to books.

            Now parents who do love reading, they can still not all give their kids the same ample access to books.

            It’s one thing if the parents love books so much that they get books for themselves on all kinds of media *and* also have picture books and story books around the house for their toddlers to pick up. :)

            It’s another if the parents pride themselves on being such futuristic booklovers that they threw out all their physical books and their toddlers only get access to books during bedtime stories until their parents decide they’re old enough to have entire laptops, tablets, or smartphones… :/

          • just me says:

            So it comes down even more, to *how* a parent’s love of reading gets passed on to his or her child. This stuff cannot just take an ESP route from the parent’s brain to the child’s brain, you know. ;)

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