Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 9, 2016

January 9th, 2016

YNN_MariKSailor Moon News

We start this week with a hat tip to YNN Correspondent Elizabeth F, for letting us know ANN has the scoop on the upcoming third season of Sailor Moon Crystal. There’s a lot to parse in this article. First and most important, the director of the series will be Kon Chiaki, one of the few female directors to make it big in anime. She’s known for Nodame Cantabile and Junjou Romantica, and I can’t help but think that’s amazing news all around!

Additionally, Comic Natalie reports that Nico Nico Douga will be streaming the casting announcement for the new cast on January 27th, which is Tenoh Haruka’s birthday. I watched the original casting announcement with absolute glee and can’t wait for this one. ^_^ The series is slated for a spring 2016 debut – and I want to talk about that, too. The cast will be announced in a few weeks, and the premier is in spring, so *that* is the actual timeline for the animation. If you wonder why the broadcast animation always looks rushed, this is why. This is how Toei does things. It creates absurd timelines so everything is rushed on the front end (no doubt still a relic of Tezuka’s nightmarish TV animation schedules) and then fixes it after the fact, for Blu-ray release.


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Yuri Manga

Comic Natalie reports that the first volume of Amano Kozue’s  Aria the Masterpiece Perfect Edition is hitting shelves this month.

ANN has the news that Viz is re-releasing the Kannazuki no Miko manga. The response this received, as compared to the news of the Outer Senshi was astounding. In 2006, KnM was the zOMG series, because there was otherwise so little Yuri. Now, as compared with all the Yuri we have the response was more like “Meh.” ^_^

On Mangablog a panel of experts talked about their Most Anticipated Manga of 2016, looking at translations that will be heading our way this year. Among them was Udon’s translation of Rose of Versailles! I look forward to seeing Oscar in bell bottoms in English. ^_^

The meta is strong in this one. Comic Natalie reports that Comic Flapper magazine has a new series, a “Trouble comedy”  –  “Ore ga Fujoshi de, Aitsu ga Yuri-ota de” (オレが腐女子でアイツが百合オタで). Whether it will be good remains to be seen, but it is definitely a product of it’s time, when meta stories for otaku about themselves are all the rage.


Other News

YNN Correspondent Ichigo69 on Twitter pointed out a Japanese survey of “lesbian sex” in Yuri manga, which quantifies the answer to the burning question, “Is Yuri really all just school girls?”

Let’s finish on a smile: A friend and long-time supporter of Yuricon, Gideon M. sent along this wonderful animated official music video for Studio Killers’ song Jenny. Do watch it, it’s great. ^_^


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4 Responses

  1. Day says:

    Hmm! On the one hand, KnM manga was really quite disgusting, as I recall. On the other, since it’s “yuri”, though, I don’t want it to totally bomb since it’d be nice to have another publisher bringing out yuri in English. On yet another hand, it isn’t the sort of yuri I want more of in English, anyway! It’d be nice if we reached the point at which this wasn’t a fairly regular quandary…

  2. Eric P. says:

    To me Kon Chiaki will always have been the director of the ‘Higurashi–When They Cry’ series. Either way, it’s a good thing they’re getting around to continuing and hopefully finish up this underappreciated series.

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