Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 23, 2016

January 23rd, 2016

YNN_LissaTakarazuka News

Top Story this week is via YNN Correspondent Chet B, who let us know that a Takarazuka show is coming to New York City! I did a little more searching and found that it’s an OG (Old Girl) group, so not an official troupe per se, but mostly made of otokoyaku from previous years and it looks like it’ll be otokoyaku even in the main women’s roles. They’ve got a number of possible actresses from previous years, including, maybe, Yamato Yuuga as Roxie, which I have to say intrigues me mightily. ^_^


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Yuri Manga

It’s been about a year since the last volume, Comic Natalie reports, but Yuru Yuri 14 (ゆるゆり) is coming out this winter. HMV will be selling it along with collections of volumes 1-13.

Kickstarter News

Alex Heberling has launched a Kickstarter for Volume 2 of her post-apocalyptic magical girl comic, The Hues. I reviewed the first volume back in August 2015 and found it good.

YNN Correspondent Bing C wants you all to know some exciting news from Korea. “Due to the popularity of this Korean [Yuri] manhwa and demand from non-Korean fans, lezhin has started to release the English translated version of What Does the Fox Say?. Readers can purchase coins either on the website or through the lezhin app (cheaper through the app). The coins are used to purchase chapters of this ongoing manhwa. 7 chapters cost approx US$3.

There are other GL manhwa on the website but so far only WDTFS has been translated to English.”

The comic looks great, you should check it out!


Other News

Readers in and around Berlin, take note: The Schwules Museum is holding an exhibit called Super Queeroes: Our LGBTQI* Comic Book Heroes and Heroines from January 22 – 26. If anyone attends , please let us know how it is!

Prism Comics has announced it’s annual Queer Comics Press Grant is open for submissions from independent queer comic book creators. Get your submission in by March 1, 2016.

Don’t miss this report by Komatsu-san over at Crunchyroll News, on the main visual for the upcoming Seirei no Moribito live-action series! Read the whole article, for details of the series, which is planned to cover all 12 volumes of the books!

The casting event for Sailor Moon Crystal‘s Outer Senshi will be streamed live on January 26th on Nico Nico Douga, so don’t miss it.


Yuri Anime

ANN has the scoop on Sentai Filmwork’s announcement that they have licensed the Strawberry Marshmallow anime and OVAs, based on Barasui’s manga, Ichigo Mashimaro. (The OP of the TV series is on my slogging mix, so it’s something I think of fairly often. It surprised me, therefore, to realize it’s more than 10 years old!)

Sentai also has licensed the Azumanga Daioh anime, ANN reports. So those of you who missed all the key Yuri series of the 2000s, will have a chance to see them for the first time.


Again, ANN brings us news that The Anime Network is restreaming the amazing and often overlooked Yuri anime Blue Drop. I recommend this one highly. And they’ll be streaming the dark and disturbing Uta-Kata as well.

All three of these anime series have their own sub-categories in the Series menu over on the right hand sidebar. Do check them out for reviews! —->

YNN Correspondent Roxie writes in to let people know that in the UK, “Steven Universe episode “We Need to Talk” has had scenes featuring Pearl and Rose dancing together cut and replaced with scenes of entirely different characters.” There is a change.org petition, if you’d like to do a thing that may or may not have an effect.

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2 Responses

  1. Jenny says:

    Hey, Erica…

    I was watching yet another anime based on a dating sim, and it suddenly occurred to me… are there any Yuri dating sims? And are any of them not creepy-male-gaze-ified?

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