Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 30, 2016

January 30th, 2016

YNN_MariKSailor Moon News

This week was amazing. On an announcement timed to coincide with Haruka’s birthday, we received the news of just who will be playing the voice actresses on Sailors Uranus and Neptune, and Saturn and the other key roles in the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal! As ANN has excellent reports on all of these (and on Ogata Megumi’s response to the voice choices), I want to confine myself to noting that the seiyuu for Uranus and Neptune are already known to you! They played the roles of Akira and Alicia in Aria. And, as I shipped the heck out of those two in the series, I am 100% on board with the choices. ^_^

ANN also has the first key visual for the series, which shows all the Senshi, at last!

Event News

I’ve got a couple of exciting events coming up this year. In April, I’ll be giving a talk at Baruch College in NYC on April 7th as part of an Alt-Manga Symposium. Details to follow.

I have another talk planned in April in Long Island City, NY, and again, details are forthcoming.

And put your hands together that this works – I have been invited to speak about Yuri history at a Rainbow Week event in Tokyo. Squee! Argh! Augh! Again, details to follow.

I hope to have all of this sorted by the beginning of March. ^_^

The 2016 MoCCA Festival has announced guests for their April 2-3 event in NYC, and Heidi MacDonald of Comics Beat has the scoop – Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe is one of the guests!

Okazu News

We’re into our 2016 Patreon campaign and we have a new perq! If you are already a subscriber at the $25/month level, when donations reach $150 (so, 6 months), you’re entitled to a one-hour personal Yuri panel with me. Alone or feel free to share with friends! We’ve made this perq retroactive, so it should be an interesting year. ^_^

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Other News

Once more we turn to ANN for the news that the trend of themed pop idol groups is not yet over and we can expect Lilygirl, a group that is specifically Yuri-themed. Carefully calculated for those fans who equate two females in the same frame touching as “Yuri.” Whee. If you saw this report and thought “Oh it’s  T.a.T.u. all over again,” you were not alone. ^_^;

Nicola Scott Art presents this wonderful gif of badass female characters. Click it and discover someone new everytime!

Online harassment does not seem to be going away anytime soon and I thought I would write a bit about my experiences and my takeaways: The Perqs of Online Harassment is over on Medium.

A new visual collaboration between Yuri manga Ano ko ni Kiss to Shiroyuri wo and photographer Hasegawa Keisuke provides some lovely images.

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