Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – September 3, 2016

September 3rd, 2016


Yuri Manga

It’s an online Yuri manga bonanza this week!

For those of you reading Shimura Takako’s Awajima Hyakkei (淡島百景) series online, the final issue will be posted in October, according to Ohta Publishing’s twitter account. Presumably this means that the series, about a group of young ladies who have entered an academy for a famous all-female musical performance troupe, will get a second print volume this winter.

Via Godley Malabanan, the creator of  World Canvas, we have news of Spring Roll, by spring, that follows “The daily life of two girls who somehow fell in love with each other” on LINE’s webtoons.

Thanks to YNN Correspondent and creator Ari North, who wrote in to tell us about their comic, Always Human, “a manga-influenced webcomic about nanobots, genetic engineering and two women falling in love.” Also on LINE’s webtoons, this sounds like an amazing series. Science fiction author David Brin described it as “a reflection on genetic engineering, body image, beauty, and gender identity, as well as what it means to be human”. Well, cool!

And YNN Correspondent Bing C has written in with more news from online comic platform Lezhin. “Lezhin has recently announced the winners of the 1st Lezhin US Comic Contest.  Two new Yuri webcomics won second and third place:

Never Knew I Wanted won 2nd place.
How Juliet Lied won 3rd place
Bing suggests “to check out the growing number of Yuri/GL webcomics in English on Lezhin, scroll down to the webcomics under the heading “Girls Love”. Some of the Yuri/GL webcomics currently there were previous Lezhin Comic Contest winners.”


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Yuri Anime

Crunchyroll News has the report that Glitter Force, the localized version of Smile PreCure is getting a second season on Netflix.


I don’t really know what to make of this….there are plans for a live-action adaptation of Saki, the mahjong, moe and Yuri epic manga that I keep assuming will be finished any day and keeps chugging along.

The Grand Stage Live website has been updated with an image of the flyer for the show and I thought I’d tell you about the flyers. ^_^

When you go to a Japanese anime/manga store, there are racks for flyers for new releases, shows, anime movie premiers, doujinshi events and in-person events. The flyers interest me a great deal, because we always hear about how technologically advanced Japan is and never really think about that. In fact, every event I have ever been to there, comes with a half ton of printed matter. So check the link and imagine picking this up at Animate in Ikebukuro. (Actually, if anyone sees this somewhere, can you grab me one? I’d love to have a copy.)

The amazing, fabulous, wonderful Lumberjanes comic has been greenlit for a live-action movie. And now it has a director, Emily Carmichael. Woot!

Other News

The Yayoi Museum in Tokyo is holding a retrospective exhibition of artwork by Yamagishi Ryouko. She was a member of the genre-defining 24 year group (which includes Moto Hagio and Riyoko Ikeda and other influential and extraordinary artists.) Here on Okazu, Yamagishi is primarily known for her creation Shiroi Heya no Futari, which I credit as being the first “Yuri” manga. The exhibit will run from September 30-December 25. If you get a chance to visit, do let us know how it is!

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2 Responses

  1. Will says:

    I’m so excited about all the news. I’m both excited and apprehensive about Lumberjanes, because it has a very racially diverse cast with multiple LGBT characters. So basically the people who tend to get screwed over in most Hollywood films…I’m praying this is done well! This could be very big for kids who don’t get to see people like them in movies often!

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