Himawari-san, Volume 7 (ひまわりさん 7) is also hit shelves today.
Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comic Anthology, featuring 15 comics about queer witches of color is heading into it’s final 2 weeks of a crowdfunding campaign and is about 2/3 way funded. I’m in on this fantastic-looking anthology.
According to Seikaisha the 6th volume of Marine Corps Yumi is going on sale October 10. Now that predatory lesbian Erica Bush is a semi-regular, we’ll just go ahead and call it “Yuri.” ^_^
For your shelf of useful things you’ll never use, ANN has the word that a letter-opener size version of Sailor Uranus’ Space Sword Blaster is up for order.
The actresses for the five roles of Grand Stage’s live event have videos up on the official page. I’m not seeing it, just yet. They all look 12 years old and sound very girly to me. ^_^ The choice for Akabara-no-kimi, Yuuto Iriya, frankly puzzles me. Spoiled as I am with Saiga Mitsuki in the role, I cannot for the life of me hear or see this adorable cherub as the suave elder of the Grand Stage.
The Official Sailor Moon fan club is opening up it’s ranks to overseas fans for the very first time. Registration will run from September 23 through October 22, but…no surprise Tokyo Otaku Mode didn’t actually imagine that a lot of people would try to register and their system crashed, so they’ve delayed the registration. May I editorialize here for a moment? WTF? How did they *not* realize the system would be slammed? Seriously.
October 28 through November 4, will see a Rose of Versailles Rose Garden in the Ginza in Tokyo. ANN has the details.
We’ll wrap up with two interesting – and hopeful – articles on the place of LGBTQ themes in manga as ways of helping further LGBTQ understanding in Japan.
How Manga is guiding Japan’s Youth on LGBT issues from Dazed.com and The Evolving “Boy’s Love” Culture: How Rotten Girls’ Gloom Could Eliminate Prejudice, from an American and Japanese gay couple, living in Japan.
Know some cool Yuri News you want people to know about? Become a Yuri Network Correspondent by sending me any Yuri-related news you find. Emails go to anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com. Not to the comments here, please, or they might be forgotten or missed. There’s a reason for this madness. This way I know you are a real human, not Anonymous (which I do not encourage – stand by your words with your name!) and I can send you a YNN correspondent’s badge.
Thanks to all of you – you make this a great Yuri Network!