From Dengeki Comics comes Eclair – Anata ni Hibiku Yuri Anthology (エクレア あなたに響く百合アンソロジー), a Yagate Kimi ni Naru (Bloom into You) anthology, with works by Hirao Auri, Kitao Taki, Kanno, Mekimeki and other Yuri creators.
NTR: Netsuzou Trap and Citrus creators Kodama Naoko and Saburouta have a round table discussion about their works and Yuri generally, on Comic Natalie. (In Japanese.)
Comic Natalie also reports that Kimi ni Yagate Naru and Happy Sugar Life are banding together for a special 16-page collaboration to be sold with Volume 3 and 4 of each series, respectively.
Just in time for your gift wish lists, we’ve added a couple of Funimation titles to the Yuricon Store:
Yurikuma Arashi Complete Series (BD/DVD)
Not anime, but definitely Animation, YNN Correspondent astrojensen suggests this animated sci-fi short, Orbitas. It’s worth a watch. ^_^
ANN reports that creator of Jormungand and Destro 246, Takashi Keitarou, is starting up a new manga series. Just as a guess, it’ll have some fetishy Yuri, because his work usually does. ^_^
Refinery29 has a first look at America, Marvel’s new title starring a queer Latina superhero, America Chavez.
Light Novel News
Yen Press has announced they will be publishing the Sound! Euphonium light novel. ANN has the news.
Alison Bechdel last drew a Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip when Bush was president. In the intervening 8 years, she hasn’t had a lot of reason to worry about her characters. But like so many in the post-election pall, she found herself looking towards them. And so, on November 23, 2016, Alison Bechdel drew a new Dykes to Watch Out For strip. It says so much about the need the LGBTQ community has for this and her place in our artistic community that her site was crashed by the sheer number of visitors she received.
I’d like to editorialize here for just a second. I’ve received a number of kindly-meant emails from the straight, white, men of the Okazu family, most of which express calm reproach for my tone of late. I love you all, but I respectfully ask you to listen with sincerity to the fact that we, your LGBTQ, non-white, non-male, non-Christian friends and family are terrified. Not irrationally so, as the incoming government will be informed by and run by actual white Christian nationalists. It is already, not all right.
Thank you for understanding.
From Japan, we have two PSA poster campaigns that offers up hope for a better world.
Yodogawa Ward in Osaka has a launched a LGBTQ issue awareness campaign, which speaks to issues like bullying over sexuality and gender presentation.
And, in Aichi prefecture, the “We’re All Normal” poster series, teaches folks about the toxicity of presumed gender roles, and prejudisce around sexual and gender identity.
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