Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – March 4, 2017

March 4th, 2017

LGBTQ Manga Event

Don’t miss the Rainbow Manga Talk at Hunter College, in NYC on Friday, March 10th! Registration is free. It should be loads of fun, so do join myself and Anne Ishii for the talk.



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LGBTQ Cartoon News

Did you catch the same-sex kisses in a recent episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil? The San Diego Gay and Lesbian News did. This is a first for Disney and, as it happens I *did* see that episode. ^_^ In fact, I’m planning on reviewing that cartoon tomorrow.

Not cartoon, but you may have seen news that Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast will include a gay character. There’s a lot of controversy about this, and not all from the anti-side. It’ll be very interesting to see how Le Fou is handled but, let’s face it, we’re still mostly pulling for Elsa to get a girlfriend in Frozen 2. ^_^


Yuri Visual Novel

Crunchyroll has a news item on the boobalicious “Yuri” VN, Alpha’s Adventures. I qualify “Yuri” only because of the stills that show Alpha abusing some poor woman’s breast like a 14 year-old boy might. It kinda icks me out that there’s anyone that thinks that looks sexy. Looks painful to me. ^_^;


Yuri Anime Goods

Sailor Moon Collectibles has the news of Premium Bandai’s earring and choker sets based on Sailor Uranus and Neptune’s Senshi uniforms.

Crunchyroll has news of an upcoming Tenjou Utena Figma figurine announced at GSC’s Wonder Festival. And while you’re setting up your doll, Crunchyroll wants you to dress in your Rose Crest shirt based on Revolutionary Girl Utena.

To celebrate the 4th Sailor Moon Musical DVD, Amour Eternal,  a mini-live event and talk show series is being held with 5 of the actresses in Tokyo, Osaka and Kanagawa this month.


Other News

This is utterly unrelated to anything, except that I think it’s cool. Check out ALI Project’s newest video, “Himiko Gaiden,” via Komatsu-san’s report on Crunchyroll. ^_^

If you have Turner Classic Movies tune in today at 2:15 AM for the psychedelic anime created by Tezuka and re-mastered last year, Belladonna of Sadness. ANN has the report.  This movie is beautiful, but Tezuka’s desire to complete it is, in part, responsible for the failure of his animation company.

The Japanese Maritime Defense Force has named Commander Ohtani Miho to be the first woman to skipper a destroyer in the MSDF’s history. 

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One Response

  1. Eric P. says:

    I could be be wrong and am prepared to be so, but I’m kinda getting the sense that ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Star Vs. Forces of Evil’ are Disney’s baby steps at easing into what we would expect for ‘Frozen 2’. It is likely not until after 2020 so it’ll be a long road until then.

    I thought I heard somewhere that ‘Belladonna’ was borderline NC-17 level, so I’m surprised to learn it would be on TCM of all channels–unless I’m going to be seeing plenty of censors or cut scenes.

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