Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – June 10, 2017

June 10th, 2017

Yuri Manga

At last the first volume of Sweet Blue Flowers by Takaoa Shimura fro Viz is available for pre-order! The book has a mid-September release date.

Don’t forget that After Hours by Yuhta Nishio is hitting shelves next week. Don’t miss this admittedly rare adult-life Yuri manga.

In Black Lily to Shiroyuri-chan ( ブラックリリィと白百合ちゃん) Lily is a top student at an elite school for girls. Then she meets Shiroyuri-chan.

The folks at ANN have been reviewing manga like maniacs and at least two, After Hours, Volume 1 and My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness fall into our wheelhouse. Take a look at what people who are not me think!


Anime News

I don’t think there’s going to be any Yuri in it, but ANN has the news that upcoming  Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection movie has a new trailer and I can’t help hoping. ^_^; It looks fun anyway. Lots of magical battles and that’s what we like best, right?

NTR: Netsuzou Trap, will have a July 5 premiere. Once again I point out that, despite lesbian sex, it’s not Yuri. The plot is two girls cuckolding their boyfriends and no one is happy. Ever. We’re not going to review it here on Okazu, so you’re on our own.


Event News

My trip to Yurithon, August 4-6 in Montreal, Canada is official and booked. I’m a “Special Guest” and hope to be doing a bunch of panels and giving away all sorts of random crap for good questions. ^_^ Please stop by and say hello! 

ANN also reports that Anime Expo will be hosting a premier of the Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Arc prologue anime. What fun!

The Annecy International Film Festival will be screening a special program covering 100 years of Japanese animation at their event, according to ANN. That sounds awesome.



In honor of LGBTQ Pride month, folks are pulling out the stops on great lists of LGBTQ content to read!

Tor/Forge has published What to Read After Watching Yuri!!! On Ice by Lianne Sentar (of Seven Seas and Chromatic Press)

Don’t forget the comic version of Queers in Comics Conference, by Maeve MacLysaght. It’s pay what you want, so go grab a copy!

Patrice Caldwell put together 25 New Queer YA Books To Read This Spring and Summer for Autostraddle.

Before we wrap up, I just want to point out that the top 4 books on Amazon’s Yaoi, Gay & Lesbian comic category are LGBTQ, not BL or Yuri. Admittedly, 2 are My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness (Print and Kindle are#1 and #2 in the category!) This is followed by My Brother’s Husband, which I hope to review this week. The third is Love is Love which, given that we’re up against the one-year memorial of the Pulse nightclub shooting, is not surprising. 

This year, we’re back to protest during Pride, and we’re going to need our community more than ever, Here’s wishing us all a great Pride month!

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4 Responses

  1. Will says:

    I’m so happy to see Lesbian Experience With Lonely and My Husband’s Brother doing well! Hopefully this helps influence creators and publishers to try more LGBTQ manga.

  2. dm00 says:

    Volume two of *Sweet blue flowers* is also up for pre-order. These appear to be omnibus volumes (v1 is 400 pages long), so the series will probably be complete in two or three omnibus volumes.

    This will be the fourth time I buy an English translation of the first tankubon, I think.

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