Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – July 1, 2017

July 1st, 2017

Yuri Anime

Pony Canyon has announced that they will be selling the Asagao to Kase-san / Kase-san and Morning Glories animation DVD at their table at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA this weekend! The official Twitter account thanked everyone for their support and says that they hope to be able to do more animation for the series. Stay focused and keep supporting this series.  (If someone picks me up a copy of the DVD, I’ll be glad to pay for it and the shipping. Let me know if you’re there.)

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Citrus and NTR: Netsuzou Trap anime are moving forward and will be streaming this summer on various services. 

Kat Callahan wrote a lovely hopeful article on Anime NOW! on NTR that expresses hope that it will exceed it’s own description.  I wish I could tell her it would.

I’m going to take a moment to once again explain my position on these two series. Citrus and NTR  are not, in my opinion, Yuri. They are anime that use lesbianism as a fetish in relationship to manipulation (and in the case of Citrus, mental illness) for the sole purpose of sexual stimulation. The editor in chief of Comic Yuri Hime promotes what he likes and he likes this stuff, therefore this is what they invest in. It is not the kind of Yuri I want to read or watch. I will allow a guest review of the Citrus anime, but Okazu will never host any review of NTR. It is absolutely vile and I’m repulsed by everything about it.

Crunchyroll will be streaming A Centaur’s Life this summer.

If you’re looking for something classic and less manipulative, Sailor Moon S Part 1 and Part 2 are now available!   Not Yuri, but still Sailor Moon-related, ANN reports that Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4 will be released as a two-part movie, rather than a streamed TV series. 

 

LGBTQ News

The crowdfunding sensation queer WoC romance comic Bingo Love is now avaialable for pre-order! I’m looking forward to this book so hard, I upgraded my backer level. ^_^ Cannot wait.

Germany now officially has marriage equality! Very exciting for our LGBTQ friends there.

Check out this fabulous animated version of Johnny Cash’s Long Black Veil, by Jenny Owens Young and Isabella Rotman. Give them a thumbs up for their efforts then check out Isabella’s queer-friendly comics!

Signature Move, a movie about two female professional wrestlers who fall in love, is making the film festival rounds this summer. It’s been picked up by Amazon Video, so stay on the look out for it to hit in 2018. ^_^

Last bit of news this week – I’m very excited for Elizabeth Beier‘s announcement of her comic collection The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors with Northwest Press. Yay for Elizabeth! Her work is brilliant. Please consider backing this project on Kickstarter.

 

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9 Responses

  1. Grisznak says:

    100% agree when it comes to the NTR. The anime review site I’m writing for since many years, asked me if I’d like to review NTR, but I said “Over my dead body”.
    And I thought that Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid was the worst thing that happend in the yuri genre…

  2. Mariko says:

    Yeah, I’m with you on these too. I liked Citrus for the first couple of chapters because I thought Yuzu was a cool character, but it just got worse and worse. By the time the oversexualized, dangerously manipulative loli friend showed up I was out, out, out.

    NTR I never paid attention to because it sounded so awful.

    That said, as that article points out, so little yuri anime gets made that I am torn between throwing them into my lunchtime viewing queue on the *slight* chance there’s something redeeming here, and not dignifying these productions with more views. I have sat through some really awful stuff taking one for the team, but this time…

  3. Yuri Mistress says:

    I honestly am not sure where to begin and with all respect, does the potential harm to the Yuri genre that NTR contains not give rise to every reason to write a proper review of it? And when I say proper, I mean when at the least the manga has concluded?

    And before I continue, in what way do you connect Citrus to mental illness?

    • You misunderstand, I don’t care if it causes harm or not to discuss it. I find the series repulsive and won’t have it on my blog. I get to decide that.

      Kat Callahan is discussing it in detail over at Anime-Now. You’re welcome to read commentary on the series elsewhere.

      I’m going to write an article on the connection between lesbianism, “neglect” as a cipher for abuse and mental health in the future.

      • Yuri Mistress says:

        My apologies, it was not my intent to question you personally nor to attempt to tell you how to run your blog. I was curious as someone who plans to write a review themselves, though I very well understand which is why I asked. Thank you for the information, I will read the discussion that Kat Callahan is holding as I have been following commentary elsewhere as well, but not at Anime-Now.

        I’ll keep an eye out for it to find out exactly what you mean.

        • No worries, I was just being blunt. It is my sincere belief that both NTR and Citrus imply abuse, but do not address it or name it, but merely use the shorthand to foster a fetish. It bothers me considerably and I find it offensive to my core.

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