We’re starting today with some excellent news out of Italy from YNN Correspondent Laura C! She has these items to share:
A new edition of Sailor Moon is being published by Star Comics. They call it Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon New Edition, in 16 volumes which should include the short stories and Sailor V. They also announced the Eternal Edition (12 volumes ), but no date has been announced.
Star Comics will also be releasing the Harmony manga next March.
Il marito di mio fratello (Otouto no Otto) hit the shelves last week from Panini Comics. Laura believes it’s the first proper “gay” manga to be published by a major comics publisher. It will be released in omnibus in 2 softcover volumes.
Thanks for the news, Laura, this is really terrific!
The editorial team behind Rakuen Le Paradis (楽園 Le Paradis) magazine announces two new Yuri series: from creator Kazuma Kowo will be a reprint of her Yuri Hime story Junsui Adolescence (my review of which you can find here on Okazu) and Preparat by Shigisawa Kaya in Volume 25 and 26.
Whoa! Via Comic Natalie prolific manga creator Nakamura Asumiko is turning her sights on Yuri with a new series Mejirobana Saku (メジロバナの咲く)! Also starting in Rakuen Le Paradis, Volume 25. Guess I’m getting that volume.
Let me editorialize here for a moment. I’d been reading Rakuen Le Paradis since it began publishing. I especially like the early volumes of this quarterly when they had a weird, uncomfortable mix of BL, Yuri and straight manga all for adult women. Since the beginning, it included comics by Nishi UKO, quite possibly, my favorite manga artist ever, and a number of other Yuri titles, including runs by Hirao Auri, Hayashiya Shizuru, Mizutani Fuuka and others.
Once Nishi UKO’s stellar series Collectors wrapped up, I moved my reading over to Bookwalker, because I just am out of room for magazines and I won their giveaway of $100 gift certificate, so I filled my Bookwalker box up with light novels and magazines. But the next several issues had no Yuri, or BL and was basically wholly straight romance and sex. I don’t mind that, however the fetishes weren’t mine. It had sort of settled down and hadn’t settled into my niche. So I decided to drop the magazine without prejudice. The last issue I read was Volume 24. … …. And here we are 3 months later, and I’m going to have to keep reading the next volume. Seriously, what happened there? Did a metric ton of people kill their subscriptions or something? I’m not complaining, but it does seem like interesting timing. ^_^
From Crunchyroll News, Funimation has announced the dub cast for Konohana Kitan. (As of time of publication, Crunchyroll is down, but I hope they will fix their problems quickly. Just be warned.)
Maiden, Mother, and Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes is a Bedside Press anthology of new fantastical short fiction by trans women and trans feminine writers curated by celebrated poet and author Gwen Benaway. They are taking submissions until December 15th, so get those stories in!
The Yodogawa section of Osaka has passed a pro-LGBT ordinance. It confers no legal status, but indicates that the section of town will respect LGBT people.
If you like beautiful Yuri artbooks, take a look at Shilin’s newest offering FANTASIA.
Over on Oh No They Didn’t on Livejournal(!), Zyuranger takes a look at the 5 Best and Worst Animators on the original Sailor Moon anime.
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