Catching up on a couple of week’s worth of Yuri News!
ANN reports that anime for Saburouta’s Yuri series Citrus will premiere on Japanese TV on January 6th. No streaming license as of yet for it here in the US, if you have news of it legally streaming in your locality, let us know. Additionally, ANN has news about the Citrus anime theme songs and character voices.
Vixz has announced the release of Sailor Moon Crystal 3rd Season on Blu-ray/DVD combo.
Crunchyroll is on a licensing spree the last few weeks. They’ve added Kiddy Grade and Burst Angel, (aka Bakuetsu Tenshi, notable for having characters named Meg, Jo, Amy and Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth) from the Funimation catalog. Both of these have marginal Yuri, the latter more than the former. Not-Yuri, but of interest to many of us, Crunchyroll has also added ARIA The NATURAL.
Also available in the new year will be the new Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card Arc, (for which Funimation will be producing a dub.) Here’s the lushly animated trailer.
Komatsu-san over at Crunchyroll News says that Toei has announced the next PreCure series – Hugtto! PreCure, which based on its name, is going to be ever-so inspiring to doujinshi artists. Komatsu-san also notes that Toei has created a PreCure 15th anniversary website announcing collaborations and celebrations.
Not-Yuri, and very likely, not-good either, “gender-bender idol manga” Back Street Girls is getting an anime, that I think ought to be titled, “Many ways to offend women and trans people-a-Gogo” as three street punks getting “sex change operations” and become a girl pop idol group seems like a great way to be obnoxious about both sex and gender for many hundreds of pages.
Reminding you all that Seven Seas has announced the license of My Solo Exchange Diary by Kabi Nagata, the sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness. Very interestingly, Seven Seas announced another autobiographical LGBTQ Comic Essay recently, The Bride Was A Boy by Chii, about her life as a transgender woman.
The Japonisme 2018 event in Paris, France will have an exciting addition this year -a Sailor Moon musical performance! Check out ANN’s report for the details.
My Mom saw Fun Home the Musical last night and thought it very good. She viewed it from the perspective of a mother whose daughter was like Alison, so a completely different perspective than my own, obviously. ^_^ (So, now, both my mother and father have reviews on Okazu. How fun is that?)
Visual Novel News
BL game production site BL Lobby, has announced a Yuri route in their game Hatsukoi Signal.
ANN confirms what I guessed, that Torikaebaya by Saitou Chiho will wrap up with the 13th volume (I’m reading Volume 12 now and we are heading for a tempestuous climax.) They also report that she’ll be starting up a new series in April and that the second new Utena chapter will be in the March issue of Flowers magazine, hitting shelves on January 27.
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