Yuri Network News – (百合ネットワークニュース) – January 27, 2018

January 27th, 2018

Yuri Events

Top stories today are absolute Oh. My. God. moments.

Yuri Manga magazine Galette (ガレット), is celebrating a one-year anniversary with a signing event on March 10 starring Morishima Akiko, Morinaga Milk, Hakamada Mera, Takemiya Jin and Otsu Hiyori! AHHHHHHHH! And I can’t make it, as I’ll be elsewhere for that week! One of our Tokyo area based friends, you have to attend and tell us all about it! If you think you can make (Julia, Red, anyone….) please email me right away and we can talk about you doing a write-up. The book signing will take place at the Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara from 12:30 – 17:30 on the 9th floor. The first anniversary issue, Galette, Volume 5 is available on February 17.

One week later, the Yuriten 2018,  a publisher-organized Yuri Fair, which will launch on March 17 at the Ikebukuro Marui building, then move to Osaka and Fukuoka, has announced which creators will be appearing – the list includes Canno, Saburouta, Kurogane Kenn, Takako Shimura, Kishi Torajirou, Ohsawa Yayoi and Takashima Hiromi (and I’m just gonna go out on a limb and guess that there will be a preview of the Asagao to Kase-san OVA. ) Obviously I am very interested in hearing how this event goes as well.

SO, if you are planning a trip to Japan, be there from March 10 through the March 17th and hit up both these events and you will see many of the leading Yuri manga creators at this very moment in the same place! Ifyou can make either of these, please contact me right away!

 

Yuri Manga

YNN Correspondent Louis P wants you to take a look at ANN’s report on the resurrection of Tokyopop Manga. Their first crop of publications will include Amano Sakuya’s supernatural foxgirl Yuri series Konohana Keitan (an anime of which is available on Crunchyroll) and Yukiko’s Futaribeya which, despite the covers (and despite the fact that Yukiko does draw Yuri manga, some of which I have reviewed here) really isn’t Yuri. Not even if you squint. ^_^

This is me bouncing up and down maniacally internally screaming “I knew it!” ANN has the news will be a third chapter of the new Revolutionary Girl Utena manga. Honestly, there had to be. I put money down that the upcoming second chapter is about Miki and Juri.  This will be out in the March issue of Flowers magazine yesterday in Japan. I’m on pins and needle waiting for this issue to arrive.

 

LGBTQ Comic

Silly Ghost is an upcoming series about “a small girl, a small ghost and two medium size moms!” Art by Arvi Tammi, Written by H-P Lehkonen. Join us on Facebook for updates!

Yuri Anime

The Mary Sue reports the welcome news that Steven Universe, The Complete First Season DVD will be released this month! 

Queen’s Blade anime is getting a “reboot” according to ANN. The character designs look less absolutely absurd, which guarantees nothing.  I hope, I truly hope, that Nanzaki Iku raked in the bucks on this series.

Funimation’s dub cast for the citrus anime is also over at ANN, while Crunchyroll has dub details for the Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card arc dub.

Crunchyroll News announces that Crunchyroll will be streaming the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Episode 14 OVA. And Crunchyroll has added Red Garden to their programming. If you haven’t seen that yet, you really ought to. It was nuts, and intense and gonzo and Yuri and great. Take a look at the Red Garden reviews here on Okazu for me ranting about it.

 

Yuri Visual Novel

From Josh Kaplan on Twitter, an exciting first visual out of Studio Elan’s new Yuri Visual Novel Heart of the Woods. Looks good so far and I really like that folks are credited upfront so you can follow them. ^_^

 

Sailor Moon

Fun news for the 25th anniversary celebrations – Nogizaka 46 will be starring in an upcoming Sailor Moon Musical. Two fandoms, one show. I think it will end up being worth watching. (And I’m about 89% convinced that I know who will be playing Haruka and I approve.)

 

Okazu News

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3 Responses

  1. Super says:

    Queen’s Blade get a reboot? Oh, I hope they will be more open with the feelings of some girls, because canon pairings ended without any final resolution in the original series.

    I did not quite understand the premise of the Red Garden, but at first glance it reminded me of the Kara no Shoujo. So, it will be necessary to me somehow to get acquainted with this work, thanks for the news!

  2. arendore says:

    Looks like both links for Silly Ghost are pointing to the Queen’s Blade ANN post.

    Correct URL for the comic: https://tapas.io/episode/198943

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