Team Australia Wins WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT 2019 Championships

This year’s World Cosplay Summit Championship was a Quest Completed for Team Australia as they bagged the Champion title. The team composes of AmenoKitarou (A.K. Wirru) and K Cosplay cosplaying player characters from the popular video game Monster Hunter World.

Second place went to Team USA cosplaying from the series Bloodborne while Team France bagged the Third Place cosplaying characters from the series Hyrule Warriors. 

Team Philippines (Team Class S cosplaying  from the series Sengoku Night Blood) was able to make it to the Top 24.

Congratulations to all the representatives for this year!

Video Credits: ElVortexOficial (Youtube)

Citrus+ Goes on Hiatus in Upcoming Comic Yuri Hime Issue, Seven Seas Entertainment to Publish the Series in English

Here’s some news for those who are waiting for the upcoming chapter of Citrus+. We still need a bit more wait as Saburouta announced on Twitter that the latest chapter will not be released in the upcoming issue of Comic Yuri Hime which will be released in Japan on July 18.

We hope Citrus+ comes back the soonest in Japan! To lighten up the mood, it was announced last week during Seven Seas Entertainment’s panel at Anime Expo that they have acquired license to Citrus+ confirming that a simulpub with Japan will happen in Fall 2019 and in print on February 2020.

 

It was announced previously that the anime adaptation of Citrus began a rerun on July 4 at TOKYO MX Channel (Japan). The first volume of Citrus+ will be released in Japan on November 18.

The announcement of Citrus+ was revealed in the release of the 41st chapter of Citrusin last year’s Comic Yuri Hime issue. The spin-off’s first chapter was released last Winter 2018.

Citrus was first published in Comic Yuri Hime on November 2012. An anime adaptation of the manga was aired in Japan last January 2018 and ran for a total of 12 episodes.

Source: _saburouta (Twitter), gomanga (Seven Seas Entertainment – Twitter)

Long-Running Yuri Blog Yuri Nation is now The Yuri Empire

The Yuri Empire banner

Because a lot of people have been asking what has happened to Yuri Nation owned by a fellow yuri blogger OG-Man (http://yurination.wordpress.com), the notable and long-running yuri fan blog is now under a new name and URL called “The Yuri Empire.”

In a post publish by OG-Man back in July 2, he explained for the intention of the name change.

This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Something I should have done from the start. It is a necessary change.

Put simply Twitter was the last straw. For years some rapscallions kept making the same joke about the web address (remove the Y). It wasn’t much of an issue back then but after Twitter repeatedly removed the site link for that very reason I thought “Yeah the time for change has come.” The Yuri Nation is gone. In its place is The Yuri Empire. HOPEFULLY this will be the last time I’ll have to change the blog’s name.

The reason I say I should have gone with this from the start was because this blog was originally named “The G-Empire”. “G” being the first letter of my surname so think of this new name as a throwback. There is no long-winded speech about the change. Like I said Twitter annoyed me by repeatedly removing the website link on my page so I finally decided to change it.

I also planned on introducing a new Twitter page where I could freely talk about whatever I wanted, RT as many sexy anime and real life beauties as I wanted and just do my thing. Unfortunately Twitter doesn’t want register my phone number and I don’t feel it’s worth going through all the trouble of unlocking that 2nd page so it might as well be a failed experiment. Thus I’m still using the same Twitter Page, just with a new name @TheYuriEmpire. instead of YuriAmbassador. It’ll be the same as always with me talking about yuri, games, wrestling etc. The only difference is my trying to RT less sexy pics…emphasis on TRY. Yuri pics of course will remain plentiful, just pics of barely clothed beauties will be SOMEWHAT lessened.

This change was also necessary because while it was fun referring to myself as an ambassador for yuri goodness I bet many out there saw me as egotistical for doing so, which I kinda am, but it’s time to go back down to Earth and accept the fact that I’m just a (short tempered) yuri fan who still hopes to continue spreading the yuri love. I’ve been doing this for over 8 years and hope to keep going as long as possible.

Like last time it’ll be a while before the blog returns to its former glory but I’m a patient man and hopeful my fans, friends and passerby will help spread the word of this change.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Yuri Nation is one of the longest-running blogs dedicated to Yuri and Girl’s Love content notable for its anime, manga, and video game reviews under the related genres. The Lily Cat highly recommends this blog if you are looking for news and updates written by a dedicated yuri fan.

Don’t forget to like The Yuri Empire’s official Facebook page as well.

Source: The Yuri Empire

Citrus Anime to Rebroadcast in Japan this Month, Citrus+ Volume 1 to Release in November

image from @_saburouta (Twitter)

We have not one, but two great news on Citrus this week.

On a recent tweet posted by Saburouta on Wednesday, it was announced that the anime adaptation of Citrus will rebroadcast in Japan starting on July 4 at TOKYO MX (Japan). The second news is that first volume of Citrus+ will be released in Japan on November 18.

It has been 6 years since the series made its debut and has now grown to be one of the most popular and mostly-read yuri manga series.

The announcement of Citrus+ was revealed in the release of the 41st chapter of Citrus in last year’s Comic Yuri Hime issue. The spin-off’s first chapter was released last Winter 2018.

Citrus was first published in Comic Yuri Hime on November 2012. An anime adaptation of the manga was aired in Japan last January 2018 and ran for a total of 12 episodes.

Source: Saburouta (Twitter)

 

Pride March 2019 in the Philippines Records More Than 100,000 Attendees

During the Metro Manila Pride March 2019 program held at the Marikina City Sports Center this afternoon June 29, it was announced that this year recorded more than 100,000 attendees.

People from all walks of life, including various organizations and institutions have joined in the Pride March as a way of supporting equality for the LGBT+ community with #ResistTogether as this year’s theme.

https://www.facebook.com/mmprideorg/videos/2365096546907795/

The Marikina City Council has also passed their Anti-Discrimination Ordinance as their primary protection against SOGIE-based discrimination in the city. 

https://www.facebook.com/912158388810754/posts/2851308208229086/

This year had welcomed such a massive crowd–evidence that this community deserves to be recognized for who they are inside out. Happy Pride!

Posts from Metro Manila Pride (Facebook)

 

The Lily Cat Podcast Episode 6 – The Rainbow Randomness Nostalgia Train

In this 6th episode podcast, I talk about the events that I will be going and covering and spazz on the yuri media that I reread and watched on almost one month of silence.

If you love this episode, you may consider supporting me through my ko-fi page.  You can check the previous episodes here.

VIZ Corrects Error on Haruka-Michiru Relationship from “Friends” to “Partners”

After so many years, VIZ Media has finally got the 5th Season of Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon Sailor Stars) to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD. While this is a delight for its long-time fans in the West, some have reported that in the SAILOR MOON SAILOR STARS booklet, Haruka (Sailor Uranus) and Michiru (Sailor Neptune) were described “as Friends”.

The Sailor Moon community was vocal enough to catch this error and VIZ Media has updated and released a statement regarding this, finally acknowledging them “as partners”.

Their full statement says:

The team here at VIZ was very excited to take on the honor of localizing SAILOR MOON, especially acknowledging that Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus are not friends, but in fact, partners.

We made a mistake in the SAILOR MOON: SAILOR STARS booklet, and we deeply apologize for the implications of our error. We have initiated a reprinting of the booklet with updated language. 

Thank you to the SAILOR MOON community for bringing this to our attention. We have been proud of our work supporting the series and will continue to do so in the future.

More details to follow about how to receive a replacement booklet.

Sailor Moon Sailor Stars originally aired in Japan from March 1996 to February 1997 for a total of 34 episodes. VIZ Media announced during their Sailor Moon panel in Anime NYC last year that they will be releasing the series on DVD and Blu-Ray. The first volume was released this month. 

Source: VIZ Media (Newsroom)

The Lily Cat Podcast Episode 5 – Why You Hate What I Love?

In this (late Easter) episode podcast of The Lily Cat, I talk about some recent reoccurring experience I had in the local conventions and how I deal with it. This was recorded last month and those who were in my Discord server was able to get early access to the episode.

Disclaimer: This podcast is not meant to bash the opposite genre. I respect it the same way I respect its fans. 

If you love this episode, you may consider supporting me through my ko-fi page.  You can check the previous episodes here.

Theater Performance Photos of ‘Bloom Into You’ Stage Play Released

The stage play adaptation of Bloom Into You has officially began its run in Japan. Performance photos of its first day were recently released. It is off to a good start.

Check out the photos below. The production’s accuracy to the original manga is just unbelievable. 

 

The stage play’s official website released official visuals of the cast in full costume:

Kawauchi Misato as Koito Yuu

Koizumi Moeka as Nanami Touko

Isobe Karin as Saeki Sayaka

Ishiwatari Masyu as Seiji Maki

Harusaki Non as Koyomi Kanou

Igarashi Haruka as Hyuuga Akari

Tanoue Marina as Hakozaki Riko

Tatemichi Riona as Miyako Kodama

The stage play production will have a limited run from May 3 to 12 2019. Official selling of tickets began last April 13 and priced at 6,800 JPY each. According to the official Q and A page, the play will run for estimate of 2 hours.

Yagate Kimi ni Naru or Bloom Into You was first published in April 2015 in Japan and still ongoing. It is now being released in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. The manga was ranked number 3 in a Japanese poll asking which manga series that you want to be animated next and the results were revealed during the AnimeJapan 2018 weekend.

The anime officially premiered in Japan on October 5, 2018 and ended in December of the same year. Sentai Filmworks gets exclusive distribution rights for the anime in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. You can watch and stream the series on HIDIVE. Sentai Filmworks plans for a home video release of the anime.

Source: Natalie.mu, stage_natalie (Twitter), Ani.ME – Raven

‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’ Actress Glaiza De Castro Teases New Single “Kapalaran”

Photo from Glaiza de Castro (Official Facebook)

The Rich Man’s Daughter leading actress Glaiza De Castro shared on her official Twitter account recently of a teaser of her upcoming single “Kapalaran” (Fate).

The full song (in which the lyrics and melody are composed by De Castro) will be released by PolyEast Records on May 2019.

Two teasers of the song were released this week. The first one features her walking around the beach while the second one features waves and beautiful summer vibes scenery.

https://www.facebook.com/polyeastrecordsphilippines/videos/456032885134334/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCpJBZjEi6mYqZz9j-ETZ9-MI-99U9A_IFKobxBuJTEIp9Vtv4VVmrhHqp2h2AwyW3c3LHtxq8t0qtHpEizmjMxdK2F97c_E4uZqPIuo4PXu1VGdoFDvZDCfWxMnboyvRVV5-jm-hcBCyp0PoTfY8BXosJqi2p9ty13zQNUQHXLqk87e-hu_xTYfYmVWUNTUJMv2LZForIWzoqR3_f8xxYDZ5jvJzKrHIXdZuc4E7pJ8rs7pvbrfcOqH5KVqI7DEnl0nUuisvdgm9edhVzehXj0YnKqX-UkO3w01LN0vdBX0ZUlM-01TKuyVv_Osf7xCov0FrgaJYriZNSP4sqSG5ulm2pN-g&__tn__=-R

https://www.facebook.com/polyeastrecordsphilippines/videos/1161271450699911/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCjqDQOoVPvWAHLs4ACDXu8Nps9UapkRZs8xPloAiZitpfwbqidR0W3JcABSdJpQUx_mqnyd-off75_jSJMnNjxoDxWzKfCBOdlPgSyboXGPv1Rtl6p5CQjZ84iLy0f7Rhr3X9Ehdkr237g-ax57JYepcjXwuH9ci3VAG9-4KrHlkd387oul8EMbcNovFZ9y1ip3kzrKUogyHdD7fhL9wotqCzmYa9ni1lcP8eNeTBDtyE0S55eXUyyLQ5U1LCU5igY99eQ7cQREgzLV4NXNMmQzrf5uUdEGD_mEyAmolUCnn5Mq-wwU-Wtslgmsxga9c8UuG2vbQEqGx9i2mJ6cgxVUVQNsA&__tn__=-R

The second teaser was also uploaded on PolyEast Records’ Youtube channel:

 

Glaiza De Castro is a Filipino actress and singer notable for playing the role of Althea from GMA Network’s 2015 top-rating lesbian TV drama series The Rich Man’s Daughter. The show also starred Rhian Ramos as Jade. De Castro also star in the 2016 remake of Encantadia as Pirena and the titular character of the network’s 2010 TV fantasy series Grazilda.

Source: PolyEast Records (FB), Glaiza De Castro (Twitter)