Yuri/GL Philippines Unveils New Logo, Promising More for 2020 and Beyond

Philippine-based Yuri Community Yuri/GL Philippines posted on their Facebook page on Monday revealing their new logo.

The organization recently participated in Cosplay Mania 2019 as one of the convention’s exhibitors. The said event was held at the SMX Convention Center on September 28 and 29. They also confirmed that they would also be participating as exhibitors for Cosplay Mania 2020.

In relation to its new logo, they also released a statement in the caption which is as follows:

𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠, 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧.

We may have just finished with Cosplay Mania, but the team will not be content with simply hosting booths.

Big changes are afoot and we are all super excited to unveil all these plans for you guys!

For now, let this new look be a sign to all our followers of the exciting things that we are cooking up for all Pinoy yuri fans.

See you at our next events and activities! (Yes, in plural form)
*𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒌*

With this new change, Yuri/GL Philippines is now moving forward to more plans for 2020 and beyond for yuri and girl’s love fans all over the country.

About Yuri/GL Philippines

Established in 2017, Yuri/GL Philippines aims to unite yuri and girl’s love fans all over the country (primarily through their Facebook group) and also to promote related works by Filipino artists and writers. They are hoping to partner with various groups and institutions to organize more events (and hopefully a convention dedicated to Yuri and Girl’s Love) in the future.

Source: Yuri/GL Philippines (Facebook)

Revue Starlight Re LIVE to be Released Globally, Pre-Registration Begins

Fans of Revue Starlight get hyped as the popular smartphone game of the franchise Revue Starlight Re LIVE is confirmed to be released in English, Korean, and Traditional Chinese. Finally, players will no longer rely on using a VPN to play the game!

The announcement of the official English release and the start of Pre-registration has been confirmed in the game’s official English site. The English release of the game will be available for both Google Play and Apple Store on April 22. Release for the European region is slated on April 30.


All players might be given all the 9 Seisho stage girls. This will be based on the number of pre-registrations.

About Revue Starlight

Revue Starlight or Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight is a new media project and franchise produced by Nelke Planning and Bushiroad (BanG Dream!, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Weiss Schwarz, Cardfight!! Vanguard, etc.) in 2017. The anime series is primarily notable for its theater and musical themes. It aired for a total of 12 episodes from July and September 2018. A spin-off anime titled Shōjo Konto All-Starlight was also announced on March 31.

Source:  Revue Starlight Re LIVE EN

Remembering Ssamba and the Impact of ‘Fluttering Feelings’

February 20, 2018 was probably one of the saddest days for the Yuri community as a great artist passed away leaving us two beautiful characters but with an ending still remained uncertain until this very day.

It was really hard to believe that when Comico officially confirmed the passing of the Korean webtoon artist Ssamba due to cancer, everyone was in shock and it was a fact that people couldn’t swallow. Even I couldn’t believe it. A lot of my friends contacted me about it. I remember sobbing in a local pizza place after finding out about the news. It was really heartbreaking. She was gone too soon.

Fluttering Feelings is a webtoon with a very simple story. It tells the tale of two ordinary girls finding out their fluttering and lingering feelings for each other as days go by. Now with such a very simple plot, why is this GL webtoon so memorable?

For me, the webtoon had a very simple message to those who are reading it: Love will always find a way no matter what.

No matter how different you are, no matter what circumstances you’re going through, if you give your all, love will always finds its way.

The webtoon was ongoing during the hype of other GL series that were showing so much skin. Fluttering Feelings stood out from all of that due to how innocent and pure the story is. The characters are also very memorable. With the creator now passed, we will never know what the true ending of the series would’ve been. To be honest, the time when Ssamba was sick, the ending of the series didn’t matter anymore. I was only wishing for her to recover. But now she is no longer suffering and I guess that’s what matters now.

Thank you so much, Ssamba. A year has passed but that empty void still lingers sometimes when someone opens about Fluttering Feelings. However, we are very thankful that you have given us Seol-Ah and No-Rae. The story may be unfinished but your series will always be remembered forever. Your series will always (and always be) one of my favorite webtoons.

Fun and Excitement Await at Otakufest 2019 in Cebu City!

This year’s Otakufest 2019 in Cebu City is going to be an epic one as various competitions, performances, merchandise, and fun await you in the weekend-long event that will happen on February 23 and 24, 2019 at SM Seaside City Cebu Maze Garden.

Otakufest 2019 Poster | From Otakufest FB Page

Cosplayers can compete in the two main competitions: The World Cosplay Summit-Cebu Qualifiers, and Pop Culture Hiroshima where winners have the chance to represent the Philippines in the respective events’ grand finals that will be held in Japan. International cosplayer Reika and WCS 2018 Philippine Representatives Team SeKai (composed of Sergio Sta. Ana and Kai Raito) will be this year’s guests.  Other competitions and activities this year include a Japanese singing competition, Saberstrum Competition, Music, Artists Alley, Merchandise, and so much more.

Photo | Otakufest Official Website

Otakufest, formally UP Otakufest, was first conceptualized in 2007 as a simple dream to organize an annual event for anime fans and cosplayers. In 2017, it had a record of more than 5,000 attendees and is considered as one of the most highly anticipated anime and hobby conventions in Cebu City.

Tickets for Otakufest 2019 are at 150php per day. More information can be found on their Facebook page and you may visit their official website. It is an event in Cebu City that you don’t want to miss out!

Source: Otakufest (Facebook)

The Lily Cat is one of the official media partners of Otakufest 2019.

Yuri/GL Philippines will be at Cosplay Mania 2018!

Aside from revealing the full colored versions of their mascots, Philippine-based Yuri and GL community Yuri/GL Philippines announced on their official page on Thursday that they will be one of the exhibitors in this year’s Cosplay Mania, an anime and cosplay convention to be held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila on September 29 and 30.

The group will be selling various merchandise along with some members of its community. They are also hoping that the booth will serve as a small meeting place for yuri fans to connect and meet new friends.

Previously, the group organized a small meet and greet in the said convention along with two meet-up events in Maginhawa, Quezon City last November and March (1st Year Anniversary)

About Yuri/GL Philippines

Established in 2017, Yuri/GL Philippines aims to unite yuri and girl’s love fans all over the country (primarily through their Facebook group) and also to promote related works by Filipino artists and writers. The organization is currently administered by 6 women (with a recent addition of moderators and creatives team).

About Cosplay Mania

Cosplay Mania is an anime and cosplay convention produced and organized by Cosplay.ph. This 2018 will be their 10th year in organizing one of the biggest and highly-anticipated otaku convention in the Philippines. It will be held at the SMX Convention Center on September 29 and 30.

World Cosplay Summit 2018 Podcast with keepsakes. and The Lily Cat

It’s been a week since the World Cosplay Summit and I have to admit it was quite a ride. From covering the PH Preliminaries grand finals in Davao until the grand finals in Nagoya, JapanContinue reading “World Cosplay Summit 2018 Podcast with keepsakes. and The Lily Cat”

Team Mexico Wins World Cosplay Summit 2018!

Team Mexico composed of the “Banana Brothers” Ed and Luis bagged the FIRST PLACE of the World Cosplay Summit Championship 2018 held in Nagoya, Japan on Sunday, August 5.  They both cosplayed the iconic Street Fighter characters Chun Li and Dhalsim in a perfect video game fighting skit performance!


Aside from winning the first place, they have also bagged the following awards from the different partners and sponsors of the this prestigious competition: the AirAsia Award,  Laguna Ten Bosch Award, Futaba Award, Rinn Award, and the Niconico Viewer’s Choice Award.

Team Indonesia bagged the runner-up place as they cosplayed characters from Warriors Orochi3 while Team Thailand won third place as they portrayed characters from Monster Hunter World.

This year’s World Cosplay Summit was quite an interesting year and all the participants have given their all. Congratulations to everyone!


WCS Video footage source: ElVortexOficial

WCS 2017 Winner Team China are Judges for World Cosplay Summit 2018!

It was confirmed that the World Cosplay Summit 2017 champions Team China composed of Xue Yan Xue and Tian Tian are part of the panel of judges for this year’s World Cosplay Summit 2018. Continue reading “WCS 2017 Winner Team China are Judges for World Cosplay Summit 2018!”

New Visual Released for ‘Yagate Kimi ni Naru’ Anime

A new visual for the upcoming anime adaptation of the popular Yuri manga series Yagate Kimi ni Naru (Bloom Into You) by Nio Nakatani was recently released on the anime’s official website.

The new visual matches the entire expected aesthetic of the series which really gets you hyped for the first episode release which will air in Japan in October.

Yagate Kimi ni Naru or Bloom Into You was first published in April 2015 in Japan and still ongoing. It is now being published 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 nextThe results were revealed during the AnimeJapan 2018 weekend.
Last month, the PV for the anime was uploaded. Aside from this, it was also announced that Minako Kotobuki will be reprising her role as Nanami from the Manga PV, while Takada Yuuki (New Game!’s Suzukaze Aoba, Aikatsu!’s Kurosawa Rin) will be replacing Kanemoto Hisako as Yuu.
Excited for October? We can’t wait for this!


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