Happy Holidays from Your Fave GL Creators!

2019 was one awesome year for the Yuri fandom. What better way to add in more love into the yuletide season but by seeing our favorite GL series celebrating the holidays, getting ready for the new year.

This year we have spotted  a few of our GL content creators posting Christmas art related to their works and here they are.

What Does The Fox Say creator Team Gaji posted a Christmas art of both Sungji and Sumin together. Sumin is wearing a Santa outfit as she was lifted by Sungji wearing a Reindeer costume.

https://twitter.com/gaji0712/status/1209504789102350338

Also, the webtoon (which is published in Korean on Kakaopage) has recently ended. You can read the series officially in English on Tappytoon in both SFW and NSFW versions.

Thai GL manga and webtoon artist Ratana Satis posted a Christmas art in her official Facebook page. Featuring the main characters from hit GL works PulseLily Love, and Lily Love 2 – Frosty Jewel

https://www.facebook.com/ratana.satis/photos/a.788935964499217/2769830703076390/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDaQk_TM9Tpy-Kl_sPR9A5gEotKM7bovapBK0W3NtNXsThezmd0GwMThq5S_eVYtoMsTr03iFJYhAw1OknjhIeczN671FN-9ciEq5TDuBI2HfQgOLls0SteOq5a7QXuXk8dHf-wjRWw9N_AsMJCx18yM_Pvu9FfpNgHdV1um5nZ1TtaQc0FnvibJCQO-X8wO5zK6QU5p9T19jDPc_blwCJ5-2M2z4GLZRl8N3dCEIGutFq4D1VCOAYTuV1FzZj3yZJKpFa_mcfP8RD-L7Sxpn7WBiFUCROxJxu4duhsrPqit0QSOEjDtAjncTLJEj86KoTK9ujIUGE0HS18Pj3rIBdX6w&__tn__=-R

The artist has recently teased art and characters of her upcoming GL series Soul Drifters.  Speaking of Pulse, you can preorder the 6th volume right now

Artist Darunni has also posted a Christmas on her official Facebook page featuring our two lovely girls from She’s A Keeper. 

https://www.facebook.com/artsbydarunni/photos/a.872399416243692/1476960549120906/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAxXghLm_5NUy6TT8FkHuakzhrB4hvKTJyAUWGWNnghnpT0-arJjFbX_mF7oHOlc6-R9IBRCFTbAiznvo1dSzGiq6IFhIIy2RHQKZU5ZS_pbHjnm5-jPOeDVPf_OCWNFg_R0bWYZXiOaENLbrbpy9oWZ6HKc2vth-oPnmW3kGIm56aKD_3MQWb0NNGNFoub6RexU0KTUUNGMz5cLdAltNxbytc9xKVK3MpYCSDemEfGw_ivap7TzRRxlSd3Tpom9PllQhaBO5sIRX8T9glNk4PgC3zWa0QecHOKDRbyLwOMo9dLnQzdICHatls_ZkfWQfRpwmhs7KCT1jImIuacg4LrUQ&__tn__=-R

She also has another ongoing webtoon series titled BABE! which you can read on WEBTOONShe’s A Keeper can be read on Webcomics.

Tan Jiu, creator of the popular Their Story / SQ Begin with Your Name series also posted a Christmas update on their Weibo page. Also, let’s not forget that December 25 is also Sun Jing’s birthday!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope your holidays have been great and may your 2020 be awesome.

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)

 

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)

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

‘Bloom Into You’ Stage Play Cast Visuals are Revealed!

The stage play adaptation of Nio Nakatani’s hit yuri manga series Bloom Into You brings in more excitement as the production’s official website released visuals of the cast in full costume!

Koito Yuu

Nanami Touko

Kodama Miyako

Kanou Koyomi

Hyuuga AkariHakozaki Riko

Sayaka Saeki

Suguru Doujima

Seiji Maki

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: Bloom Into You Stageplay Website

Korean GL Webtoon ‘Her Tale of Shim Chong’ is Now Available in English!

After so much waiting, it has finally come true. Seri and Bi-wan’s popular GL webtoon series Her Tale of Shim Chong (popularly known by fans as Her Shim Cheong) now has an official English release on Tappytoon! It’s currently given a 9.9 rating by the readers.

The first seven episodes are now available on the site with new chapters to be uploaded every Friday. In relation to this, volume 3 of the series (Korean) will be released next month!

About Her Tale of Shim Chong

Based on a Korean folktale, two very different women find themselves making the same wish – to leave this world behind. One is Shim Chong, a young beggar living off the kindness of others to support herself and her blind father. The other is the bride-to-be of old Chancellor Jang, sold off to him for the sake of her family. When Shim Chong rescues this new bride from the river, their relationship triggers both love and hidden intentions.

Source: TappyToon, seri (Twitter)

Teaser Video Released for She’s A Keeper Episode 24

A trailer video was uploaded on Monday for the upcoming 24th episode of Darunni’s GL webcomic series She’s A Keeper. The new episode will be released on Wednesday, April 10. The trailer was created and uploaded by Zoey Medic.

She’s A Keeper is a melodrama, romance, action, and girl’s love story that was originally released on LINE Webtoon until the author announced that the series can be read through the WebComics app (can be downloaded on Google Play and the App Store)

About She’s A Keeper

The rate of kidnapping in Phili has been going crazy. Clara del Samson happens to be a daughter of a multi-millionaire businessman. Meanwhile, the Keeper Corp is best known for their“Keepers” who are experts at protecting elites; one of them is Keeper Elle- who was hired to protect Clara.

Source: Darunni (author)

Where to Buy Yuri Manga and Books in the Philippines

Whenever I’m interacting in Yuri Facebook groups, one of the most common question that pops up every now and then is this: Where can I buy yuri manga?

As years go by, there has been a growing need and demand for yuri manga and related girl’s love literature in the Philippines. The demand is quite evident as more and more people leave a lot of inquiries related to them.

In this article, I will be sharing the basic places on where to get your Yuri manga based on my experience. If you’re a beginner of getting into the genre, then this guide might be really helpful. This will be updated every now and then as I get info on more sellers.

Fully Booked

Official Website | List of Branches

Whenever I’m looking for books, Fully Booked is one of my go-to bookstores. Its main branch located in Bonifacio Global City is one of the key places I go whenever I travel to Manila. For those looking for physical copies of yuri or girl’s love, this is the first place to look.

If you’re in their BGC branch, their manga section is at the top floor just near the door to their comics area. If you are looking for GL novels, you can check out the other floors which are separated by genre. They have guides when you inside so you wont get lost. Also, you can always ask the friendly Fully Booked staff to help you.

You usually get notable yuri titles published by Seven Seas Entertainment here. I was able to get my first volume omnibus copy of Whispered Words in this branch as well as one volume of Citrus. Milk Morinaga’s works like Girl FriendsThe Secret Recipe, Hana and Hina After School, and The Secret of the Princess are also available.

Also if you are not near to any of their branches in the country, you can buy from them online but note that the books are subject to availability and the online prices may be different from when you go to the physical store.

If there is a specific title that you wish they have available, you can make a request in their customer service area. This is usually what I do whenever I drop by and I am just surprised on my next visit a couple of months later, they already have them in stock! Just provide them the name of the manga or book you want to request including important details like the author name and publisher. Sending a personal message to their official Facebook page won’t hurt too.

National Book Store

Official Website | List of Branches

I added NBS to the list because some were able to buy some local GL works here (e.g. those published by BLACK INK comics). There’s a slim chance you’ll find GL novels here though since the place gives majority selling school and office supplies.

If you’re looking for locally-made GL comics like World Canvas* or DRIFT*, as well as the novel titled Strange Love**, you can find them in National Bookstore.

To be honest, my copies of World Canvas and DRIFT were given to me as gifts. I will still be in the hunt looking for a copy of Strange Love in the nearest NBS branch here.

Eiwa Manga Store 

Facebook Page | Website

If you want to get more Yuri titles and just build your collection, then Eiwa Manga Store is a place where I highly recommend. Aside from yuri, they also sell manga and graphic novels from other genres as well. They don’t really have a physical store, but you can contact them online through their Facebook page.

My first Omnibus volume of Milk Morinaga’s Girl Friends came from Eiwa and so far they have never failed to offer great yuri manga titles for fans like me. If there is one specific yuri manga or book that you want but have trouble in getting it outside of the Philippines, then they can possibly help you out as well.

BOOKSALE

Website |

BOOKSALE is a haven to find various titles of books for the lowest prices. I added this in the list here because this is where some of the yuri manga in my collection were bought. Believe it or not, I snagged a volume of Negima and a second Omnibus volume of Girl Friends here.

Please note however that currently, there’s been a noticeable decline of manga available in the branches. So if ever you have extra time to spare, finding yuri manga here is like finding a needle on haystack. But some do get lucky sometimes.

Know a local seller or business in the Philippines that sell yuri manga or novels? Please do reach out in the comments section and I’ll update this article as much as I can.

* – Published by BLACK INK Comics

** – Published by VIVA

*All logos are from each business’ respective Facebook pages.