Yuri Manga and Anime Fanlisting

In 2015 I wrote a post called Supporting Your Local Comics Ecosystem in 2015. In that article I address the issue of the people who work on comics/manga and the people in those industries who rely on people paying for those comics legitimately.  In that article I wrote, 

“Entertainment is created by artists, but also by their assistants, their editors, the art directors, the layout people, the printers, and web developers, sales people, delivery people, all the way down to the part-time bookstore employees who shelve stuff and the post office who delivers it. I know you know this, but I want to say it:  If you have ever once thought “Hey. I want to work in comics” you might also want to think about this –  if everyone makes comics, but no one buys them – where does the money come from? When you buy something, you are contributing to a larger economic system that sustains those jobs and the people who work them”

Okazu readers overwhelmingly support this ecosystem. You buy the stuff you read and watch and listen to, you subscribe to journals, to blogs, to legitimate online streaming sites. I am so very thankful. I know that my readers are active participants in the industry they enjoy. It’s one of my greatest pleasures to know so completely that you are the market as well as the audience for Yuri.

Here in 2017, we’ve been given an unprecedented number of Yuri manga releases and events. I want, of course to be everywhere, and do everything and tell you about all of it. But I can’t. I spend about 20 hours a week on Okazu now and there just isn’t enough time and money to be everywhere. 

In the past, when you subscribed to Animerica or to OtakUSA magazine, you didn’t get an ad-free experience. In fact, advertising was what paid for print journals far more than your subscription did. The subscriptions paid for the content, the ads paid for the everything else that made it possible to print a magazine.

Okazu isn’t a monthly magazine. It’s a free, 4-6 times a week, no-ad experience. I don’t ever want that to change. So why do I ask you to subscribe? To pay for the content, just like in the old days. Good writing takes time and effort and people who do it deserve to be paid. And to get you that content, human beings have to buy things and go places. Those take time and money too.

So once again, if you read Okazu regularly, I’m asking you to contribute to the ecosystem here. We’re just  very few dollars permonth off our 2016 goal on Patreon and this year it is really important for us to be able to pay Guest Reviewers. 6 more people at $5/month  ~ 6 more heroes and we’re over that mark. And, because I really  mean it when I say I care about the content, I’ll make sure Guest Reviewers are rewarded with something more than just thanks, even if we’re not at the 2017 goal yet.

Please help us get to more events, be able to review more Yuri and above all, reward our Guest Reviewers! Please consider subscribing to Okazu on Patreon. There’s week left to be entered in the Patron Contest, so subscribing now enters you in a chance to get a box crammed full of *stuff.* Who doesn’t want that?

To those of you who have already become Patrons, thank you. You are truly my Heroes!

 

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On Yuricon, we have an intentionally very broad definition of Yuri. Yuri can describe any anime or manga series (or other derivative media, i.e., fan fiction, film, etc.) that shows intense emotional connection, romantic love or physical desire between women. Yuri is not a genre confined by the gender or age of the audience, but by the *perception* […]

Q: How do you know a manga is considered really good around here? A: When I wake up and send a ridiculous tweet the the manga artist in bad gang patois saying that it’s awesome! Benten Botan,  Volume 1 (弁天ぼたん) by Saida Nika is awesome. It’s been a while since I had a chance to […]

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Hola pervers!!!
Hoy toca un doujin muy subidito de tono por lo que recordamos que quienes sean “pezqueñines” esperen unos añitos porque no es apropiado y por ende no deben leerlo.

No subo otro desastre traducido ni editado por mí, jejeje bastante os castigo ya, os subo un trabajo realizado por un blog que desgraciadamente dejó de funcionar en 2014. Ya sabéis que nuestro trabajo en los blogs es por el placer de descubriros cosas y compartirlas, pero el mundo estudiantil y laboral a veces te obliga a no dedicar todo el  tiempo que deseariamos a tus aficiones.

Un aplauso a soloyuritraducido.blogspot.com por su trabajo, disfrutad de él. Un saludo y enjoy!!!

How surprised am I to find I have never reviewed R.O.D. – Read or Die here? Very surprised. Although, in retrospect, I guess it’s not all that surprising, as it was released on DVD here in the US in 2003 (by Manga Entertainment! Wow, that was a long time ago) and we were talking more about […]

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Yuri Manga Yet another new Yuri manga from Takemiya Jin is on the way. Fujourina Atashi-tachi  (不条理なあたし達) will hit shelves at the end of March. Yahoo!  Kurogane Kenn’s Teacher-student romance Hoshikawa Ginza Yon-choume (星川銀座四丁目 上), from Hirari magazine is getting a new edition. The first volume will be available at the beginning of March.  *** […]

Are you the kind of person who saves the best for last or who goes for the good stuff first? ^_^ When there’s a new shipment of manga in from Japan, I waffle back and forth. Half of me wants to binge read all the best manga right away and half wants to hold it […]

Get out those calendars! It’s time to plan our next few months of LGBTQ Comics and Manga events and lectures. February This weekend, on February 19, 2017 our friends at Yaycon, this year in Amersfoort, Netherlands, will be celebrating Yaoi and Yuri and love! I had a lovely time at Yaycon a few years ago […]

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 Sao es una joven recién llegada en una empresa y tendrá que lidiar con su supervisora, Makino, que en apariencia es una persona muy estricta y seria.
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Comic Yuri Hime March 2017 (コミック百合姫2017年3月号) continues with the same variety of Yuri that we’ve come to expect from magazine this year. That said, there’s a definite slant towards the moe….understandably, as it’s easier to drawn simplified faces than it is to draw detailed art. Which is why I genuinely treasure Ohsawa Yayoi’s “2DK, G […]

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