Perhaps auditioning for some Google Doodle work, YuruYuri manga author Namori Tweeted a special Akarin illustration to commemorate the 134th anniversary of the day that Thomas Edison's electric incandescent light bulb, using a filament of carbonized thread, burned for a continuous thirteen and a half hours. Get a look after the jump.
After a summer of sharing her napkin sketches, YuruYuri manga artistwas back on Twitter last week offering fans a look at some adorable work she'd recently done in pen. Get a look after the jump.
NIS America has announced that YuruYuri Season 2 Premium Edition, the continuance of the charming series starring Akari, Kyoko, Yui, and Chinatsu as the four sole members of the middle school Amusement club, will be released in North America on January 7 of next year. The series will be packaged in a collectible slipcase, including 2 Blu-ray discs with hardcover art book filled with information and detailed artwork from the series. More after the jump.
A couple of our favorite manga auther/social media stars have gotten into the spirit of the season. Shochu-mimai are summer greeting cards, sent in Japan between July and August 7.There's also zansho-mimai, sent from August 8th to the end of the month. Beyond Tweeting that he's been "meeting of the new anime project," Fairy Tail's amori has some adorable work of her own. Get a look after the jump.posted a set of eight shochu-mimai. Meanwhile, YuruYuri author N
Nanamori Middle School Amusement Club, also known as YuruYuri voice actresses Shiori Mikami, Yuka Ōtsubo, Minami Tsuda and Rumi Ookubo, will be singing the second opening theme for the Japanese broadcast of Friendship is Magic. The "Great Big Magical Adventure!" will be featured in a "Nanamori Amusement Club in My Little Pony?" single, set to be released July 31st. Check out the music video after the jump.
YuruYuri author Namori is another of the manga artists who likes having fun on social media. This week, she got into the spirit of the season with a series of tweets of ballpoint pen illustrations her series' cast in swimsuits. Get a look after the jump.
A second Yuyushiki Blu-ray and a fan book are out in Japan today. To promote the goodies, cast members Rumi Ookubo, Minami Tsuda and Risa Taneda presented their illustrations of their characters. Speaking of the Yuruyuri veterans, the premium goodies to be packaged with the upcoming Yuruyuri book on July 1st have been revealed. Get a look after the jump.
NIS America has announced plans to release a YuruYuri Complete Series Premium Edition on September 3rd. This title will be packaged in a collectible slipcase, including 2 Blu-ray discs and a 32-page, full-color hardcover art book, complete with episode guide, character art, and promotional art. More after the jump.
It's always fun to see an accomplished manga author demonstrate some fan impulses. As she seems to tend to do a couple times a year, Arina Tanemura (The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross,Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Full Moon wo Sagashite) has done just that, posting a few tribute Evangelion sketches. Check out these, plus some more social media fun after the jump.
Uplifting spring weather makes for the perfect occasion for a YuruYuri prize figure lottery and Banpresto's IchiIchiban Kuji has taken the opportunity to launch an Amusement Club/Student Council chibi chara offering, with tickets selling at convenience stores and hobby shops. Meanwhile, manga author Namori's mood has been picking up and she tweeted the sketches to reflect it. Get a look after the jump.
As she'd undoubtedly point out, March 28th is everyone's favorite egomaniacal middleschooler Kyōko Toshinō's birthday. Did you buy her some rum raisin? Get a look at how the fan artists at Pixiv have celebrated the YuruYuri heroine's BD after the jump.