For the first time in a while, this month’s Yuri News Update doesn’t have a ton of news stories, but some news is better than no news. 😛
As always, if we missed any important news (and we hope we did, since more is always better), feel free to mention it in the comments~
Just in time for Halloween, another spooky yuri visual novel made its way to the West. The Curse of Kudan from SukeraSparo might’ve taken its sweet time, but since this is a remastered version of the Japanese release, there are some upgrades such as 1080p resolution and a jump function to return to any point in the game from the backlog screen. Here’s the synopsis of the story~
There’s a rumor going around about the urban legend known as “Kudan.”
They say that it takes the form of a woman in mourning dress, her face covered by a black veil, her right severed at the wrist…
They say that those who lay eyes on her are doomed to have misfortune befall them within seven days…
Feelings start to bud between student Sakuya Kudan and culinary teacher Touko Shima after coincidence brings them into one another’s orbit. However, their peaceful everyday life is abruptly shattered when Touko sees Kudan, the harbinger of calamity. The hours tick down as Sakuya rushes find a way to combat the curse, and her search brings her to the academy’s Occult Research Club and its president, Koto Ashinaki. Now she must face off against the unknown in order to protect the people she loves…
And if that wasn’t enough for you, here’s the opening song, Two Lights from Yuki Yumeno.
Despite me not really being into visual novels, I do enjoy seeing a wide variety of releases, and I think a horror-mystery fits the bill quite nicely. You can pick up The Curse of Kudan at Denpasoft, JAST USA, MangaGamer, or Sekai Project.
Now here’s something we don’t talk about very often, the live-action adaptation of a yuri manga. Gunjou is the yuri manga in question, with Netflix being the ones that are bringing it to the small screen in the form of a movie. Titled Kanojo, the movie will be available for streaming worldwide in the spring, so mark your calendars. Once again, here’s the synopsis.
“I want you to kill him…”
Her husband abuses her on a daily basis. Unable to stand it any longer, she asks her lesbian friend to kill her husband for her. And unable to say no to the woman she loves, the lesbian kills him…
Only 22 years old when the series began, Ching Nakamura offers up a work carved from flesh, blood, and bone.
If you couldn’t tell by that synopsis, this manga gets really dark, and even though that might turn some people off, it’s still awesome to see Netflix getting involved with yuri. The Gunjou manga consisted of three volumes or thirty-six chapters, so it remains to be seen how well that’ll fit into a movie that’ll likely be an hour-and-a-half to two hours long. Still, this news kind of makes you wonder what other yuri works could turn into interesting live-action series/movies. 😛
In case you didn’t know, Yuri Game Jam 2020 is going on right now over at itch.io. Until December 2nd, all types of yuri games are welcome, so be on the lookout for more games to be submitted before things wrap up next month. At the time of this writing, there are only three yuri games that have been submitted, but hopefully that number will continue to increase.
If you’re wanting to take part or are simply interested in the games, you can find them right here.