Anime News Network is reporting that Erica Friedman, the president of Yuricon and ALC Publishing, has announced that Friedman is stepping down as the events chair of Yuricon. In addition, Friedman has said that she is “giving up, for the moment, hope of publishing anything new,” due to not being able to afford print distribution. In her blog post, Friedman also expressed the opinion that fans “don’t want digital” manga releases.
Friedman founded ALC Publishing in 2003 “to create and disseminate high quality Yuri (Lesbian or Girls’ Love) comics to the worldwide English-speaking audience.”
Friedman says she will continue promoting yuri manga on her Okazu blog, and that she is not “giving up loving Yuri.”
It has been announced that ALC Publishing and JManga will be publishing the following yuri manga titles:
- Rikachi’s Ibara no Namida
- Akiko Morishima’s Hanjuku Joshi
- Hachime Mikuni’s Gokujo Drops
At this time, no release date has been announced for these titles. However, when they are released, they will be available at JManga.com
ALC Publishing and JManga have announced that they will be publishing the following titles:
- Sorairo Girl Friend
- Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu
ALC Publishing has announced that they will be publishing Kuzushiro’s Kimi no Tamenara Shineru yuri manga, and they are publishing this title with JManga.
It was noted that this manga will be available worldwide.
ALC Publishing and JManga have announced that they will be publishing Hayako Goto’s Poor Poor Lips yuri manga.
The first volume of Poor Poor Lips is currently scheduled to be published on the JManga website at the end of January 2012.