Rainbow Releases: LGBTQ Anime and Manga of 2019

This aims to be an overview of LGBTQ and adjacent releases, though some may be missed by human error. We don’t have the funds to check out every title nor do we recommend every title, so see the seasonal posts for what we recommend among them.

Winter: Jan, Feb, Mar

January

  • 9th: Dororo directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi on Amazon Prime, featuring OP by Queen Bee
  • 20th: Blue Flag by KAITO simulpub and backlog on Shueisha Manga Plus
  • 22nd: 10 Dance vol. 1 by Inouesatoh from Kodansha
  • 22nd: Hitorijime My Hero vol. 1 by Memeko Arii from Kodansha
  • 22nd: Yuri Is My Job! vol. 1 by Miman from Kodansha
  • 22nd: Yuri Bear Storm vol. 1 by Akiko Morishima from TOKYOPOP
  • 23rd: Land of the Lustrous directed by Takahiko Kyōgoku on blu-ray with English dub from Sentai Filmworks
  • 29th: Now Loading…! by Mikan Uji from Seven Seas Entertainment

February

March

April

  • Sarazanmai directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara on Crunchyroll

May

June

  • 4th: Classmates (vol. 1) by Asumiko Nakamura from Seven Seas Entertainment
  • 11th: I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up by Naoko Kodama from Seven Seas Entertainment
  • 18th: Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition vol. 1 by CLAMP from Kodansha
  • 18th: Monster & The Beast vol. 1 by Renji Range from Yen Press
  • 18th: Whenever Our Eyes Meet…: A Women’s Love Anthology from Yen Press
  • 21st: Neon Genesis Evangelion directed by Hideaki Anno on Netflix

July

  • Given directed by Hikaru Yamaguchi
  • Astra Lost in Space directed by Masaomi Andō
  • 16th: Killing Me! vol. 1 by Akiyama from Yen Press
  • 16th: Yuri Life vol. 1 by Kurukuruhime from Yen Press
  • 16th: Cocoon Entwined vol. 1 by Yuriko Hara from Yen Press
  • 16th: Skull-Faced Bookseller Honda-san vol. 1 by Honda from Yen Press
  • 23rd: Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare vol. 2 by Yuhki Kamatani from Seven Seas Entertainment

August

  • 4th: Graduates (Classmates vol. 2) by Asumiko Nakamura from Seven Seas Entertainment

September

  • 17th: The Poe Clan vol. 1 by Moto Hagio and translated by Rachel Thorn from Fantagraphics
  • 24th: Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare vol. 3 by Yuhki Kamatani from Seven Seas Entertainment

October

November

December

  • N/A

Unknown

  • Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars directed by Takuya Igarashi from VIZ Media
  • Love Stage!! dub directed by David Wald from Sentai Filmworks
  • Yuri!!! on Ice: Ice Adolescence directed by Sayo Yamamoto