ALC Publishing has announced a distribution agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors to distribute lesbian-themed 'yuri' manga to North America. ALC's English-language anthology, Yuri Monogatari, will be listed in the May edition of Diamond's Previews catalog. Next up for ALC is Rica Takashima's popular 'yuri' title, Rica 'tte Kanji!?.
A number of publishers including CPM Manga and Digital Manga have begun publishing 'yaoi' manga titles -- the male equivalent of 'yuri' manga -- but ALC, which is a division of Yuricon, is the first to publish 'yuri' titles in the U.S.