Yuri Notes and News

September 30th, 2004

A few quick notes and snippets of Yuri and shoujoai interest today!

Okazu is now syndicated. You can pick it up on a Newsfeed reader near you! Just click the “syndicated” link above, or on the side bar on the right, or the XML button. If you do not know what XML, RSS, syndication or a newsfeed reader is, please feel free to read this article on What’s the difference between blogs and RSS?. (And a nod of thanks to Tara Calishain of ResearchBuzz, who inspired me to just get it done already.)

Madlax, Maria-sama ga Miteru, Bakaretsu Tenshi, are all finshed for the season. What’s next on the yuri plate? Take a look at this! Kannazuki no Miko is already (according to contributing editor Sean Gaffney) being referred to in some fan circles as “Kannazuki no Lesbian”! I don’t know much about it yet, but let’s just say that every *single* picture I’ve seen for this series has the main characters embracing. It’s GAINAX, it’s Geneon…it’s Kadokawa manga, need I say more? How about mikos (Japanese shrine priestesses) and mecha? I’m withholding any opinion-forming until I see it, but I have high (and low) hopes.

Animaxis and Sony Enterntainment are considering starting a new cable anime channel for US viewers. Why is this important? Because one of the first anime series they would be showing is the gender-bending classic Berusaiyuu no Bara aka, Rose of Versailles. Finally, American audiences will get a chance to meet Lady Oscar Francois de Jarjeye in all her butchy glory. Yay! Something to look forward to for all fans of early shoujoai, girl-prince anime.

Some of the Yuricon Essays and the old polls (2001-2003), along with some other articles of Yuri interest have been translated into Japanese. You can find them at Moonlight Fantasia.

That’s it for this time – another review coming up soon!

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