Maria-sama ga Miteru News, Yuricon News

December 2nd, 2007

Many of you will have already read this, but for those of you who have not, Pizza Hut and the makers of Maria-sama ga Miteru have announced a co-promotional campaign. Fans can get Marimite themed pizza boxes with series-related goods, and enter a contest to win other items. For more details, you can read the Anime News Network article here.

Marimite is hardly the first to do a Pizza Hut campaign in Japan – the product was notably placed in Code Geass, but it does seem a really unlikely one at first thought, doesn’t it? It’s difficult to imagine the ladies of Lillian eating Pizza Hut, although not at all hard to imagine their hordes of fanboys doing so. lol

I also note that there will be a Winterket special DJCD which I’ll be darn sure to try and nab for myself while I’m there!

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This is sort of anti-news, but I want to let everyone know that I’m pulling the RSS newsfeed from the Yuricon website. I haven’t had the time to keep it up to date at all, and I’m more likely to post here. So, as of today, Okazu is the official outlet for Yuri news for Yuricon.

While I’m on the topic of the Yuricon site, I also want to mention that we have a project that we’ve just started to translate chunks of the Yuricon site into Japanese. It’s in the very first stages now, but going forward into 2008, you can look for “Nihingo” links to the Japanese-language versions of the home page and inwards from there. :-)

I promise, an actual review will be forthcoming today as well. :-)

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5 Responses

  1. JazzCat says:

    Oh no… one of my favorite anime-series (perhaps even THE one) gets commercialized to death! Ah well, that’s the price for popularity. I do wonder about season 4 though…

  2. Inis ipis says:

    Pizza hut and Maria-sama ga Miteru are strange bedfellows. It kinda boggles the mind the connection between an American Pizza franchise and a Japanese animation that deals with the drama of an all girls catholic high school.
    Though i guess it shows that the series has a very strong fan base in japan, to warrant a such a tie in. It now begs the question on how come no American distributor haven’t yet taken up this beautiful series.

  3. Inis ipis says:

    Thank you very much Erica, for keeping us fellow fans up to-date to all the news thats happening to the world of Maria-sama ga Miteru.

  4. soul.assassin says:

    When I first came across the notice on the official site, my jaw dropped and gasped, “WTF?” Even more disbelief when I saw the three Soeurs were all eating pizza.

    Then suddenly all those Code Geass jokes came back to me. XD

    Perhaps this tie-in (and we also have these in my country, with Gundam Seed and Naruto tied-up with other fast-food franchises) might be much better than the laughable Eva-movie-Doritos tie-in I’ve seen before in Patrick Macia’s blog.

  5. kiarash says:

    hi
    Thank you very much for translation.
    after reading your translation, I could understand the series.
    hardly waiting for 18th novel!

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