This Week in Yuri

April 12th, 2008

I’m pleased to report that I was completely totally wrong about the Love My Life, live action movie. It is indeed coming here for a US release, courtesy of Wolfe Video. It’s always a pleasure to be wrong about such things. :-)

I kept meaning to mention this, but never did. In case you were having difficulty finding copies of My Otome/My Z-Hime, Volume 4 – I spoke with the folks from Bandai at Anime Boston. They tell me that the DVD had some problems, and that the new error-free disc was shipping just about then. So hang on and you should be able to find it soon.

Eagle-eyed Sean tells me that Morning 2 magazine, home of non-moe Yuri story Gunjou, is going monthly, so perhaps we’ll get chapters of this great story on a regular basis. However, the website still hasn’t updated, so who knows.

Coming up from Ichijinsha, look for the Yuri Hime manga of the popular game Aoi Shiro, and Yuri Hime 12. (For fans of Aoi Shiro, there’s actually another manga of the story, not from Yuri Hime, but from Jive. I’ll be reviewing it in day to come.) Also up from Ichijinsha, the third and final volume of Hatsukoi Shimai. All of these have a release date of April 18.

Last – and quite probably least – a quick clarification on the new Ikkitousen:GG series. Looks like Ryofu will be making a return, as will Ryomou, Hakufu and Kanu, so I think we can say that the sleazy Yuri fanservice will also me making a comeback. :-)

If you know any interesting news of interest to Yuri fans, feel free to email me at anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com, and I’ll be sure to add it to the next This Week in Yuri!

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6 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    “Coming up from Ichijinsha, look for the Yuri Hime manga of the popular game Aoi Shiro, and Yuri Hime 14”

    I think you meant Yuri Hime 12. Also, do you know if this Aoi Shiro manga is a continuation from the one in which Momoko is the protagonist (which ended in YH 11) or a totally new one?

  2. Thanks for the correction. I don’t know, but I imagine that it is the collection of the chapters that ran in Yuri Hime.

    The Jive version seems to be closer to the actual game. (I say this having never seen the game, just the screencaps, so don’t make any bets on it.)

  3. Eric P. says:

    For those who want the 4th volume of My Otome now, try Robert’s Anime Corner Store online. I bought a non-defective copy from them a couple months ago. I heard Anime Castle has good copies too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    A bit of a heads-up – the first episode of “Last Friends”, a currently airing JDrama, apparently has some Yuri, kiss included, although seeing how the plot basically revolves around the heroine going through hell on earth (pregnancy, abuse, etc etc), I doubt we’ll see them living happily ever after. Still an interesting tidbit, though.

  5. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Hey Erica,
    Just want to confirm that yes Morning 2 is going monthly starting 04.30. I personally know that some of the mangaka of the magazine were not thrilled about the monthly move as some of them have commitments with other publishers/magazines, so I cannot say for sure that Nakamura-sensei will have a chapter an issue but I sure hope so. This is Nakamura-sensei’s first series and so far I have had a good time with this drama.

    I am really excited about the move. Any chance to see more Ono Natsume is a good thing.

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