Yuri News This Week – August 2, 2008

August 2nd, 2008

Otakon’s coming up, so there won’t be a report next week, while I spend the weekend doing Otakon things. :-)

Yuri Anime

Eric reports that a movie has been announced for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha that will be an “parallel history” of Fate and Nanoha’s first meeting. This should appease all the lolicon who felt that the most recent Naonha series, StrikerS, had too many people over the age of ten.

And for Polish and German Yuri fans, Winterbraid sends this piece of good news – El Cazador de la Bruja is out on DVD with dual audio (Japanese or German) and dual subtitle tracks (Polish and German). Winterbraid also reports that the first DVD contains episode 1-5 and two beautiful postcards. So excellent news all around! But, now I’m whining, because I want El Cazador~ waaah~…

And in case you missed it, the Maria-sama ga Miteru Season 1 box sets have shipped. My phone charm is already attached to my phone. :-) I’ll do a review as soon as I have a chance to watch any of the disks.

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Yuri Manga

Eagle-eyed Eric also caught the news that Venus Versus Virus is ending this coming issue of Dengeki Daioh As it happens, I read the penultimate chapter – fans will be happy to note that Lucia and Sumire touched and Sumire said that Lucia is “important” to her. That ought to be enough for scores of fanfic. lol

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Yuri Events

Did I ever mention that Maiden’s Garden will be held this autumn for the third time? This Yuri doujinshi event was organized by (among others) the main artist for the Pen-Pen Gusa Club doujinshi circle, Katase Minami. It’s in the Kyoto, so if you plan on being around this October 13th, check out the Yuricon Events page for more details. (And don’t forget to email me, so I can have you shop for me! LOL)

Otakon is coming up, as I said. Not only will there be a Yuri Panel on Friday, from 1-2PM, I’m told that Media Blasters is holding a separate panel for discussion of their Yuri and Yaoi lines. Don’t miss it!

And just to remind you – we’ll be having a raffle at the Yuricon table in the Dealer’s Room – Table 611. Spend $25 or more and you’ll be entered for a cool manga-style Catwoman figurine!

The New York Anime Festival is around the corner, and this year I’ll be running a Yuri Panel on Saturday, Sept. 27th, from 8-9PM. Check the NYAF website for details.

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Again, a short report. Expect some news from Otakon – I don’t know anything specific, not even a hint, so this isn’t foreshadowing. I just expect that *something* will have to be at least vaguely Yuri-flavored. :-)

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12 Responses

  1. Hafl says:

    There is also something about StrikerS Sound Stage X on the official Nanoha website. I only understand it’s supposed to be “after story” and on two CDs. The character page shows Subaru and Teana being 18 and 19 years old along with some new characters, older Vivio and the Numbers. Definitely sounds more interesting.

    The movie is titled 1st, which may mean there will be more. I hope for a StrikerS movie.

  2. Apraxin says:

    I just had a look at their website, and it seems that Maiden’s Garden is actually being held in Kyoto (same place as the last two), not Tokyo. Thought you might want to know. :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yay for El Cazador but we still don’t have Madlax :(

    Ahh it’s not easy being an Anime fan you have to buy your stuff from all over the world :P

  4. apraxin – thanks. It was just a teeny bout of dyslexia

  5. Bella says:

    The Maria-Sama box set is excellent; I’m really happy that they did such a wonderful job. The phone charm was lovely, also. I know that the Japanese Limited Edition OVAs were sold with tons of extras; I doubt that we’ll get the same kind of stuff when the OVA boxed set is released in the states, but I can’t help wishing.

  6. I got all those OVA collector sets, because yes, a ton of incredibly silly extras. :-)

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is completely random and off topic but have you seen the L-Word? I am kinda interested to see your responses and whatnot to it even though it isn’t animation. Something tells me your critique of it, if you did pursue to do one, would make many of us LOL.

    Best Regards,
    Anon3252362641

  8. anonymous – I’ve been asked this before. No, I don’t watch “The ‘L’ word” and sorry, but I have no plans to. I’m not a big fan of soap opera.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Quick question — is the Yuri panel from 2-3pm or 1-2pm? I was looking over the schedule on the otakon site and it lists the Yuri Panel as “1-2pm, Panel 1” … just wanted to make sure so I don’t miss it by mistake!

  10. The Yuri Panel is 1-2 on Friday. Sorry for any confusion – the error was entirely mine and has been fixed. :-)

  11. Regret13 says:

    Hey,I’m new here and this should be my first comment. Thank you very much for posting this! Oh, and in the Venus Versus Virus part, what do you mean by “touched”??

    My support and thanks,
    Regret13

  12. Touched as in, they touch hands, or perhaps embrace. The way two women who are close friends might after a horrible trauma has occurred.

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