The first day of Otakon was a hoot, saw lots of old friends, made some new ones, and Rinu – if you want to catch a flight today, there’s still a chair behind the Yuricon table for you if you want it. ;-)
No news so far from Otakon, but bear in mind that I’m the last to know, stuck down in the DR without a computer. lol
An anime has been announced in Japan for Maria Holic, a story about a girl who obsesses about Yuri and the girl she falls for, who is really a crossdressing guy who is an asshole. Perfect for people who like their Yuri unfulfilling on several levels. lol Thanks to Eric for pointing this out.
Alexandra tells us that El Cazador is also coming out in France, the first boxset is due out on August 20. There’s no French dub, just subtitles. She wonders though, why it was licensed before Madlax….
Other Yuri News
Suzanna wants me to share the news that along with German and Japanese, the Maria-sama ga Miteru novels are out in Korean.
One of the questions we received yesterday at the Yuri Panel was whether we thought the novels would ever be licensed here. We agreed that yes, we do think that *eventually* they will, because as recently as last year, we were sure we’d never see the anime here – surer of that than of the novels. And here we are with the anime officially licensed and not sliced to shreds. So, there you go. ;-)
While I’m on it let me thank all the people who came to the panel – you were a great crowd, with great questions and we had a blast talking to you!
I’m off to spend the day destroying what’s left of my voice in the DR today – catch you there!