Yuri News This Week – October 18, 2008

October 18th, 2008

Yuri Anime

The new anime season has begun and, in response to a thread on the Yuricon Mailing List about new anime with no Yuri but that wouldn’t stop people from making up in their heads anyway, several people have jump up to recommend new anime Mouryou no Hako for possible Yuri. I haven’t ‏seen it yet, but will probably watch it as soon as I’m done here. :-) Too many people to name pointed this one out to me, so thanks to all of them!

For series that really aren’t Yuri in any way, but that won’t stop anyone, you might want to check out Hyakko, Shikabane Hime, and Michiko to Hatchin.

Speaking of anime with no Yuri, but that doesn’t stop fans (including myself) from seeing it anyway, Eric points out that Right Stuf has announced a January release date for the Aria The Natural season.

ADV has announced free samples of Azumanga Daioh on iPhone and iPod touch through some service or other. If it gets you Sakaki in gakuran, it’s a good thing. :)

anonymous writes in to share that RightStuf is running a competition for Canada and US residents with a sampler disk of the first season of Marimite for a prize. It closes on the 6th of November.

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Yuri Manga

Media Blasters emailed me to say that they have completed Maka-Maka, Volume 1 and Volume 2 in English and they look fabulous. With luck, I’ll be able to give you a sneak peek at MangaNEXT.

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Yuri Webcomics

In a fit of generosity, Ayane wrote in with a long list of Yuri webcomics for me. As I don’t really read them that much, I thought I’d pass them on to you (can one re-gift information?) I have not read any of these and am not endorsing them. You’re all grownups and can make up your own mind. :-)

Hold Me Tight – http://hmt.smackjeeves.com/

Paradox – http://paradox.smackjeeves.com/

Just the Circumstances – http://jijou.smackjeeves.com/

Juxtapose – http://juxtapose.smackjeeves.com/

Inamoratosister – http://inamoratosister.smackjeeves.com/

Milk – http://milk.smackjeeves.com/

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Other, not really Yuri News

Not really Yuri, but relevant to our interests: The master of “wtf,” Go Nagai, was interviewed briefly by FANTASY.fr and they kindly translated the interview into English for us. Among his many creations, Nagai talks about his classic Cutey Honey series.

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11 Responses

  1. neohrtgdv says:

    The coyuhi will meet at the tnt con in Mexico this sunday 19th, we’ll send pictures when we have them!

    Also jigoku shoujo mitsuganae has enough service for this fan.

  2. darkchibi07 says:

    Oct. 18….isn’t that the date when the last chapter of Strawberry Shake Sweet gets released on Yuri Hime?

  3. Today is the date Yuri Hime is released, yes.

  4. Fuyumi says:

    Mouryou no Hako could be conceived of as Yuri, as one of the girls has a crush on the other, and they form a very strange relationship… but I wouldn’t call it Yuri exactly. Its hard to explain – one of the girls insists that she and the girl with the crush are reincarnations of each other and basically sucks the second girl into her sphere, so they have a very intense, obsessive relationship, but I don’t think the girl with the weird beliefs feels a sexual attraction to the girl with a crush on her.

  5. My sense of Mouryou is that Yoriko’s feelings are love – at least a little born of a sense of loneliness and neediness, and Knaako’s feelings are basically narcissism.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “For series that really aren’t Yuri in any way, but that won’t stop anyone, you might want to check out Hyakko”

    Hyakko -at last the manga- is Yuri, and there is no doubt about that… just read it.

  7. anonymous – There are many people who see Yuri where there are two females who develop an close, even intimate friendship. No matter how much they are really not interested in one another as romantic partners. :-) As a lesbian who looks for that last element as key to “Yuri” I’m betting that if I read the manga right now, I’d still disagree that there is any Yuri, just as I don’t see Yuri in Venus Versus Virus, or Stary Little Devil or any number of things where people see Yuri, but I see intense, emotional bonding or some other non-romantic relationship.

  8. nae says:

    Strangely enough, there is now a self-proclaimed bisexual character in Hyakko. She’ll be played for laughs, of course.

  9. BruceMcF says:

    “No matter how much they are really not interested in one another as romantic partners.”

    Aha, but when one is interested, and hiding it because the other does not appear to be … and even worse, when the other really ought to be requiting if she knew what was good for her … ah, how poignant.

    This twist on that in Mouryou no Hako, where the response to the unrequited crush is, in essence, “you think you have a crush on me, but really we are reincarnations of each other … I dunno.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Just read the manga…

  11. Anonymous says:

    the contest for the Marimite DVD closes on the 6th, not the 12th. oops.

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