Yuri News This Week – November 1, 2008

November 3rd, 2008

The title really should read “Yuri News Last Week.” lol

Yuri Anime

More free anime streaming directly from the land of Yuri to you.

Toei has announced a deal with Crunchyroll to stream, among other things, PreCure, (aka Futari ha PrettyCure.) This series is so reminiscent of Sailor Moon, you might be tempted to think the same people worked on it – and you’d be right. It’s never been my favorite show, but it’s not hard to see Honoka’s feelings for Nagisa, or Kaoru and Natsuki’s thing for each other in Splash Star. Just sayin’.

Not to be outdone, Funimation is offering the first episodes of some of their series for free online as well, including the reasonably Yuri-ish Burst Angel.

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Yuri Manga

Well, my top two pieces of news have to be:

Finally, at long last, Hayate x Blade is available in English. It’s unbelievable, really. Marimite and HxB in one year. I still can’t get over it.

And woot, Media Blasters has released both Volume 1 AND Volume 2 of Maka-Maka. It looks splendid in terms of reproduction. Maybe, even, slightly better than the Japanese version. Seriously.

Not that anyone cares at all, but the faux Yuri-filled Amuria in Star Ocean ends its run in the December Dengeki Daioh.

Fans of Aria and Aqua, will be pleased to know that Amano Kozue has a new series starting this month in Comic Blade called Amanchu!. The initial art features two girls near each other. You know the drill. ;-)

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I have a backlog of Snatches of Yuri to tell you about, but I’m wiped. I’ll do my best to add at least a few in next week. :-)

And no promises, but I’ll *try* to get a review in today.

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7 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    You don’t have to go to such length just ’cause it’s my birthday~

  2. lol. well too bad. Happy birthday.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you!

  4. grace says:

    MAKA-MAKA vol. 1 and 2?!! at once?! here i go to amazon and drop those in my shopping cart. oh what joy when i get those books in the mail. thanks for the news!

  5. JazzCat says:

    Woot! A new manga by Kozue Amano? That’s great news. I regard her as one of the gods of the current manga scenes.

  6. yh says:

    Thanks for news. I just clicked on the link and purchased Hayate x blade. Just got my copy today and can’t wait to read it. and maka maka’s in the cart.

  7. Hynavian says:

    Hayate Cross Blade will be arriving in Singapore in 2 weeks time! Hurray!

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