Time flies, huh? Already the second report of the year. Oh, apropos to nothing, I posted 340 times last year. That’s *way* too many posts. lol
Eric P writes in to say that Shattered Angels, the English release of Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora, was quietly rescued from oblivion by Funimation and has been given a complete box set release date of February 24. Let’s call that a “tentative” release date and not hold our breaths. If you like Chikane and Himeko, give this series a chance – there’s no rape, Kaon and Himiko get together and the extras are full of Yuri love-love. Sure, the story is a stupid hash. Who cares? It’s a cartoon. lol
And Crunchyroll has announced that Kaleido Star is now available for free, legal streaming. I hear a lot of negativity about Crunchyroll and they boil down to two things – they used to let us post unlicensed stuff, and then pulled it and, they are US only. Let me address these. It is a US company and unfortunately, licensing works that way. I’m sorry for non-US people, but instead of whining, why not start figuring out a way to get a license for your own country? The owner of Crunchyroll did and trust me, he didn’t pull money out his ass. Secondly, as for the thing that makes you all so pissy – I sincerely agree that changing business models mid-stream was inconvenient but hardly worth freaking out about. There’s 14 million places online for you to look for, store and share unlicensed material, fan art, videos and the like. The bottom line is – you, Fandumb, *said* you wanted anime, free, immediately, simultaneously released with the Japanese anime and you STILL aren’t happy. My response to you is, stfu, you ungrateful little turds.
Folks – watch Yuri on Crunchyroll. Support a business model that makes *sense* and gets you FREE LEGAL YURI.
Yuri Live Action
Erin tells us of a movie cleverly titled Girl’s Love about…can you guess? Yes! It’s about two schoolgirls who fall in love! I know, I know, that’s never been done before! And they have the requisite unromantic kiss scene in which their lips press together for a second or two while they both stand completely still, as if paralyzed. If you are still motivated to see the trailer for this movie (no one will blame you, if you’re not) hit up the Avex trailer page which has a bunch of romance movies that look exactly the same. See if you can figure out which one the Yuri one is. lol
Other Yuri News
Leia Weathington has completed another Bold Riley adventure and I thought you should know about it. This tale of a beautiful Indian princess who is also a dashing adveturer is a nice mix of several things all at once. And an excellent change of pace from most Yuri wecomics, which follow similar formulas of either Romance (TM) or Pithy Wit (TM).
In completely personal news, I received the most awesome New Year’s card from Gunjou‘s Nakamura Ching and I just wanted to thank her. It shows a woman in a cow suit holding a sword (saying “moo”) riding a raging ox. So completely cool… Thank you Nakamura-san!
Short report this week, although with the rant and beating you heavily with the sarcasm stick, it’ll feel like more. lol See you next week!