And away we go!
jinstevens reports that the first DVD of the fourth season of Maria-sama ga Miteru lead anime DVD sales in Japan. More importantly, at the time that it was reported, it was at 216 in *overall* DVD sales. I think that’s staggering. (Here are links to the Japanese-language Collector’s edition and the DVD only. And for pity’s sake – don’t ask me if it’s licensed yet. Do you think I wouldn’t tell you if it was?)
Speaking of which – Right Stuf has announced that they have pushed the release date for the third season, the OAV box set for Maria Watches Over Us a month back, to March 24th. For quality purposes, they assure us. :-)
Kadokawa TV is making a foray into their own streaming anime channel – and including English subtitles. One of their initial offerings is the less than stellar Girls Bravo, which combines Yuri and wrestling artlessly. :-)
Sean gleefully informs us that Ah! Megami-sama/Oh My Goddess Volume 31 has some Yuri that, while not soul-satisfying, isn’t as entirely icky as it could be.
Some new Japanese Yuri Manga up on the Yuricon Shop for your purchasing pleasure:
The second and final volume of
Comic Yuri Hime 15<
Junsui Adolescence, the collection of Kazuma Kowo’s stories for Yuri Hime
Other Yuri News
On the Yuricon Mailing List, Erin points towards good news for fans of webcomics Khaos Komix and Simply Sarah, because they are coming out in hard copy. She also offers this list of queer-themed comics from Lililicious for your webcomic enjoyment.
Several people have given the nod to Mendol – Ikemen Idol, a Japanese live-action, gender-bending comedy in which three pop idol wannbee girls are transformed into three male pop idols, wackiness ensues. This show is of the “broad comedy” style favored by Japanese TV so expect weird gestures and sound effects. There is some Yuri, I’m told.
Eugene Woodbury has written an essay which starts one place, ends another and touches upon Yuri in spots. It’s an interesting read.
Grace wants us to know that we are cordially invited to a launch party in Tokyo for the book Sparkling Rain, a recently released anthology of short stories and comics by lesbian and bisexual Japanese women. Fans of Plica-chan will want to note that Plica’s creator, Asamiya Sae, will be there.
Date/Time: Saturday, January 24th, 2009 7-9:30 PM
Location: PA/F (Performance Art/Feminism) Space
3F Phoenix Bldg, Babashita-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Given limited space at the venue, those wishing to attend are asked to
send a RSVP with the number of persons attending by January 23rd to
(I have *just* received my review copy of Sparkling Rain! Thanks to James, the editors and New Victoria. I’ll be sure to let you all know how it is, asap.)
That’s exhausted my list for this week, but keep the news coming! It’s one exciting week of Yuri after another these days. :-)