Pretty quiet week. Watch me make soup from stones. lol
Bruce McF. believes that Kaleido Star being shown on Crunchyroll is an objectively Good Thing. And to the guy who keeps writing in to say that KS isn’t Yuri – that’s the good part of subjectivity. You can see a non-Yuri anime, and those of use who see it as a love-hate Yuri relationship can see that. :-)
Not as much of an aside as it seems
I’ve been talking alot about this on my Twitter Feed: Japanese Anime companies are clearly starting to hit a wall in regards to using western companies as middlemen. Last week, TV Tokyo’s Iwata talked about how, in order to survive in a glutted, shrinking market and to combat fansubbers, Japanese anime companies are taking control back of series. The key to this seems to be simultaneous multiple digital distribution methods. (日本語で) I’m not surprised – and I strongly suggest that manga companies should start thinking about ways that they too could be cut out of the loop. Manga is already distributed by cellphone in Japan, and several OEL series can be found on iPhone apps. How big does the writing on the wall have to be before Nebuchadnezzar notices? Guess we’ll see.
Which leads back me to….
An announcement in March’s Dengeki Daioh magazine states that Queen’s Blade anime, slated for April will be simultaneously released on YouTube, TV and the company’s official cellphone site.
IMHO, the writing on the wall is REALLY big.
I mentioned this before but it’s worth repeating. The January issue of Morning 2 magazine is graced by a Gunjou cover. Before I give you the link, go *read my reviews*. Because a bunch of you seemed to have completely missed the point of the series. It’s not what you think it’s going to be. And your initial reaction is likely to be “Aaah!”. Take a deep breath. Look at it. Really look at it. I’m not the only one who thinks it’s genius. You can find the picture here.
Snatches of Yuri
I should probably have mentioned this series earlier, but it just kept slipping my mind, can’t imagine why. Strike Witches features moe, pantless, military uniform-wearing girls. And lots of Yuri potential, I’m assured by an awful lot of guys. So far I haven’t met any women at all who watch it. It’s a good candidate for a guest review, so if you’d like to tell the world why you like military uniform-wearing pantsless moegirls, drop me a line. :-)
O-Astuku COOL ni Oshiete A-ge-ru is an anthology with various levels of Yuri, and all of it is Yuricest.
And there you have it, another exciting week o’Yuri. Or not, but there you have it.