The big news this week (for me, at least,) is that Funimation has licensed the number one and two series on my “I wish someone would license these anime” list. Look for more news about El Cazador de la Bruja and RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne at the Funimation News page.
Eric P. points to the latest issue of Anime Insider which reports that Revolutionary Girl Utena is getting a rerelease in Japan, with Limited Edition extras including a booklet and bonus disc featuring commentary by Kunihiko Ikuhara. A decade after it first came out, I wonder how it’ll be received?
Snatches of Yuri
Sean is pleased to have found a lesbian best friend in Urusawa Naoto’s Happy!, which in most ways is completely unlike it’s title.
And the appallingly stupid Akikan manga has developed a probably Yuri-service can/master couple. For those not yet appalled by this piece of dreck, the story follows anthropomorphized soft drink cans and their “masters,” with a lot of panty shots. (A **lot**.) In the manga, one of the female characters ran out to buy a can from a vending machine and ended up with a girl instead. Aru is the anthropomorphized form of a sports drink.
Other Yuri News
sapphire_sophilia is proud to announce that the first book of her Yuri novel series Crimson Stains on the Solstice Moon is available on her storefront. She adds “What’s posted is 1st Edition: Crystal, which means it won’t have all the spiffy pictures in it like other light/yaoi novels until 2nd Edition: Sapphire.”