This Week in Yuri – February 28, 2009

February 28th, 2009

Yuri Anime

Because Koihime Musou left so many questions unanswered, a second season of anime has been announced. Shin Koihime Musou is bound to have more jiggling boobs, lolis, and Fake Yuri! So, erm…yay.

Also of questionable yay-ness to me, but YAY! to some is the breathlessly awaited announcement that is coming *any* second, no seriously, for the sequel to Strike Witches. Kadkoawa is not making any friends recently, with their bait-and-switch approach to news for this and other (coughHaruhicough) series.

Right Stuf has announced the relaunch of the Aria website, with loads of online goodies, wallpapers, postcards, etc. And if you pre-order Aria The Natural, Part 2, it will come with a papercraft set of the Prima and their proteges. This papercraft set was available in Japan, and now they are bringing it here as an entirely appropriate omake for fans of this series. Right Stuf continues to win my Microniche Marketing Award for “getting” my approach to marketing to fans.

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Yuri Manga

This is really more of a “Snatches of Yuri” item, but since like a million people have asked about it, I thought I’d better tell the rest of you that Kurogane Pukapuka Tai is gaining much traction in Yuri fandom from being another alt-WWII meets Fake Yuri tale, with women in uniform on a ship during the Pacific campaign which the Japanese are winning/have won, or something. Fans of military detail will enjoy this series, as long as you overlook the two obvious handwaves. The Yuri is possible because the captain is so utterly cool that her crew – especially her XO – is in love with her. but of course she is clueless, so don’t expect anything to come of it.

It’s actually kind of cute, as long as I skip over the careful listing of dimensions/weight/armaments/etc of the ships, because it could really be anywhere on anything, since the rest of it is so silly. :)

Once more I am going to implore you to please *pre-order* Yuri Monogatari 6 from your local bookstore, comic store, through Amazon. I say this because right now we are also on track to not be carried by Diamond anymore, because we won’t be making their minimum levels. That means, simply, there will never be a chance for you or anyone to walk into a bookstore and see it on the shelf.

Of course, our books will continue to be available online, so if you really can’t stand the thought of committing, you can always drop by the Yuricon Shop anytime and pick up 100% Yuri from ALC!

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Have a great weekend – see you next week for another Yuri News report!

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4 Responses

  1. Kate Fitzsimons says:

    I ordered mine through Amazon already, but that’s really sad! You haven’t found any other possible distributor in case it really can’t make the new Diamond minimum? I know that a lot of people are scrambling for alternative arrangements right now…

    Maybe I’ll go pre-order copies as Christmas and birthday presents, whichever comes first, for my favorite lesbians. But *still*.

  2. @Kate – Please don’t make assumptions. I never said that I could not find alternate distribution. As always, there are issues that the readers do not know and are, in some cases, not something to be discussed in public. Like every company I admire, I try to be as transparent as possible, but my contracts are not my readers’ business. :-)

  3. Kate Fitzsimons says:

    Oh no! That was a genuine question! I really was wondering. And I totally understand if you can’t disclose that.

    I was just worried for the fate of Yuri Monogatari. I’m sorry if I offended.

  4. @Kate – No offense taken. Take the statement that alternative options are in the works – and that online direct purchase will continue to exist – at face value. :)

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