Top Story this week is Crunchyroll’s streaming of Sasamekikoto on their site. It’s simulcasting an hour after it shows on Japanese TV, which puts it on Wednesday at noon Eastern Time – and it’s already taken a different tack than the manga, so for fans in the US and Oceania, don’t miss it!
Also on CR is Shin Koihime Musou which layered on the Yuri-service pretty heavily the first time around, and I have no doubt that it will continue to do so. :-)
Eric P. wanted to share that, according to his local anime store, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne has a street date of January 10, 2010.
Yuri Drama CD
Katherine wants us to know about the Saki Drama CD. The first one is listed as an original drama and the new one (#2) is just called the second one, so hopefully also original. So all you Yuri Mahjong fans have something to look forward to.
I was interviewed by Michiru online magazine, and the questions they asked were definitely different than the norm. Check out the Interview in Spanish and English! Thanks to Sigfrido for making that possible!
Also, Okazu Hero Bruce McF riffed interestingly on my market research question from earlier this week and came up with a potential crowdsourcing model for publishing. Take a look and let me know what you think!
And Eric also wants you to know that in case you haven’t heard Kodansha and Akita Shoten are partnering up. He points out that Akita Shoten’s titles including Alien Nine, Blue Drop, El Cazador, and Vampire Princess Miyu. “Maybe it’s indicating a future publishing (or republishing in Alien Nine‘s case) of these titles in the US, I don’t know.”
For the record Akita Shoten’s holding are *vast* and there are many series that they own that are far more popular than the ones Eric mentioned, so it’s more likely to be something else, but we can always hope. :-)
Snatches of Yuri
Petrouchka wanted you to know about Kedamono no Uta. “This one begins with a few full-color pages showing a girl finding her classmate crying, naked and with bruises all over her body. I think that pretty much says it all. The first two chapters include a murder, abusive classmates, an insane female teacher and lots of screaming and shocked faces. I’m not sure I want to know what happens next. Apparently there are no important male characters and the two main girls are close and touch each other a lot, so that could get people interested, but the plot with a girl getting killed and her twin sister (?) showing up to protect the dead girl’s friend from bullies is just weird. Ah well, I guess this has to happen sometimes when you blind buy stuff.”
So very true. :-)
That’s a wrap for this week.
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