Yuri Network News – July 24 – 2010

July 24th, 2010

Yuri Anime

Sentai Filmworks announces their English dub cast of Blue Drop.

Meanwhile, in another part of the shards of ADV, Section 23 has announced that they have licensed and will release a season set of CANAAN. The pre-order for the Complete Collection and a Blu-Ray edition of same is already up at RightStuf. (Not yet at Amazon, but I’ll put it on the Yuricon Shop as soon as there is a link.)  Yay! I think we now have an answer to the question “what series will be Erica’s first Blu-Ray acquisition?”

Media Blasters has delayed several titles a month or two, among them Ikkitousen, Volume 3, Ikki Tousen Collection, Queen’s Blade, Volume 2, Rayearth Remastered, Season 2, Queen’s Blade, Volume 3, Queen’s Blade Complete Series, Queen’s Blade Blu-Ray Complete Series.

Gee, Blu-Ray for CANAAN, Blu-Ray for Queen’s Blade. Which makes better sense….

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Yuri Manga

Seven Seas announced a pile of new licenses, among them To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun.) That’s good news in my book.

YNN Correspondent Sean brings the news of a sad parting. Morinaga Milk’s Girl Friends will be ending in the September issue of Comic High. It had to happen – she doesn’t really do after the happily-ever-after bits. It was a fun run, anyway.

I need to correct a news item from past weeks: The Maria-sama ga Miteru manga continuation started in the July volume of Za Margaret. I just got August and it picks up in the middle of  the arc where Noriko and Shimako meet. Now we’ll all have to scramble to find last month’s volumes. Sorry….

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Snatches of Yuri

The first volume of Roronoa no Atelier: Watashi no Takaramono is out. I managed to catch a chapter of this in Comic Blade, where it runs. It appears to have a group of three girls who are *very* close friends. It’s sort of post-apocalyptic, sort of fantasy. I have no idea what the story is about and don’t feel like looking it up. :-) Oh and look, it appears to be a sequel.

Namori-sensei, the creator of Yuru Yuri,  has a new Yuri series starting in Caramel Febri magazine.

“Girl’s Comic” Otome Tsushin (which looks not really for girls, but for guys who want to think they are getting a glimpse into the world of girls) is said to have a few Yuri stories, some better than others, some more Yuri than others.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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4 Responses

  1. Eric P. says:

    Hoo-wah for Canaan! Being a casual Type-Moon fan, definitely looking forward to that one.

  2. Miss Nina says:

    Hi~ This is my first comment, I think. Um, I have a question; do you think what will happen to Yuri scanlations? I’ve read news about big manga companies taking action and targeting some. I want to buy licensed Yuri manga, but there are not so many decent Yuri long series. I want to buy Girl Friends, but I don’t know when they’d be licensed. Thanks~!

  3. Sailor Kitty says:

    Ah, I’m happy to hear the Railgun manga is getting released, though I prefer the anime. (Now, if only little Kuroko could learn to control herself..)

    Atlier is based on a video game if I remember correctly. I wouldn’t count on it being worth your time-Most manga based on video games tend to be rather bland in my experieince, and act more like “bonus material” for people who liked the game.

  4. Wow, okay, so that is where Seven Seas was located, with Tor! And I thought I managed to hit all the manga – though why they buy more titles when they manage to miss every deadline for every title but one (and the recent one was titled Vampire, and even that isn’t for sale) – Dance in the Vampire Bund. But, I always root for the zombies: Go Seven Seas!

    As for Media Blasters, I was told by the head of US distributing at Comi-Con that Media Blasters will not be licencing any other series due to the cost of dubbing (which he said was around $55,000 per 30 minutes). He also noted that the UK did 400-500% of the anime sales the US does. Then went into a long, not entirely coherent ode of bitterness about how the ‘Japan Bubble’ of the five year high of interest has burst, the problem of not making profit is because of fan-subbers and the internet, and that movies only would be released from now on due to costs. Then wondered how soon Tokyopop would go under. This started when I thanked him for producing Noien, which he said I must have been one of the 10 people who bought it (like I said, tad bitter) and then told me he paid $1 million for the rights of that series (I am just telling you what he said).

    If Media Blasters produces new series of Anime and Seven Seas produces new series of manga, I am all for it, since I hooked up some people to their work who were looking for lesbian/Yuri content at Comi-Con.

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