Licensing announcements are starting to flow out of Otakon and already there are a few of interest to us.
Funimation announced the license for Strike Witches 2 (in which I am assuming there’s still the same level of implied Yuri as in the first season. If you are watching this and would like to review it, please send me an email.) And they are streaming the first episode of Girl’s Bravo, which had some Yuri service.
More interesting to me, Aniplex announced the Blu-Ray of Read or Die. Man, that’s really tempting. I didn’t actually expect this to get over here ever.
Keep your eyes out for an anime called Black Rock Shooter, which is out now, (thanks to everyone who wrote in about that.) More fightin’ schoolgirls for you, with accompanying angst and Yuri-ishness.
More shoujo magazine Yuri. Ciao is running a story called Wazaarikkiwa Michan about which I still know absolutely nothing after having read the reviews. Some kids in school and two girls touch at some point, I suppose. But wow, is this all over Japanese forums and blogs, so I’ll keep my eye out for it.
The September issue of Cobalt Shuiesha will have a color Maria-sama ga Miteru picture and a drama CD! Still pushing that movie release.
And need I remind you that Summer Comiket is around the corner and all the Yuri doujinshi circles will undoubtedly have Heartcatch Precure doujinshi. ^_^
The second volume of Kaishaku’s new reworking of the same fetishes, Zettai Shoujo Seiiki Amnesium, is on sale.
Yuri anthology Hirari, Volume 2 has a street date of August 25.
Not Yuri, but you really need to read Matt Thorn’s write-up of being at Comic-Con with shoujo manga pioneer Moto Hagio. Aside from being adorable (and giving a shoutout to my friend, translator extraordinaire Mari Morimoto,) it was an interesting insight on the event from someone who is so influential, but not a traditional “Industry” rep.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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