The live-action Maria-sama ga Miteru movie will be premiering in teeny little theaters scattered around Japan on November 6th. Tickets purchased in advance at certain convenience stores will allow holders certain goodies, including a “secret episode” book penned by Konno Oyuki herself.
In one of the lines, in front of one of the teeny theaters, will be myself, accompanied by longtime Yuricon lackey Bruce and Okazu Superhero Komatsu-san!
It’s going to be a whirlwind trip and I expect it to be so crazy I won’t remember much, so I’ll be keeping track of stuff on Okazu. Tune in Nov. 3-10 to live vicariously as I queue in lines for *hours* and wait in hopes I can see the movie after flying all the way there. ^_^
For those not able to go, but obsessive, the November volume of Cobalt Shueisha contains a “Making of” the move DVD.
There is a possibility I might also have the opportunity to see the Heartcatch PreCure movie as well. If you’ve been following the series, you know Cure Moonlight returns this weekend. If you haven’t been following this series, shame on you. It’s loads of fun and has lots of Yuri subtext for fans of all ages. Cure Blossom and Cure Marine are for the children – but Cure Moonlight was made for the adult fans. Hisakawa Aya voices her. By day she is a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-stricken girl named Yuri, and she will become an elegant and powerful Cure Moonlight. I’ve watched the preview for this week’s episode like 4 times. :-) And let us not forget that Cure Sunshine, Itsuki, is still the Takarazuka top star of the series. Loads of fun, seriously.
The final volume of Yuri Hime S is on sale! Volume 14 will wrap up some things and some things will continue in print or online.
Hibike Reine has illustrated a story called Ibara Hime, a fantasy story about onna-doushi…how could we NOT want it?
The September Manga Movable Feast will be of some interest to Yuri Fans, as the title being reviewed this month is Afterschool Nightmare. Sean Gaffney is hosting this month’s MMF, so drop by the link above as the week progresses to read reviews of this gender-bendy horror romance from many different perspectives.
The Manga Movable Feast is, as Sean says, a book club. Born on Twitter and the creation of Manga Curmudgeon’s David Welsh, named by Rocketbomber’s Matt Blind, the MMF is a traveling book club, in which manga bloggers agree upon and review a single series each month. Participation is voluntary and you don’t even have to have a blog to participate – the host of that month’s MMF will provide space to those who don’t have somewhere to write about it. The first MMF was on Sexy Voice and Robo, following months have covered Mushishi, To Terra, Paradise Kiss The Color Of… Trilogy and Yotsuba.
If you’d like to be part of the MMF process (which is messy and involves lots of cheerful bitchiness among the several dozen bloggers on the group!) feel free to join the MMF Google Group.
Back to the point – I’ll try to get my review up tomorrow. ^_^
That’s a wrap for this week.
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