Yuri News: Strawberry Panic Light Novel Omnibus

October 7th, 2010

Press release from our friends at Seven Seas:

Strawberry Panic: The Complete Novel Collection
Story by Sakurako Kimino
Illustrations by Namuchi Takumi

This omnibus collection contains all three novels from the hit Yuri series Strawberry Panic at one low price. Included in this edition is the third and final Strawberry Panic novel, which has never before been published in North America.

For new transfer student Aoi Nagisa, St. Miator Girls’ Academy offers her the chance at a fresh start and a way to redefine herself. But these noble intentions go out the window when she catches her first glimpse of honor student Hanazono Shizuma, whose porcelain white skin and goddess-like beauty leave Nagisa speechless. It’s puppy love at first sight, but naive Nagisa is unaware that Shizuma is a serial heartbreaker who has set her sights on Nagisa herself. Will Nagisa end up as another notch on Shizuma’s belt, or does fate have other plans in store for the new couple?

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Finally! You too will be able to revel in the not one, but *two* unlikely helicopters in the third Strawberry Panic Light Novel.

The info they sent me didn’t have a release date, but man that would make a great holiday gift idea. “Here’s a book full of lesbian crack. Enjoy.”

Updated: Release is scheduled for June 2011, thanks everyone who wrote in!

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18 Responses

  1. Adam Arnold says:

    Strawberry Panic: The Complete Novel Collection will hit stores in June 2011.

  2. Jst says:

    I saw this version of the release that said June 2011:

    http://gomanga.com/news/press_049.php

    Good news either way!

  3. Ran says:

    Are the light novels as fantastically trope-y as the anime?

    One hopes. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    OMG. I’m totally having those. The first two are some of the most hilarious things I’ve ever read in my life. I’ll buy them again just to have the mythical third book. :D

  5. Anonymous says:

    Awesome news! Though I’m curious about book size. The first two were published in the standard Japanese light novel size, right? Putting three books together would be one thick volume at that size, so I hope they’ll make it manga sized, or maybe even trade paper size. I’m picky about physical quality, so I hate getting those bendy marks on the spine…

  6. Susie says:

    The press release on Seven Seas’ site mentions a June 2011 release date.

  7. DezoPenguin says:

    Ahhh, helicopters. ^_^

    Seriously, this is great news. When the table of contents turns into a laugh-out-loud moment, you know it’s going to be fun crack. According to Seven Seas’ website’s release schedule, it’s looking like June 2011 for the release, and I’ll have it preordered pretty much the instant the opportunity to do so comes up on Amazon.

  8. Katherine says:

    Nice!! I’m glad the entire series will be out in English now.

  9. BruceMcF says:

    So the manga omnibus for Chrissie and the novel omnibus for Summer Solstice.

  10. Eric P. says:

    I never thought they would ever be able to finish it, so I’m very pleasantly surprised to hear this. Looking forward to it!

  11. DezoPenguin says:

    @ 2nd anon; Seven Seas’ website also lists the book size as 5″ x 7.125″; the same size as the manga omnibus, so they’ll look nice together on my shelf.

  12. Filo says:

    So this was the big announcement. I knew it was just going to be a continuation of one of their previous titles, which isn’t a bad thing at all, especially not in this case!

  13. Caitlin says:

    YES! Getting this. Getting several copies. This would make a perfect gift. hahah

  14. LeVar says:

    “Here’s a book full of lesbian crack. Enjoy.”

    Sold! :D

    Well okay, Strawberry Panic was my gateway into Yuri, tropes and all, so I’ll happily support this and Seven Seas.

  15. Thuy says:

    omg!! Yayyyy!!!

  16. Brooke says:

    My cousin loves Strawberry Panic and couldn’t stop talking about it – it makes me want to flinch because my fave are mermaid animes and whatnot.

    She will be very happy when she has this copy.

  17. Does anyone have an idea of the price?

  18. @Popcorn0908090809 on Amazon it’s going for a little over $10 right now. Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/9xCddQ

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