Yuri Network News – February 12, 2011

February 12th, 2011

Yuri Anime

Subaru and Gainax have uploaded English subtitled episodes of their 4-part short collaboration Houkago no Preadesu  (放課後のプレアデス) with the name Wish Upon the Pleiades.  For some reason, it seemed kind of sweet that they did that. Thanks, Subaru and Gainax!

I’ve been making a terrible assumption here and I want to apologize. I am assuming you’re all watching Hourou Musuko: Wandering Son on Crunchyroll. I think you definitely *should* be watching this, especially if you are a fan of Aoi Hana. This is Shimura Takako’s other currently running series. The anime is as beautiful, sensitive and bitter/sweet as Aoi Hana was. A review will be forthcoming.

In Japan, a new Ikkitousen Blu-Ray box set is on sale. Now you can see Ryoumou’s underwear with the high-definition and detail you’ve always craved.

Speaking of underwear, Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny is now available on Crunchyroll and following that train of thought, so is Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit. While Moribito is in no way Yuri (or anything remotely like Ikkitousen, except for “woman who kicks ass”) I really cannot express how stellar Moribito is, in every way. It still maintains my vote for “Best Anime Series I Have Ever Watched – Ever.” If you have not yet had a chance to see it, and are not locked out by regional licensing nonsense, then please don’t miss your opportunity now.

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Yuri Manga

The second volume of Nobara no Mori no Otome-tachi will be out in March. Yay!

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Snatches of Yuri

MangaTime Kirara is pounding out a few series of note in the next few months: Yuyu Shiki , Volume 3;  Onegai Kami-sama; and Mashimaru and Taifun, all have some Yuri according to people who are not me and have different standards than I do, so your mileage may vary.

Also of note, but also caveat emptor is Yasashi Kyoshi Shitsukeru, which is an ero-story about a teacher who doesn’t much like kids. The cover and title are enough to turn me off, but as I say, YMMV.

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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2 Responses

  1. BruceMcF says:

    Speaking of regional restriction nonsense (when will the Japanese production committees get it that they are only deciding whether to give bootleg streams a market exclusive?) …

    … Wandering Son is in the mid-range of county availability at Crunchyroll: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Portugal.

  2. ashi says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I just started Moribito, and it’s great so far.

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