Welcome to the “some series never die” edition of the YNN report! Top news this week is German licensing company m4e has re-licensed the Sailor Moon anime for the German market. It’s not that US companies don’t want to license Sailor Moon, we know that. Remember when Funimation looked into it? And I know two others that have, as well. And…it’s not happenin’ right now. I don’t know why it’s not. but I’m going to close my eyes and pray for a moment that we do get a re-release sometime soon. I really want a DVD set of the third season with sound that doesn’t suck. I like to crank it when the Outer Senshi transform. (I’m sitting here watching Sailor Moon S as a I type and *man* does it have lousy art! But I don’t care, I love it anyway and want to see it re-released.)
Also in keeping with our theme this week, Funimation has announced that the release date for the Noir Complete Collection has been pushed back to July.
Back in the 2010’s, Ain’t It Cool Anime News mentioned that a K-ON! movie has been announced with a release at the end of 2011.
Yuri Events – Yuri Artists
If you’re in or near Kyoto, Japan on the 21st of the month, you might want to arrange your day so you can participate in the 5th Girls Love Fes, Yuri doujinshi market, being held from 11:30-4:30 at Plaza Pio.
For those of you in or near New York on the 20th of the month, consider arranging your day to make a trip to the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD) where Rica Takashima (Rica ‘tte Kanji!?) will be joining Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother), Diane DiMassa (Hothead Paisan) and Joah Hilty (Bitter Girl) for a slide show and discussion panel called “Dykes Draw the Line.” The tickets are free, but you must reserve in advance.
If you were on Twitter last night, around 11PM EST, you were able to catch Fujieda Miyabi-sensei drawing live on Ustream. It was fun and rather relaxing, to watch him create something before our eyes (and hear him sing along to his background music.) Those of us watching it decided that we desperately wanted to live in a world where he designed all the clothing. ^_^ (He’s on his stream still, as I type this morning, so quick go over and say hi!)
Nakamura Ching-sensei has been working like a madwoman and picking up a number of very interesting gigs, along with her work on GUNJO and Girl’s Jump. One of her recent jobs was to pen a Yuri story for a fashion magazine, commons & sense, issue 140. This appears to be a real fashion mag, full of stuff I find laughably poser-y, but people who read this kind of thing probably take quite seriously. Check out the gallery and decide for yourself. I’ve ordered the magazine and I’ll let you know how it is.
That’s a wrap for this week.
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