On Nozomi RightStuf said those words we longed to hear…folks who pre-order the three Revolutionary Girl Utena box sets get a Rose Seal ring. (As long as supplies last.) Third set is not yet up for pre-order on their site, but I have no doubt it will be when they return from Anime Expo.
Aniplex USA has announced the license of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
In case you ever wondered, here’s a Japanese poll ranking fave Yuri anime series. No surprised gasps at the winner, IMHO.
Morita-san ha Mukuchi TV trailer has been posted on the manga publisher’s website.
On Hooded Utilitarian, I wrote an open letter to Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi about what they should and shouldn’t do with their live-action Noir adaptation.
Other Yuri News
Amazon.com employes cosplayed Yotsuba “character” Danbo, the cardboard robot, in Seattle’s LGBT Pride Parade. We definitely need more gay robots. (I know Danbo isn’t really a robot! We still need more gay robots.)
The most recent Hatsune Miku commercial is so geeky that it’s sure to be absolutely inexplicable to most viewers. On the other hand, it has leeks, so it belongs to us.
Snatches of Yuri
YNN Correspondent Sean G says we should keep our eyes out for Maid Shokun. “Tokyopop has released its first (and sadly only) volume of Maid Shokun, a manga by the prolific authors Satou Nanki and Kizuki Akira (authors of Ebisu-san to Hotei-san). It ran for 4 volumes in Comic Gum, and is a slice-of-life manga about a maid cafe in Akihibara and the difficulty it has finding its voice.
Among the cast is Hachiya, the tall, handsome prince-type girl who wears a bartender outfit rather than a maid costume; and Airi, the cute and popular maid who is dealing with an aggressive stalker. Even if it’s an incomplete series, fans of yuri will want to grab the volume for these two, who have a quite realistic and well done storyline within, which is far more than I ever expected from a series about cute maids.
I don’t believe Tokyopop ever shipped the books to stores or to Amazon, so the only way to get them may be through a local comic shop that deals with Diamond Distributors, who shipped the volume last week.”
That’s a wrap for this week.
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