Yuri Network News – July 2, 2011

July 2nd, 2011

Yuri Anime

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.

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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.

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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.”

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That’s a wrap for this week.

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6 Responses

  1. DezoPenguin says:

    I am actually gasping in surprise more at the second-place finisher in the poll (and third-place, to a lesser extent), given the slant towards the more recent entries.

    Very good open letter re: Noir.

  2. Cryssoberyl says:

    Very pleased by Utena placing 8th, even so long after its airing.

  3. Rynnec says:

    Glad to see Madoka Magica licensed. All it needs now is a dub and it’ll be on my “to-buy” list.

  4. Felix says:

    Maid Shokun huh? I remember seeing a copy sitting on the counter at my local comic book store. From the cover at least it looked like crap (extremely busty girl in generic maid outfit, no hint of Yuri) so I didn’t give it a second thought. If I had only read Okazu before going. Maybe Yen Press will pick it up.

    Sound of the Sky shipped early and its great (now to convince my sister it is not actually school girl porn…)

    I call BS on that poll. No Nanoha? It’s more Yuri then a number of series on there in my opinion.
    Yay for Kannazuki no Miko and Strike Witches (Strike Witches S2 is more Yuri, what with episode 6 and all).

  5. Anonymous says:

    A sweet and very adorable gay(OK, bisexual) robot can be found in the portable version of Persona 3. Her name is Aigis, and she is supercute.

  6. Felix says:

    Bought Maid Shokun from my local comic book store. I can definitely second what Sean G said about the series. Its by the same writer/artist team that did Ebisu-san and Hotei-san in Tsubomi. Hachiya and Aria’s story arc would have made a good two-parter in Yuri Hime or Tsubomi. Amazon UK has volume 01 available right now and has volumes 02 and 03 listed for pre-order, but you will probably end up paying equivalent to $20 USD per volume outside the UK due to shipping costs.

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