Yuri Network News – April 7, 2012

April 7th, 2012

I imagine that much of this news will be old to you, but as I was away last week, I’m simply scraping ANN to play catch-up here.

Yuri Anime

Ugh. Otome ha Boku ni Koishiteru 2. ugh.

I have no idea why Japanese blogs keep calling Tamayura Yuri, but they do, so I’ll include the news that there’ll be a second season of this, too.

There is a trailer for the last Kuttsukiboshi volume. I will not watch it. Please stop asking me my opinion of it, thanks.

The Madoka movie will be in two parts, the company revealed during the Anime Contents Expo. ANN reports that “The first part is titled “Hajimari no Monogatari” (Beginning Story), while the second part is titled “Eien no Monogatari” (Eternal Story).”

Hidamari Sketch (marketed in the west as Sunshine Sketch) is getting a fourth anime season, Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb, next fall.

This is very cool – this weekend Seattle’s Sakuracon will get a preview of the first two episodes of the second season of Fate/Zero. I’m hoping Crunchyroll gets this season, too. Here’s a promo trailer to enjoy if you’re not in the Seattle area.

It’s the season of second seasons – Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere is slated for a second season, as well. I remember there were two witches who were a couple and, while it’s not likely they’ll make a return, you just never know.


Other News

A French rose breeder has named a variety of the plant after Ryoko Ikeda’s Rose of Versailles manga. I have no doubt she is pleased.

Thank the gods, the horror that would have been the live-action show based on Noir has been put on hold. Bad on me, because Funimation picked up Noir and I don’t remember if I ever linked to it. Go watch the first of Bee Train’s Girls With Guns on the Run trilogy now, and scour the idea of a bastardization out of your head with repeated footage and a ridiculous, yet enjoyable, plot. The Watch and it’s cloying musical theme will make everything all right. ^_^ Or buy the whole Noir box set, which I somehow also missed completely!


That wraps it up for this week.

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9 Responses

  1. DezoPenguin says:

    Crunchyroll did indeed announce that they have Fate/Zero, so you got one wish. ^_^

  2. @DezoPenguin – Can you get me a source for that? I see that Nico Nico Douga is streaming it, but I don’t see anything where Crunchyroll says they’ll have it too.

  3. JIN H. says:

    I still need to buy Noir (I liked it best, my choice!). Not much else. No, Tamayura:Hitotose (and the Tamayura OVA) wasn’t Yuri but it was female centric and I liked its focus. The girls talked about what they want to be, are interested in or a career and none of that had to do with marriage, children or boys and their relationships were important to one another. The same with the two older women, they also had no boyfriends/husbands and didn’t obsess about men. Still its not perfect, but that’s actually allot especially coming from Japan and thus a good show for any girl to watch (yes, I own those too). Glad you’re back and all is well.

  4. CR says:

    <<i remember there were two witches who were a couple and, while it's not likely they'll make a return, you just never know.

    Malga naruze gets reasonably major focus in season 2, not quite main character status but close. The size of the character on key visual art roughly correlates to how important they are to this season (the absent Muneshige Gin excepted)

  5. @JIN H – Thank you! I know Tamayura wasn’t really Yuri, but it was pleasant, so I need to go back and watch the rest of it.

    I love all three of the Noir;Madlax; El Cazador de la Bruja trilogy. Each one is appealing in their own way, I think. ^_^

  6. BruceMcF says:

    Lineup ~ top set of boxes … they announced Fate/Zero as one of their continuing series, the day before new announcements started. There’s not yet been a day and time update ~ people seem to he assuming one week after n^2, but haven’t heard from n^2 yet.

  7. @Bruce_McF – Well, Nico Nico Douga is simulcasting it, because I just watched Ep. 14 there, and CR had a week delay on the first series, so it makes sense that they’d have the 2nd series set the same way. Thanks!

  8. Ellen says:

    Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru is lovable to some of us. It’s a tranny thing, you don’t have to understand.

  9. DezoPenguin says:

    @BruceMcF: Thanks for the assist! I was out for Easter weekend and didn’t see Erica’s reply until this morning. ^_^

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