There is no GIRL FRIENDS anime on the radar. A Spanish blog announced this in 2009. They later said the rumor was false. I just know breathlessly excited people asked me to comment before I’d had my coffee this morning. You should all know better than that. Have I taught you nothing?
When you read a rumor:
1) Question the premise: Is it *likely*? Is it sensible? Is it probable? Is it plausible?
If the answer to all 4 of these questions is ‘Yes’ then:
2) Look for a source.
Sources are how you track the veracity of a news item.
ANN always lists its sources. So does Crunchyroll News. I’m iffier about it that I should be, because I’m lazy. I’ll be better at it from now on, since I hate being a hypocrite. ^_^ I just spent some time looking through Japanese Yuri blogs and news sources and found nothing. Nothing anywhere. The only thing I found was that Spanish blog from 5 years ago.
Next time you come across a Yuri-related rumor, instead of asking me if I’ve heard it, if you do the footwork and track down who said what, where, and report it to me (at anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com,) then a YNN correspondent is you! You’ll get a fetching badge, and everything. ^_^
In this case, the post in question was made in 2009 and was immediately retracted. It appears to have been based on Morinaga-sensei commenting on her blog that it would be nice “if.”
That having been said, it’s is not implausible that a GF anime might be made, although I consider it unlikely to be a series. Maybe a short packaged with a deluxe 5-manga set or something. That’s what I’d do, ‘if.’ ^_^
In other news, Director Kunihiko Ikuhara has announced that he will be showing a new anime project teaser video at a Revolutionary Girl Utena discussion event being held March 23rd in Tokyo. (According the the event site, Utena manga artist Saitou Chiho-sensei will be there as well.)
The Organization of Anti-Social Geniuses put together a list of How You Can Watch Anime Legally in 2013. It’s worth taking a look at and bookmarking for future reference.
That’s a wrap for this week!
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