Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – July 27, 2013

July 27th, 2013

YNN_Lissa *Loads* of news this week. I probably won’t get to it all, honestly.

Yuri Anime

YNN Correspondent Arca Jeth wants everyone to know that all 40 episodes of Rose of Versailles are up on Crunchyroll. Free users will get eight episodes every Thursday at 5:00 pm PST, Arca says. Bruce McF wants to clarify that this “North America only, as the Viki Stream has been, as both of these streams seem to be arrangements with Rightstuf/Nozomi, which only has North American rights.

He goes on to say, “For North American Crunchyroll members, this is good news because of Crunchyroll’s quality streaming options and broad device support, but especially for those who are not Crunchyroll members, remember that the whole series is still up at Viki.com.” Yes, as with almost all legally streaming anime, region restrictions apply. ^_^;

Bodacious Space Pirates won an award at  Japan Sci-fi Con. I’m very much looking forward to the movie, as I chug along slowly in the third novel.

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Yuri Game/VN News

This popped across my desk this week: Analogue: A Hate Story, is a woman-created manhwa-esque Visual Novel on Steam. I’m told that it’s intriguing, interesting, slightly slow and it has Yuri. With luck, we’ll have a review of it.

Gaymer X, a convention for “queer geeks and everybody” is coming to San Francisco in August. Click the link for the Mashable article which will have details and more links.

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Yuri Manga

YNN Correspondent Vivi C. is totally stoked to let German-language readers know that EMA will be releasing Takasaki Hiromi’s delightful Yuri romance Asago to Kase-san as Ipomoea (which, I realize must be a kind of Morning Glory.) And she wants to remind us all that Carlsen will be releasing Morinaga Milk’s Kisses, Sighs, Cherry Blossoms Pink as Cherry Lips. Let me know if you’re planning on picking either of these up and want to do a review!

YNN Correspondent Muda-kun has written in with some pretty interesting news. Apparently, in November 2009, I mentioned a Light Novel, Murasakiiro no Qualia. Muda-kun says there is now a manga of the series and offers this short review: The manga treatment appears to be radically different. There is some mild Yuri, but as the story progresses, it goes from a simple making-friends-with-the-odd-girl-in-your-class story to a dark homage to western scifi, all while becoming grimly, heroically obsessive.

I find myself floored by it. It borrows a bit of plot conceit from the Stein’s Gate franchise, but it answers a question that was nagging me after watching The Girl Who Leapt Through Time anime:  What does she do afterwards, with such knowledge?

Consider writing up a full review for us, won’t you?

Megan Rose Gedris has opened a Kickstarter for a two-omnibus volume set of her breakout work, Yu + Me. With more than a month to go, she’s already hit her goal.

I really want you to read this review of Batwoman 1 by Robin Brenner of No, Flying, No Tights.

All I can say is that the cover of this manga, O-Hime Margo (王妃マルゴ), has me intrigued. I got a “Queen Christina” vibe off her, if you will.

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Other News

The Doubleclicks have created a lovelymusic video, Nothing To Prove, for all us geek girls out there. I’ve pretty much been watching it over and over all week:  And, following the viral success of the video, they’ve turned one of the signs used into a t-shirt. Proceeds from There Are No Fake Geeks Only Real Jerks t-shirt sales will go to support AppCamp4Girls. I’ve already ordered mine.  It’s  less nasty than my own design, Kill All Fanboys. ^_^

If you really loved me, you’d all get together and buy me this fabulous Utena doll that will cost $600 and has no chance of ever making it over here. ^_^

Speaking of dolls, the protoype for the S.H. Figuarts Sailor Mars figurine has been captured on film at Wonderfest.

There are only a few hours left, but the Creamy Mami DVD set fundraiser is, at time of writing, has made its goal on animesols. This early shoujo anime is a classic magical girl series, I’m very glad to see it’s getting so much interest.

As so many of you have noted, Serial Experiments Lain Director Nakamura Ryutaro passed away this week after a long illness.

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12 Responses

  1. BruceMcF says:

    Note that the Rose of Versailles at Crunchyroll is North America only, as the Viki Stream has been, as both of these streams seem to be arrangements with Rightstuf/Nozomi, which only has North American rights.

    For North American Crunchyroll members, this is good news because of Crunchyroll’s quality streaming options and broad device support, but especially for those who are not Crunchyroll members, remember that the whole series is still up at Viki.com.

    • Thanks for the clarification, Bruce.

      • Chad Edwards says:

        Dear Erica Friedman: Have you seen Sword Girls yet. “http://www.youtube.com/user/SwordGirls/videos” and “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNOmU6oKLO0″ and I hope you like it. And did you see Yuri movie called “Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels” which is a remake of “Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops”. There’s some Yuri parts in the movie like ShizuLilu (しずリル) and LiluShizu (リルしず). Are you going to review it.

        • I have heard of Sword Girls, but as I do not game and the only Yuri appears to be fan-created I have not mentioned it here. If you’d like to review it, please submit a review. Read this first: Guest Review Guidelines

          I find the idea of a “Yuri remake” of a Doraemon movie dubious. Is it a real Doraemon movie with some accidental Yuri? Please feel free to give us more details.
          Other than a few Pixiv pictures, I find no info at all on ShizuLilu (しずリル) or LiluShizu (リルしず). Can you give me an idea of what they are? I’m guessing that they are the Yuri in the Doramon movie you’re referring to?

  2. Mara says:

    ‘Analogue’ will have a sequel out in about a month called ‘hate plus’.

    Both were written by Christine Love who also wrote: ‘don’t take it personally, babe, it just ain’t your story’.

  3. Archon Shiva says:

    The title is “Analogue, a Hate Story”.
    Also, it’s really more of a novel pretending to be a game. Most of the game play is just reading pages and pages of letters – this *may* be something you could play yourself.
    I loved it, but it’s one of those games that stretches the definition of game a bit.

  4. KumaIchigo says:

    About the Murasakiiro no Qualia comics.
    I’m very surprised the review you refer to. The light novel is a masterpiece, I think. (Yuri? I’m not sure. If you feel Madoka magika is yuri, then Murasakiiro no Qualia is also yuri)
    I can’t find the original Muda-kun’s review then I don’t know exactly what he said, but I think it depends on misunderstanding.

    1. Murasakiiro no Qualia 2nd book has not reached to really complicated time line yet. It seems too early to say the comics spoil the novel’s story or not. “it goes from a simple making-friends-with-the-odd-girl-in-your-class story” is same as novel’s first short story.
    Ueo turnover it later. Please be patient until you are hammered into despair… just like Madoka magika.

    I feel Tsunashima’s expression is enough to explain the world, quantum mechanics and contemporary cosmology. Of course comics is limited by page amount, but I feel it’s enough.

    2. Murasakiiro no Qualia novel was published in July, 2009. Stein’s;Gate first version (for xbox360) was released in October, 2009. Qualia is earlier. and there’s a possibility Stein’s;Gate borrows some plots from Qualia, it is well known fact.

    The released dates order:
    Murasakiiro no Qualia novel -> Stein’s;Gate 1st version(xbox360) -> Madoka magika anime
    These three stories are same structure that a person wish to save a girl even if she will destroy the world, she repeats the time line unlimited times and… a kind of The Door into Summer + contemporary cosmology stories.

    Madoka become a xxxxxxx at last but in Murasakiiro no Qualia, Yukari never allow such a silly thing.
    At the point of view, I feel Ueo+Tsunashima >> Urobuchi.
    Why Urobuchi stopped at the point of Madoka magika ep11? Why no additional story even in the movie, though he should have known Murasakiiro no Qualia?

    • There is no review of the Light Novel or the manga…just Muda-kun’s short overview which I quoted. I assume that Muda-kun was not aware that Stein’s Gate is known for borrowing from Murasakiiro no Qualia. When we see things out of date order it often hard to know what is “well-known” about them. ^_^

      Thanks for your comment on this!

      • KumaIchigo says:

        “possibility” I say … I don’t blame anyone. XD
        If there is a chronological continuum and it’s absolute, these three stories are not able to exist. XD

        • KumaIchigo says:

          Sorry, I need to explain it.
          Three months is too short to change the game scenario. Indeed, there are some plot look same, but I can’t say they are borrowed or not. They are made same time in parallel.
          Then, I say “possibility”.

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