What a week for Yuri fans!
Whatever the new Sailor Moon brings us, we’ll always have the original Sailor Moon anime…which Viz has just licensed! For the first time, we’ll be getting all 200 episodes/ 5 seasons of the original anime (so all you Starlights fans will finally get your darlings!) all the movies (of which 2 aren’t bad) an at last, the Super S Specials will get an official release here in the US, so you’ll all get to experience Michiru saying “A world without Haruka is not a world worth saving.” ^_^ The new release will have new subtitles and dub, so no more cousins. ^_^
The English-language edition of Sasamekikoto, Whispered Words, hit the shelves this week, with the first omnibus volume containing Volumes 1-3 of the Japanese edition. Volume 2, which is slated for an autumn 2014 release, is already up for pre-order.
If the cover of Manga no Tsukurikata, Volume 8 (まんがの作り方) is not lying (and I am betting it is), a thing might happen. … Nah…
I love the cover design for Takemiya Jin’s game, which hits shelves today. Totally unlike her previous works.
Speaking of Sailor Moon, S.H. Figuarts has released the Sailors Uranus and Neptune figurine prototypes.
All-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka has apparently been pretty successful with their game and anime cross-overs and are planning a version of Monkey Punch’s epic Lupin III.
On a much more serious note, the Tokyo Metropolitan government has flexed its legal muscled and demanded the removal of a manga from Amazon’s Kindle platform. Here’s your slippery slope…regardless of your feelings about the content, we have to support its right to exist. This is exactly what freedom of expression must mean, now and forever.
Filing this under “When you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice” Nintendo dropped the ball when they announced that their new sim-style game Tomodachi Life would not include same-sex relationships. They didn’t mean to make a statement, they said, but ended up making a statement by not doing so. Ultimately they apologized. They can’t change the game that is shipping now, but the option will be considered for the next build.
One of my favorite “5th column” manga magazines, Manga Erotics F (home of Aoi Hana) is closing up shop this summer for good. I’ll hope that they will transition the content style to a new home for wtf manga and stories that fit nowhere in particular.
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