Yuri Network News (百合ネットワークニュース) – May 31, 2014

May 31st, 2014

YNN_LissaQuickie data dump while I’m on the road today.

YNN Correspondent Emily C. writes in with the coolest news! “Drama CD maker éterire recently announced a new series called Grand Stage which I thought might be of interest.

“It has clear roots in Takarazuka; the story revolves around the main character having to join a revue and picking one of five otokoyaku to partner with. The cast is stellar, with the main characters being voiced by Ogata Megumi, Toyoguchi Megumi, Inoue Marina, Kitamura Eri, and of course, Saiga Mitsuki. éterire is specifically marketing it as a story containing an all-female cast that is made for females, quite an unusual move, especially since the majority of yuri seems to be made for a male demographic. A quick look at Twitter suggests that the ones interested in it are mainly female, too…”

A quick look at the site is pretty squee-worthy and we can look for it in Autumn of 2014. Thanks Emily! ANN also has an article about the CD, you might want to check out.

Ynn Correspondent Jin H. wants you to know that Crunchyroll announced that they also will be streaming the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime season. I’m glad because NicoNico Douga is just clunky IMHO. I’m glad to have the option. ^_^

On to another awesome goods-producing anime – Revolutionary Girl Utena iPhone 5 cases and Eternal Utena figurine.

Finally for today, please enjoy the Anime News Network podcast on which I participate in a discussion of Kill La Kill.

The horror-thriller series Psycho-Pass will get an Xbox One game, based on the anime.

Everyone’s best friend with a Yuri crush, Tomoyo from Card Captor Sakura is getting an Nendroid figure.

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7 Responses

  1. Liz says:

    I’m seriously excited for Grand Stage. It looks great!

  2. Mara says:

    Just heard the ANN podcast was a fantastic discussion to listen to and great fun. Also Hope Chapman was on the podcast too, another writer and commentator who’s work I follow. That was a very nice surprise. So now by order I shall check out Dave Riley’s writing.

  3. BruceMcF says:

    Brilliant podcast. That’s why Mike Toole lobbied for you on twitter.

  4. Jye Nicolson says:

    Great podcast! And I think even most Yuri fans know in their hearts that Mako x Gamagoori is justice :p

    Re the discussion of the service, the difficult early episodes etc (and the late mention of “how many Figma did they want to sell?”), part of the reason I had troubles with the show early was not trusting its sincerity. Basically even when I was reasonably convinced it was going somewhere with the clothing/nudity angle I felt like they were still going to merchandise the crap out of it, and there was no way their artistic intent could be isolated from the knowledge that this was surely the case.

    Yet – and this is pure tourist anecdote, so take it for what little it’s worth – when I was in Japan for May, combing over every manga store I could find, I saw very little KLK merchandising. I didn’t get the sense that the show was a commercial failure whose guff Animate would be unwilling to sell, so it seemed significant that the amount of flesh on display in a *ketsu wasn’t being monetised to anything like the degree I thought it would be. It retroactively docked a few cynicism points from my assessment of the show, purifying my love for it ;p

    Of course I didn’t browse the figure aisles much, I probably missed whole piles of unfortunately posed Satsukis.

    • Yes, exactly – it was hard to tell how sincere it was, and then, it kept itself plausible and consistent and sincere right through the ridiculous end. It ate its own dogfood, as they say. ^_^

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