Lots of stuff happening these convention days! If there’s a bunch of announcements later this weekend, I’ll do a follow-up post.
Sailor Moon News
I hope you’ve all been enjoying the new Sailor Moon anime as much as I have. ^_^ If you are, ANN mentioned the first new Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Visual Book (美少女戦士セーラームーン Crystal 公式ファーストビジュアルブック) out from Toei Animation, and I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the lyrics to the OP, Moon Pride (out on CD and Blu-Ray or CD only. I’m planning on/hoping to pick it up when I’m in Japan.) Here’s the Moon Pride music video/OP for your viewing pleasure.
San Diego Comic Con is in full swing this weekend and already we’re getting some Sailor Moon sign there, as well. Check out this Mary Sue report by Victoria McNally with all of the S.H. Figuarts Senshi figurines (except Pluto, since she’s not out yet)!
Speaking of which, the Sailor Uranus figurine is finally up for pre-order on Amazon. (Not yet on TRSI. I’ll get you that link as soon as I see it there.) It’s slated for release in January 2015. Sailor Neptune is expected in March 2015. Arrgh, so long to wait!
Viz is getting into the Sailor Moon swing of things, with a clip of the new, much improved, dub.
Don’t know if you’ve seen these, but there is a lovely line of Inner Senshi-themed accessory rings, as well. I sob at the thought of the amount of money I am going to spend in Japan this October.
Seven Seas’ English edition of Gakuen Polizi, Volume 2 by Morinaga Milk-sensei is up for pre-order, with a long lead time before it’s April 2015 release date.
Kämpfer Volume 1 is also available now in the Kindle Store.
Quick reminder that Whispered Words, Volume 2 Pre-order is up on Amazon, not yet on TRSI, with a release date in November 2014. I can assure you that the quality is much improved from Volume 1.
Random Things of Interest
More info on Japan’s most famous badass female warrior, Tomoe Gozen, with a nice collection of art and media.
A comic about gender roles that is basically exactly what I hear in my head. Thank you, Holly Robin, for expressing my confusion about people’s confusion.
Check out this series from The Mary Sue on “Princess” Tropes in media.
ANN has a link to the second Official Rose of Versailles Trivia Exam.
Heidi MacDonald has a really interesting discussion of women comic readers in the days before, during and after The Comics Code in The Secret of Comics History That People On The Internet Don’t Want You to Know!
Live Action Yuri
Yet another girl group, Nogizaka46, has a long music video/short movie that has a light Yuri frisson. Here’s Muguchi na Lion (Silent Lion).
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