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.
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.
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?
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.
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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