Happy 20th anniversary to Revolutionary Girl Utena! While the anime doesn't celebrate until next April, the manga launched in the June 1996 issue of shoujo monthly magazine Ciao. An art show dedicated to the stunning series has been presented at the QPOP gallery, and, if you're in the LA area, try to get there this weekend because the exhibit is, unfortunately, just about scheduled to close. More after the jump.
Historian, philosopher, feminist, and sumo enthusiast. Chiho Saito is a big bundle of surprises wrapped up in a petite package. Although writing about passion is her passion, Saito's works explore some seriously smart subjects. Hit the jump to see more!
After first announcing that it would re-release Revolutionary Girl Utena as one of its first Blu-Ray releases, Nozomi Entertainment is now actively soliciting feedback from the fanbase on what the release should contain. Hit the jump for the post.
Aniwords is back after last week's break, and Isaac is raring to go with a rant about anime titles of all shapes, sizes, and understandability. Why all the long titles, why the really weird titles, and why the short titles that don't tell you anything? If you've ever been fascinated, frustrated, or confused by an anime's title, hit the jump to read more!
Nate's out for this week's installment of Fanart Friday, but DARLINGDANICHAN herself is taking over with a look at one of her favorites: REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA! Hit the jump to check out fan-made masterpieces featuring your favorite characters from Chiho Saito's shojo epic!
You can now really let your friends know that you have "The Power to Revolutionize the World" as a set of Revolutionary Girl Utena stamps are being offered at messenger app LINE. The digital set features Utena Tenjou, Anthy Himemiya, Akio Ohtori, Juri Arisugawa, Touga Kiryuu, Miki Kaoru, Kyouichi Saionj and Chu-Chu as they appeared in the art of Chiho Saito, who illustrated the BePapas-written manga.
Character goods maker Messa has kicked off pre-orders for a set of intense looking Revolutionary Girl Utena ink-jet printed full graphic t-shirts. Utena Tenjou, Utena & Anthy and Souji Mikage & Mamiya Chida sell for 5,500yen, while a logo shirt is 2,500yen. Get a look after the jump.
Pre-orders are now open for a number of MegaHouse's anticipated fall releases. The G.E.M. line's Utena Tenjou kicks these off, with the 1/8th scale, 20cm figure shipping in September for 9,990yen. Next up is Excellent Model figures of Kuroko's Basketballer Daiki Aomine and Shinra Bansho Choco demon lord Mashougun Astaroth, coming in October. Get a look after the jump.
Infatuated with the MegaHouse's upcoming Utena figure? She's got a companion on the way - none other than her lady, Anthy. Curious to see if the figures make a good pair? Have a look at the prototype pictures after the jump.
This summer, Japanese online art community Pixiv launched a Revolutionary Girl Utena Original Artwork Exhibition Illustration Contest to celebrate the Revolutionary Girl Utena Original Artwork FINAL Exhibition. The selected works are now being collected in a tribute book, available at Winter Comiket, with a new cover from artist/manga author Lily Hoshino. Get a look after the jump.
We knew she was coming, and now she’s almost here: Megahouse has given us a peek at their upcoming Utena figure. Check out the picture after the jump.
In this summer, Japanese online art community Pixiv launched a Revolutionary Girl Utena Original Artwork Exhibition Illustration Contest to celebrate the Revolutionary Girl Utena Original Artwork FINAL Exhibition at the Hanshin department store in Osaka. Winners will have their work displayed as high quality prints at the exhibition and be presented with signatures from Director Kunihiko Ikuhara, Artist Chiho Saito, or Character Designer Shinya Hasegawa. Get a look at the selected winners.
Utena Tenjou remains one of the classic, iconic figures of anime. She is feminine and strong, a fighter and sometimes a car. Thanks to Megahouse, she’s about to be a figure. Check out the details of the announcement after the jump.