The anime of Kunihiko Ikuhara focus on outsiders, those who push against society's restrictions either willfully or through their very nature. For the heroes of shows like Sarazanmai and Revolutionary Girl Utena, being accepted by society would come at the cost of rejecting their very selfhood, and thus they must seek acceptance outside of its boundaries. Today on Why It Works, let's explore how that quest for acceptance informs and elevates all of Kunihiko Ikuhara's brilliant productions!
The stars of Kunihiko Ikuhara's hit anime series have joined forces for a new key visual! Characters from Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sarazanmai, and more grace the latest poster for the director's upcoming exhibition. Check out the full visual, and read up on the event's latest announcements, after the jump!
Kunihiko Ikuhara's latest work is the culmination of an eclectic career in thoughtful and surreal anime. Here's why you should catch up on all of his work while you're keeping up with Sarazanmai!
This spring season is packed with exciting properties of all shapes and sizes, but few possess the creator pedigree of Ikuhara's Sarazanmai. From Revolutionary Girl Utena through Yurikuma Arashi, Kunihiko Ikuhara has directed some of the most creative, insightful, and poignant anime of all time. Today let's run through his dazzling career, and try to discover what we can expect from his latest production!
A vibrant new key visual, a new cast member, and a music video (?) have all been published for Sarazanmai, an upcoming original TV anime about junior high school boys being involuntarily transformed into kappa and forced to fight zombies, if the description is to be believed. Hit the jump to learn more.
The cast of original TV anime Sarazanmai has grown by one and by multitudes, because actor Ryo Kato will play all of the zombies that oppose the main characters in the series, beginning with the dreaded "Box Zombie" in episode 1 of this increasingly inexplicable new work from director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Yurikuma Arashi). Hit the jump to learn more.
The official story synopsis and character settings have been revealed for Sarazanmai, the upcoming original TV anime from director Kunihiko Ikuhara and animation studios MAPPA and Lapintrack, and if anything it's just getting weirder, because now kappa, zombies, and mystical butt organs have been added to the mix. Hit the jump to learn more.
The vision of a strange new world continues to expand in the latest trailer for Sarazanmai, an upcoming original TV anime with direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara and animation production by MAPPA and Lapintrack. Hit the jump to check it out.