When you hear the words "Kunihiko Ikuhara-directed anime," you know you're in for a treat, visually or thematically (or sometimes both!). This weekend during a Revolutionary Girl Utena retrospective panel at New York Comic Con Metaverse, director Ikuhara discussed that he's "working on [his] next work right now" and nothing else about the project. Read more of his comments after the jump!
The Spring 2019 Renewal is overseeing a meeting of hearts and minds and other less savory body parts with a look at Sarazanmai, a Spring 2019 anime from the mind of the infamous Kunihiko Ikuhara which focuses on otters, kappa, and the exquisite agony of human relationships. Hit the jump to learn more, dish.
At the end of this year, let's ask one more time: what is Sarazanmai really about? What can it teach us as the new year is about to start? If you want to connect, you've got to hit the jump.
Kunihiko Ikuhara continues to be one of the most outre directors working in the anime industry today. But as he continues to shock and dazzle, countless artists follow in his footsteps. Hit the jump to find out more!
First images from the opening night of the Sarazanmai stage play, Sara ni Sarazanmai: Ai to Yokubō no Stage (Sarazanmai Once More: A Stage of Love and Desire), have been released and they’re just as outrageous as the anime they’re based on, directed by Ikuhara. Hit the jump to see them in all their Kappa glory!
Following the first one introduced on Tuesday, the official website for the forthcoming stage play adaptation of Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena)-directed original TV anime Sarazanmai has posted a second key visual featuring a dance pose from the anime's second episode insert song "Kawausoiya" by Reo Niiboshi (Taro Nakamura) and Mabu Akutsu (Gaku Takamoto). Check out the new visual after the jump!
The official website for the forthcoming stage play adaptation of Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena)-directed original TV anime Sarazanmai has posted a first key visual featuring its three main cast members in costume, along with their solo visuals. Check out how the characters are recreated in the play after the jump!
It is officially announced today that acclaimed director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum)'s latest TV anime Sarazanmai will get its stage play adaptation this winter. 21-year-old Tsubasa Kizu (Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan Musical) is cast as one of the three protagonist boys, Kazuki Yasaka. Hit the jump for more information.
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!