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    Sunday October 11, 2020
  • Sarazanmai, Utena Director Kunihiko Ikuhara Teases That He's Working on a New Project

    Ikuhara also directed parts of Sailor Moon, all of Peguindrum

    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!

  • Friday May 15, 2020
  • Human/Kappa Connections are Glorious and Gross in Sarazanmai

    The Spring 2019 Renewal checks out an original TV anime from the director of 'Revolutionary Girl Utena' and more

    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.

  • Tuesday December 31, 2019
  • In 2019, Sarazanmai Taught Us How to Live in the Next Decade

    Warning! The new year is leaking into the present one.

    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.

  • Saturday December 21, 2019
  • Survival Tactic! Celebrating the Legacy of Kunihiko Ikuhara

    The apple stands for love! Didn't you listen to what Campanella said?

    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!

  • Thursday November 28, 2019
  • First Images From the Sarazanmai Stage Play Have Popped onto the Net

    The stage play is in Tokyo until December 1 before heading to Osaka on December 7 and 8

    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!

  • Saturday November 9, 2019
  • "Kawausoiya" Dance Recreated in Sarazanmai Stage Play 2nd Key Visual

    General sales of the ticket will begin tomorrow

    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!

  • Wednesday November 6, 2019
  • Sarazanmai Stage Play Releases 1st Key Visual with 3 Main Cast

    General sales of the ticket will begin on November 10

    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!

  • Thursday September 12, 2019
  • Kunihiko Ikuhara-Directed TV Anime Sarazanmai Gets Stage Play Adaptation This Winter

    Sara Azuma's VA Teiko will reprise her role in the play

    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.

  • Monday May 13, 2019
  • Searching for Home in the Anime of Kunihiko Ikuhara

    Today let's explore how Sarazanmai illustrates a feeling at the heart of all of Kunihiko Ikuhara's anime!

    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!

  • Friday April 19, 2019
  • Utena, Sarazanmai, and More Team up in Ikuhara Exhibit Visual

    The gang's all here in a gorgeous new poster

    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!

  • Monday April 15, 2019
  • Why You Should Watch More Of 'Sarazanmai' Director Kunihiko Ikuhara

    The director of 'Revolutionary Girl Utena' has a new anime for 2019, but here's why you should be watching all of his work.

    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!

  • Monday April 1, 2019
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena's Ikuhara is Directing an Anime this Spring!

    As we approach his new Sarazanmai, let's explore the brilliant career of Kunihiko Ikuhara!

    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!