Hold on to your butts, because Sarazanmai - a 2019 original TV anime about three troubled teens who transform into kappa and try to resolve mortal attachments in a rather eye-brow raising way - is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a pun-filled promotion: a custom manhole cover. Hit the jump to learn the details, dish.
If you've been missing Sarazanmai, you can look forward to a reunion when Seven Seas Entertainment releases the Sarazanmai Anthology manga collection this June. Read on for more.
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.
Some awesome anime openings and endings were nominated for Anime Awards this year, but if you need to re-watch/re-listen to them before casting your vote, you can do so here! Hit the jump for a bunch of great themes!
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!
Happy birthday to Kuji Toi! One of the three boys-turned-kappa from Sarazanmai has a particularly complex story to tell. Just what makes him so great? Hit the jump to find out!
It's a double dose of Ikuhara! Seven Seas Entertainment is bringing the novels of the Penguindrum anime out in English, as well as the self-contained manga spinoff to the SARAZANMAI anime, SARAZANMAI: REO AND MABU.
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.