Though woefully misrepresented in all kinds of media, here's a non-hierarchical list of women of color in anime who are respectfully depicted, nuanced, and poignant role models for our own lives too. Read on for more after the jump!
Utena Tenjou's queer coming-of-age isn't so rosy, but it presents its own important perspective on how we view the gender binary. Celebrate Utena's birthday by hitting the jump and seeing how this queer writer learned from Utena's story.
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.
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.