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!
KUMA SHOCK! In the final installment of this four-part Creative Spotlight looking at Kunihiko Ikuhara's career, Brandon talks about the director's latest work, Yurikuma Arashi. How does this risqué love story between humans and bears shape up? Hit the jump to read more!
In third of this four-part Creative Spotlight looking at Kunihiko Ikuhara, Brandon talks about the ideologies behind Penguindrum. Another fabulous anime from the mind of Ikuhara, hit the jump for DESTINY!
In second of this four-part Creative Spotlight looking at Kunihiko Ikuhara, Brandon talks about the director's most famous work, Shoujo Kakumei Utena. If you're a fan of Yuri Kuma Arashi, this is one anime you don't want to miss. Hit the jump to read more!
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at the mastermind behind Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Mawaru Pengiundrum, and Yuri Kuma Arashi, Kunihiko Ikuhara. The first of four parts is focused on Ikuhara's early years working on the Sailor Moon franchise. Hit the jump to read more
When we think of Flip Flappers, it’s difficult to pin the anime down to one specific genre. What makes director Kiyotaka Oshiyama such a flexible storyteller and how is his understanding of genre so vital to Flip Flappers' success? Brandon looks at the fifth episode of Flip Flappers and the stylistic conventions of esteemed shojo director, Kunihiko Ikuhara, to arrive at a conclusion.
Back at the beginning of February, the official @yurikuma_anime got suspended by Twitter. The exact issue issue isn't entirely clear, but the series has invented a clever reason along with the launch of replacement Yuri Kuma Arashi Twitter. This, plus other lesbian bear doings after the jump.
After her recent Cross Ange, Shoujo manga artist Arina Tanemura (The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Full Moon wo Sagashite) latched onto something a shade more overtly yuri this season, and even creator Kunihiko Ikuhara had to say "Wow. Happy! Gau! （ ・（ｪ）・ ）" about the resulting Yuri Kuma Arashi tribute art. Get a look after the jump.