RE: [Yuricon] Re: Utena: Progress Report.
- This may be spoiler-ish if you've not seen the finale of Utena!
LOL! Those Knight costumes! Its funny, in his interview, Ikuhara said it was
anime tradition to put into the opening credits what you'd put in the end of
the series. The designs for the costumes are even in the Character
sketchbook. He said he really wanted to use the knight costumes but just
didn't have an opportunity to use them. The ending went through a couple
different changes too.
Originally, Anthy was going to dissapear, but Ikuhara decided that that is
what the audience would expect, so he made Utena dissapear instead. ^_^ I
think it worked out nicely.
If you're watching the US released DVDs, WATCH THE IKUHARA/SAITO interview.
>From: "Jen" <puni@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Yuricon] Re: Utena: Progress Report.
>Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 02:32:08 -0000
>Well, I finally finished the last 3 episodes of UTENA.
>Certainly NOT the ending I was expecting/wanting.
>Sadly, I must now sue the UTENA people for false
>advertising. I've wanted my Rose Knight Utena & Anthy
>dolls since seeing them in the opening credits, and I
>craved to see them ride into action, dangnabbit!
>(As for the ending, I was prepared for something quite
>different. I expected Ohtori Academy to live up to
>it's [Japanese] name. Hmmph. All worked up for nothin')
>Let's see... Read Or Die, Alien Nine, Pita-Ten,
>CC Sakura, Noir, Utena, and ongoing Marimite & ROD TV.
>I seem to be progressing through all the good stuff, ne?
>Recommendations for my next hop?
>(P.S. Yeah, Pita-Ten was awfully sweet Shoujo-Ai. I'll
>just go upload the piccie that got me interested in the
>show from the beginning! I loved it just as much as
>Kat's Wallpaper, which sealed the deal. I'd upload that
>too, but I wouldn't want to be rude.) ^_^
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jen" <puni@...>
> Here's a nice present: The opening video clip to the
> UTENA Sega Saturn game. ^_^
> http://users.on.net/prime/Media/UTENA-SS.Opening.zip (10MB)
Thank you very much! :) Watch this video made me wish that someone would
like to produce an Utena OAV at an alternate universe. Saionji, Touga and
Akio as a J-Pop group would be wonderful! :)