Kunihiko IKUHARA

幾原 邦彦
Family name (in kanji): 幾原
Given name (in kanji): 邦彦
Date of birth: 1964-12-21
Hometown: Komatsushima, Tokushima, Japan
Chronology:
(1986) Becomes an employee of Toei Douga
(1996) After leaving Toei Douga he establishes the creator group "Be-Papas" which he supervises
(1997-11) Wins "Best Television Series Award" and the "Kobe Award" at Animation Kobe '97 for Revolutionary Girl Utena
(1999-10) First Be-Papas Disbands
(2001) Moves to the United States
Favorites:
A fan of Steven Spielberg's "Duel"
Firm pillows
Likes to swim
Not a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Hobbies:
Collecting pictures of him with his beloved cat
Website:
Kunihiko Ikuhara (Japanese)
About:
Was promoted to Series Director of Sailor Moon after the beginning of the Dark Moon arc (second half of season 2)
Non-anime staff credits:
Assistant Director for "Fuuhaa" (TV)
Co-writer for "Schell Bullet" (novel)
Story for "The World of S & M" (manga)
Supervisor of Dramatization for "Shoujo Kakumei Utena" (musical)
News: Show:
Central Park Media (Jul 21, 2003)
BAAF Wrap-up PR (Nov 14, 2001)
Omocha Box Opening (Sep 10, 2001)
Ikuhara Interview (Apr 19, 2001)
Utena TV Series Delay (Apr 10, 2001)
Fanime Guest List (Mar 9, 2001)
Theatrical Girl Utena (Sep 9, 2000)
Kunihiko Ikuhara in NYC (Aug 17, 2000)
Otakon Confirms HK Guest (Jul 26, 2000)
New Otakon Guests! (Jul 15, 2000)
May TV and OAV roundup (May 10, 1999)
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Staff in:
(English version)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie : ADR Supervisor

Staff in:
Akuma-kun (TV) : Assistant Director (6 episodes
eps 1, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18
)

Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (OAV) : Storyboard (ep 2)
Kingyo Chūihō! (TV) : Episode Director
Kokoro Connect (TV) : Storyboard (ED #3), Unit Director (ED #3)
Magical Taruruuto-kun (movie) : Assistant Director
Maple Town Stories (TV) : Assistant Director (6 episodes
eps 3, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35
)

New Maple Town Stories (TV) : Assistant Director (6 episodes
eps 2, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15
)

Nodame Cantabile (TV) : Storyboard (OP), Episode Director (OP)
Penguindrum (TV) : Director, Series Composition, Script (eps 1-24), Storyboard (OP 1-2; 14 episodes
eps 1, 5-6, 11-17, 21-24
)
, Episode Director (ep 24), Unit Director (OP 1-2), Sound Director
Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV) : Director, Storyboard (ep 1)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie : Director, Storyboard (part D-E), Original Concept
Sailor Moon (TV) : Series Director, Episode Director (8 episodes
eps 6, 11, 15, 21, 26, 31, 36, 46
)

Sailor Moon R (TV) : Series Director (eps 14-43), Storyboard (4 episodes
eps 51, 60-61, 68
)
, Episode Director (eps 51, 60-61), Art Director (ep 68)
Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose : Director
Sailor Moon S (TV) : Series Director, Storyboard (4 episodes
eps 92, 103, 110, 117
)
, Episode Director (4 episodes
eps 92, 103, 110, 117
)

Sailor Moon SuperS (TV) : Director, Episode Director (5 episodes
eps 128, 137, 150, 159, 166
)

Soul Eater (TV) : Storyboard (ep 29)
Sweet Blue Flowers (TV) : Storyboard (OP), Unit Director (OP)

Cast in:
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie as Art Teacher
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