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NEWS: Utena/Penguindrum Director Kunihiko Ikuhara Helms New Work at MAPPA


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Agent355



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:00 am Reply with quote
So you get to live a real-life Shirobako, work with Ikuhara and get paid for it? They might be fielding applications from around the world!
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Animepokegirl89



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:05 am Reply with quote
Ikuhara + MAPPA = Hype! I can't wait to see what comes out of this.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:08 am Reply with quote
I loved Penguindrum, but I have to admit that I never finished Yurikuma Arashi. Not that it was bad, I just kind of already got the point a few episodes in. Still, it's good to see Ikuhara's Renaissance.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:12 am Reply with quote
You can bet there will be lesbians Wink

IAS, I am definitely looking forward to what he has in mind for a new anime. Yurikuma Arashi was kind of a letdown for me; it was good by anime standards but it felt too akin to Utena.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:34 am Reply with quote
Ikuhara and MAPPA? Whatever it is, it's going to look gorgeous.
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Marzan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:53 am Reply with quote
BodaciousSpacePirate wrote:
Ikuhara and MAPPA? Whatever it is, it's going to look gorgeous.


Oh yes! That it will. Looking so much forward to this.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:38 am Reply with quote
There will be cars, and lesbians, and maybe lesbian cars?? Maybe there will be a crossover with Disney Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:57 am Reply with quote
Anyone else think that Ikuhara saw Yuri!!! on Ice and that's what convinced him that this was the perfect place to make a new work?

7jaws7 wrote:
I am definitely looking forward to what he has in mind for a new anime. Yurikuma Arashi was kind of a letdown for me; it was good by anime standards but it felt too akin to Utena.
Yeah, I'm hoping he goes outside his usual comfort zone of lesbians again like he did for Penguindrum. Yuri Kuma while good, often felt like it was retreading old ground covered better by Utena.
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Calico



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:28 am Reply with quote
Nice. I hope it's very gay.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:13 am Reply with quote
Hopefully its more Penguindrum and less Utena, wasn't really a fan of the latter.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:13 am Reply with quote
Cool, Ikuhara is back. It makes a ton of sense for him to work with MAPPA. I love the Utena tv series and really, really like Penguindrum, but I want to see him do something different. I look forward to watching Ikuhara's next anime project at Anime Strike, where all MAPPA shows seem to go.

Zeino wrote:
I'm hoping he goes outside his usual comfort zone of lesbians again like he did for Penguindrum.

Penguindrum also has lesbians.
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Zeino



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:51 pm Reply with quote
angelmcazares wrote:

Zeino wrote:
I'm hoping he goes outside his usual comfort zone of lesbians again like he did for Penguindrum.

Penguindrum also has lesbians.

Yes, but it wasn't the main subject of a series again, It was about a lost disaffected youth of the 1990s and the bonds of family. That is what I mean.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:04 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
I loved Penguindrum, but I have to admit that I never finished Yurikuma Arashi. Not that it was bad, I just kind of already got the point a few episodes in. Still, it's good to see Ikuhara's Renaissance.


It was bad.
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CheezcakeMe



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:32 pm Reply with quote
Holy crap is that a livable wage? What is this the future?
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Issac Sarrowtail



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:04 am Reply with quote
ScruffyKiwi wrote:
There will be cars, and lesbians, and maybe lesbian cars??

That isn't guaranteed
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Maybe there will be a crossover with Disney Smile
Nope if only because it's Disney and Ikuhara is... unique to say the least. I doubt it would work.
Zeino wrote:
Anyone else think that Ikuhara saw Yuri!!! on Ice and that's what convinced him that this was the perfect place to make a new work?

With him, whom knows. I will say this much however... I doubt that. His thing is literally lesbians when it comes to homosexual sub/context, so if that was an inspiration it would be rather rare of him to step out of his thing.
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Yeah, I'm hoping he goes outside his usual comfort zone of lesbians again like he did for Penguindrum. Yuri Kuma while good, often felt like it was retreading old ground covered better by Utena.

I will be honest, I consider Yuri Kuma something of a passion project. Ikuhara has said for years that he always wanted to do a yuri show (apparently it something of a child hood dream of his), Kuma is that show... full stop. It more or less marks something off the bucket list for him.
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