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Anime News Network asked Gio & Yasha to write an article about Utena, Empty Movement, and they totally called us superfans, omg. Think of it as a belated Valentine's to Utena, its fandom, and the excellent friendships we've made along the way. 20 Years of Utena Fandom with the Ultimate Superfans!!!

#326 | Back to Top03-16-2017 08:35:29 PM

Aelanie
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Re: New Utena stuff

Damn, those umbrellas are indeed amazing. The bags are really nice too. How to order in English, I wonder...?

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#327 | Back to Top03-16-2017 09:10:46 PM

Decrescent Daytripper
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Re: New Utena stuff

The one that binds up and looks like a flower! I'm officially resurrecting ZOMG! just for that.

Aelanie wrote:

Damn, those umbrellas are indeed amazing. The bags are really nice too. How to order in English, I wonder...?

There's a click-through for English at the bottom, but without registering, I can't really tell if that's for the same site/company or if it's an external banner ad thing. Worth a try, though, if you're really ready to buy.


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#328 | Back to Top03-18-2017 07:08:56 PM

Aelanie
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Re: New Utena stuff

I almost certainly won't.

...but I wish I could.

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#329 | Back to Top03-20-2017 05:54:09 PM

Giovanna
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Re: New Utena stuff

MOTHERFUCKER

Okay how is the quality on this stuff? Anyone know? Like...I get it's expensive as balls, but is it expensive as balls and then the bag/whatever will fall apart in a week?

I'm an absolute sucker for nerdy shit that isn't name branded, so that it flies under the radar unless someone recognizes it.


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#330 | Back to Top03-22-2017 06:24:31 PM

Pratyeka
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Re: New Utena stuff

Giovanna wrote:

MOTHERFUCKER

Okay how is the quality on this stuff? Anyone know? Like...I get it's expensive as balls, but is it expensive as balls and then the bag/whatever will fall apart in a week?

I'm an absolute sucker for nerdy shit that isn't name branded, so that it flies under the radar unless someone recognizes it.

If you're asking about Super Groupies merch, in my experience pretty nice. I trust them. I used the Shadow Play Girls bag ( Chu...) almost every day for maybe 2 years before retiring it due to worries about possible wear on the corners. I still regret not buying some of the clothing I saw in person in Ikebukuro a while back, too. I know what you mean, though, if the Utena stuff at that time hadn't been in a physical display, I probably wouldn't have bought it.

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#331 | Back to Top03-23-2017 07:08:18 PM

gpink
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Re: New Utena stuff

I really want that black umbrella.

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#332 | Back to Top03-24-2017 02:06:07 PM

YamPuff
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Re: New Utena stuff

The black Utena bag looks fucking amazing.

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#333 | Back to Top03-25-2017 05:01:54 PM

Giovanna
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Re: New Utena stuff

The black bag is what I want. I've needed a new purse for like two years now and it's so so pretty...


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#334 | Back to Top04-21-2017 08:34:31 AM

LadyButterflyNebula
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Re: New Utena stuff

LOOK!  New manga print!
Chu...

omg... so am I the only one who can't figure out where to actually buy these?  Chu...

*GASP*  OMG...  I want this  Chu... so bad!!!!

And I am still mourning that we never got this GORGEOUS figure of Anthy! ;_;  This is why I want to buy a 3d printer... to make all the figures I ever wanted!  Chu...

Last edited by LadyButterflyNebula (04-21-2017 10:35:07 AM)


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#335 | Back to Top04-21-2017 01:39:30 PM

itavin
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Re: New Utena stuff

LadyButterflyNebula wrote:

*GASP*  OMG...  I want this  Chu... so bad!!!!

Where did she get those? I really need new earphones and these look neat af.


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#336 | Back to Top04-21-2017 05:54:47 PM

Pratyeka
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Re: New Utena stuff

LadyButterflyNebula wrote:

omg... so am I the only one who can't figure out where to actually buy these?  Chu...

*GASP*  OMG...  I want this  Chu... so bad!!!!

Are those earbuds selling now?
If you're asking about Super Groupies, this is the page for Utena  Chu...
Most of those items have passed the reservation date and now show as "sold out" but you can hit a button to tell them you want more/sign up in case more are made. It's a button on the right side that says something like 気 入り and will ask for email, etc. when clicked.

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#337 | Back to Top04-23-2017 10:40:30 PM

Kirin Lemon
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Re: New Utena stuff

The earbuds are a couple years old now.  This acrylic calendar is due to be released next month, though:

Chu...

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#338 | Back to Top04-24-2017 10:17:15 AM

LadyButterflyNebula
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Re: New Utena stuff

Pratyeka wrote:

LadyButterflyNebula wrote:

omg... so am I the only one who can't figure out where to actually buy these?  Chu...

*GASP*  OMG...  I want this  Chu... so bad!!!!

Are those earbuds selling now?
If you're asking about Super Groupies, this is the page for Utena  Chu...
Most of those items have passed the reservation date and now show as "sold out" but you can hit a button to tell them you want more/sign up in case more are made. It's a button on the right side that says something like � �気� �入り and will ask for email, etc. when clicked.

;_;  I guess I'll have to wait for someone to ebay those umbrellas and the purses too...

So... With Utena being internationally recognized for it's influence on things like Steven Universe, My Little Pony FIM, and Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, why isn't there more merch out there or a revival for it like we're seeing for Sailor Moon?


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#339 | Back to Top04-24-2017 02:21:21 PM

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Re: New Utena stuff

...I am surprised you haven't guessed.

Utena, as much as we love it is still a cult phenomena. Sailor Moon got a redub and all because it sells like gangbusters. And unfortunately, the LBGT, incest and abuse issues confronted in Utena makes for a much, much lower chance of it being redubbed-but also in that while Utena's dub is bargain basement quality, it at least gets the script across fairly well and isn't nearly as censored as Sailor Moon was, especially at SM's worst moments.

Utena just doesn't sell as well and lacks the mass appeal of Sailor Moon. And it's not bad enough to earn a redub, like Escaflowne was and is.

That's the sad truth.


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#340 | Back to Top04-24-2017 05:58:57 PM

Kirin Lemon
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Re: New Utena stuff

That, and Sailor Moon's revival is being driven by new anime.  The newer Utena merchandise resurgence came largely in the years following its Blu-ray release in Japan (which I sure am glad coincided with my time living there, woo), and frankly, it's kind of amazing that *anything* is still being made now.  At least we still have a Figma to look forward to, too!

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#341 | Back to Top04-25-2017 12:28:24 PM

LadyButterflyNebula
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Re: New Utena stuff

Kirin Lemon wrote:

That, and Sailor Moon's revival is being driven by new anime.  The newer Utena merchandise resurgence came largely in the years following its Blu-ray release in Japan (which I sure am glad coincided with my time living there, woo), and frankly, it's kind of amazing that *anything* is still being made now.  At least we still have a Figma to look forward to, too!

The Anthy Figure was cancelled. Is there another figure set on the way? edit Oh I see the crunchy roll update  Chu...

Honestly I was hoping with the love of Utena that it would get a new anime.  Then I think about what that might look like when Ikuhara has said "If I could do it again we'd use guns instead of swords" I appreciate that we have the anime as it is.

I gotta get my hands on those remastered DVDs... I have a pirated copy (I know... I'm the:devil:) of them but they are lacking the commentary which is what I'm most interested in.

Last edited by LadyButterflyNebula (04-25-2017 12:32:22 PM)


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#342 | Back to TopYesterday 09:40:47 AM

LadyButterflyNebula
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Re: New Utena stuff

Also, has anyone seen this adorable thing? Chu...

Why isn't there an Anthy one? emot-gonk  Poor Anthy always gets the shaft, pardon the pun.


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Tobitatsu kagerou koi kogarerou
Anata wo omoeba yume ni yume ni yume miru
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