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'Shoujo Kakumei Utena' Series Gets New Manga Chapters

by arsonal
Jul 27, 2017 9:05 AM | 17 Comments
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena) anime series, the September 2017 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine, which goes on sale on July 28, is publishing a new manga chapter by artist Chiho Saitou.

The new chapter titled Shoujo Kakumei Utena: After The Revolution is set at Ootori Academy after time has passed since the events of the original series. The magazine's current issue also includes an interview with Saitou and Utena anime director Kunihiko Ikuhara discussing behind-the-scenes stories of the anime production.

A second, unrelated new manga chapter of Shoujo Kakumei Utena will also be published in Monthly Flowers in the winter. Saitou, who is celebrating the 35th anniversary of her mangaka debut this year, will exhibit her drawings at the Sanseido book store in Ikebukuro between August 13 and 20. Monthly Flowers is currently serializing her latest work Torikae Baya.

Source: Comic Natalie

Shoujo Kakumei Utena: After the Revolution on MAL

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3 one-shots into one volume released today on May 10, 2018.
https://natalie.mu/comic/news/281658

May 10, 2018 6:15 AM by tsubasalover

I haven't gotten around to reading the manga but I'm all for new material of the series.

Dec 27, 2017 7:07 PM by Stripes

2nd chapter will be released on March issue releasing January 27, 2018.
https://natalie.mu/comic/news/263169

Edit: 3rd story is decided to release on May issue releasing March 28, 2018
https://natalie.mu/comic/news/267017

Dec 27, 2017 5:40 PM by tsubasalover

Blarey said:
Cool, hopefully it sheds some light on all the mindfuckery that I never properly understood. I'm not sure how the manga does it in comparison to the anime, but I would imagine it's not as good. I'll probably end up reading those chapters only.
The manga is VERY different from the anime. It's been a long time since I read it, but I just remember it being very different.

Jul 29, 2017 12:00 PM by GreenTea13

Cool, hopefully it sheds some light on all the mindfuckery that I never properly understood. I'm not sure how the manga does it in comparison to the anime, but I would imagine it's not as good. I'll probably end up reading those chapters only.

Jul 28, 2017 8:45 AM by Blarey

The saddest thing about this is how anime has declined since Utena was made.

Jul 28, 2017 8:26 AM by VyseLegendaire

The Utena manga never did much for me despite the series being my favorite anime ever so I'm not particularly exited.
It could be interesting if Ikuhara were to direct the potential anime adaptation though.

Jul 27, 2017 9:17 PM by Halicone

Ooo, this is interesting.
I love Shoujo Kakumei Utena when I first watched it.
I loved the series; would like to read the manga sometime soon.

Jul 27, 2017 7:27 PM by _Nessie

TheGeniusBaka said:
I want to watch the anime but it seem feminist.(which I ain't one)


Ep. 33 features Utena stomping someone balls, calling him a sexist pig, don't watch it.

Also there are gay characters, brrr!

Jul 27, 2017 2:59 PM by Bernrika

I thought Ikuhara was dead after Yuri Kuma Arashi

Jul 27, 2017 2:50 PM by Xenocrisi

TheGeniusBaka said:
I want to watch the anime but it seem feminist.(which I ain't one)


It has strong female characters, but it also has some blatant fanservice and other material that doesn't make it too feminist. It's certainly not pushing any sort of anti-men thing or anything.

Typically feminists have recommended it in the past with added trigger warnings. (I've seen one give a trigger warning because Utena calls a girl 'piggy legs' once xD)

Jul 27, 2017 1:55 PM by CatSoul

TheGeniusBaka said:
Rei366 said:
@TheGeniusBaka It isn't. But it isn't celebrating the male power either.
I mean does it shows all male human in bad side.

No, there are plenty of good males in the series.

Jul 27, 2017 11:34 AM by Reinhard

we neeeed a new ikuhara project

Jul 27, 2017 10:49 AM by saiksikesyke

20-year anniversaries are a thing.

And yet another case in which it seems out of place and unnecessary!

Jul 27, 2017 10:10 AM by Unowen

Rei366 said:
@TheGeniusBaka It isn't. But it isn't celebrating the male power either.
I mean does it shows all male human in bad side.

Jul 27, 2017 9:31 AM by TheGeniusBaka

@TheGeniusBaka It isn't. But it isn't celebrating the male power either.

edit @TheGeniusBaka The figure Utena is seeking for is the "Prince" type in all its splendor. So you have at least one male figure who isn't bad at all at the start. (I won't tell the story either, or there is no incentive to start a series ^^")

Jul 27, 2017 9:26 AM by Rei366

I want to watch the anime but it seem feminist.(which I ain't one)

Jul 27, 2017 9:08 AM by TheGeniusBaka