December 17th, 2013
Merry Christmas, and welcome to Empty Movement! Where Utena content flows like honeyed wine on Mount Olympus. We're celebrating over a decade of being on the net, devoted to an absolutely stunning piece of work that's now, yes, sixteen years old. And still going strong, with light novels, shiny remasters released stateside, a Blu-ray release in Japan, and an art exhibition that ran through several cities in Japan this year, complete with brand spanking new SKU swag.
Christmas comes with a major update to the website, and we do mean major. The entire gallery has been rebuilt, due to the lameness of Gallery2 having a huge glitch that devoured CPU like Saionji in a sushi bar. The new gallery is bigger, prettier, and going to have an amazing influx of new content in the coming months, including the absolutely gorgeous scans obtained from the hilariously expensive Hardcore of Utena books sold at the last Comiket Convention in Japan, and cover to cover scans of the new solo piano music book!
Oh, and, LAUNCHING NOW: The Doujinshi Gallery. The result of hundreds of hours, hundreds of dollars, sweat and tears. This collects all the doujinshi I was able to find on the internet, supported largely by the massive collection Dallbun donated to for the express purpose of butchering to scan, and the small batch of doujinshi we recently purchased. That's right. We destroyed these collectibles for the sake of bringing them to the wider audience. A fair warning: MOST OF THE CONTENT OF THE DOUJINSHI GALLERY IS HENTAI. Some of it pretty damn gruesome. There is no password or anything limiting access to this material, either you're an adult and can handle it, or you're not and need to stay away.
We've added a link to the information necessary to donate to the website, as people have, at times, offered to do so, and the site has been gruelingly expensive this year. No pressure guys; this site isn't going anywhere, isn't getting ads, and isn't relying on your support. But if you're willing to offer it, we will make good use of the funds, and be very thankful.
We'd also happily gobble up any doujinshi you happen to have floating around. :)
We also overhauled the content in the site information section, since it was, to say the least, a wee bit out of date. I guess that happens when you have a website over a decade old, eh? Links have been checked and cleaned up, thank yous rewritten and updated, personal bios more current in their personalness, and so forth. We also changed the policy on fanwork acquisition, because hey, the rules have changed over the years. (Can also be read further below.)
December 17, 2013: The gallery overhaul has been completed and moved to Gallery3. Episodes 1-3 have been cross linked in the forum's archives to maintain links. (This will be a slow process.) Several new pieces of art were added, including the first high resolution scans from Hardcore of Utena, and the Blu-Ray covers. The massive Utena Doujinshi Gallery has been launched, with thousands of high resolution, carefully cleaned and aligned pages of SKU fan goodness. A donation information page has been added to the main site, and the new content has been incorporated into the current layout. The site information section has been completely overhauled for content, since we haven't updated it since the end of the Second Age and the beginning of the Dominion of Men.
Oct. 22, 2013: Some of you may have noticed already, but we have three new Analysis essays and new Gallery software. New content will continue to be added to the Gallery as we receive it.
*POLICY CHANGE 2013-12-17*
• Fan-works: We try not to post fan-work on the site without the explicit permission of the person it belongs to, and that has always been our policy in the past. Unfortunately since the fandom has been around for many, many years now, and since so many people have dropped out of it to get on with their adult lives (what? stop looking at me) we cannot always get explicit permission. Instead, we promise that we'll remove any work if the creator requests that it be removed. We have always honored this in the past, and we will continue to do so in the future.
Please continue to support the gorgeous Nozomi Entertainment releases of the remastered series and movie! The three volumes are available on their website, and many other online and brick and mortar anime retailers. (Their website also has the American CD releases!) Show the anime community how completely psycho we are for this show, and maybe we'll see some of that sexy new stuff from Japan. (Yes, there is Juri's locket...)
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The content on Empty Movement belongs to Giovanna Spadaro and Yasha (who will remain otherwise nameless). Images and media scanned, ripped, and altered by us. Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena) is © Kunihiko Ikuhara, Chiho Saito, Shogakukan and bePapas/TV Tokyo and/or their respective copyright holders. The US release of the Revolutionary Girl Utena series and movie is © Nozomi Entertainment, previously © Central Park Media, and the US release of the Utena manga is © VIZ . Don't sue us.