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Welcome to From the Mouths of Babes
    All incarnations of Utena share two things in common: they were created in some way as a group effort by Be-Papas, and they all require, at times, that Be-Papas answer for these crimes. Magazines in Japan that cater to the anime culture there have always been eager for creator interviews, and American audiences gobble up discussion panels. Be-Papas has lost no opportunity to discuss its work, the process of creating, and the success of the result.

    This is a difficult section to parse, since various combinations of members of Be-Papas have participated in the content. It is sorted loosely by date in reverse order. The nature of this content kind of precludes me trying to finger which pieces are more fruitful than others; explore and see what you find!

    Unless otherwise noted in italics, these pages are entirely the content as it was found or produced, with the translators where appropriate crediting themselves.



Interviews & Discussions

  • Central Park Media Interviews Ikuhara, at BAAF, presented as an extra on 2 CPM DVDs, 2002

  • Chiho Saito and Kunihiko Ikuhara, by Julie Davis and Bill Flanagan - Animerica Magazine, 2001

  • Interview with Utena Creator Kunihiko Ikuhara - Anime News Network (Justin Sevakis), April 2001

  • Chiho Saito and Kunihiko Ikuhara, by Julie Davis and Bill Flanagan - Animerica Extra Magazine, 2000

  • Interview with Utena Creator Kunihiko Ikuhara - Anime News Network (Justin Sevakis), April 2001

  • Chiho Saito IRC Chat Interview - Moderated chat for SciFi.com, circa 2001 *NEW*

  • Akadot: Coming to America - Akadot website article and interview, 2001

  • Kunihiko Ikuhara IRC Chat Interview - IRC Chat, October 8, 2000, during the New York Anime Festival

  • Akadot Interview: Tom Cruise Goes Random (Ikuhara) - Akadot website, 2000

  • Animage Be-Papas Interview - Animage Magazine, November 1999 (This one is epic!)

  • Interview with Ikuhara for the Japanese LD - Released as an extra, 1998

  • What the Avant-Gardsmen Have to Say (Anno vs. Ikuhara) - Newtype Magazine, October 1998


  • Commentaries

  • Ikuhara & Saito Audio Commentary: Episode 39 - Bonus material on CPM's Finale DVD, 2003

  • Ikuhara & Saito Audio Commentary: Episode 38 - Bonus material on CPM's Finale DVD, 2003

  • Ikuhara & Saito Audio Commentary: Episode 37 - Bonus material on CPM's Finale DVD, 2003

  • Ikuhara Audio Commentary: Adolescence of Utena - Bonus material on CPM's Utena Movie DVD, 2001





  • 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 was © Central Park Media and now belongs to Right Stuf. The US release of the Utena manga is © VIZ. The various sources used in this site are noted where their content is presented. Don't sue us, seriously. Blood. Stone.