Some things just don't fit anywhere else! That's what you'll find here, in no particular order. Information on the other projects taken on by Be-Papas before they eventually officially disbanded, as well fan encounters with the creators.
Note that only two projects are listed here, though the members of Be-Papas have of course moved on to do other things. Schell Bullet, for example, a project Ikuhara did with manga artist Mamoru Nagano, is mentioned frequently in interviews, but was not considered a Be-Papas project.
Enokido Yoji (Writer)
Hasegawa Shinya (Character Design and Artwork)
This is a novel published in ten parts in Newtype Magazine, in 1999 and 2000. It is a strange story, which really just needs to be read. It involves the guns Enokido had so wanted in Utena, and a great deal of very unsubtle artwork.
Unfortunately, the lone website with anything to say about the story has switched hands a couple times and then fallen off the face of the internet. Fortunately, I'm a compulsive maniac and spent several hours peeling it off the Wayback Machine a couple years ago. It is now hosted exactly as it was found on Empty Movement, for posterity. Visit Dirty Hands!
Ikuhara Kunihiko (Concept)
Saito Chiho (Character Design and Artwork)
An effort between Ikuhara and Saito, this was released in the United States by TokyoPop as 'The World Exists for Me.' It's two graphic novels, and out of print, but easily found used. Unfortunately, reviewers in the United States overall panned it, calling it a disappointment. This may have something to do with the fact that it's fairly straight shoujo, where many of the people who sought it out were looking for another Utena. The product descriptions is as follows:
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.