At Empty Movement we’ve had years to accumulate a uniquely thorough collection of Utena-related resources. Some things we’ve bought ourselves, others have been donated, and still others have been given as sacrifices to our scanner, in the hopes of ensuring as much of Utena’s decades old legacy remains available as possible. Some of these appear elsewhere on the site, others do not. Most are in Japanese and lack translations. Virtually none of them are cheap or easy to come by. There is no curating here. It’s up to you to find the gems, and should you polish them, there will always be a place here for your efforts.
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Visage of the Rose

少女革命ウテナ
薔薇の容貌

Revolutionary Girl Utena
The Visage of the Rose

Publisher: ベストセラーズ
             (KK Bestsellers?)
ISBN: 4-584-18354-6
Published: September 15, 1998
Pages: 269 (total 282 files)
Check here for a content summary in Japanese.

Consisting of 4 chapters, this book is a huge wall of information, content about the planning and production of Utena, and interviews with various members of be-Papas, with extended interviews from Ikuhara, Enokido, and Saito.

These scans are sufficiently large that OCR transcription should be very doable.

Download here (90MB, ZIP file)

少女革命ウテナ
薔薇の黙示録

Revolutionary Girl Utena
The Rose Revelations
The Rose Revelations

Publisher: 株式会社 青林工藝舍
             (Aobayashi Co., Ltd.?)
ISBN: 4-88379-000-2
Published: March 26, 1998
Pages: 160 (total 92 files, 2pg each)

Character bios, duel descriptions, an episode breakdown, full size images of the weird duel charts like the one Touga is throwing knives at. There's also some analysis and discussion, including actually naming the model Akio's car is based on, and a picture of Lilith so, that should give you some idea.

The scans of this book are older, and while they should be legible to an experienced reader, OCR isn't going to work for them. If there's demand for this, e-mail me! I'll rescan it. :)

Download here (56MB)

Duelist Bible

Duelist Bible
(Animage Magazine Supplement)

Published: September 1, 1997, with Vol. 200 of Animage
ISBN: none
Pages: 100 (100 files, about 1/3 in color)

This book focuses very heavily on the first arc, with a good bit of content on the BRS also. Voice actor stuff, episode breakdowns, relationship charts, character information and designs, including a few things I've only seen here, like all of Nanami's dresses. Also enclosed are instructions for a handmade Chu-Chu plush.

This book is only about four inches tall, so the scans are left large to account for the otherwise poor readability of the text. An OCR should capture most of it. :)

Download here (90MB, ZIP file)

ウテナ?(はてな) UTENA!
Utena? (Hatena) UTENA!
Utena? (Oh my!) UTENA!
(Newtype Magazine Supplement)
Hatena Utena

Published: November 1997, as part of Newtype Magazine
ISBN: none
Pages: 52 (total 48 files, split color and B&W)
Check here for a content summary in Japanese.

Though there's some general generic stuff, the beef of this book is artwork for Utena drawn by the various staff involved with its production. It's mostly black and white, and it's all awesome. Some of it's serious, some extremely silly.

The art in this book has been worked into the gallery, mostly here, but below is the whole thing, including a readme that lists the artists.

Download here (44MB)

Utena Dossierウテナ白書
The Utena Dossier
(Animage Supplement)

Publisher: Animage
ISBN: none
Published: June 1997
Pages: 35 files, black and white
Click here for a Japanese text review of the content

This was a supplemental to the June 1997 issue of Animage magazine in Japan. It's a collection of production art, setting descriptsions, interviews with various be-Papas members, script notes by Enokido, and other such cool tidbits.

The images are large for readability, and should work in an OCR.

Download here (43MB, ZIP file)

鳳学園指定図書
少女革命ウテナ: いつか革命される物語
オフィシャルガイドブック

Ohtori Academy Appointment Book
Revolutionary Girl Utena:
Someday, My Revolution Will Come
Official Game Guide Book

Game Guide BookPublisher: ソフトバンククリエイティブ舍
             (Softbank Creative?)
ISBN: 4-79-730669-6
Published: June 19, 1998
Pages: 127 (total 133 files, full color)

This is the published guide book for the Sega Saturn game. It includes walkthroughs to all the best endings, character info, location breakdowns, and interviews with the game developers, along with some other random stuff. Including one clusterfuck of a character interaction chart.

This has been rescanned since the copy I originally had on the website some years ago. All text should be readable, and much of it should work for OCR.

Download here (164MB, ZIP file)

The Musical Program

ミュージカル
少女革命ウテナ

The Musical
Revolutionary Girl Utena

ISBN: None?
Performed: Dec 17-29, 1997
At: Hakuhinkan Theater, Tokyo
Length: 28 files, Full color

So far as I can tell, this is the program book that would have been distributed at the performance, since it lacks an ISBN and bar code. There is a review of the staff , a gallery of pictures from the series, and then a breakdown character by character of the cast. There are also a couple pages of images of their rehearsals, a note from Chiho Saito, and because I thought it would be amusing, I left the advertisements in the scans.

Download here (56MB, ZIP file)

少女革命ウテナ
やさしいピアノソロ

Revolutionary Girl Utena
Easy Piano Solo Book
Piano Solo Book

Publisher: ケイ・エム・ピー
             (K.M.P.)
ISBN: 978-4-8354-4953-1
Published: July 2013
Pages: 103 (105 pages, black and white)

Several Utena songs adjusted for play on the piano. It says easy, but I cannot speak to that. I included the table of contents in the images below. If you like this book, Rushita scanned and collected the book done for the movie soundtrack here!

This has long been available in the Gallery, as linked below. You can download either the complete PDF, or songs individually.

Download here (Link to Gallery)

Utena Dossier少女革命ウテナ
コンプリートCD-BOX

Revolutionary Girl Utena
Complete CD Box (Booklet)

Released by: キングレコード
     (King Records)
KICA-920〜928
Released on: August 27, 2008
Pages: 121 (in 62 2-page full color files)
Click here for the Japanese wiki about the box set

The absolutely beautiful complete box set released in 2008 (for the Utena 10 year anniversary) included a rather hefty full color booklet. It contains interviews, extra commentary on key songs, the duels, lyrics, and what appears to be storyboard commentary on the movie. Also other stuff. No, I didn't actually break this book to scan it. This...this I kept for myself.

Download here (89MB, ZIP file)

Big Eyes, Small Mouth
Revolutionary Girl Utena:
The Rose Collection

Big Eyes, Small MouthPublisher: Guardians of Order, Inc.
ISBN: 1-894525-80-9
Published: October 4, 2004
Written by: Emily Dresner-Thornber
Pages: 96 (most in full color)

The long-dead Big Eyes, Small Mouth game was an attempt by Guardians of Order to capture anime in a table-top RPG setting. Whether they succeed or not, I can't say, but judging by this book, they didn't really know how to make Utena fit into their game's larger structure. This book covers the first arc, and includes mostly character bios and episode breakdowns, written both matter of fact, and in an absolutely absurd flowery style that makes me wonder if the writers ever saw the whole series. This thing is fun for some laughs, especially when you have phrases like "sweetest of the bastards."

Download here (110MB, ZIP file)

Big Eyes Small Mouth

Big Eyes, Small Mouth
Revolutionary Girl Utena:
The Black Rose Saga

Publisher: Guardians of Order, Inc.
ISBN: 1-894525-96-5
Published: October 25, 2004
Written by: Michelle Lyons
Pages: 96 (most in full color)

The second volume in the set established just above, this book covers the Black Rose Saga for the table-top RPG system Big Eyes, Small Mouth. It is also inadvertantly hilarious, with a lot of wink wink nod nod descriptions of characters and places. That said, the character stats are fucking broken, because somehow, Akio only has a 4/6 in Seduction. For reference, the game gives Touga, Kanae, and Shiori 3/6, and Kozue 1/6 in this stat, which is actually broken down into the gender the seduction is aimed at. Which is also just amazing.

Download here (118MB, ZIP file)

Articles, Fragments, Et Cetera

Animage May 1997 Article on Utena
(11 files, 21MB ZIP)
I'm not sure where I got this, to be honest. I cleaned up pretty bad but high resolution scans as best I could. It looks to be the usual character bits, plus an interview.

Ursula's Kiss (Enoki Films)
(Link is to website)
If you don't know what this is, I will tell you that in the late 90's it was par for the course for companies to market anime for release in the states by altering it significantly for an American audience. This site is the attempt by Enoki films to create a proof of concept for such an effort. It is....absolutely...amazing. The site is no longer up, but of course, I have long kept a copy on my computer, for just this moment in history.

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