*anthy

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every semester i’m like, i’m gonna DRAW one of my finals (i’m an english major, sometimes we do multimodal options for things), and then i usually regret that

but anyways here’s some quick pieces of the thing i turned in for class. there was a lot more but i don’t really feel like posting it. get me out of this hell week

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Revolutionary Girl Utena (少女革命ウテナ)

Animation drawings from the final two episodes, with key frames and corrections by key animator Akemi Hayashi (林明美) for episode #38, “The Ends of the World” and art by character designer Shinya Hasegawa (長谷川眞也) for episode #39, “Someday, Shine Together.” 

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Anthy and Utena Shoot - Sakuracon 2015

It’s the one year anniversary of our Utena costumes! We celebrated at Sakuracon with a private shoot and a group shoot (photos will be posted soon) and generally had a ton of fun geeking out about Revolutionary Girl Utena with our fellow cosplayers.

Anthy: blackbettiecosplay (me!)  / Utena: yaoioneechyan

Photographer: Giosia

Utenablogging: Why Anthy Keeps Vanishing From Her Clothes

She enters the gondola as a schoolgirl, but she vanishes and the clothes fall to the ground, and the roses grow through her clothes because Anthy is not that carefree, smiling person. She’s not there. The roses are the beautiful illusion of the rose bride that fill her place.

Her rose bride outfit falls away from the couch to reveal her disheveled and naked when Nanami sees Akio abusing her. The noble rose bride Utena fights for is not the real Anthy. She’s not there, either.

And her princess dress falls empty to the ground after she betrays Utena, because she’s not there, either.

The Anthy caught up in swords is Anthy’s “witch” self-identity, created by self-loathing and punished eternally for the crime of stealing the Prince from the world by being his victim. She is nearly naked except for the swords, which she wears as her final empty costume, and she is the last illusion to vanish. She’s not even there.

the real Anthy has been in the coffin, naked and without illusions or costumes, all this time, and Utena has never seen her before.

She’s not an innocent and carefree schoolgirl. Empty costume.

She’s not a mystical rose bride to be fought over. Empty costume.

She’s not a betraying princess. Empty costume.

She’s not a witch who deserves to be punished. The swords are another empty costume.

She’s just a scared girl in the dark, finally choosing to come out into the light after someone took the time to meet her as herself instead of one of her many costumes.

world revolution: granted.