>6 episode Cutie Honey OVA
Only if he collaborates with Anno-chan
>and then retire
Please god no, the world needs Ikuhara.
>Ikuhara could have been the next Oshii
You mean he could have put out a lot of great stuff then let the praise go to his head and start shitting out mediocre pretentious bore fests with no real substance?
In all likelihood he will continue rehashing the ideas he had in Utena, only progressively destroying them through shorter time constraints and sloppier execution. I really like Ikuhara though, he's just nowhere near his 90s self. There are better directors out there.
I hope he's announced as the new director for Sailor Moon Crystal S or whatever they're calling it and make it Ikuharier than ever.
Was this worse than Nanami drowning the kitten?
That's because the 90's were the time when being a communist parading as an intellectual post-structuralist was still the cool thing to do.
His recent works have just been filled with Paris '68 nostalgia and unsubtle Sartre shilling.
So am I supposed to watch Utena and Pengindrum multiple times to get it or something? I feel retarded for not understanding most of the things that happened in those shows for the first time.
Penguindrum references a lot of external literature and it can help understanding some of it if you go and read up on what it was playing with (or at least read wiki summaries or something), since it borrows some themes and metaphors from them. It probably won't answer all of your questions, though.
>So am I supposed to watch Utena and Pengindrum multiple times to get it or something
If you want to really understand the show and all of the symbolism, then yes, you're going to have to watch through it more than once.
You should be able to understand the fundamental plot points and character motivations at level that allows you to enjoy the series on the first watch through, but you would have to be some sort of god to understand every single little piece of symbolism. Actually, at least for Utena it's impossible to understand every little thing the first way through because a LOT of it is self referential and alludes to things that have yet to happen.
I actually have only seen Penguindrum once, and found it enjoyable but inferiour to Utena I have seen Utena six times
To be fair I don't watch it all the way through. I'm familiar enough with the general plot that I can wait a week or so between episodes and still be fine. I do the same thing with Evangelion.
I actually haven't been doing it recently because the contrast between those two series and whatever else I'm watching is too painful and ends up ruining the series.
He wont, he's mortal enemies with TOEI.
I hope he, Anno and Nagano make a mecha anime together.
>Designs/art direction: Nagano.
They're all best pals or at least Ikuhara is the middleman
>all of them voice act
>Animation director: Mitsuo Iso
>Anno does some key animation again
Never have I wanted something as much as I do now.
Some Anno keys would be amazing. If he's got anything in him its art talent. Even as far back as Macross.
I really loved the postmodern direction of the old Gainax stuff he was involved in.
He's on the animation dream team for sure.
Penguindrum really only made sense if you were watching it with /a/
I stood up and cheered in episode 22.
I was thinking to myself the whole time leading up to that scene "is it going to be like the OP? please let it be like the OP" And then it was just like the OP. I loved it.