The other day, I thought I lost my 14th century Japanese samurai armor. Turns out, I was wearing it the whole time
During the Rose of Versailles, by wearing the uniform, Oscar hid her own body line - her own femininity. But now, times have changed. Even though it’s not yet a world where all women are free, this costume might allow her the chance to be a “woman.” We’re trying to envision a world where a woman can decide what she does with her own body. Utena decided to show off her own beautiful legs. She’s comfortable with her own beauty. That’s the type of world we were trying to portray.

— Kunihiko Ikuhara, Animerica Extra Magazine, 2000

@темы: Shoujo Kakumei Utena