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Utena and Anthy by LCibos Utena and Anthy by LCibos
I recently rewatched the anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena (I had it on in the background while was working on Peach Fuzz storyboards to keep me company).

Once again, I'm reminded of how much I absolutely *adore* this series. Beautiful and breathtaking art, and a deep, thought-provoking story filled with symbolism. I love it. It's so surreal, there's nothing else quite like it. Kunihiko Ikuhara and Chiho Saito are brilliant, and Shinya Hasegawa's character designs are gorgeous!

Afterwards, I felt inspired to do a sketch of Utena and Anthy (my favorite anime couple ^^).
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syahilla Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute yuri~:heart:
Awesome work~!:clap:
sailormaddie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
*blush* adorable but..ohmy
sapphiresyko Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ohhh gee x)))
hewhowalksdeath Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Prince-Anthy Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
love it. it looks like the series' utena and anthy, and yet like original artwork at the same time
TigerNightHawk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
awesome. the proportions look great and nicely done on the anatomy. I haven't seen that anime yet I gotta watch it when i get the chance.
Stormfalcon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
It's a very nice sketch of Utena and Anthy. I really like how it turned out in this original version, since it seems to capture the characters together very well. It certainly captures a more intimate aspect to them rather than resorting to a more blatantly sexual one, and in this case, it really helps in the portrayal.
The-Sax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Very good, they are indeed pretty :D
BaronTopherVonPanda Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
very beautiful! :) they look so happy and joyful, and they're nake :D great anatomy and an excellent set up! GREAT WORK!
Kinetijitsu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
I passed on Utena when I was in high school because somebody was homophobic, and heard about Utena and Anthy, but I recently caught a good portion of the movie, and I can't wait to finish it. Really good storyline, and the concepts behind it are well done.
Kamachu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Student Digital Artist
:heart: I love that series! When I first starting reading it, I was like "Oh my O_O" But then you grow on it ;) Awesome pic, awesome pairing!
Hiatus-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Wow, you have such clean sketches! I love that pairing too, and you're right: the anime really is a piece of work!
jinglestan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Student General Artist
so awsome with poses and expressions....and lipstick xD
never saw the series but this piccy is good c:
Rochelle-the-Echidna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Student General Artist
I love that series! I thought this was official art when I first saw it ^^; Amazing job :nod:
ShaeVIII Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
I love it! ^__^ Utena's one of my favorite animes. In fact, I'm wearing her Rose Bride ring right now. :D What a lovely sketch! <3
LCibos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
*tackles Shannon, Wakaba-style* Eee! You have an Utena ring? That's so cool! ^___^ A long time ago, I had one of the Black Rose ones. I bought it online, I think. Unfortunately, the ring ended up being way too small for my finger (not that I have big hands -- it's just that the Japanese sizes are way smaller than their American equivalents), so I could never wear it, and eventually ended up selling it on eBay. :(
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Oh that's very nice :drool: yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
Neko-lyingalone- Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
i havent watched it yet but i know its full off bishies ^^
nice sketch <3
LCibos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
It's definitely full of bishounen. ^__^ There's the hot-blooded Saionji, the playboy Touga, the pretty boy Miki, and the older and experienced Akio. And they all end up losing their shirts from time to time. ^_-
Neko-lyingalone- Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
sounds interesting ^^
have you read eerie qeerie? its a boy love manga <3
so utena is girl love?
i think the orange haired guy from utena is sexy ^___^;;;
Neko-lyingalone- Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
sounds intresting shirtless bishies ^____^
the orange haired one is the bishie-ish i think, im sure theres a pink haired one too. so its a girl love anime? i find that cool. have you read the manga eerie queerie?
LCibos Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen Eerie Qeerie, but haven't read it. The artwork is nice.

Hard to say.... it's probably as close to a shoujo-ai/girl love anime as you can get without delving into pervy stuff. There is a least one openly gay female character in Utena, Juri (but her love is unrequited). Utena herself repeatedly states throughout the series that she's just a "normal girl", and isn't interested in Anthy in /that/ way, but it's pretty clear that they share a special bond. And there's *definitely* something there in the movie version.

And a couple of the guys seem to, ahem, swing both ways. *lol*

Oh yeah, I forgot about the pink-haired bishie guy whose name escapes me... no, wait, it's...Souji Mikage! :D He's voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa, the voice of Tamehome from Fushigi Yuugi, if you're familiar with it.
Neko-lyingalone- Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
tee hee, its funny because my friend came over yesterday and gave me both utena box sets as a gift ^___^ i was like wow lol ~^^ yeah now i know juri is female XDD i thought she was male at first. =__= i really hate the green haired guy ^^; he slaps anthy he's a big meany TT_TT,
anthy just seems to get slapped alot and im only on episode 4 ^^; *college gets in the way alot V_V~~*
theres a movie??? i gotta find it when i finnished the eps. i have the whole utena perfect collection, oh and the nast nanami girl god she was so mean to do that to anthys dress, makes you wanna slap nanami lol >_>;;;
there is a movie or episodes of eerie qeerie? america has so much more anime then england TT___TT not fair >_>;; I've only just got the books ^^; hanusuma is such a hottie, who did you like?. how are you? ^^
Lelablue Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
Well done! You did a great work with these too. I love Utena! :clap:
LCibos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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kensuu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Yay, love seeing these two from you again. XD I still find it hard to pair them from the TV continuity, but maybe this can be from after the conclusion. =3
Zephra85 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naked lesbians... It's about as appealing as it can get to a heterosexual girl. Lovely art, they look great in your style, but I'm afraid respect is all this pic can get from me rather than love. ^^;
anime0for0me Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student Writer
I though Utena was bi but idk!
snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist
Yuri make me happy. :) Utena and Anthy are such an adorable couple! ^^ There love is so cute and sparkly.
Chaotic-Kyubi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Student General Artist
I herd of it before.. Mainly in pictures. XP That was good. The color was better as well.. :)
DeactivatimusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
AAh, that's so awesome! :D I love the way you sketch. :> And I also love Utena. Double plus awesome. :3
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