Kunihiko Ikuhara

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This is just between you and me, but when I was fourteen, I saw a UFO.

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That UFO telepathically told me this prophecy:"When you grow up, you will direct an anime about girls revolutionizing various things."

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Surely you jest.

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"You must not tell anyone about me. If you ever do..."

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Wh-What will happen to me?

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"People will call you a sketchy guy."

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Auteur anime director, most famously of the TV series Revolutionary Girl Utena and its movie The Adolescence of Utena, plus Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon SuperS as well as the R movie. Also notoriously evasive about giving straight answers to his more surreal works. Kanashimi no Belladonna has been cited as an influence of his, which is quite easily seen in Utena.

His latest[when?] work, Mawaru Penguindrum, aired from July to December of 2011 as part of that year's summer anime lineup.

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All of you have enjoyed making your predictions. Now, I'll tell you the truth. Yes. Just as all of you have predicted all along: the Penguindrum is a pink washing machine.

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