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Kunihiko Ikuhara

Kunihiko Ikuhara was born on December 21, 1964 in Komatsushima, Tokushima, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Mawaru-Penguindrum (2011), Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose (1993) and Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999). See full bio »

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 2015 Yuri Kuma Arashi (TV Series) (series director - 1 episode)
- Never Back Down on Love (2015) ... (series director)
 2011 Mawaru-Penguindrum (TV Series) (series director - 24 episodes)
- I Love You (2011) ... (series director)
- The Destination of Fate (2011) ... (series director)
- Beautiful Coffin (2011) ... (series director)
- The Door of Fate That We Choose (2011) ... (series director)
- Thank You for Choosing Me (2011) ... (series director)
 1999 Valkyrie Profile (Video Game) (co-director)
 1997 Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV Series) (series director - 38 episodes)
- Someday We Will Shine Together (1997) ... (series director)
- The Ends of the World (1997) ... (series director)
- The One to Revolutionize the World (1997) ... (series director)
- And the Doors of Night Open (1997) ... (series director)
- The Love That Blossomed in Wintertime (1997) ... (series director)
  Sailor Moon Super S (TV Series) (20 episodes, 1992 - 1996) (series director - 96 episodes, 1993 - 1996)
- The Golden Crystal Appears! Nehellenia's Spell (1996) ... (series director)
- Labyrinth of Mirrors! Chibi Moon Captured (1996) ... (series director)
- The Center of the Darkness: Dead Moon Circus (1996) ... (series director)
 1993 Make-up! Sailor Senshi (Short) (episode director)
 1991-1992 Goldfish Warning! (TV Series) (episode director - 9 episodes)
- Hinamatsuri wa tairyoku yo/Sayonara! Wapiko-chan (1992) ... (episode director)
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[on putting themes in his work] Occasionally someone talks about it to me or asks me about it, but I'm really not thinking that much about it. After the fact I'll be able to say, "It was that kind of show, wasn't it?" But while I'm making it, it's generally a case of "it just happened to turn out that way." people who make visuals... I don't mean just with animation, but photography or ... See more »


He often fills his work with multiple themes and all sorts of allusions, making them more complex than they appear at first. He refuses to (at least fully) explain his works in order to leave them open to any interpretation by the viewers. See more »


His works focus on the theme of revolution: of changing the world or rebelling against accepted norms and taking risks, to the betterment of oneself and others. See more »

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