Welcome to Empty Movement: the Utena fandom's worst kept secret! We still update an actual, real, website, of the kind that existed before social media! Wow! Take a look at what's new below, or just browse around and see what you find!
This website is officially over twenty years old, and still going strong. Thank you so much to the many, many contributors and supporters we've had over the years, you've made insane amounts of content possible and it has been our absolute pleasure to do our best bringing it to you. Come! Join us! If we can't take you to the world you desire, we can at least take you to a pretty massive archive of Utena content.
Check us out on social media, where the most current Utena news (I know, who would have thought??) and freshest Utena content: translation projects, artwork, creator tidbits, and most importantly, complete trash and shitpost memes can be found. We are most active on Twitter, Tumblr, and Discord. (CAUTION: WE HAVE PLANS - 2023) And if you want to support us, we have some great custom merchandise you can get here, or support us on Patreon!
Twitter is our main social media account, with the most up-to-date news, content, and resources.
We are currently invite only, so ask emptymovement(at)gmail.com! It's a vibrant, wonderful community and we'd love to share it.
The center of the Utena fandom for almost a decade, the Empty Movement forums are now a static archive. Tons of resources and content can be found here.
A collection of high-resolution scans of dozens and dozens of Utena doujinshi. A fascinating look at the state of the Japanese fandom around the production of the series.
A relic of duellists.tj, the Utena Fan Translation Project's scripts of the television series. A unique and independent translation from the official releases, and a great quote resource.
Translated by the immortal Dallbun and presented by Giovanna, the two Utena light novels reimagine the events of the first arc of the series, and include among other things...Touga and Miki as a canon thing.
A collection of transcribed and translated input from the creators of Utena. Interviews, commentaries, tid-bits. Essays, blogs. You name it. Ignore everything Ikuhara says, though, it'll make life easier, I promise.
Untranslated resources such as the game guide book, CD booklets, essay books, and other potential goldmines of Utena content, waiting for an enterprising translator to bring to us.
An exhaustive resource covering the music and soundtrack releases of Utena, including side-by-side lyric comparisons of multiple translations, album information, and liner notes.
Countless amazing essays and considerations surrounding Revolutionary Girl Utena. Character information, production info, and a growing list noticed references. Much of this site was built to make analysis easier, and you all have rewarded us handsomely.
Character shrines used to be a common site, but Akio character shrines...were not. Come see what Vanna sees in the beast. No, I don't seriously stan him, but I do find him fascinating. The title of this site is based on an ancient mistranslation, by the by. Fitting, no?
She's onscreen for less than two minutes, but she made one hell of an impression. A mini-shrine to an interesting character, an eerie scene, and a toxic relationship.
Before the availability of high-resolution images, a fad existed of vector tracing anime into high-resolution images. These can be found here, inclding a tutorial that shows how dated this really is.
Before there was social media, there was this, Utena art and fanfics hosted on Empty Movement, at one point the busiest and most labor intensive part of the site.
....brought back to life. These are websites saved from the wreckage of 20 years of Utena fandom, reposted with the blessings of the original creators. Come see some ancient history, including fanfics older than you are, and shrines to the least loved characters.
It was common back in the day to have a little subsection of larger websites with information about them. That can be found here. It's retro.
We've made a few items that can be purchased through our online store to support us, or just to get you some cool stuff!
There have been lots of requests for us to put up a Patreon, and so we bow to this demand!! Empty Movement has been an extraordinarily expensive labor of love over the years, and while we've been happy to mostly shoulder that burden, we absolutely appreciate every dollar you contribute. <3
May 25, 2023
This is just a placeholder update. You know, a bit of a B-side project that I've (Vanna) finally caught up with. When we went to Japan for the musicals in 2018 and 2019, we cleaned out multiple Mandarakes and Book Offs of their Utena doujinshi, placing them in the end with a stack piling up from donations. That pile of doujinshi? SLAUGHTERED. This is an update that completes our entire current collection of doujinshi available. Let's. Fuckin. Eat. There are 27 new doujinshi here, plus some VINTAGE fanart content in a section that will be growing in the future, where we keep fanart submitted to magazines...a thing we have a growing collection of now.
What is the A-side project if this was just the side one I used to relax? It's huge. It involves you, me, and getting the fuck away from collapsing social media platforms. We're out here about to take advantage of the Utena fandom's penchant for stubborn life choices, and we can't wait for you all to see it. Be on the look-out via Discord, Twitter, and Tumblr, because it won't be launching alone. We have the FINISHED translation of the Black Rose Musical interview by Nagumo, new translations of CD content, and TONS of new scans of Utena meta incoming. I have...all of Newtype magazine from the run of Utena through Be-Papas' absolutely bonkers post-Utena era. I have rescanned Chiho Saito's artbook for ludicrously beautiful images so clear you could make poster prints. I have cover-to-cover scanned the Art of Utena book. IT'S SO. SO. MUCH. Yes, we'll be doing a huge musical stream...but that won't be the primary social space this goes down on. ;) For now? DOUJIN DOUJIN DOUJIN.
PS. The entire doujinshi gallery as it stands right now is over two gigs of content. Over 110 doujinshi across over 4,600 pages. Some of you archive-savvy folks out there are probably asking 'what the fuck, can't I just download this???' Gonna be real friends...you ABSOLUTELY CAN. We may change our minds later, but for now, toss us an e-mail if you want to download the doujinshi gallery in full current to now. For now the file and hosting will be too variable to link direct.
by Anatomic Angel
by Cat's Mind
Boring Days of Roses and Swords
by Onokuni Bunko
Crown of Thorns
by Jun Hayase
Flower Fate, Fetal History
by Celestial Speech
by Jesus Drug
by Bear and Isabella
Prince Principle Renovation
by Anatomic Angel
by Satindoll and Tachibana
by Chiyoko Morinaga
Romantic and Rose
by Kitsuneko Honpo
School Fantasy Romance
by Kouko Agawa
The Sheltering Sky
by Anatomic Angel
Fanroad Magazine, December 1997
by A bunch of fanartists!!
Toga and Saionji Fanbook 2009
by Chain Gang
To You, A Rose, A Rose
by Soft Cotton
by Jesus Drug
Memory of Fossils
by Fairy Pink
by Sate Dosiyou
Whirl Floral Flower
by YuzuSaya Kayame S.
That's 'ALL' for now, and it's actually not. There's a whole other txt file I am keeping the other updates in that I'm too lazy to add right now. Consider this a focused attack on doujinshi. A front line. The real drop is coming, and it's a LOT. Yes, relative to the ridiculous pile of stuff going on for me, this was a little drop. Lemme keep it clean and easy that way. See y'all soon!!!The content on Empty Movement belongs to Giovanna Spadaro and Yasha (who will remain otherwise nameless). Images and media scanned, ripped, and altered by us. Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena) is © Kunihiko Ikuhara, Chiho Saito, Shogakukan and bePapas/TV Tokyo and/or their respective copyright holders. The US release of the Revolutionary Girl Utena series and movie is © Nozomi Entertainment, previously © Central Park Media, and the US release of the Utena manga is © VIZ . Don't sue us.