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Thank you so much! I'm glad to help and glad you decided to participate as well, it's always great to see new viewers get into Utena.
the anime and the manga were made at the same time, Ikuhara recruited Chiho Saito to do the character design, they collaborated on the basic story and he did his story while she did hers.
you can see an overview of it with my hateblog- it's kinda every cliche the show deconstructed imo, but you can decide for yourself and ignore my vitriolic rants. Look at the images and see if you like it. There is more Touga and less Anthy, which should tell you a lot.
I haven't read the movie manga, but that might be after Saito came around (though I'm not sure if I believe she did, since that interview seemed recent?), since apparently utena and anthy are lesbians in that. I've been asked to blog it, so i might check it out someday.
[youtube jWNrzb-OLzI&list=PLxJdlloGy732SBzzBCinxsNLqjbbio9zL&index=5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWNrzb-OLzI&list=PLxJdlloGy732SBzzBCinxsNLqjbbio9zL&index=5 youtube]
Since my basically fave Anthy vid "I Run" was already posted, have this other good one by Lyrical Beauty Productions.
This is a video that was commissioned of me as a giveaway prize- "Jezebel" by Iron and Wine meets Utena (specifically Anthy focused). Again, a little sloppy, but I'm fond of it.