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Revolutionary Girl Utena 20th Anniversary Liqueur & Wine GlassRevolutionary Girl Utena 20th Anniversary Liqueur & Wine GlassLoot

EmilliaEmillia2年前
The past year or so, there's been quite a resurgence of interest in Revolutionary Girl Utena, what with new Blu-Ray releases in Japan and the West, new manga chapters by Chiho Saito, a new musical, new editions of the original manga appearing in Japan, and that lovely hardback special edition collection of the manga in the Western market. And of course we've had quite a bit of new merchandise, including the soon to be released Utena figma that I'm waiting excitedly for. I've been having a great time collecting away, so happy to have merch to buy for one of my favourite series.

Though I do wish there was a Western blog/website that kept track of what is coming out and where, especially as a lot of items seem to be Japan only or exclusives of some kind (like I know there were some things released that were only available to buy during the new musical). So I have missed out on a few things, sadly, as I didn't find out about them in time, but this is one item I thankfully didn't miss out on.

It's the Revolutionary Girl Utena 20th Anniversary Rose Liqueur and Wine Glass set, that was available through Premium Bandai.

I found out about this set through seeing a post someone shared on Facebook, and when I went to check out the site, I saw to my dismay that the pre-order period was almost over! I was checking the set out on Thursday night, and pre-orders closed the following Monday. Since a lot of proxies don't work over the weekend, I was worried I wouldn't find someone to buy it in time, and a lot of proxies also don't deal with alcoholic products, which this was technically (even if only 5%).

First thing Friday morning, I decided to try placing an order through J-Subculture, since I'd already used them to buy something earlier in the year and found their service to be really fast. They got back to me with a quote in a couple of hours, I paid, and they purchased it for me. They didn't seem to care about the alcoholic content - I didn't mention it and neither did they.

The set was released at the end of May, and I had it shipped via EMS. It arrived in a few days with no problems (I didn't bother asking J-Subculture to declare the alcohol content since it was so minor, and they probably didn't even remember what it was since it came all packaged up from Bandai). J-Subculture packed everything really securely so it all arrived safe and undamaged, which made me very happy.

I had already previously unboxed everything, but I recreated how it was packed as much as possible for this post.

The package...
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Opened...
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Couple of layers of bubblewrap removed...
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The Box...So Bright, So Pink...
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Inside the box...The Rose Liqueur and the Wine Glass. Unfortunately the cardboard part holding the top of the bottle in place tore a little bit, but as the cardboard was rather thin and flimsy I doubt there's anything anyone could have done about that. I've since reinforced it with some stronger cardboard to hold everything in place.
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Out of the box...
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A close up of the design on the front of the wine glass. The glass was really what I most wanted out of this set.
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There is a different design on the back.
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This was an expensive set at 9800 yen, an indulgence really. Yet I don't have any regrets. It's such an unusual and unique item, and I can't imagine there would have been too many outside of Japan who managed to purchase this. I'm undecided as to whether I'm going to open up the liqueur and have a taste...If I leave it unopened it will probably just turn into vinegar anyway...But for now I'm going to leave it sealed and just admire while I await the arrival of my Limited Edition Utena Blu-Ray set.
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I'm a bit late to this blog, but I love this write-up and the pictures!

From my favorite franchise, there is also this super rare shot glass ITEM #338482 made. This blog has gave me a small sparkle of hope and motivation to find it one day! :)
2年前
AppleNapoleon2年前#35828560It's so beautiful! I admit, I'm a bit envious as I didn't have the money to buy this myself when orders opened, but it's so gorgeous - I really love that glass!
Empty Movement's Tumblr is pretty good at keeping the English fandom updated btw!

Yeah, it was a bit of unpleasantness having to come up with the cash for this on short notice. Especially as not long before I'd just purchased a pre-order for the Uranus & Neptune proplicas, and was like, yep, that's it, that's my big purchase for the next few months, no more big orders for you. Then...Oops. The glass really does make the set. Probably would not have bought it if it was just the liqueur by itself.
Thank you so much for the tumblr rec! Gonna go off and follow them ASAP.
2年前
Stacycmc2年前#35784547Ah that's cool!!! Congrats!! I definitely think you should drink it! You could always put dyed water back in the bottle for display purposes though....but definitely drink it up, as they won't last forever!!
....and let us know how it was! :D Sounds interesting!!
BVibes2年前#35814081That's awesome! The art is so pretty on both the glass and the bottle. I have to say I would probably drink it eventually, but it's something to be admired for its rarity.
I'm also looking forward to the figma! Maybe by a miracle we will have an Anthy figma one day too. I just recently got the LE Blu-ray set in the mail, which I'm really happy about because I thought it was never going to be released after the release date got moved so much. I can't wait to find the time to rewatch it in all its Blu-ray glory.
feuilgarde2年前#35819367LIVE YOUR LIFE HEROICALLY
LIVE IT WITH STYLE
Honestly, in the past, I would probably have left the bottle unopened, just as I left certain edibles unopened, but... in this case, I think it's worth considering opening that bottle on a nice evening and sipping on the liqueur with style while surrounded by Utena merch. :v (Maybe when you get your figma!) You could refill it with some coloured water of the same shade afterwards, for decoration purposes!
mukyuu2年前#35820171You should drink it and then replace the content of the bottle with some cheap rosé wine for display.
If I do decide to drink it, I'll definitely have to think of a special occasion, and of course appropriately document the, er, historic event. What does 100 dollar rose-petal liqueur taste like, I wonder? Even the drink sounds like something right out of Utena. Thank you for all the comments...This has been much fun sharing.
2年前
It's so beautiful! I admit, I'm a bit envious as I didn't have the money to buy this myself when orders opened, but it's so gorgeous - I really love that glass!

Empty Movement's Tumblr is pretty good at keeping the English fandom updated btw!
2年前
You should drink it and then replace the content of the bottle with some cheap rosé wine for display.
2年前
LIVE YOUR LIFE HEROICALLY
LIVE IT WITH STYLE

Honestly, in the past, I would probably have left the bottle unopened, just as I left certain edibles unopened, but... in this case, I think it's worth considering opening that bottle on a nice evening and sipping on the liqueur with style while surrounded by Utena merch. :v (Maybe when you get your figma!) You could refill it with some coloured water of the same shade afterwards, for decoration purposes!
2年前
That's awesome! The art is so pretty on both the glass and the bottle. I have to say I would probably drink it eventually, but it's something to be admired for its rarity.
I'm also looking forward to the figma! Maybe by a miracle we will have an Anthy figma one day too. I just recently got the LE Blu-ray set in the mail, which I'm really happy about because I thought it was never going to be released after the release date got moved so much. I can't wait to find the time to rewatch it in all its Blu-ray glory.
2年前
Ah that's cool!!! Congrats!! I definitely think you should drink it! You could always put dyed water back in the bottle for display purposes though....but definitely drink it up, as they won't last forever!!

....and let us know how it was! :D Sounds interesting!!
2年前
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