April Fools weekend 2022 was not only the 25th anniversary of Utena, but it was also the return of the r/Place experiment, a digital canvas that for four days, was the site of a massive meme war. Alliances were forged. Broken. Made again. But thanks to the steely determination of r/shoujokakumeiutena and the Empty Movement Discord, we managed to carve a spot out for ourselves. Oh, and we did it in style: by cooperating with the r/hatsune and r/nyanplace subreddits, we managed to get Chu-chu into the piece, riding Nyan-cat’s rainbow! Can’t think of a better place for our goofy monke but atop the rainbow strudel cat.
This design was made by Vanna, who regrets she was streaming this entire weekend. The main image is, of course, from the complete 2022 canvas. I didn’t want it to be an Utena shirt per-se, but more….like a band shirt, to reflect the group nature of the project!
This t-shirt is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for all.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US