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  1. Revolutionary Girl Utena [Anime Discussion]


    #788212014-06-25 13:43:03 *Frey said:

    http://www.shamefulotakusecret.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/utena01_02.jpg

    Infosheet:

    Title: Shoujou Kakumei Utena
    English Title: Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Episodes & Type: 39 Episodes TV Anime
    Airing: Apr 2, 1997 to Dec 24, 1997
    Genres: Action, Comedy, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy, High School, Incest, Middle School, School Life, Shoujo, Swordplay, Thriller, Tragedy
    Rating & Demographic: PG-13
    Studio: J.C. Staff
    Directed by: Kunihiko Ikuhara
    Written by: Yōji Enokido
    Licensed: Yes, Nozomi Entertainment(NA)

    Adapted from: Manga

    Movie Reboot with some changes: Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence of Utena(Adolescence Mokushiroku)

    Noteworthy Voice Actors:

    • Fuchizaki, Yuriko - Moop from Pretty Cure Splash☆Star, Sanosuke Sagara from Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
    • Tomoko Kawakami - Misuzu Kamio from Air, Sugar from Little Snowfairy Sugar
    • Satomi Koorogi - Chi Yamada from the Chi's Series, Ushio Okazaki from Clannad

    Web: MyAnimeList

    Story:

    Tenjou Utena's parents died when she was a little girl. At that time, a prince appeared to her and gave her a signet ring with a rose crest. He told Utena to keep the ring and promised that they would meet again someday. Utena was so impressed by him that she decided to become a prince herself! Utena is all grown up now. She studies at the Ootori Academy and wears her own version of the boys' uniform. She still looks forward to finding her prince, but in the meantime, it's up to Utena to save damsels in distress and cross swords with Ootori Academy's top duellists. When Utena unwittingly wins the "Rose Bride" in one such duel, she finds herself in the middle of something else... something that just may lead her to her prince.

    Opening:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRnm-769QLE
  2. #788222014-06-25 13:43:35 *Frey said:

    From the makers of Star Driver(Enokido) and Mawaru Penguindrum(Ikuhara), I present to you... Revolutionary Girl Utena.

    Kashira kashira gozonji Kashira?

    Most of the information is above, and what comes after it is the discussion.

    Spoilers ahead! If you haven't watched Utena...

    So basically this more of a mind fuck version of Mawaru Penguindrum with all the symbolisms and other stuff with the fabulousness of Star Driver. Who would have thought that this was just all about Utena growing up(typical Ikuhara stuff, but mawaru doesn't exist back then)? I got thrown off with all the sex in the car shit and Anthy being a bitch. The anime was annoyingly confusing and I had to watch it several times and still not make a sense of some of the episode. Like when Nanami became a cow something about greed probably...and why the fuck a boxing kangaroo suddenly appeared out of nowhere!?

    That didn't stop me from enjoying it though. This was also was probably the first anime where I had to watch THE RECAP episode to probably connect some of the shit that was happening, even though I was marathoning it. As if the 1~2 minutes of mukashi mukashi recap wasn't enough. Writing this made me want to watch it again too.

    Also I'm pretty sure every item ontop of the table in the black rose arc has it's own meaning. I just...don't get them. Or just forgot about it. Probably a representation of their(one who holds the black rose) emotional state?

    end of spoilers...

    If you have watched Star Driver, you might get familiar with the formula of this show! Just expect this show to have some somewhat irrelevant(though interesting) over symbolisms. Its worse than Penguindrum, as I believe that every other episode has a Penguindrum's worth of idk's. If you like those stuff, this show is for you! Have fun!

  3. #788532014-06-25 21:42:13judar said:

    I'm kind of ashamed I haven't watched this yet but from what I've heard it's not a usual formulaic magical girl anime and this thread is making me really damn curious. I like the animation a lot already though, it's pretty elegant and CLAMP-y.

  4. #788582014-06-25 23:39:42Frey said:

    Yeah, it has that CLAMP feel with them being all skinny.

    You should try and watch it! It's really good! It can be challenging to watch, but it's worth a shot! :D.Oh, and if you do, try to find the re-mastered version. The old version has high contrast and not as pleasing to watch.