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Girl Revolution Utena 

Shôjo kakumei Utena (original title)
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A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution.
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 Nanami Kiryuu (1 episode, 1997)
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 Wakaba Shinohara (1 episode, 1997)
Sharon Becker ...
 Anthy Himemiya (1 episode, 1997)
James Carter Cathcart ...
 Miki Kaoru (1 episode, 1997)
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 Dios / ... (1 episode, 1997)
Yuriko Fuchizaki ...
 Anthy Himemiya (1 episode, 1997)
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 Female Teacher / ... (1 episode, 1997)
Aya Hisakawa ...
 Miki Kaoru (1 episode, 1997)
Yuka Imai ...
 Touga's mother / ... (1 episode, 1997)
Tomoko Kawakami ...
 Utena Tenjô (1 episode, 1997)
Takehito Koyasu ...
 Touga Kiryuu (1 episode, 1997)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Kyôichi Saionji (1 episode, 1997)
Satomi Kôrogi ...
 Chuchu / ... (1 episode, 1997)
Rachael Lillis ...
 Chu-Chu / ... (1 episode, 1997)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Jury Arisugawa (1 episode, 1997)
Yuri Shiratori ...
 Nanami Kiryû (1 episode, 1997)
Jack Taylor ...
 Kyôichi Saionji (1 episode, 1997)
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This series is about a girl called Utena who was helped in a difficult time by a handsome prince. She was so impressed with him that she vowed to become a prince herself. She is attending a boarding school where she stands out with her gender bending ways and boy's uniform and makes friends with other students in school, most notably a bizarrely submissive Indian girl called Anthy. When one of her friends is publically humiliated by her crush, Utena protests and is called out on a duel by the boy at a bizarre arena. With some difficulty, she wins and finds that Anthy is now "engaged" to her as the "Rose Bride" that is the key to a world revolution. Now, she finds herself forced to fight repeated challengers for Anthy, face similar rivalries in her personal life and tries to help Anthy gain some will of her own. All the while, the duels she must fight are leading her to a goal of world revolution that has implications she is not yet aware of. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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The Student Council's oath, more commonly known as "the chick speech", is a variation of, "The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born first must destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God's name is Abraxas" from Herman Hesse's Demian. It is a direct tie into the multiple Gnostic themes of the show. See more »

Goofs

In episode 8, the thick white stripe on the bottom of Nanami's skirt disappears when she is hugging Touga. It re-appears in the other scenes. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Shiori Takatsuki: Believe in miracles and they will know your feelings.
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (2011) See more »

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The most surrealistic anime there is.
27 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Utena is one of the most remarkable anime there is. It has beautiful animation, wonderful storyline, character development, humor, and one of the chief reasons that this show doesn't have as big a following as it deserves, it's extremely surrealistic. There can be a lot read into this show and metaphors run rampant. If you don't like such an odd show, definitely do not watch the movie. Now THAT is weird. ^^;;


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