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Revolutionary Girl Utena 

Shôjo kakumei Utena (original title)
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
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 Miki Kaoru 1 episode, 1997
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 Dios / ... 1 episode, 1997
Yuriko Fuchizaki ...
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 Female Teacher / ... 1 episode, 1997
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 Miki Kaoru 1 episode, 1997
Yuka Imai ...
 Touga's mother / ... 1 episode, 1997
Tomoko Kawakami ...
 Utena Tenjô 1 episode, 1997
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 Kyôichi Saionji 1 episode, 1997
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 Chuchu / ... 1 episode, 1997
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 Chu-Chu / ... 1 episode, 1997
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Jury Arisugawa 1 episode, 1997
Dan Olk ...
 Kyôichi Saionji 1 episode, 1997
Yuri Shiratori ...
 Nanami Kiryû 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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Trivia

Series rumored to be heavily inspired by Riyoko Ikeda's 'Rose of Versailles' 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

Anthy Himemiya: [after Utena wins her hand] Cheer up, Saionji, my schoolmate.
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Referenced in Die Another Day (2002) See more »

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Virtual Star Hasseigaku
by Maki Kamiya (eps 25-38)
[Ending Theme]
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Once you start watching, you HAVE to finish!
25 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

A friend of mine got me hooked on this series. Once I started viewing it, I couldn't stop! This series is a very modern fairy tale with a whole lot of mystery surrounding the characters. Who really is Anthy? And what of the mysterious "End of the World?" Well...you'll have to watch to see for not only the answers to these questions...but quite a few more that will come up!

Though there are mature themes in this series, everything is handled tastefully through metaphors and such.

If you get the chance to view this show, please do!


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