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Revolutionary Girl Utena (1999)
"Shôjo kakumei Utena: Adolescence mokushiroku" (original title)

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A handsome youth by the name of Tenjo Utena transfers to the distinguished Ohtori Academy. But Utena's true identity is actually a girl, who due to a certain event from her past, has ... See full summary »

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Nanami (voice)
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Kozue Kaoru / Wakaba Shinohara / Shadow Girl C-Ko (voice)
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Juri Arisugawa / Shadow Girl F-Ko (voice)
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A handsome youth by the name of Tenjo Utena transfers to the distinguished Ohtori Academy. But Utena's true identity is actually a girl, who due to a certain event from her past, has decided to cross-dress in order to fulfill the highest of ambitions. But at Ohtori Academy she meets none other than her old lover, Kiryuu Touga, who wears the Mark of the Rose on his finger, which is the sign of a duellist. Because of her possessing the exact same ring, Utena is challenged by the student body vice president, Saionji Kyouichi, to a duel in the floating rose garden. The reason for this duel is none other than the acquisition of the "Rose Bride"'s body, for with it comes the "power to revolutionize the world." Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Shôjo kakumei Utena: Adolescence mokushiroku  »

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JPY 120,000,000 (estimated)
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Akio Ohtori: [begins knocking objects onto the floor] The key... Key! I can't find the KEY!
Anthy Himemiya: Key? What are you talking about?
Akio Ohtori: Uhh... A car without its key... It starts to rust... Where's the key? The KEY?...
[yells]
Akio Ohtori: GAH, THE KEY!
Anthy Himemiya: Please calm down, dear Brother. You're the Prince! You can do anything!
[Akio angrily grabs her by the neck and knocks her to the ground]
Akio Ohtori: Ugh... You don't understand!
[raises a knife and stabs her]
Anthy Himemiya: AAAAAHHHHHHH!
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Those darn teenage years...
17 June 2005 | by (Croatia, Europe) – See all my reviews

Utena Tenjou is a girl dressed like a boy. While studying in the Ohtori academy she was challenged to a duel by the arrogant Saionji. She won not only the duel, but also the "Rose bride", Anthy...

I think that "Utena-the movie" is a little bit weaker than the series, but it's still a pretty fine anime. Till date I'm still not sure what to think about the weird and puzzling series, not to mention this movie which tells an almost different story. My main grip is that the whole plot is symbolic and works only on that level. Based on that, I think there are 4 theories on what "Utena" is trying to say: 1. Prostitution and it's problems ( at least I got the impression that Anthy, as the "rose bride", has to do everything to please her master and that Utena is trying to save her ). 2. Utena's difficult realization that she is a lesbian ( in the movie she really kisses Anthy ) 3. Incest and it's consequences ( it's clear that Anthy has been molested by her brother Akio and that she is weird because of that ) 4. Growing up and abandoning your ideals from the world of childhood.

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Now, you can say I'm insane. But, then again, I could just be right on this because it's so darn suggestive. I admit that some of the scenes were funny ( Nanami in a guest appearance as a cow while "fighting" with Chu-Chu )but after listening to Kunihiko Ikuhara's audio commentary on DVD I have to question some of his choices. For example, he didn't say a word about incest in the scene where Akio drugs Anthy and sleeps with her( instead he was just quiet ), he didn't want to explain anything so that "the story's interpretation wouldn't narrow" and claimed that many people didn't want to draw the end in which Utena turns into a car which is driven by Anthy. Despite being a little more cohesive in his commentary than in the series ( there he didn't remember what all the symbols mean! ) Ikuhara didn't pleasantly surprise me. And then again, maybe that isn't that important since the movie is good.

Both "Utena's" are a weird ride that were different than his previous work, "Sailor Moon", and there for not for everyone's taste. But I still can't wait to see what Ikuhara is going to do next. These days, after 6 years, he finally published a new fantasy Manga called "The world of S & M". Needless to say many will be very interested to see the anime realization.

Grade: 6/10


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