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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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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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Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence of Utena  »

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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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Stunningly beautiful, but ulitmately pointless
21 September 2003 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I got interested in this movie because somebody had made a beautiful video for Björks "Bachelorette" with clips from it. So I watched the movie. And it is indeed stuningly beautiful. A masterpiece of animation.

Unfortunately, the story doesn't keep up. It starts out well, with interesting plotlines about people fencing for the possession of the Rose Bride, but suddenly elevators fill up with water and looses their walls, people float away, and finally for no reason whatsoever, Utena is tranformed into a car, and a highspeed chase ensues.

I like much Anime for it's ability to make alternative universes, but this universe is just stupid. If you are gonna watch this movie, turn of the sound, it's better that way.


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