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Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999)

Shôjo kakumei Utena: Adolescence mokushiroku (original title)
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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Central Park Media released two editions in North America: a standard edition in a clear DVD case and a Special Edition in a clear pink case with a bonus DVD with extra Central Park Media trailers. See more »

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Anthy Himemiya: Saionji, sir, wait! I don't think - OH!
[Saionji hits her hard across the face]
Kyoichi Saionji: The bells signal the start of the duel, Anthy! You forget yourself.
Utena Tenju: [Angrily] How can you hit your girlfriend?
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Fiancé ni Naritai
Performed by 'Mitsuhiro Oikawa'
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Excellent film for anyone who's seen the series
13 December 2000 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Having never seen any anime before Utena, except for the nauseating dubbed versions of Sailor Moon and Pokemon, I became immediately hooked. The series is a must-see, and the film is excellent, but it will confuse the heck out of anyone who hasn't seen the series. This series and movie are definitely for adults, simply because of the complex themes and symbolism. Even if you don't understand what's going on however, you can appreciate the eye candy in the film. The artistry is spectacular, and the film is a deep examination of the themes in the series. Definitely one of my favourites! Highly recommended viewing, but don't skip the series!


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