7.2/10
1,244
29 user 12 critic

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 »

Director:

Kunihiko Ikuhara

Writers:

Chiho Saitô (story), Yoji Enokido (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tomoko Kawakami ... Utena Tenjou (voice)
Yuriko Fuchizaki Yuriko Fuchizaki ... Anthy Himemiya (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leah Applebaum ... Nanami (voice)
Roxanne Beck ... Kozue Kaoru / Wakaba Shinohara / Shadow Girl C-Ko (voice)
Sharon Becker Sharon Becker ... Anthy Himemiya (voice)
James Carter Cathcart ... Miki Kaoru (voice) (as Jimmy Zoppi)
Crispin Freeman ... Touga Kiryuu / Prince (voice)
Amanda Goodman ... Juri Arisugawa / Shadow Girl F-Ko (voice) (as Mandy Bonhomme)
Aya Hisakawa ... Miki Kaoru (voice)
Chieko Honda ... Kozue Kaoru (voice)
Kunihiko Ikuhara Kunihiko Ikuhara ... Art Teacher (voice)
Yuka Imai Yuka Imai ... Wakaba Shinohara (voice)
Maria Kawamura Maria Kawamura ... Shadow Girl E-Ko (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Touga Kiryuu (voice)
Takeshi Kusao ... Kyoichi Saionji (voice)
Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution.

Stars: Tomoko Kawakami, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Sharon Becker
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A terminally ill girl is revived by a magical penguin spirit. In return, her brothers are sent on a quest for the mysterious 'Penguindrum'.

Stars: Shelley Calene-Black, Maggie Flecknoe, Adam Gibbs
Yuri Kuma Arashi (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a world of war between bears and humans, a young schoolgirl is sent into an adventure quest to find the origin of this conflict.

Stars: Miho Arakawa, Yoshiko Ikuta, Nozomi Yamane
Haibane renmei (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.

Stars: Ryô Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Eri Miyajima
Sarazanmai (2019)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three boys are enchanted by a water spirit and must go on a quest to return to human.

Stars: Justin Briner, Ricco Fajardo, Daman Mills
Gunbuster (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young pilot, daughter of a deceased space captain, is selected to pilot a colossal robot as the key point of Earth's defence in a space war.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Rei Sakuma, Norio Wakamoto
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato
Animation | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge
Bloom Into You (TV Series 2018)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his ... See full summary »

Stars: Tia Lynn Ballard, Clint Bickham, Luci Christian
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When a nameless student at Kyoto University encounters a demigod one night, he asks to relive the past three years in order to win the heart of Ms. Akashi, the object of his affection.

Stars: Shintarô Asanuma, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Rin Mizuhara
Strawberry Panic (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Aoi Nagisa, a young reddish haired girl, just transfers to an all-girls, catholic school, the Starrawberry Dorms. The school is divided in to three sections (Lulim, Miator, Spica) all in ... See full summary »

Stars: Hitomi Nabatame, Ai Shimizu, Mai Nakahara
Love Hina (TV Series 2000)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûji Ueda, Yui Horie, Masayo Kurata
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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!
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Die Another Day (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Fiancé ni Naritai
Performed by 'Mitsuhiro Oikawa'
See more »

User Reviews

Amazingly beautiful
23 July 2001 | by Rehanna WildroseSee all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie, my eyes nearly popped out of my head. I'm a great fan of the TV series, but the movie was really another thing entirely. The new character designs were just a bit startling, especially in the case of Anthy. Everyone's hair is longer, with the exception of Akio. (I wonder why they cut his cool little ponytail off.)

The visuals in this movie were stunning, just as much or more so than in the show, especially the dance scene. Like the art, the music was really entrancing. 'Toki Ni Ai Wa' is now one of my favorite songs, both to sing and to listen to.

Although it looks fantastic, Adolescence Mokushiroku really isn't for someone who hasn't seen the series. It's very emotional in some parts, and in many places incredibly bizarre. Even to those who've seen the movie, some of it just makes no sense. Still, it's one of my favorite movies.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site (us)

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

JPY120,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed