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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 »

Director:

Kunihiko Ikuhara

Writers:

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

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie See more »

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Budget:

JPY 120,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

J.C. Staff,King Records,Movic See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Utena Tenju: You're tending to your roses, at this hour?
Anthy Himemiya: Well, I am the Rose Bride...
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Soundtracks

Fiancé ni Naritai
Performed by 'Mitsuhiro Oikawa'
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Oh good Lord, it's breathtaking!
4 December 2001 | by anthy16See all my reviews

Let me just say it outright and explain later: This is a GREAT movie! I would even dare to say that it is one of the best anime movies I have ever seen! The artwork is wonderful; the backgrounds are astoundingly elaborate, the characters' modifications work so well (Anthy's a fox!), and the animation is smooth, fast, and just as elaborate as the backgrounds. That's not all, though! The way they modified the manga and TV series's storyline was appropriate because it was so creative. Before I saw the movie, I read a critique in which part of the end is mentioned and thought to myself, "God, this movie's going to suck if they made the ending be like that!" But once I saw it, I realized that the way they pull it off is so creative AND it works so well! SEE THIS MOVIE! You will not regret it, trust me!


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