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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 »


Kunihiko Ikuhara


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




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)


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 »


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?...
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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Fiancé ni Naritai
Performed by 'Mitsuhiro Oikawa'
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Excellent film for anyone who's seen the series
13 December 2000 | by arielviewSee 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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14 August 1999 (Japan) See more »

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JPY120,000,000 (estimated)
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