Utena tenjou is a schoolgirl in the eighth grade of ohtori academy. An anime adaptation was written by yoji enokido, directed by kunihiko ikuhara, made by studio j. In the thirtyseventh episode of revolutionary girl utena, utena considers whether or not to finally seek out her prince, given the shocking discovery she made at the end of the last episode. When her parents died when she was only a child, she fell into a serious depression. Among the flaws in revolutionary girl utena, there is 1 that is fatal, bringing the series to a startling halt. Revolutionary girl utena home release details news. Staff and aired on tv tokyo from april 2, 1997 until its end at december 24, 1997. I left off after episode 5, with mikis loss to utena and realization that her desire to free anthy was more of a possessiveness that failed to consider her agency as a person, and in the aftermath of this and with knowledge of mikis sister, im looking forward to seeing how we build from this. With tomoko kawakami, yuriko fuchizaki, aya hisakawa, kotono mitsuishi.
Utena has several pretty boys vying for her attention and she even kisses a few. May 10, 2008 ok, dunno if this goes in the anime thread. Find out more about nozomi entertainments release of revolutionary girl utena at never lose that strength or nobility, even when y. Most notably, the 39 episode revolutionary girl utena tv series was created by some of the same production staff responsible for sailor moon, including writer and director kunihiko ikuhara. Like tilyrna said though, although it can entertain everybody, there are many incestual and homosexual themes that some. The duel song discussed the concept of natural bretheren and. Wakaba also has a loud and public crush on utena, which she mainly expresses by glomping utena and going for rides on her back later on. The movie has all of these elements, plus a new take on the story. We learn more about the past of several council members, while saionji brings anthy to the castle in the sky in order to reach an eternal reward.
Revolutionary girl utena tv series 1997 revolutionary. Utena, anthy, and akio all go to see a play being put on by the schools drama club. The anime and manga were created simultaneously, but, despite some similarities, they progressed. Shoujo kakumei utena revolutionary girl utena chiho. High quality revolutionary girl utena gifts and merchandise. Shes playing the role of a prince, so she has to protect the princess. Jacob thinks nanami should take solace in the fact that she had by far the raddest ball gown at.
Throughout the course of the story, utena must do battle with the duelists in order to claim the rose bride, who it is said may just be the key to becoming a prince and capturing something truly eternal. Revolutionary girl utena is routinely described as neon genesis evangelion for girls, and not without good reason. Utena a couple times, but i cant get enough of videos discussing it and. Ikuhara was already well known for his role in the production of sailor moon, including his contributions to the highly acclaimed third season, sailor moon s. Though she and the other members of bepapas discussed concepts together, saito had little influence on the. Yet the symbolism of the rose in revolutionary girl utena suggests that these both exalt and imprison woman. Revolutionary girl utena is the best shoujo in my opinion anime that ive ever seen.
A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution. The series aired between april 2, 1997 and december 24, 1997 on tv tokyo in japan and spanned 39 episodes. The result is called revolutionary girl utena and is known by fans as one of the more eccentric and allegorical titles available in the world of anime. Utena includes, describes, averts, inverts, and subverts a wide variety of anime tropes, most notably stock footage utenas once an episode transformation sequence.
Revolutionary girl utena is a game changer on the order of evangelion like sailor moon, utena is a magical girl story. Revolutionary girl utena is currently streaming on nozomi entertainments official youtube channel. Watch revolutionary girl utena season 1, episode 1 the rose bride. Rewatch revolutionary girl utena episode 9 discussion. Revolutionary girl utena episode 32 discussion forums. Most notably, the 39episode revolutionary girl utena tv series was created by some of the same production staff. My favorite episode in this box set is cury high trip because you get to see african elephants surf.
The student council saga begins with utena tenjou challenging kyouichi saionji to a duel. Listen to episodes of tomochoco podcast on podbay, the fastest and easiest way to listen to the best podcasts on the. Sarah daniels joins kit in our third episode to discuss the back half of revolutionary girl utena. My name is vrai kaiser, writer, contributor, and occasional editor for anifem. It is generally directors who are very innovative who also manage to attract great composers. Sep 15, 2018 revolutionary girl utena shoujo kakumei utena is a 1997 anime directed by kunihiko ikuhara. Yes, theres a shoujo ai slant to it, but it takes a while to get there. He controls his representation, utena, the other person who cares not for societys systems, approves. Utena seems oblivious to the fact that mikis goal is not entirely harmless.
The play, however, rings a little closer to truth than it does to fairytale. The title character, utena tenjou, had been befriended by a kind prince as a child. Utena, too, mostly just wanders around in this episode. This episode does however, harp explicitly on one of utenas major preoccupations, the subject of adolescence, on which the entire show can be considered a reflection. Utena is the girl that is admired by her female classmates. Revolutionary girl utena is more like serial experiments lain does the rose of versailles the whole thing is, in fact, a kind of surrealist postmodern homage to that quintessential genderbending shoujo. This symbolism is what makes many people consider utena the evangelion of shojo rose, 20. Offtopic discussion status not open for further replies. Revolutionary girl utena watch full episodes and clips. Revolutionary girl utena tells the story of utena tenjou, a girl who dresses like a boy and wants to grow up to be a prince. Catch the stunning climax to revolutionary girl utena. This gets very boring very quickly, as it does in every dragonball z episode i have ever seen.
The story is stuffed with symbolism and considered a postmodern fairytale haeker, n. Revolutionary girl utena is my alltime favorite anime, its a beautiful story with amazing aesthetics and fantastic soundtrack. Revolutionary girl utena episode 28 discussion forums. Revolutionary girl utena shoujo kakumei utena is a 1997 anime directed by kunihiko ikuhara. Read the topic about revolutionary girl utena episode 31 discussion on myanimelist, and join in the discussion on the largest online anime and manga database in the world. She has the strange memory that, when she was very y. The thing about utena is that not only is the dub far below average, but the japanese voice acting is far above average. Revolutionary girl utena episode 31 discussion forums. Utena fights, utena starts to lose, magical power intercedes, utena wins. Yesterday wo utatte episode 8 angryanimebitches anime blog.
It belongs to a genre called magical girl, a type of fantasy in which the protagonist is a girl with supernatural abilities. Shoujo kakumei utena is an manga made by and illustrated by chiho saito and was published in ciao magazine by shogakukan starting 196 and ended 1997. Dont let the colorful, heavily shoujostyled initial episodes fool you. After spending the night in akios tower, nanami is horrified to learn. Repeated frames abound, and the duels lack energy and coherence.
She elicits these reactions whether dressed as a boy or wearing ohtori. After meeting a traveling prince who consoled her after the deaths of her parents, utena tenjou vowed to become a prince herself. She even seems to be oblivious of his goal in the first place. Episode 32 the romance of the dancing girls as a child, i tried to run away from home several times. I went through each episode and explained my take on its symbolism and themes, armed with my years of utena research and geekery. Jul 01, 2014 mark watches revolutionary girl utena.
Episode 16 of revolutionary girl utena is another one of the nanami. Writing for love and justice revolutionary girl utena episode 32. This is a show many viewers will have strong opinions over, but this series just doesnt seem to add up to. Watch revolutionary girl utena online full episodes of. Episode 37 posted on july 8, 2014 by mark oshiro in the thirtyseventh episode of revolutionary girl utena, utena considers whether or not to finally seek out her prince, given the shocking discovery she made at the end of the last episode. Throughout the course of the story, utena must do battle with the duelists in order to claim the rose bride, who it is said may just be the key to becoming a. Both the villain and the heroine are too passiveone of the shows chronic problems. Utena gets caught up in the duel game at the school after the student council vice president putts up one of her friends love letters to her. In episode 38 anthy appears to give utena a cooldown hug from behind but actually stabs her in the back with a black sword that she didnt have before. Episode, tracing a path all of the power of dios might be revived with her. Episode 8, curried high trip it means if you do something bad, bad things will happen to you. Revolutionary girl utena is a series created by bepapas, an artist collective founded by. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. However, this is one series that manages to cut across the gender lines and entertain almost everybody.
It is a followup to the 1997 anime television series revolutionary girl utena, created by the artist collective bepapas. Frankly, there has already been a lot written about it, there are whole websites dedicated. Spoilersrewatch revolutionary girl utena episode 32. Watch revolutionary girl utena episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. Apr 20, 2019 the result is called revolutionary girl utena and is known by fans as one of the more eccentric and allegorical titles available in the world of anime. At the very start of the series, we are given a vague explanation of some of the events that lead to utena becoming who she is today. For discussion of incest and emotional manipulation. Swords coming out of peoples chests, cars flying around, twincest, craaazy. Read the topic about revolutionary girl utena episode 28 discussion on myanimelist, and join in the discussion on the largest online anime and manga database in the world. Revolutionary girl utena is one of the best anime for people who love to analyze media, tear it apart and work out its kinks, as all of these ideas are buried under layers and layers of symbolism.
Initially, nanami is terrified to discuss the egg with anyone because shes certain shell be bullied for it. The prince left utena only with a ring bearing a strange rose crest and a promise that she would meet him again some day. Its been a while since i watched with others, but i think just watching straight through with discussion after each episode usually worked fine. Read the topic about revolutionary girl utena episode 39 discussion on myanimelist, and join in the discussion on the largest online anime and manga database in the world. Episode 32 posted on july 1, 2014 by mark oshiro in the thirtysecond episode of revolutionary girl utena, nanami lashes out in confusion, only to be further manipulated.
Utena tenjou is an eighthgrade girl who wishes to become a prince, and because of it gets caught up in a strange dueling game played by her fellow middle and highschoolers. The series revolves around utena who wants to become a prince and find her prince at the same time. What the heck was akio doing to his fiancee whose name i forgot in episode 32. Adolescence apocalypse is a 1999 japanese anime film. The anime series revolutionary girl utena was produced by the japanese animation studio j. Revolutionary girl utena is strange, strange stuff, and though its inconsistency and odd pacing undermine an promising start comparable to evangelion in this case, this show is guaranteed its share of fans, as well as a few detractors. The titular utena has an obvious even the girls want her status, give that shes swooned over by several members of both sexes from the very first episode including hordes of fangirls.
Teeaboo reacts revolutionary girl utena episode 34. As the archetype of womanhood, anthys sacrifice preserves the romance, reproduction, and the continuity of humanity. She elicits these reactions whether dressed as a boy or wearing ohtoris female uniform, as proved by the episode coming after her loss at the hands of touga. Sometimes, i just need a little jog to my memory to remember whats in a certain episode. Then its time for mark to watch utena trigger warning. Here is what ikuharas episode commentary from the dvd box set has for us today. Jun 06, 2015 revolutionary girl utena is a game changer on the order of evangelion like sailor moon, utena is a magical girl story. The manga serial began in the june 1996 issue of ciao and the anime was first broadcast in 1997. The allusions and symbols in the read more revolutionary girl utena. My source for the digital copy of these ran out, so im typing them from the book. Im about 20 years late on this one, but i just completed revolutionary girl utena and im naturally eager to share some thoughts on it, as its just the type of show i love to analyze. Rewatch revolutionary girl utena episode 32 discussion.
In episode 37, anthy and akio are displayed hurtling fiercely down the road. Ahiru no sora episode 32 angryanimebitches anime blog. I originally drew the episode titles from the utena encyclopedia. This is just between you and me, but when jacob was 14, he told all his classmates that he had. Revolutionary girl utena is an anime series based on the manga comic book of the same name. Revolutionary girl utena transgresses gender and sexuality. List of revolutionary girl utena episodes wikipedia.
Revolutionary girl utena episode 39 discussion forums. Episode 5 first timer something i noticed about the music. Episode 3 revolutionary girl utena anime news network. This is intended only for people who have seen the entire series, as its chock full of spoilers. Normally, most shoujo stuff is reserved for as its name implies girls.
As a result of this she starts to wear the girls school uniform and spend her days daydreaming. For discussion of emotional manipulation and suicide. With episode nine of revolutionary girl utena, there again thankfully seems to be some advancement in storyline beyond emphasizing mystery and developing characters. Its probably best to watch it that way the first time through anyway let the flow of how things play out impact you fully first, then you. Episodes 12 revolutionary girl utena anime news network. Anthy is the type of girl the men would find appealing in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. I just finished the entire 39 episode run of the series. Spoilersrewatch revolutionary girl utena episode 5. Read the topic about revolutionary girl utena episode 32 discussion on myanimelist, and join in the discussion on the largest online anime. And this week, we are doing a retrospective for revolutionary girl utenas 20th anniversary.
Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Utena is absolutely distraught over losing anthy and falls into a deep depression. In episode 39 after stabbing utena anthy leans down to coldly whisper into her ear you remind me so much of dios when i loved him. Revolutionary girl utena home release details posted on 20200522 07. Apr 23, 2000 revolutionary girl utena is the best shoujo in my opinion anime that ive ever seen. Id say that the inconvenience of the migraines delaying the frequency of watching is worth the dramatic increase in quality of the show.904 802 503 461 376 1616 278 361 1419 1083 1060 1010 308 777 434 1554 1164 213 771 970 136 918 14 681 212 1422 555 42 56