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Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Alternative Titles

English: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Japanese: 少女革命ウテナ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1997 to Dec 24, 1997
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 14192 users)
Ranked: #3302
Popularity: #635
Members: 38,204
Favorites: 1,910
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Synopsis

Just after Utena's parents died she was consoled by a prince who gave her a ring with a rose crest on it. Utena was so impressed by the Prince that she vowed to become one herself one day. A few years later Utena is attending Ohtori Academy where she gives all the teachers headaches because she dresses in a boys uniform so she can be like the prince she met long ago.

After Utena's friend is insulted by a member of the Student Council, Utena fights in a duel for her friends honor. Utena's rose crest allows her to enter the dueling arena where Utena wins the duel and becomes engaged to the Rose Bride. Unknowingly, Utena is pulled into a series of duels with other members of the Student Council for the possession of the Rose Bride. As she becomes fond of Anthy, the Rose Bride, she must fight to keep her friend safe and to discover the horrifying secret behind Ohtori Academy.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Alternative version: Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku

Characters & Voice Actors

Himemiya, Anthy
Himemiya, Anthy
Main
Fuchizaki, Yuriko
Japanese
Fuchizaki, Yuriko
Fanfani, Donatella
Italian
Fanfani, Donatella
...
Tenjou, Utena
Tenjou, Utena
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Pacotto, Emanuela
Italian
Pacotto, Emanuela
...
Chuchu
Chuchu
Supporting
Koorogi, Satomi
Japanese
Koorogi, Satomi
Lillis, Rachael
English
Lillis, Rachael
...
Dios
Dios
Supporting
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Yuuki, Hiro
Japanese
Yuuki, Hiro
...

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Ikuhara, Kunihiko
Director, Script, Original Creator
Koshi, Shigeo
Episode Director
Sakurai, Hiroaki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Jul 26, 2008
TrenchKamen
Admittedly, I'm biased when it comes to reviewing this anime. I started watching it at a very impressionable age, and the impact it had on me at that particular time in my life is astronomical. I also have a huge soft spot for anything surreal, gender-bending, absurd, existential, or psychological.

That being said, Utena fulfills all of those criteria beautifully. And it is enjoyable on multiple levels. I enjoy it as much now, at age 20, as I did at age 12. My understanding of the characters, the symbolism, and the message inherent in each episode has changed dramatically. At a young age I saw read more
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Jun 7, 2008
Venneh
Warning: Epically long review ahead, mainly because I love this series so much.

Title: Revolutionary Girl Utena

Manga, Anime: Revolutionary Girl Utena was originally a manga with story by Be-Papas and art by Chiho Saito that ran in Shogakugan's Ciao magazine from 1996 to 1997. It has been licensed Stateside by Viz Media, and the final volume, which covers the movie, was released on December 3rd, 2007.

Revolutionary Girl Utena has two anime incarnations. One is the original TV show, which is made of 39 total episodes, and was produced by JC Staff (famous for their work on Honey and Clover and Potemayo), and directed by read more
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Recommendations

Basically if you've seen Utena and loved it, then Penguindrum is a must watch. Both shows are directed by Ikuhara Kunihiko, which means you'll expect to see similar themes and artistic flare.
It's no surprise that Princess Tutu has been called Utena-lite. Both series look like they're made for young girls and have, to some degree, fairly typical shoujo plots in the beginning. Soon, though, they become much more complex, twisting the definitions of friend and foe; of what it means to be yourself or to grow up. In addition, they're both heavily influenced by traditional fairy tales yet eventually change the norms of those tales to be something completely different.

Opening Theme

"Rinbu Revolution" by Masami Okui

Ending Theme

#1: "Truth" by Luca Yumi (eps 1-24)
#2: "バーチャルスター発生学 (Virtual Star Hasseigaku)" by Maki Kamiya (eps 25-38)
#3: "Rose & release" by Masami Okui (ep 39)

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