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Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku

Alternative Titles

English: Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
Synonyms: Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse
Japanese: 少女革命ウテナ アドゥレセンス黙示録


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 1999
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.581 (scored by 10,710 users)
Ranked: #12992
Popularity: #1750
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In a loose retelling of the Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Utena Tenjou arrives at Ohtori Academy, only to be immediately swept up in a series of duels for the hand of her classmate Anthy Himemiya and the power she supposedly holds. At the same time, Utena reunites with Touga Kiryuu, a friend from her childhood who seems to know the secrets behind the duels. Utena must discover those secrets for herself, before the power that rules Ohtori claims her and her friends, new and old.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tenjou, Utena
Tenjou, Utena
Kawakami, Tomoko
Kawakami, Tomoko
Himemiya, Anthy
Himemiya, Anthy
Fuchizaki, Yuriko
Fuchizaki, Yuriko
Arisugawa, Juri
Arisugawa, Juri
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Kiryuu, Nanami
Kiryuu, Nanami


Ikuhara, Kunihiko
Ikuhara, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard, Creator, ADR Director
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Takahashi, Tooru
Takahashi, Tooru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hosoda, Mamoru
Hosoda, Mamoru

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Ending Theme

"Fiancé ni Naritai" by Mitsuhiro Oikawa

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Oct 26, 2008
Honestly, I had to watch this like three times before I had an inkling of a clue what this anime was about. I was not familiar with the Utena series before, and I ended up watching the movie because I was informed that it wasn't the same as the series.

So I watched it and wondered what sort of crack I had smoked before popping the DVD in. Apparently, I had not smoked any crack, and it was just Utena that was messing with my head.

The story is...I don't know. Up to now, I hardly know what happened. It's long, convoluted, and they don't read more
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Jun 7, 2008
Adolescence of Utena is a feature-length movie that was produced and directed by the same persons who were responsible for the TV series. It premiered in 1999, and has been licensed Stateside by Central Park Media, which is now defunct. Let's just say it's been out for a long time Stateside.

Adolescence of Utena is best described as the TV series retold in two hours or less with different plot elements bought up or discarded, with some characters absent, and lots and lots of symbolism and, some would argue, a heavy dose of crack.

I would highly suggest watching the series going into read more
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Apr 14, 2009
There's one thing you should keep in mind when watching Adolescence Apocalypse: absolutely EVERYTHING is a metaphor, usually for some part of adolescence. This is a movie that was made to be analyzed. Usually I don't analyze the symbolism of anything I watch, but Adolescence Apocalypse makes analyzing symbolism fun, crazy as that may sound. As for as anime symbolism goes, Adolescence Apocalypse can't be beat, even by the series.

That's not to say the symbolism's the only thing worth watching the movie for. Every moment of screentime is purely entertaining, whether symbolism is the focus or not. The only real complaint I had with the read more
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Jun 8, 2011
As someone who finds it fun to read books and explore their themes and symbols, I love this movie. It's probably my favourite movie of all time. This movie is a perfect example of how to do symbolism so that it's rich and complex but isn't inaccessible and doesn't make the audience do all the work.

The story revolves around the protagonist, Utena, entering a High school where she inadvertently finds herself involved in duels to become engaged to the rose bride, Anthy, which will grant her the power to revolutionise the world. So if you've seen the anime the basic plot is the same. The read more
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This recommendation is more based on a gut feeling than anything else. The Adolescence of Utena and End of Eva are both retellings of their respective series and in both cases the intense imagery coupled with a complex and heavily symbolical atmosphere create an utterly surreal environment that deconstructs itself at every turn. They share the same epic quality even as they delve deep into the human psyche, despite the fact that the plot may seem to vary considerably. In these movies the role of the individual in the world and the very nature of what these two entities may be is what truly is  read more 
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It's always been clear that Puella Magi Madoka Magica was influenced by Revolutionary Girl Utena. However, the movie takes this influence ten steps further. In both movies, the premise starts out simple enough. But as the movie progresses, the plot gets a lot deeper and darker. The amount of symbolism they sport is incredible. Nearly every aspect about them has some sort of hidden meaning that requires a lot of speculation and discussion to fully understand. 
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Both are filled with strongly symbolic and/or disturbing imagery.
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Both anime deconstruct their respective genres, with Utena being a deconstruction of magical girl anime, and Evangelion being a deconstruction of mecha anime. Both have a teenage protagonist is placed in a new, unknown situation, and who holds the power to change the fate of the world. Both anime have a lot of metaphors and symbolism, as well as surreal imagery, which might confuse some watchers. Also, both have a similar tone and mood. 
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