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
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 1999
1 hr. 30 min.
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.551 (scored by 8069 users)
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Recommendations Submitted by Users
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 at stake.
Both are overwhelming in symbolism, both have to do with the main character changing fate and their current world. While one is shounen and bitter, and the other is shoujo and hopeful, both are allegoric and offer post-modern taste.
Basically same reason why those who like Evangelion the tv series should take a gander at Revolutionary Girl Utena
Both films are massively symbolic and best appreciated by viewers who enjoy analyzing the movies' literal and metaphorical meanings. Each movie is beautifully animated in such a way that it is almost a work of art: intended to be viewed multiple times, watched with a careful eye, and open to various interpretations. Their stories also approach the concepts of an "apocalypse" -- the end & renewal of the physical world, and that of the heroes' psyches. Truly fascinating films for more intellectual anime fans.
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.
The main characters of these movies go to great lengths for their friend. The scenery and architecture in the backgrounds are incredibly beautiful and surreal.
I would say more but I want to avoid spoiling as much as possible.
Both are filled with strongly symbolic and/or disturbing imagery.
The difference is the art style. Utena is pure eye-candy, while Angel's Egg is like a mixture between the gothic and the surreal.
Both are just oozing with visual symbolism with a number of similar themes shared between the two. While Angel's Egg is clearly an original work, Adolescence of Utena exists within the framework of the series upon which it's based.
Both are quite psychedelic postapocaliptical animes.
Both had quite a lot yuri but no real yuri plot.
Both had two quite similar female protagonists: rapier-wielding, brave and calm fighting heroine and smart or rather "soul-sensitive" but defenseless heroine.
Heavy on the symbolism and insane visuals, both are aesthetically pleasing and create a dreamlike world, with fresh character and background designs.