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Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Manga)

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1996 to 1997
Authors: Be-Papas (Story), Saitou, Chiho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ciao


Score: 7.441 (scored by 2542 users)
Ranked: #46562
Popularity: #770
Members: 4,722
Favorites: 152
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Utena Tenjou had a tragic childhood - her parents died when she was young, and she almost drowned, had it not been for her prince who came and rescued her. Because of the impact this prince had on her life, Utena strives to be just like him - to grow up to be a prince, not a princess, and to spread nobility, ultimately finding her prince and bringing revolution. (Source: ANN)

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


Himemiya, Anthy
Tenjou, Utena
Arisugawa, Juri
Chida, Mamiya

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Nov 5, 2007
An classic manga with lots of simbolism and fantasy. In order to understand all the story read the manga, after this, watch the anime and, in the end, watch the movie, they have important diferences but are related.
The story is very original and the progress of the characters and their past is very deeper.
The story is focused in each member of Student Council, their relationships and the quest of Utena to find her prince and became a prince herself. It shows like someone can fight for his own wishes, live the way he wants and the importance of friendship. A very good history that influencied read more
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Apr 28, 2008
I will try not to allow my love of Chiho Saito to slant this review, but I can't promise anything. I'm one of the very few who enjoyed the Utena manga more than the anime, probably because I could relate to it more (and I like the ending better...not to mention it made more sense than the anime). The characters are more realistic. Touga and Akio actually appear to have some heart. Because it's much shorter than the anime, there is less time to go into secondary characters, so the story mostly focuses on the main triumverate (Utena, Anthy, Akio) and Touga. Definetly more symbolic read more
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Transfer female student with a strong sense of justice and the wish to become a prince/knight protects a girl and gets unwillingly involved in a weird game; school; fantasy; shoujo-ai; girls getting bullied and treated as mere objects by the male students; weapons coming out of the girls' chest; duels/games; a rec is needed.
Even though Chiho Saito's & Arina Tanemura's style is very different (nonetheless both are talented artists in an ocean of mediocre shoujo series), these manga are similar mostly due to the feelings they give and the interactions between the characters.
The complex friendship of Ushio & Haine reminds me a lot of Anthy & Utena.
Both manga are set at school, and both have plenty of drama and romance.
Utena is more mature in terms of sensuality, but SDC isn't immaculate either.

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