Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight

Revue Starlight

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Alternative Titles

English: Revue Starlight
Japanese: 少女☆歌劇 レヴュースタァライト


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 13, 2018 to Sep 28, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:28 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Original
Themes: MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 2142321,423 users)
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Ranked: #12142
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Popularity: #2147
Members: 64,323
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Kageki Revue is a light version of Utena. It copies many details - battles where the main characters should become number one and then take a prize; before the battle they take special uniform, and ect; mystery 'moderator' (giraffe here and End of The World in Utena).  
report Recommended by Aoede
Both shows have dual settings. One of a normal high school life. Another is a parallel environment where students participate in battle but the effects between the two settings are limited. The series also share a heavy influence from musical themes. 
report Recommended by HitmanSadist13
While both Sound! and Revue Starlight both center around different subjects, musical and theatrical performances, they each resonate similar energy to become the top star that outshines peers and opponents. I find the main characters Reina and Kumiko to resemble notable traits with Hikari and Karen. Apart from a visual resemblance in the two pairs, Hikari's promise to Karen about rising to become to top star alongside her best friend is something Karen holds close and never forgets as she storms her way to become the best, much like Kumiko and Reina's passion. If you enjoyed Sound! Euphonium, Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight  read more 
report Recommended by Copium
A strange talking animal lures our MC into a strange world and promises them something. A bunch of young girls all putting their dreams on the line. A distant, dark-haired girl with ties to our naive main character and inexplicable motives. There's more in common between these two shows than you might expect -- Revue Starlight takes a fair amount of inspiration from Madoka Magica, despite being a much different show. Both feature a cast of schoolgirls and some surrealist aspects; additionally, both are heavily and memorably stylized, with great soundtracks. The dynamics between Karen/Hikari and Madoka/Homura are quite similar (in particularly Hikari and Homura  read more 
report Recommended by Mistrals_
Both anime are inspired by the Takarazuka Revue. Both have amazing OSTs, incredible character development, and drama. However, Revue Starlight has more action, since it was based on a PvP game developed by Bushiroad while Kageki Shoujo was based on a shoujo manga. If you want the action, go with Revue Starlight and if you want drama that deals with real-life issues, go with Kageki Shoujo. 
report Recommended by KittenBuns1
Like in Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight, there is a competition in Granbelm with high stakes, a mystical reward, and dramatic battles. Themes in both series include self-acceptance and self-expression. Also, both are anime-original stories, and the dynamic between Mangetsu and Shingetsu reminds me of Aijou and Kagura. 
report Recommended by SAniyoukoso
While differing on style and presentation, both shows revolve around the study of creative disciplines (either theatre or magic) in specialized schools that encourage competition. Both feature an underdog protagonist and a perfectionistic rival, with the two of them being inspired by a performance seen during childhood. Both are ultimately allegorical works, as their battle or adventure oriented plots represent the struggles in competition and refinement that are characteristic of the artistic field. 
report Recommended by Sarubadooru
Both series focus heavily on story telling with the characters trying to go against their fate 
report Recommended by paratroid
1. High school girls (and yes they are all good-looking!) 2. Aim to be stage idols/stars 3. Yuri subtext (that's just typical all-girls anime and I love it) 4. Simple/light drama 5. Friendship 6. A bit martial art & acrobatic movement being shown  
report Recommended by windymarion
Not really same formula although both stories have many similarities (high school girls in cute uniforms, all-girls high school, girls wielding melee weapons, lesbian subtext). But if you look at a couple of main heroines from one of the anime, they remind you of a couple of main heroines from the other anime. But unlike Battle Girls High School, Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight is not about girls fighting evil creatures or evil corporate and the girls don't have supernatural powers like magic or something. No such a feature as monster coming from another dimension. Instead, it tells you about girls who struggle to fulfill their dreams of  read more 
report Recommended by windymarion
Not really same formula although both stories have many similarities (high school girls in cute uniforms, all-girls high school, girls wielding melee weapons, lesbian subtext). But if you look at a couple of main heroines from one of the anime, they remind you of a couple of main heroines from the other anime. However, Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight is actually about girls who struggle to fulfill their dreams of being theatrical stars and have nothing to do with supernatural powers, evil creatures, or space time distortion....unlike Toji no Miko.  
report Recommended by windymarion
-The girl in both series are fighting for something -the story might be confused at first, but they all gonna make sense in a further episode -Have a very cool, creative, and good quality animation -A lot of directing choice are quite similar (a least in my opinion) -The girl in these series are having their own issues that will be present in some episode (but be aware that wonder egg might be a lot darker) 
report Recommended by FoxTag
A group of artsy girls who go through dark feelings. Definitely two animes that are way more than what they look like.  
report Recommended by arcaneghost_
Both shows are Ikuhara type shows that are zany art house pieces, tons of symbolism, and flashy transformation sequences and battles. If you enjoy one, you'll probably enjoy the other! 
report Recommended by SeasideLua
Watching Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight kinda reminds me of Akuma no Riddle in many ways like the yuri undertone (if you're into that stuff then I definitely recommend this), they are fated to fight or protect each other, every episode has different ending and so on. 
report Recommended by Rock_Golem
-Similar use of repetitive themes with a lot of meaning -Colorful, unique and well crafted story  
report Recommended by Kinnosuke
Upon watching Revue Starlight series, one simply needs to know of how it is primarily made from the Takarazuka Revue, the school and culture behind the training of actresses and the competition for who becomes top star. Compare it's nature to AKB48, and there are so many parallels it's staggering. Having seen Revue Starlight will enrich your understanding of AKB0048 and it's concept of idol competitions for singles and for centre position (called position 0 in both cases). 
report Recommended by GenesisAria
Both have a character who’s motivation is centered around reconnecting with a friend who seems to have forgotten her. Both shows have several episodes that focus on supporting characters, as well as their emotional struggles and growth. Some characters from both series even parallel each other in terms of their story arc. Both shows refuse to hold your hand when it comes to worldbuilding, and instead assume you know the trappings of the magical girl genre, which I personally find very refreshing. Both shows comment on the underlying anxiety of the future, whether that’s losing your potential or moving on from past memories. There’s a lot of heartbreak  read more 
report Recommended by minniemoon
Both involve "idol" music and the characters sing when they are fighting. There are differences, as one is moreso mech based while the other is stage girl based, but if you are looking for more music related anime, then def check each other out.  
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