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Apr 25, 2009 4:18 AM

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Nice little recap episode. It was good to see the prince.

Aug 29, 2009 8:55 AM

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I thought I was going to hate this episode because it was showing everything all over again, but I enjoyed the names of the duel and the conversation between the two males.
Sep 21, 2009 2:52 AM

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nice little recap, and it shed a little bit more light on the whole system. next episode go!

Nov 12, 2010 6:32 AM

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Ahh, French, doesn't it make it more romantic? (kekekeke)
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Dec 5, 2010 9:58 AM

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The fact that it was a clip show was somewhat annoying, but it was nice to see Utena being badass so many times in a row.
Mar 16, 2011 2:52 PM
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So were those titles and color associations supposed to mean that all the duelists are exaggerated personifications of specific emotions? And Utena has to overcome these hurdles (to become mature?), except she does it by literally deflowering them with her sword while wearing men's clothes?

I think the Prince might be a male version of Anthy, or a twin brother. There can't be that many unrelated brown-skinned people in one Japanese conspiracy.
Jul 2, 2011 9:52 AM

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So, let the Black Rose Saga begin!
Jul 4, 2011 9:13 PM

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Best recap ever? Possibly, it actually advanced the plot which was a good thing. Also, I'm pretty sure that was Anthy with that nameless guy at the end of the episode.
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Aug 1, 2011 9:05 AM

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insan3soldiern said:
Best recap ever? Possibly, it actually advanced the plot which was a good thing. Also, I'm pretty sure that was Anthy with that nameless guy at the end of the episode.

i thought the same too, but this show has been always tricky and misleading
Sep 12, 2011 5:05 AM
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Luthimal said:

I think the Prince might be a male version of Anthy, or a twin brother. There can't be that many unrelated brown-skinned people in one Japanese conspiracy.

My take too. They just have to be related.
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Dec 30, 2011 11:27 PM

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nice recap episode, sorta felt like they made AMVs for each fight.
May 13, 2012 1:00 PM

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This recap was beautifully put together. New people is in the picture now, I wonder how this is going to change the plot.
Sep 5, 2012 7:24 PM

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A well done recap episode. I actually enjoyed seeing the duels again more than I thought I would; plus, I like the various songs that accompany the duels. The new material was nice too and it has me intrigued for the next arc.
Feb 5, 2013 3:33 PM

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Recap episode. Watched it to make sure I got everything I needed to know before moving on.
Feb 8, 2013 8:25 PM

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Not a bad recap episode -- and that's from someone who really doesn't care for them :P
Mar 29, 2013 6:32 PM
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insan3soldiern said:
Best recap ever?
No doubt.
Oct 12, 2013 8:34 PM
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Luthimal said:
And Utena has to overcome these hurdles (to become mature?), except she does it by literally deflowering them with her sword while wearing men's clothes?

Ahahah never saw the deflowering thing going on. That's great ahah.

And yea Utena seems to be a coming of age story at this point.
Nov 22, 2013 1:53 PM

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...Those clouds really do move fast. A rose in display case, a pinned butterfly.. Wha- an ufo? What am I supposed to read into all thi- WOW creepy glares! I give up. Up to the next episode!

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Nov 18, 2014 8:29 PM
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Actually I enjoyed this recap, makes things easier to follow. Good to see the Prince himself, have been wondering if it has just been her imagination
Dec 14, 2014 10:49 PM

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I usually dislike recaps, but this was pretty good. Don't get the UFOs though, but I have a feeling I'm not really supposed to "get" most of the stuff that happens in this show. lmao
Jan 8, 2015 6:17 PM

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Pretty nice and fast paced for a recap episode. It was nice to see all of the duels again...I'm also curious about that ending though.
Feb 13, 2015 5:46 PM

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It was cool to see the name of each duel. The one that Utena lost was called Conviction, which is pretty fitting.

Is that an egg that the prince is sitting on? It might be the same egg that the student council elevator monologue is referring to. If so, is the prince trapped by it? Perhaps the duel called "Revolution" will break it and free him. And who's the other guy? Is he End of the World?
Aug 11, 2015 4:47 PM

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Friendship. Choice. Reason. Love. Adoration. Conviction. Self. (Stages of adolescence?)

This recap really reinforced the themes of the series. I can justify the themes and tie them with Utena growing up/maturing.

But I can only wonder what will happen from here. She's already defeated the student council, but it's only the 1/3 mark.
Sep 13, 2015 3:50 PM

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I was actually okay with the recap this time, because I hadn't watched the show for two years, so I didn't remember what had happened that well.

Feb 13, 2016 5:24 PM

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Interesting recap episode. I was going to skip it at first but this was pretty well put together.
Jul 31, 2016 11:25 AM

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Best recap ever.

That UFO... Are the shadow girls in there? Will they seriously put aliens in the story now?
Nov 22, 2016 2:14 PM

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Hmm... a recap episode, it was ok tho.

The 「絶対運命黙示録」 written at the end, pretty cool stuff. Hopefully this anime turns out to be as amazing as its promising to be.
Apr 27, 2017 6:10 PM

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Recap episode...........
Well, at least the prince showed up
May 31, 2017 8:32 PM

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Yeah, this was easily one of the best recaps I've watched in the medium. It was super interesting to to see it discussed between the prince (who I'm assuming is Dios henceforth) and what appears to be Anthy's brother.

I'm looking forward to the next stage.
Aug 9, 2017 4:09 PM

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Not much to say about an episode that's 90% recap, except...the purple-haired, brown-skinned guy from the ED! The true prince (I hope)! Not sure why he's being sealed away somewhere, but I have a feeling this next arc is going to break him free.
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Jan 3, 2018 11:55 AM

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Recap episode under the light of the power of Dios.

Nicely done thou.

Duel names:

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Mar 6, 2018 10:37 AM

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Yo, the prince's voice is so crisp, love it.

The recap was fine, I guess. At least, it shows us the meaning of each of the duels. And that other guy is Anthy's brother, interesting...
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Apr 10, 2018 3:31 PM

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This is how a recap should be done,it was a nice refresher and gave us more insight in the previous events and their meaning.
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Dec 26, 2018 4:20 PM

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Usually I hate recap episodes, especially when they're placed in the middle of the show, but here it worked surprisingly well, even though there was almost no new footage. New characters in the shadows, with one of them narrating on everything Utena's been up to until now - who'd think it'd be this fun to watch, and not feel like a waste of time at all.

New arc coming up, with some new characters it seems - I'm getting excited :3
May 10, 7:41 AM

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Nice recap, mixed with some plot progression. I guess this episode marks the end of the first "season" (the next two will probably be 13 episodes each, too)

How many duels will we see? So far there're 7 of them. I remember that in episode 2, there was a weird monument with a circle around it. The circle was divided into 12 parts, each of them had an astrological sign on it. Maybe these signs somehow connect to the number of duels and their emotional meaning?

Also, I really got the "Little Prince" vibes from Dios here. Adulthood, childhood and coming-of-age seem to be central to this show.

One thing I felt a need to understand is the red symbol on the arena. I have a strong feeling that I know what it is but I can't remember. What does it mean? It seems to be related to some mystical or occult stuff for certain.