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Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Alternative Titles

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), Saito, Chiho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ciao


Score: 7.421 (scored by 3148 users)
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Ranked: #36842
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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)


Shoujo Kakumei Utena is based on studio J.C.Staff's anime of the same title.

The series was published in English as Revolutionary Girl Utena by VIZ Media from January 9, 2002 to March 3, 2004 and ran in their Shoujo anthology magazine Animerica Extra. The publisher plans to rerelease the series in a deluxe box set on April 11, 2017.

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Nov 5, 2007
Shaya (All reviews)
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
Apr 28, 2008
bitsypookums24 (All reviews)
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
Dec 7, 2012
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
I was shocked! (Can I say I was shocked?)

If inconsistent plotlines, sparkly-sparkle thou-shiney-light-side-effects-are-blinding-me, random love-triangles, unrequited love, molestation and occult ideology were to merge into one monster: it would be this monster.

No, ladies and gentlemen, I’m not lying. It was like being punched in the forehead repeatedly while watching random scenes take place, because that was what the story was, random scenes put together with the same characters starring them all.

The story was about how a depressed orphan was adopted by her Aunt while receiving stalker-esque letters from a stranger (who had a weird obsession with rose-scented perfume). This rather sad orphan tried to read more
Aug 10, 2010
akaiane_kiddo (All reviews)
Utena is a story far less innocent than it looks. Even with a subtle dash and all the fantasy comes to controversial issues, as is typical of shoujo, but this anime is much more dense than the others.
Each character is worked in a splendid manner. Its life history, their personal dramas. We note characters very human, with virtues and defects that are in common.

The atmosphere is surreal anime. Be the "Castle Dios" floating above the "Duel Arena" is the uncertainty of time and place. Utena is more than a fairy tale, is a magical story, where nothing is what it seems.


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