Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Revolutionary Girl Utena
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Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 25
Status: Finished
Published: May 2, 1996 to Mar 20, 1998
Genres: FantasyFantasy, MagicMagic, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShoujoShoujo, Shoujo AiShoujo Ai
Authors: Be-Papas (Story), Saitou, Chiho (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ciao


Score: 7.331 (scored by 39973,997 users)
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Ranked: #39332
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Popularity: #1313
Members: 8,795
Favorites: 267
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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 re-released the series in a deluxe box set on April 11, 2017.

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Nov 13, 2017
chrissy_poo_too (All reviews)
"The book is better than the movie/series/whatever!" Yup, we've all heard it, and from my experience 99 times out of 100 rehashes, remakes and adaptations pale in comparison to their source material. Unfortunately the Utena manga fits into that rare, mythical 1% zone. In this case, the source material is indeed a mere shadow of its adaptation.

Not to say the manga is bad. It basically covers the first arc of the show and then jumps to the very end of the last arc, so you're getting what is generally considered to be the best parts of the series (I'm a bit of a black rose read more
Aug 9, 2018
purpleggplant (All reviews)
This was such a let down I had to review it. For years i have been told that this manga was amazing. revolutionary even. That it really was a great story that defied gender norms and tackled tropes and stereotypes. But honestly i really don't see that at all.

The only different thing going on in this Shojo is that instead of getting with the guy in the end Utena...??? I'm not even sure!!! She wants to become a prince the entire time, break out from the princess trope yet she is constantly falling back into it. She falls in love with anyone she thinks read more
Jun 17, 2020
UnipolarUnicorn (All reviews)
Both the manga and anime for "Revolutionary Girl Utena" seem to have quite a large following, so to say the least, I was expecting something great. I am afraid I did not get exactly that. I'm not saying this manga was bad because it was a great concept and actually had a lot of potential. However, it came up short for me, and I am going to give it a 6. I'll list the pros first.


I'll start with my favorite thing about this manga, which was the art. Chiho Saito really outdid herself because this manga was completely beautiful. I love the rose theme and read more
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

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