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.
Shitsurakuen is essentially just a huge rip-off of Utena, 100%. While Shitsurakuen is amusing, it is also not very good at all- Whereas Utena is fantastic.
Although the stories are fairly identical, the two series serve VERY different purposes- Utena is about female empowerment and being yourself without allowing gender titles to hold you down in addition to helping others experience this same revelation, while Shitsurakuen is a chauvanistic yuri-fest with no actual purpose.
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.
The two series give off a similar feeling. Both are shoujo that focus around an elite school's student council group, with the heroine being some sort of strong deliquent or outcast of sorts. Neither series is afraid to explore homosexual themes, which is a nice change of pace.
As the previous person said, both have unique and beautiful art styles as well as just an unusual maturity about them not often found in shoujo.
In both mangas, the female protagonist wants to be a knight because of a gone, not longer reachable male person. Both mangas are set in a school. In Hana No Kishi, the protagonists is disguised a a guy because of circumstances and fights for another person to protect a greater goal, in Shoujo Kakumei Utena, she fights as a girl, but not so girlyish, in order to find her prince. In both stories you will find swordfights in which the looser has to give up of everything/ something precious and also a love story and a bit of reverse harem.
If you enjoyed "Revolutionary Girl Utena", you can give a try to "Banana Bread Pudding", too. Though I would say that BBP have a connection to Utena anime rather than manga. Both stories tell about girls' adolescense in strange but touching manner, using postmodernistic techniques.
(Besides, there is a funny coincidence: Saeko looks exactly like Anthy, and her brother's appearance reminds me of Akio.)
Both the main female characters in Revolutionary Girl Utena and Lady Masquerade lost both of their parents in a car accident (though Setsuna's parents were set up to die like that). Also both of the main characters fall in love with the guy who saved them from the accident and both help them recover their memories. And both female characters want revenge and both have best friends who they are very close with. Only Revolutionary girl Utena deals with action and romance , but otherwise both are very similiar. And they are both by chiho saitou.
After School Nightmare might not be similar to the Utena manga (which I disliked and barely read any of '^__^) but definitely to the anime (which I loved!). In both there's the concept of an alternate world within a school, in which characters do battle in order to attain a higher purpose (compare "graduating" in ASN to the goal of attaining the Rose Bride in Utena). There are also themes of gender in both, and imagery of knights in shining armour. There is the theme of world-destroying too.
Basically, I would love it (not going to happen, but...) if After School Nightmare had an anime adaptation with the same artstyle/direction/music style as Utena, ahah. I listened to the Utena soundtrack whilst I read ASN after I realized how similar they were.  read more
Being Chiho Saito & Be-Papas works, these manga have countless similarities.
Apart from the same gorgeous art, sensual scenes, and raffinate atmosphere, both have plenty of romance, drama, evil bishounen, sword fights, and magic/fantasy elements.
In both the main character is a pretty schoolgirl with some kind of special power.
The main difference is that Utena has shoujo-ai hints, while World Of The S & M has a tragic shounen-ai story in it.
Revolutionary Girl Utena may be most commonly compared to Riyoko Ikeda's works, but it was just as influenced by other works of the time, such as Kaze to Ki no Uta.
Both begin with an idealistic lead making a life-changing decision to go to a notable boarding school, where they quickly bond with an unusual fellow student. The leads are both notable as different from the rest of the student body, although not always in a bad way. The two form an immediate bond, but are challenged by their differences in priorities and their personal demons.
There is also a clear parallel between the villains, both of whom have a longtime bond with one of the leads, and both of whom are of notable position in the leads' schools. They both sexually manipulate much of the cast, and are honest threats to the well-being of the leads.
Both have a reputation for their heavy homoerotic and/or homosexual content, but are notable for lack of yaoi and yuri cliches. They focus not on the specific nature of the leads' sexualities, but instead let their dynamic simply be what it is. read more