Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Ribbon no Kishi Recommendations
- Main character for both series are girls who cross-dress and act like boys; princes in both cases.
- Both girls are feisty defiers of the rigid roles that society and the media industry (including classic fairy tales of course) restrict women to.
- Raises questions of gender and gender identity in an adventurous and friendly way without being excessively 'edgy'; although Revolutionary Girl Utena is a lot more allegorical than Princess Knight.
- Both are heavily thematically influenced by old-school fairy tales; classic princesses, princes, castles, and defeating evil through sword fights (which both girls are very skilled at). At the same time both shows