Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Kaze to Ki no Uta Recommendations
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