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The Consulting Analyst Masterpost - Revolutionary Girl Utena
-Vrai Kaiser

Once upon a time, years and years ago, there was a little princess. And she was very sad, for her mother and father had died. Before the princess appeared a traveling prince, riding upon a white horse. He had a regal bearing and a kind smile. The prince wrapped the princess in a rose-scented embrace and gently wiped the tears from her eyes.
‘Little one,’ he said, ‘who bears up alone in such deep sorrow. Never lose that strength or nobility, even when you grow up. I give you this to remember this day. We will meet again. This ring will lead you to me one day.’ Perhaps the ring the prince gave her was an engagement ring.

This was all well and good, but so impressed was she by him that the princess vowed to become a prince herself one day. But was that really such a good idea?

For your referencing pleasure, at long last, a complete list of the episode by episode analysis of anime masterpiece Revolutionary Girl Utena. Visual metaphor, character motivation, cultural allusions - if ever you felt confused by all the sword pulling and metaphorical cars, I’ve got you covered.

NOTE: First time viewers of the series please note that these posts operate on the assumption that a reader is aware of certain central twists underlying the worldbuilding and understanding of some key characters. If you don’t want to be spoiled, watch the series as a whole or check out Dee Hogan’s newbie-friendly posts (and don’t forget to come back and visit when you’re done!)

.The Consulting Analyst – An Introduction to Revolutionary Girl Utena

The Consulting Analyst – The Rose Bride

The Consulting Analyst – For Whom the Rose Smiles

The Consulting Analyst – On the Night of the Ball

The Consulting Analyst – The Sunlit Garden – Prelude

The Consulting Analyst – The Sunlit Garden – Finale

The Consulting Analyst – Take Care, Miss Nanami!

The Consulting Analyst – Unfulfilled Jury

The Consulting Analyst – Curried High Trip

The Consulting Analyst – The Castle Said to Hold Eternity

The Consulting Analyst – Nanami’s Precious Thing

The Consulting Analyst – Gracefully Cruel, the One Who Picks that Flower

The Consulting Analyst – For Friendship, Perhaps

The Consulting Analyst – Tracing a Path

The Consulting Analyst – The Boys of the Black Rose

The Consulting Analyst – The Landscape Framed by Kozue

The Consulting Analyst – The Cowbell of Happiness

The Consulting Analyst – The Thorns of Death

The Consulting Analyst – Mitsuru’s Impatience

The Consulting Analyst – A Song for a Kingdom Now Lost

The Consulting Analyst – Wakaba Flourishing

The Consulting Analyst – Vermin

The Consulting Analyst – Nemuro Memorial Hall

The Consulting Analyst – The Terms of a Duelist

The Consulting Analyst – The Secret Nanami Diary

The Consulting Analyst – Their Eternal Apocalypse

The Consulting Analyst – Miki’s Nest Box (The Sunlit Garden: Arranged)

The Consulting Analyst – Nanami’s Egg

The Consulting Analyst – Whispers in the Dark

The Consulting Analyst – Azure Paler Than the Sky

The Consulting Analyst – The Barefoot Girl

The Consulting Analyst – Her Tragedy

The Consulting Analyst – The Romance of the Dancing Girls

The Consulting Analyst – The Prince Who Runs Through the Night

The Consulting Analyst – The Rose Crest

The Consulting Analyst – The Love That Blossomed in Wintertime

The Consulting Analyst – And Thus Opens the Doorway of Night

The Consulting Analyst – The One to Revolutionize the World

The Consulting Analyst – End of the World

The Consulting Analyst – Someday, Together, We’ll Shine

BONUS:

The End of Adolescence, the Beginning of Agency; or, I Know Why She Turns into a Car

The Consulting Analyst – The Adolescence of Utena

Still working on my newest Utena fanart <3 Starring both of my favorite characters ever. I’m so sad that I didn’t knew any of this awesome Utena Event in the US I think? The show at Qpop. I would have loved to be a part of it ! ; v ;

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Utena was my very first anime I saw in japanese with subtitles. I was around 11 at that time? I don’t exactly know anymore. I just knew all those anime which were on TV. Like Sailor Moon (my first anime I knew of it was one which I grew up with) and Dragonball, Cutey Honey etc. But when I saw Utena, it was a whole new experience for me, because it reached another level of story and character depth. It influencend my whole artistic sense to be honest. The character design (thank you, Kunihiko Ikuhara) influenced my style so MUCH and you still can see it today. I’m so sad that Utena never was really well known. I had people which said “Ugh, damn Sailor Moon clone with too much lesbian things going on” - but well they never watched through the whole thing.

BUT I can understand if someone don’t like that show, it’s very special in it’s own way and most anime watchers just know those typical storylines which are easy to follow and they don’t even want to think about it deeply. You need to watch it openly and unprejudiced. This will be my all time favorite anime.

Hahh… those wonderful memories I hold onto <3 *random pun/hint*
I dunno how many hours I spend with my friends on discussions about every little detail.
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