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!)
Black Rose Saga Aesthetics - Revolutionary girl Utena
The contents of a person’s heart are veiled, as though with thin silk.You may think you can peer into it, but you can’t really. And people seldom understand… the princes other people keep in their hearts.
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 ;
/Bla time 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. /Bla timeEnd