but akio is

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WE’RE STILL GOING DOWN

THE MUSIC IS GETTING CREEPIER AS SHE TALKS ABOUT HOW SHE HATES ANTHY

AND THE BUTTERFLY IS NOW A CATERPILLAR

OKay, so this is, to me, clearly about how Kanae is going back, to what she might have been before she was pretty and puffed up and kind and sweet and endlessly polite and engaged to Akio. All the base and degenerate things she’s not allowed to be, all the things inside her that are ugly and wild and small. 

I FINALLY KNOW WHY PEOPLE RECOMMENDED THIS ANIME TO ME BECAUSE I AM LIVING FOR THIS

Remember: I haven’t seen beyond this ep. Please no spoilers!

Wait okay I wrong. Akio is her brother. For some reason. You think, I, a woman of the modern era, would not get thrown by different last names, but here we are. 

Okay so I’m back to thinking the prince must be Anthy in some form (though, regrettably, not just Anthy in drag) and that form can’t really be harnessed by her? Is that why he’s ‘asleep’ because it’s some latent power of Anthy’s? I mean, Akio doens’t seem to be able to harness any of that–he has a hand in all this but it’s definitely a ‘dark hand’ sort of thing, and it doesn’t seem like he can act himself. I assume he’s controlling Anthy like the rest of them, or at least thinks he is. 

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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Lexus Sport Yacht concept, 2017. The new 12.7-metre long yacht has been revealed in Florida by Lexus chief branding officer Akio Toyoda (the same Akio Toyoda who runs Toyota) and is said to “demonstrate how the luxury automotive brand could expand into new areas of lifestyle and recreation”. It is powered by two Lexus 5.0-litre V8 engines 

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Anthy, I really didn’t like you at the beginning, but I am starting to REALLY like your underhanded ass. 

I still don’t know her game–is she trying to help Akio gain power, does she want it for herself, does she just like having a champion she can easily manipulate–but she’s playing Utena like a fiddle here, and does she even have to? I don’t know, in that I don’t know what her end aim is here, but it somehow involves Utena, and, I assume, no one, knowing about Akio’s hand in all this.

Is AKIO the prince, but somehow lost whatever made him such? Did he used to have power like Anthy’s? 

Remember: I haven’t seen beyond this ep. Please no spoilers!

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I was going to make a joke about how she’s in some kind of confessional/elevator/dumbwaiter and she’s going down as she talks about Akio, because like every time you get involved with a man in this anime she’s going DIRECTLY TO HELL ITSELF but then

I looked up. 

THE BUTTERFLY IS NOW A COCOON.

I’m definitely meant to see this, this isn’t accidental, so I’m left wondering what it’s supposed to stand for. Is she regressing, somehow, from whatever cheerful and enviable beautiful creature she’s meant to be be cast as? Is she going back inside herslef to protect herself from Akio? I DON’T KNOW BUT I’M WATCHING

Remember: I haven’t seen beyond this ep. Please no spoilers!

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Detective Conan (名探偵コナン)

It’s guys versus girls from the cast of Detective Conan in this new rock star set of posters from the November issue of Animedia Magazine (Amazon Japan | eBay), both illustrated by animation director Akio Kawamura (かわむらあきお).

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I wanted to make one for the whole student council but idk couldn’t think of one for Saionji or Nanami but hey three out of the five isn’t bad LOL. Anyways, enjoy and happy new years!

(Miki’s is my favorite, I can’t stop laughing at it).

RAT TAIL IT IS YOU

AND YOU HAVE A HUMAN NAME

Wait, wait, wait. 

(it was the only way I could think of to look it up without spoiling myself)

Okay, so! Clearly this dude is in cahoots with the Himemiya kids, as far as setting these duels up and whatever–it’s his, or his family’s, academy. How did this even get started–I’m still stuck on some yutz running around handing out rings to children like “catch you later~ with a sword!” What’s Akio’s game? Does he really want the prince to wake up, or does, he like everyone else, just want Anthy’s power? Is the power to bring revolution the power to wake the fucking prince up? Or is it something actually useful? Do these kids even know? Could Anthy hypothetically become her own Rose Groom? Like if she decided to sword someone? WHAT ARE THE RULES HERE? COULD I ALSO START MY OWN KINDERGARTEN DUEL RING IF I GAVE MY SISTER A LOT OF BENEDRYL AND TOLD THEM THEY NEEDED TO WAKE HER UP BY FIGHTING EACH OTHER?

Remember: I haven’t seen beyond this ep. Please no spoilers!