So I said, I think it was last episode, that I don’t really buy the “Sword draw as metaphor for sex” thing they occasionally try to sell, and I actually think it’s probably misdirection on the part of the show, to keep me from seeing something else, I just haven’t quite figured out what it is yet. (if its anything at all–i’m not always convinced Utena knows exactly what its doing)
But I am really interested that one of the characters that I see ‘selling’ it the hardest is Nanami, and I’m wondering if it’s a commentary on how simple she is. Not, like, stupid, but she mostly seems to see things for what right in front of her, and go for an obvious answer, not something that might be underneath.
Like in the cow episode, we saw her accept that Cowstain Dior (I am never fucking forgiving you, anime) has just sent her a high end item, without wondering how the fuck that might happen. If she’s so wrapped up in how things APPEAR, it might make sense that Nanami would be the one to present us with the easy metaphor the sword provides.
Please remember: This is as far as I am in the show! Please don’t confirm, deny, or help me in any way!