“The meaning of this I can’t really say in one word… but one way to look at it is that I wanted to convey the sense of what it means to become an adult. In other words, there are no people with pure hearts in the world of adults. So, what would you do when you realize this? In other words, when you realize that the world of adults is a dirty one where no one with a pure heart can live, would you avoid it and remain as a child where you can live in a world of childish and beautiful dreams? Or, would you enter the adult world regardless even if you knew that it was not a pure world? So, which way are you going to choose?”
–kunihiko ikuhara, adolescence of utena commentary
I realized one morning that I hate this world. This world is made of countless boxes. People bend and stuff their bodies into their own boxes and stay there for the rest of their lives. And eventually, inside the box, they forget; what they looked like, what they loved, who they loved. That’s why I’m getting out of my box. I’m one of the chosen. That’s why I’m going to destroy this world.