Category Archives: Revolutionary Girl Utena

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Revolutionary Girl Utena and the Be Papas Diaspora That uh, Revolutionized Anime (From Goldfish Warning, from Evangelion, to FLCL, to Princess Tutu, to Mawaru Penguindrum)

Well, not quite a diaspora and not really a revolution… but the accomplishments of the group of people who eventually made Revolutionary Girl Utena together and then moved on to make other shows awe me. Yes, the kind of awesome … Continue reading

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An Apocalypse of Adolescence: Beyond the End of Utena

Nothing like the pealing of bells to signal a duel in Utena, but I somehow associate these with the ending of the world itself. There are quite a few shows that can be effortlessly read from the perspective of breaking … Continue reading

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Not Quite A Revolution of Love and Friendship: The Beating Heart Underneath the Playfulness of Revolutionary Girl Utena

[THIS WHOLE POST IS A SPOILER] When does love get real? I’ll tell you when. Love gets real in the face of betrayal. Nothing tests love, whether in the context of romance, friendship, or both at once, than acts of … Continue reading

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To Be So Smooth: Seduction and Betrayal in Revolutionary Girl Utena’s Akio Car Arc

Thinking this arc through is proving to be tremendously difficult since it isn’t as thematically unified (to me at least) as the superb Black Rose Arc. That said, this arc totally blew me away. It is quite incredible, really. It … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Girl Utena: A Diary of the Akio Car Arc Lived

I am writing this after a long day, and I needed to let a few things out of me. I took a shit and a shower and it didn’t quite do it. I needed something more. I felt like I … Continue reading

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