History Anime / RevolutionaryGirlUtena

10th Jun '16 8:53:15 AM NativeJovian
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Utena tends to do this during the duels, particularly with the Soul of Dios powering her up.

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* %%* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Utena tends to do this during the duels, particularly with the Soul of Dios powering her up.
24th May '16 1:13:07 PM _____________
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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: [[spoiler:Utena has disappeared and the entire campus will eventually forget about her. But the revolution ''did'' occur--Anthy is inspired to finally end her cycle of abuse, and go out into the world to find Utena again. And the rest of the Student Council seems to have, if not had their own revolution, at least resolved their issues.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Utena has disappeared and the entire campus will eventually forget about her. But the revolution ''did'' occur--Anthy is inspired to finally end her cycle of abuse, and go out into the world to find Utena again. And the rest of the Student Council seems to have, if not had their own revolution, at least resolved their issues.]]
15th May '16 7:13:25 AM CountMontoni
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* RefugeInAudacity: You know how a lot of shojo anime romanticizes behaviors and traits that would be unacceptable in real life? Well, here those actions and character traits actually have consequences, because Utena subverts the ''hell'' out of this.
7th May '16 7:29:22 PM CountMontoni
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* DownerEnding: Most of the Black Rose episodes end with the Black Rose duelist happier off and with some CharacterDevelopment for their trouble; [[spoiler:Wakaba's]], on the other hand, [[spoiler:ends with her coming to see Saionji has left as she mutters an "I'm home" to herself.]] In short, it's implied she ''missed'' her {{Aesop}} - which is that being attracted to a person of [[BastardBoyfriend Saionji's character]] is ''really'' not a good thing.

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* DownerEnding: Most of the Black Rose episodes end with the Black Rose duelist happier off and with some CharacterDevelopment for their trouble; [[spoiler:Wakaba's]], on the other hand, [[spoiler:ends with her coming to see Saionji has left as she mutters an "I'm home" to herself.]] In short, it's implied that not only is she still discontent with her status as an ordinary person, she also ''missed'' her {{Aesop}} - which is that being attracted to a person of [[BastardBoyfriend Saionji's character]] is ''really'' not a good thing.
7th May '16 11:39:44 AM CountMontoni
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* DownerEnding: Most of the Black Rose episodes end with the Black Rose duelist happier off and with some CharacterDevelopment for their trouble; [[spoiler:Wakaba's]], on the other hand, [[spoiler:ends with her coming to see Saionji has left as she mutters an "I'm home" to herself.]]

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* DownerEnding: Most of the Black Rose episodes end with the Black Rose duelist happier off and with some CharacterDevelopment for their trouble; [[spoiler:Wakaba's]], on the other hand, [[spoiler:ends with her coming to see Saionji has left as she mutters an "I'm home" to herself.]]]] In short, it's implied she ''missed'' her {{Aesop}} - which is that being attracted to a person of [[BastardBoyfriend Saionji's character]] is ''really'' not a good thing.
6th May '16 11:22:36 PM crashkey
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* ButtMonkey: Nanami and Saionji, throughout the filler episodes.

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* ButtMonkey: Nanami and Saionji, throughout especially in the filler light-hearted Nanami episodes.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Done several times throughout the series, though a particularly notable example is the filler episode "Nanami's Egg," a metaphor for the onset of puberty.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Done several times throughout the series, though a particularly notable example is the filler episode "Nanami's Egg," a metaphor for the onset of puberty.



* MoodWhiplash: The filler episode with ''the boxing kangaroo'' is followed by an episode where an EnsembleDarkhorse agonizes over her sexuality. This is followed by a FreakyFriday episode, which is followed by a flashback [[spoiler: where eight-year-old Utena hides in a coffin and begs to die.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: The filler episode with ''the boxing kangaroo'' is followed by an episode where an EnsembleDarkhorse agonizes over her sexuality. This is followed by a FreakyFriday episode, which is followed by a flashback [[spoiler: where eight-year-old Utena hides in a coffin and begs to die.]]



* VillainsOutShopping: Happens with the student council members in the filler episodes, and to the point of eeriness with Akio near the end of the series.

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* VillainsOutShopping: Happens with the student council members in the filler episodes, at several points, and to the point of eeriness with Akio near the end of the series.
6th May '16 7:52:07 PM CountMontoni
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* DeconstructorFleet: The point of the series, much like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', is to tear apart character tropes that are usually portrayed as either adventurous and romantic, as endearing quirks, or just PlayedForLaughs in most anime, but are actually ''really, really messed up'' by the standards of any ordinary human being.

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* DeconstructorFleet: The point of the series, much like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', is to tear apart character tropes that are usually portrayed as either adventurous and romantic, as endearing quirks, or just PlayedForLaughs (or FanService) in most anime, but are actually ''really, really messed up'' by the standards of any ordinary human being.
6th May '16 7:50:58 PM CountMontoni
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* DecosntructorFleet: The point of the series, much like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', is to tear apart character tropes that are usually portrayed as either adventurous and romantic, as endearing quirks, or just PlayedForLaughs in most anime, but are actually ''really, really messed up'' by the standards of any ordinary human being.

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* DecosntructorFleet: DeconstructorFleet: The point of the series, much like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', is to tear apart character tropes that are usually portrayed as either adventurous and romantic, as endearing quirks, or just PlayedForLaughs in most anime, but are actually ''really, really messed up'' by the standards of any ordinary human being.
6th May '16 7:50:11 PM CountMontoni
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* DecosntructorFleet: The point of the series, much like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', is to tear apart character tropes that are usually portrayed as either adventurous and romantic, as endearing quirks, or just PlayedForLaughs in most anime, but are actually ''really, really messed up'' by the standards of any ordinary human being.
6th May '16 3:41:23 PM CountMontoni
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The show features commentary on and references to existing works, including (but not limited to) ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', {{Carl Jung}}, UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, the House of Borgia, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Creator/{{Cicero}}, and [[http://www.theoi.com/Text/OvidMetamorphoses9.html#7 Ovid's Metamorphoses]]. It even has multi-episode obscure visual references to Manet and numerous nods to the existentialist German war novel ''[[Creator/HermannHesse Demian]]''. Underneath the visuals and references, ''Utena'' tells a coming-of-age story that explores two curious notions: Can someone stick to childish ideals in order to defeat an opponent who embodies adulthood? And can a girl made of frills and pink hair and flower symbolism break free of the expectation of becoming a princess, and instead take on the role of a prince?

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Somewhat like an animated equivalent to ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'', the show draws on a number of symbolic, philosophical and literary allusions while beautifully and aesthetically portraying its DysfunctionJunction of attractive yet troubled (and often malevolent) characters. The show features commentary on and references to existing works, including (but not limited to) ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', {{Carl Jung}}, UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, the House of Borgia, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Creator/{{Cicero}}, and [[http://www.theoi.com/Text/OvidMetamorphoses9.html#7 Ovid's Metamorphoses]]. It even has multi-episode obscure visual references to Manet and numerous nods to the existentialist German war novel ''[[Creator/HermannHesse Demian]]''. Underneath the visuals and references, ''Utena'' tells a coming-of-age story that explores two curious notions: Can someone stick to childish ideals in order to defeat an opponent who embodies adulthood? And can a girl made of frills and pink hair and flower symbolism break free of the expectation of becoming a princess, and instead take on the role of a prince?
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