History Anime / RevolutionaryGirlUtena

27th Aug '17 8:40:48 AM Anthiens
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Flowers magazine has began publishing a [[DistantFinale epilogue]] by the name of After The Revolution by Chiho Saitou. It began in the September 2017 issue, which sold out. No official translation, yet.



* LadyAndKnight: A big theme. Also what Anthy and Utena are to each other.

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* LadyAndKnight: A big theme. Also what Anthy and Utena are to each other. The second ED definitely showcases this.



* TheMusical: A one-off musical was made.

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* TheMusical: A one-off musical was made.made, the soundtrack has a recording of the cast singing ''Absolute Destiny Apocalypse'' in an ''awesome'' multi-part harmony.
20th Aug '17 4:51:15 PM purrpurr
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* UncoveringRelationshipStatus: In "The Rose Bride", Utena asks Wakaba if Saionji is going out with Anthy.
16th Aug '17 9:46:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Shotacon}}: [[spoiler: Touga and his father]] in the movie. In the series, there's Touga flirting with Miki in the music room (which Miki understood fully, as his ImagineSpot indicates). Finally, in [[AlternateContinuity the light novel]], [[spoiler:Touga has sex with Miki(!!)]].
14th Aug '17 4:59:12 PM crashkey
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* ''After the Revolution'', a 20th-anniversary 2017 epilogue-sequel manga.

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* ''After the Revolution'', a 20th-anniversary 2017 epilogue-sequel manga.
manga that uses imagery from the anime and no clear-cut continuity.
13th Aug '17 1:54:35 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/TwinPeaks'' meets ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
** Or ''Anime/SailorMoon'' meets ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' meets [[spoiler:Film/TheShawshankRedemption]]. (Think about it.)
1st Aug '17 8:27:48 AM crashkey
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* ''After the Revolution'', a 20th-anniversary 2017 epilogue-sequel to the manga.

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* ''After the Revolution'', a 20th-anniversary 2017 epilogue-sequel to the manga.
31st Jul '17 7:02:29 AM crashkey
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* An original animated feature film, released in 1999. The movie is considered an alternate continuity to the original series.

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* An ''Adolescence of Utena'', an original animated feature film, released in 1999. The movie is considered an alternate continuity to the original series.series, though is in many ways seen as a spiritual continuation/alternate ending due to its heavy use of symbolism that requires knowledge of the original show to parse.
31st Jul '17 7:00:02 AM crashkey
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* A single-volume manga based on the above-mentioned film. Thsi is considered yet another alternate continuity, as it diverges from the movie's story.
* A pair of {{light novel}}s published in 1998; one focuses on Miki, the other on Saionji. These are perhaps [[NoExportForYou the most obscure part]] of the ''Utena'' canon and are yet another alternate continuity (though they bear the closest resemblance to the original manga).

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* A single-volume manga based on the above-mentioned film. Thsi is considered yet another alternate continuity, as Although it follows the movie relatively closely, it diverges from the movie's story.
with its own ending.
* A pair of {{light novel}}s published in 1998; one focuses on Miki, the other on Saionji. These are perhaps [[NoExportForYou one of the most obscure part]] parts]] of the ''Utena'' canon and are yet another alternate continuity (though they bear the closest resemblance to the original manga).
manga, and are mostly LighterAndSofter).
* ''After the Revolution'', a 20th-anniversary 2017 epilogue-sequel to the manga.
25th Jul '17 5:45:47 AM gjjones
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''Utena'' includes, describes, averts, inverts, and subverts a wide variety of anime tropes, most notably StockFootage (Utena's OnceAnEpisode TransformationSequence) and ClipShow episodes (two of the three such episodes contain major essential plot twists). The series has a striking visual design pieced together by director Creator/KunihikoIkuhara and influenced by Takurazuka, Noh theater plays, fairy tale imagery, and classic shoujo manga. It also features a lush soundtrack that mixes classical orchestral themes with outré choral harmonies and surrealist rock. The show draws on a number of symbolic, philosophical and literary allusions while beautifully and aesthetically portraying its DysfunctionJunction of attractive and troubled characters. This approach helped the series win the "Best TV Animation" award at Kobe Animation '97.

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''Utena'' includes, describes, averts, inverts, and subverts a wide variety of anime tropes, most notably StockFootage (Utena's OnceAnEpisode TransformationSequence) and ClipShow episodes (two of the three such episodes contain major essential plot twists). The series has a striking visual design pieced together by director Creator/KunihikoIkuhara and influenced by Takurazuka, Noh theater plays, fairy tale imagery, and classic shoujo manga. It also features a lush soundtrack that mixes classical orchestral themes composed by Shinkichi Mitsumune with outré choral harmonies and surrealist rock.rock music composed by J.A. Seazer. The show draws on a number of symbolic, philosophical and literary allusions while beautifully and aesthetically portraying its DysfunctionJunction of attractive and troubled characters. This approach helped the series win the "Best TV Animation" award at Kobe Animation '97.
5th Jul '17 6:38:21 PM StevieWillShowYou
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On the day of her parents' funeral, seven-year-old Utena meets a prince on a white horse. The prince gives Utena a signet ring and says it will one day lead her back to him. Utena, overwhelmed with emotion, decides that she too will become a prince. Seven years later, Utena (who now presents with a mix of male and female gender cues) has followed his trail to Ohtori Academy. When she attempts to defend her best friend Wakaba from an upperclassman, Utena becomes enmeshed in a swordfighting tournament with members of Ohtori's Student Council. The tournament's winner receives "The Power to Revolutionize the World" -- and the hand of the demure and obedient Rose Bride, Anthy Himemiya.

Utena and Anthy [[LesYay slowly become friends]], and Utena learns that her new "bride" has a connection to "End of the World", the mysterious force behind the sword duels. In the show's second ("Black Rose") arc, acting school chairman Akio Ohtori takes an interest in Utena -- and everything, including Utena's relationship to Anthy, promptly goes to hell.

''Utena'' includes, describes, averts, inverts, and subverts many anime tropes, most notably StockFootage (Utena's OnceAnEpisode TransformationSequence) and ClipShow episodes. (Two of the three clip shows contain major plot twists essential to the story.) The series has a striking visual design pieced together by director Creator/KunihikoIkuhara and influenced by Takurazuka, Noh theater plays, fairy tale imagery, and classic shoujo manga. It also features a lush soundtrack that mixes classical orchestral themes with outré choral harmonies and surrealist rock. The show draws on a number of symbolic, philosophical and literary allusions while beautifully and aesthetically portraying its DysfunctionJunction of attractive and troubled characters.

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?

In contrast to the series' subtle approach, the 1999 film ''Shōjo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku'' (literally ''Adolescence Apocalypse''; known as ''The Adolescence of Utena'' or ''Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie'' to Western audiences) makes the romantic nature of Utena and Anthy's relationship explicit. The film changes most of the show's characters in drastic ways, both in terms of appearance and characterization. The storyline receives just as many drastic alterations; fans consider it more of a recreation of the series than an adaptation. ''Utena: The Movie'' became infamous for its GainaxEnding... as well as its [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Gainax Beginning and Gainax Middle]]. One could see the film as an [[RuleOfSymbolism allegory on Mahayana Buddhism, a take on Jungian philosophy, or a look at gnostic belief]]... or it could just be [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory about lesbians]].

CentralParkMedia originally released both the series and the movie in the United States. When CPM snagged the show's license, it dubbed the show's first thirteen episodes, but failed to secure a license for the remaining episodes until years later, which created a huge gap between the release of episodes. (They did eventually dub the rest of the show, and later released the series and the movie on DVD.)

In 2011, Creator/NozomiEntertainment rereleased the series across three DVD sets, using the show's remastered Region 2 DVD as the video base and retaining the CPM dub. (Nozomi also re-released the movie; it was packaged with the third set.) The series also aired on Viz Media's Creator/NeonAlley streaming service. Creator/MangaEntertainment, who shares a distribution deal with Nozomi, made the whole series (dub and sub!) available in its entirety on both Creator/{{Hulu}} and Website/YouTube; it also placed the movie (dub and sub!) on [=YouTube=]. Nozomi plans to release the series again, this time on Blu-ray, in 2016. It will mark Nozomi's first Blu-ray release and the first high-definition release of ''Utena'' in the United States.

Creator/VizMedia published the entire manga series and the manga based on the movie; those releases have fallen out of print. However, Viz will rerelease the manga in 2017.

At Kobe Animation '97, the anime series won the "Best TV Animation" award.

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On the day of her parents' funeral, seven-year-old Utena meets a prince on a white horse. The prince gives Utena a signet ring and says it will one day lead her back to him. Utena, overwhelmed with emotion, decides that she too will become a prince. Seven years later, Utena (who now presents with a mix of male and female gender cues) has followed his trail to Ohtori Academy. When she attempts to defend her best friend Wakaba from an upperclassman, Utena becomes enmeshed in a swordfighting tournament with members of Ohtori's Student Council. The tournament's winner receives "The Power to Revolutionize the World" -- and as well as the hand of the demure and obedient Rose Bride, Anthy Himemiya.

Utena and Anthy [[LesYay slowly become friends]], and Utena learns that her new "bride" has a connection to "End of the World", the mysterious force behind the sword duels. In the show's second ("Black Rose") arc, acting school chairman Akio Ohtori takes an interest in Utena -- and everything, including Utena's relationship to with Anthy, promptly goes to hell.

''Utena'' includes, describes, averts, inverts, and subverts many a wide variety of anime tropes, most notably StockFootage (Utena's OnceAnEpisode TransformationSequence) and ClipShow episodes. (Two episodes (two of the three clip shows such episodes contain major plot twists essential to the story.) plot twists). The series has a striking visual design pieced together by director Creator/KunihikoIkuhara and influenced by Takurazuka, Noh theater plays, fairy tale imagery, and classic shoujo manga. It also features a lush soundtrack that mixes classical orchestral themes with outré choral harmonies and surrealist rock. The show draws on a number of symbolic, philosophical and literary allusions while beautifully and aesthetically portraying its DysfunctionJunction of attractive and troubled characters. \n\n This approach helped the series win the "Best TV Animation" award at Kobe Animation '97.

Underneath all the visuals visual flair and cultural references, however, ''Utena'' tells a coming-of-age story that explores two curious notions: Can someone stick to hold onto childish ideals in order to defeat an opponent who embodies adulthood? And can a pink-haired girl made of surrounded by frills and pink hair and flower symbolism flowers break free of the expectation of becoming a princess, and princess to instead take on the role of a prince?

In contrast to the series' show's subtle approach, the 1999 film ''Shōjo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku'' (literally ''Adolescence Apocalypse''; known as ''The Adolescence of Utena'' or ''Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie'' to Western audiences) makes explicit the romantic nature of Utena and Anthy's relationship explicit. relationship. The film also changes most of the show's characters in drastic ways, both in terms of appearance and characterization. The storyline receives just as many drastic alterations; fans consider it more of a recreation of the series than an adaptation. ''Utena: The Movie'' became infamous for its GainaxEnding... as well as its a GainaxEnding -- which comes after [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible a Gainax Beginning and a Gainax Middle]]. One could see the film as an [[RuleOfSymbolism an allegory on Mahayana Buddhism, a take musing on Jungian philosophy, or even a look at gnostic belief]]... or belief]]. (Or it could just be [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory about lesbians]].

lesbians]].)

CentralParkMedia originally released both the series and the movie in the United States. When CPM snagged the show's license, it dubbed the show's first thirteen episodes, but failed to secure a license for the remaining episodes until years later, which later. This mistake created a huge gap between the release of episodes. (They They did eventually dub the rest of the show, show and later released the series and the movie on DVD.)

DVD. In 2011, Creator/NozomiEntertainment rereleased rescued the license and re-released the series across three DVD sets, using the show's remastered Region 2 DVD as the video base and retaining the CPM dub. (Nozomi also re-released (It included the movie; it was packaged with movie in the third set.) The series also aired on Viz Media's Creator/NeonAlley streaming service. Creator/MangaEntertainment, who shares a distribution deal with Nozomi, made the whole series (dub and sub!) available in its entirety on both Creator/{{Hulu}} and Website/YouTube; it also placed the movie (dub and sub!) on [=YouTube=]. Nozomi plans to release will re-release the series again, and movie, this time on Blu-ray, in 2016. It will mark Nozomi's first Blu-ray release and the first high-definition release of ''Utena'' in the United States.

late 2017.

Creator/VizMedia published the entire manga series and the manga based on the movie; movie. While those releases have fallen out of print. However, print, Viz will rerelease re-released the manga in a hardcover collection format in 2017.

At Kobe Animation '97, !! The ''Utena'' franchise consists of:

* A five-volume manga. Though chronologically the first version (serialization began in mid-to-late 1996), the manga and
the anime series won were simultaneous projects, and the "Best TV Animation" award.
manga was based on the anime's plans rather than the other way around.
* A 39-episode anime series, which aired on Creator/TVTokyo in 1997 from April to December. This is considered the "core" canon.
* ''Four Days in Ohtori: Itsuka Kakumeisareru Monogatari'', a UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn VisualNovel. This game features two new characters--the NewTransferStudent player character, and a villain named Chigusa Sanjouin--and is set during the anime's first arc. [[NoExportForYou It was never released outside of Japan]]. Almost twenty years later, [[http://forums.ohtori.nu/viewtopic.php?id=4005 a fan translation was released]].
* An original animated feature film, released in 1999. The movie is considered an alternate continuity to the original series.
* A single-volume manga based on the above-mentioned film. Thsi is considered yet another alternate continuity, as it diverges from the movie's story.
* A pair of {{light novel}}s published in 1998; one focuses on Miki, the other on Saionji. These are perhaps [[NoExportForYou the most obscure part]] of the ''Utena'' canon and are yet another alternate continuity (though they bear the closest resemblance to the original manga).

Oh, and one last thing you will want to remember: WordOfGod [[TrollingCreator says]] ''all'' interpretations of ''Utena'''s symbolism are true.



''Utena'' consists of:
* A five-volume manga. Though chronologically the first version (serialization began in mid-to-late 1996), the manga and the anime were simultaneous projects, and the manga was based off of the anime's plans, not the other way around.
* A 39-episode anime series. Aired on Creator/TVTokyo in 1997 from April to December; considered the "core" canon.
* ''Four Days in Ohtori: Itsuka Kakumeisareru Monogatari''; a UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn VisualNovel with two new characters -- the NewTransferStudent player character, and a villain named Chigusa Sanjouin. Set during the anime's first arc. [[NoExportForYou Was never released outside of Japan]]. Almost twenty years later, [[http://forums.ohtori.nu/viewtopic.php?id=4005 a fan translation was released, available here]].
* An original animated feature film. Released in 1999; considered an alternate continuity to the original series.
* A single-volume manga based on the animated feature. Considered yet another alternate continuity, as it diverges from the movie's story.
* A pair of {{light novel}}s. One focusing on Miki, the other on Saionji, published in 1998; perhaps [[NoExportForYou the most obscure part]] of the ''Utena'' canon, these make up another alternate continuity (though they bear the closest resemblance to the original manga).

Oh, and one last thing you'll want to remember: WordOfGod [[TrollingCreator says]] ''all'' interpretations of ''Utena'''s symbolism are true.

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