Posts on Revolutionary Girl Utena

12 Moments in 2011: The Return of Ikuhara

If the licensing of Utena was a big deal for American fans, then how about its long-absent director, Be-Papas main man Kunihiko Ikuhara, coming back to anime to make a new TV series? Well, that’s a big deal to fans the world over, and thankfully the guy brought his whole bag of tricks. Cryptic symbols, […]

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12 Moments in 2011: The Return of Utena

For anime fans in America, there are a few key titles that have never been licensed; last year’s Secret Santa project Dennou Coil comes to mind for instance. And there are anime that will never ever come over here, like pretty much anything bearing the name Macross (thanks, Harmony Gold). And then there are some […]

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Do you know? The top 10 reasons to love Revolutionary Girl Utena

Well, it’s over. Thirty-nine disorienting episodes later, Revolutionary Girl Utena has ended for me. There’s a lot to digest, and sometimes the pace at which bizarreness is thrown at you can be a little much. So not only am I confident that I’ll watch Utena again, I think right now I can only manage a […]

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The Revolution will be televised, over and over: Repetition in Utena

As always, the shadowplayers say it best. How to make a Student Council Arc episode of Utena: Introduce a member of the council as your focus Make sure that character has a run-in with Utena Optional bitch-slap Challenge Grab the handle, close-up on the water hitting the rose ring Begin JA Seazer’s Absolute Destiny Apocalypse […]

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Absolute beginning apocalypse: Revolutionary Girl Utena

The best part about currently-airing anime is the “water cooler” factor, the ability to talk with people about what happened this week and speculate on the coming episodes. While older titles may have more appeal in general, the shared experience factor of new series is something you just have to miss out on. But a […]

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