Eskimoguy286's Shoujo Kakumei Utena Tv Review

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Rated: 10

Utena again proves to be unique in its presentation. Staying true to the episodic nature above, a near-fatal duel can be followed with a joke episode. Yeah, you've heard about the Infamous Nanami Cow episode. There are duels with kangaroos, explosive curry, the aforementioned Nanami transformation, that crazy monkey-mouse Chu-Chu and loads of other lighthearted antics. It does distract from the serious nature of the duels, but Utena really wouldn't be the same without the humor.

Speaking of humor, Utena recaps its themes and morals in a really unconventional method. Every episode, the campus thespians, the Kashira troupe, better known as the shadow girls, perform a shadow opera that protrays the moral of the day's story in a comical light.

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Tama-Neko's Shoujo Kakumei Utena Ova Review

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Rated: 8

The wackiness of Utena and its utterly pretentious shoujo ways will turn off many viewers. This is definately a niche series and for most people it is simply too weird.
The movie suffers from this because it is a niche within a niche - an Utena story only for fans of Utena. I honestly would not recommend this to anyone who had not already seen at least the first story arc (13 eps) of the Utena TV series - and enjoyed it. It's the kind of show you would use to weird out those who simply don't understand why you like anime, and the movie is doubly so. I mean, honestly, the carwash scene is just... I don't know. It's just there.
However, for anyone who HAS enjoyed at least the first story arc of Utena, this is a wonderful addition.

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Kuroimisa's Shoujo Kakumei Utena Tv Review

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Rated: 9

One thing people may have found random or annoying were the shadows slotted in before a battle. I actually enjoyed these scenes, because they were no in fact saying gibbledeegook nobody could understand- I found them very fulfilling and insightful to learning more about morals and other things that I wouldn't have thought so myself... the underlying metaphors in their dialogue are then in fact, are not rubbish.

The symbolism in the anime is also something I find very clever- the rose as an image for revolution, freedom or love... and you'll constantly find yourself being exposed to echoes of these symbols... but to create a perpetual effect- in a sense, you already have eternity. You don't need Dios and his fastastical upside down castle.

The themes are inspiring and touching.

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Cokedupmonkey1's Shoujo Kakumei Utena Tv Review

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Rated: 10

Shoujo Kakumei Utena is a well done and thoughtful anime series which will leave to stunned, moved, enlightened, or at the very least confused. I really think that the creators tried there best to keep the viewer off balance and confused. You never know what will happen next because you never really know what just happened and when you finial find out what did really happen you say to yourself oh yeah I get it now damn I need to see that again. That is why this series has an excellent replay value, because once you have finished the last episode you say to yourself ok now I am going to watch it again and I am going to understand what’s happening, and you watch it and still don’t get all of it.

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Pikachuit's Shoujo Kakumei Utena Tv Review

Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Rated: 10

In a series about a tomboy and her bride, famous for its lesbian implications, where is the yaoi? Everywhere. From the very beginning there is Kiryuu Touga, Student Council President and school playboy, who works at seducing everyone from Utena herself, to his best friend and Vice President Saionji Kyoichi, to boy genius Kaoru Miki. Later in the series appear the boys of the Black Rose, and finally the charming and ultimately seductive Chairman of the Academy, Ohtori Akio.
No relationship is out of scope for Revolutionary Girl Utena. Sexual tensions run through nearly every relationship, from boyfriends and girlfriends to brothers and sisters, to the strange whorish behavior of Akio and Touga later in the series. Fanservice runs rampant in order to convey a mood.

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