watched the show a few years ago and have been meaning to get to this ever since, and now, it’s almost too late, my memory haunting this viewing so I can’t quite remember the reasons, only the shapes. [13] Mitsumune composed the film's score and arranged its original songs, while Seazer produced the music and lyrics for the film's two duel songs, "Duelist ~ Resurrection! Another incarnation of Utena came in the form of a number of one-shot theatrical productions. sext: i turn into a car and drive us out of the city of heterosexuality. After all, the dolls of the emptied Ohtori show that this was Anthy and Utena’s revolution and no one else’s, and so it seems we’ve left our secondary cast with their own unique graduation days still on the horizon. And though Utena was wounded by her parents’ death, that was not an intentional cruelty.

Support [38], Reviewing the film for Dazed, writer Evelyn Wang commends the coherence of the film's discordant elements, categorizing it alongside high-concept films such as Elle and Face/Off that are "would-be shit-shows which quietly attain perfection."

"[8] Saito advocated for a prominent role for Touga in the film,[8] whose backstory is explored in greater detail relative to the television anime series;[9] Ikuhara has stated that Touga's final scene in Adolescence of Utena is Saito's favorite in the series. who transfers to Ohtori Academy. So I guess I’m considering it a thematic sequel in the form of an AU retelling or something. The actual school setting itself is super creative. Wang offers specific praise for the visual symbolism of the film, saying that "the film isn't just aesthetically pleasing.

Though, to linger on that a moment – who’s older, exactly? Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena | Saito, Chiho, Saito, Chiho | ISBN: 9781435270794 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.

I wonder what the audiences thought. It began serialization in the June 1996 issue of the monthly manga magazine Ciao.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? While Utena (especially in the movie) is boyish, strong, and physically aggressive ("masculine" traits), she is more emotional and innocent than the wearily experienced Anthy.

For those of you who’ve seen the series or would just like to watch 80 minutes of beautifully animated surreal madness, you can brush up on the film on YouTube or Hulu.
However, if we do think of it as a direct sequel, might Nanami’s failure to make an appearance beyond the wrong video suggest she too has graduated/dropped out? [13], Adolescence of Utena was released in theaters in Japan on August 14, 1999.

This leaves the strong impression that it’s a birdcage or a jail. It’s also a world apart from the trauma that we see the other duelists dealing with, which perhaps (along with the primetime slot the show was airing in) explains its exclusion. Press Room The resulting film is ambiguous in its place within the Utena universe; though it functions as a separate continuity, much like the manga, it also refers to events in the television series frequently enough that it is confusing to those unfamiliar with the show.

At the same time, Utena reunites with Touga Kiryuu, a friend from her childhood who seems to know the secrets behind the duels. Among others, the visual inspirations from Oniisama include architecture, hairstyles, and scenes involving roses such as a scene where petals overflow along with sheets of water from Fukiko's bathtub in Oniisama e and a scene in the Utena movie where roses and water overflow from an outcropping while Utena and Anthy dance. Utena is drawn into the duels, but Touga and their complicated history together may end up unraveling everything. It's also interesting to say that the melody does not use a major five chord at the cadence which is usually the norm for minor mode; it uses a minor five chord instead.
The film is included with the final volume of Hanabee's three-volume release of the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime television series.

But as they’re both ground down by the encroaching grip of the castle and Akio’s hand, they find they can’t escape that way. Set in a rigid, systemic academy depicted not as a clockwork machine but instead always under construction, never finished, divided by crumbling gaps. The manga ended in 1997 with five volumes being released. Cars may be considered one of the most oblique motifs seen in the series. These DVDs were known as the Rose Collection. Rather than an end in itself (which is beautiful and lonely both), the addition of Adolescence makes that climb out of the coffin a step in a process to becoming an adult. What I mean by that statement is that I liked that the movie was able to actually show the two characters sharing kisses and make efforts to…, This is not a film adaptation, this is a series of cutscenes from a kart racing game that never got made, show was better idk, everyone looks funny in this one. While every other duelist gets an intimate focus at some point during the series, Touga is seen purely through the eyes of those around him – and predominantly the kind-hearted but self-centered Nanami and Saionji, characters who even with the benefit of time and character development were really only beginning to grasp empathetic insight. If you know of something I should add, or I added something erroneously here, please let me know…,, My previous long time YouTube account got unjustly permanently suspended (for no discernible reason whatsoever).

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