Revolutionary Girl Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997)

The power to revolutionize the world!

  • Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Creator: Kunihiko Ikuhara
  • First Air Date: 1997-04-02
  • Last Air Date: 1997-12-24
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 39
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 24 min.
  • Production Company: Tokyo Laboratory
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: TV Tokyo
  • Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara
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The main character is Utena Tenjou, a tomboyish teenage girl who was so impressed by a kind prince in her childhood that she decided to become a prince herself. She attends Ohtori Academy, where she meets a student named Anthy Himemiya, a girl who is in an abusive relationship with another student. Utena fights to protect Anthy and is pulled into a series of sword duels with the members of the Student Council. Anthy is referred to as the "Rose Bride" and is given to the winner of each duel. It is said that the winner of the of tournament will receive a mysterious "power to revolutionize the world", and the current champion is constantly challenged for the right to possess the Rose Bride.

  • Keywords: sexual identity, adolescence, sibling relationship, swordplay, symbolism, metaphysics, surrealism, role reversal, coming of age, role playing, girl heroine, cross dressing, orphan, subversive tale, incest, gender roles, girl on girl, teenage sexuality, lgbt, female hero, white castle, roses, dual role, teenage rebellion, cross dresser, sword duel, genre bending, phallic symbol, shoujo, shoujo-ai, anime, gender identity
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    Revolutionary Girl Utena Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1997-04-02
    39 Episodes

    Revolutionary Girl Utena Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Rose Bride25 min
    Season 1Episode 2For Whom the Rose Smiles25 min
    Season 1Episode 3On the Night of the Ball25 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Sunlit Garden - Prelude25 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Sunlit Garden - Finale25 min
    Season 1Episode 6Take Care, Miss Nanami25 min
    Season 1Episode 7Unfulfilled Juri25 min
    Season 1Episode 8Curried High Trip25 min
    Season 1Episode 9Castle Where Eternity Dwells25 min
    Season 1Episode 10Nanami's Precious Thing25 min
    Season 1Episode 11Gracefully Cruel25 min
    Season 1Episode 12For Friendship, Perhaps25 min
    Season 1Episode 13Tracing a Path25 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Boys of the Black Rose25 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Landscape Framed by Kozue25 min
    Season 2Episode 3Cowbell of Happiness25 min
    Season 2Episode 4Thorns of Death25 min
    Season 2Episode 5Mitsuru's Growing Pains25 min
    Season 2Episode 6The Song of the Fallen Kingdom25 min
    Season 2Episode 7Wakaba Hath Flourished Verdantly25 min
    Season 2Episode 8Troublesome Insects25 min
    Season 2Episode 9Namuro Memorial Hall25 min
    Season 2Episode 10Qualifications of a Duelist25 min
    Season 2Episode 11Secret Nanami-sama Diary25 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Eternal Apocalypse of the Two of Us25 min
    Season 3Episode 2Miki's Nest Box (The Sunny Garden-Arranged)25 min
    Season 3Episode 3Nanami's Egg25 min
    Season 3Episode 4Whispering in the Dark25 min
    Season 3Episode 5Azure Paler Than the Sky25 min
    Season 3Episode 6The Barefoot Girl25 min
    Season 3Episode 7Her Tragedy25 min
    Season 3Episode 8The Romance of the Dancing Girls25 min
    Season 3Episode 9The Prince Who Runs Through the Night25 min
    Season 4Episode 1The Rose Signet25 min
    Season 4Episode 2The Love That Budded in Wintertime25 min
    Season 4Episode 3And the Doors of Night Open25 min
    Season 4Episode 4The One to Revolutionize the World25 min
    Season 4Episode 5The Ends of the World25 min
    Season 4Episode 6Someday, Shine Together25 min
    • Tomoko Kawakami

      as Utena Tenjou (voice)
    • Yuriko Fuchizaki

      as Anthy Himemiya (voice)
    • Takehito Koyasu

      as Touga Kiryuu (voice)
    • Takeshi Kusao

      as Kyouichi Saionji (voice)
    • Kotono Mitsuishi

      as Juri Arisugawa (voice)
    • Aya Hisakawa

      as Miki Kaoru (voice)
    • Yuri Shiratori

      as Nanami Kiryuu (voice)
    • Jurota Kosugi

      as Akio Ohtori (voice)
    • Hikaru Midorikawa

      as Souji Mikage (voice)
    • Nozomu Sasaki

      as Ruka Tsuchiya (voice)
    • Yuka Imai

      as Wakaba Shinohara (voice)
    • Ai Orikasa

      as Kanae Ohtori (voice)
    • Chieko Honda

      as Kozue Kaoru (voice)
    • Kumiko Nishihara

      as Shiori Takatsuki (voice)
    • Akiko Yajima

      as Mitsuru Tsuwabuki (voice)
    • Akira Nakagawa

      as Keiko Sonoda (voice)
    • Ryotaro Okiayu

      as Tatsuya Kazami (voice)
    • Noriko Hidaka

      as Tokiko Chida (voice)
    • Maria Kawamura

      as Mamiya Chida (voice)
    • Hiro Yuuki

      as Dios (voice)
    • Satomi Korogi

      as Chu Chu (voice)
    • Chinami Nishimura

      as Mari Hozumi (voice)
    • Naoko Takano

      as Aiko Wakiya (voice)
    • Emi Motoi

      as Yuuko Ohse (voice)
    • Kappei Yamaguchi

      as Shiori's boyfriend (voice)
    • Hiroyuki Yoshino

      as Tanaka (voice)
    • Katashi Ishizuka

      as Yamada (voice)
    • Takuma Suzuki

      as Suzuki (voice)
    Sound Shinkichi Mitsumune Original Music Composer
    Visual Effects Shinya Hasegawa Character Designer
    Art Shichiro Kobayashi Art Direction
    Directing Kunihiko Ikuhara Director
    Crew Toyomitsu Nakajo Cinematography
    Crew Chiho Saitō Creator
    Directing Kunihiko Ikuhara Series Director