Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Title: Shoujo Kakumei Utena

English: Revolutionary Girl Utena

Synonyms: Shoujo Kakumei Utena

Japanese: 少女革命ウテナ

Type: Tv

Total: 39

Status: Completed

Aired: Apr 2, 1997 to Dec 24, 1997

Premiered: Spring 1997

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Psychological, Shoujo

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Summary: After meeting a traveling prince who consoled her after the deaths of her parents, Utena Tenjou vowed to become a prince herself. The prince left Utena only with a ring bearing a strange rose crest and a promise that she would meet him again some day. A few years later, Utena attends Ootori Academy, where she is drawn into a dangerous game. Duelists with rings matching Utena's own compete for a unique prize: the Rose Bride, Anthy Himemiya, and her mysterious powers. When Utena wins Anthy in a duel, she realizes that if she is to free Anthy and discover the secrets behind Ootori Academy, she has only one option: to revolutionize the world. Shoujo Kakumei Utena blends surrealist imagery and ideas with complex allegories and metaphors to create a unique coming-of-age story with themes including idealism, illusions, adulthood, and identity. [Written by MAL Rewrite]