Jan 6, 2016 - Calling this a baby is ridiculous, since it's more of a toddler. Rebuilding the analysis section has been a long project coming. Why? Well it involves a lot of CSS and such I didn't know previous to its construction (which to be honest was a bite off more than I should chew situation...) and there's just so. much. content. to transfer over. Some of you may recall fondly my habit of putting stupid alt text on all the main images of a layout. This one is no exception. It mentions in several places that I will be getting kittens soon. These miserable brats are almost two years old now.
Welcome to the brains of the hulking mammoth Yasha and I lovingly call 'Empty Movement!' The analysis section has it all, essays older than many fans are now, new essays, silly essays, and serious essays. Some started out as forum posts or conversations on chat, others are post-baccalaureate writing assignments with reference lists almost extensive as the series itself.
We've made no attempt to control for content and objectionability on this site. All we have ever asked of submissions to the analysis section is decent grammar, analysis with evidence, and as reasonable a lack of bias as can be possible when dealing with this source material. As such, not every essay is something we agree with, and not every essay we've personally written has been well received. That's the beauty of Revolutionary Girl Utena, it's a gift horse and we've been shining lights on its teeth for over a decade. Going on two of them, in fact.
By nature, this site lacks something that at its inception was a rarity, and is now taken quite for granted: there is no comments section here. Many of these essays have appeared in venues that allow for that, however, and it's our distinct hope that the content herein sparks new and spirited discussions. Utena has enjoyed almost unheard of staying power as a relevent work of fiction, especially within the medium of anime. It's even enjoyed a Renaissance of its own with the remaster and rerelease of the content. We invite you to take this content, and run with it. There's nothing said here that's definitive, final, or without counter-argument. That's what makes Utena great. And super annoying.