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> Welcome to Analysis of Utena!

    December 28, 2017 - I finally got around to cobbling together a reference list. It's absolutely not exhaustive, but it is a spot to keep up with the little tidbits I and others find that wouldn't otherwise be noted elsewhere! Check it out.




    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.













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Akio is no rapist, he is just an opportunist that makes his home a school full of emotionally compromised teenagers. This frame is actually pulled from the Metropolitan Museum of Art archives.
I considered making this a time gif that would occasionally flash Dios as having a ponytail. Then I got lazy.
I know this layout is sort of a spoiler, but so was the closing of the first season, so suck it.
This is far and away the most complex layout I have coded, and I know it does not look like it.
So are they waltzing or foxtrotting or what?
Because according to Ikuhara, if it were Akio, they would be doing the lambada.
These swords ended up looking like the crosses in Evangelion. I left it on purpose because hellz yeah.
I wanted this layout to look like a fairy tale. It ended up looking like a French textile exhibit. Oops.
Polly want some C4? Sorry, coding and Colbert do not mix.
It is March. It is snowing. It is Canada.
You know what is an awesome idea? Coding on your rag. That is smart.