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The duel choruses of Shoujo Kakumei Utena establish a relevancy rarely found in song lyrics when you're talking about an animated television show. Tasked to keep up, even the more typical J-Pop pieces relating to the show have a lot to say about the contents therein. The essays in this section come from those brave souls attempting to unravel the lyrics surrounding Utena. Various translations of the lyrics of the many songs in Utena can be found here, at Audiology.


Virtual Star Embryology: A Visual Analysis
written by: Maarika
Straight from the forum! Maarika approaches the visuals and body language in the closing credit sequence. Spoiler alert: there are girls kissing!
Analysis of "Virtual Star Embryology
written by: Kiseki
Kiseki connects Saionji's duel song and the closing theme of the last half of the series to Aristotle's philosophy and cosmology. I nagged him for this one. Go go philosophy students!
Rondo-Revolution
written by: Nicolas
Something a little different for us analysis fans! This essay takes a look at, not the series itself, but the ever-popular 'Rondo-Revolution', and the more baffling aspects of the song.
"Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery" Explained
written by: Caleb
An incredible dissertation concerning JA Seazer's duel chorus, written for the "Revolution" duel between Akio and Utena.
For those interested in the interpretation of Internal Clock, Julie Kersten contacted me to point out something very interesting: the lyrics appear to refer to a specific place! Read on here.

Essays
Personality + Relationship + Narrative + Miscellany + Music

Context
Introduction + Characters + Reference + Submission

Go Home
Analysis of Utena + Empty Movement

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.