少女革命ウテナ 絶対進化革命前夜
Shoujo Kakumei Utena - Zettai Shinka Kakumei Zenya
  ORIGINAL
少女革命ウテナ 絶対進化革命前夜
Release Date: 7-24-97 (July 24th, 1997)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-354
Price: ¥3,059
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
  US RELEASE
Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
Release Date: 3-16-04 (March 16th, 2004)
Price: ~$14.98
Released by: Pioneer / Geneon [Item: PIO 5226]
UPC: 013023522626
  REMASTER
少女革命ウテナ コンプリートCD-BOX
DISK1 - 絶対進化革命前夜

Release Date: 8-27-08 (August 27th, 2008)
Catalog Number(s): KICA-920〜928
Price: ¥12,000
Released by: KING Records Co., Ltd.
This soundtrack is comprised of the background music, opening and closing, and duel choruses found in the Student Council (Seitokai) Arc, spanning episodes 1-13. Both the opening, Rondo-Revolution [Rinbu-Revolution] and first of the two closing themes, Truth, are featured here in full length, as well as no fewer than three renditions of Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (the Student Council and Black Rose ascensions as well as a karaoke version of the former).

The first arc's comparatively upbeat atmosphere is reflected in this CD, especially since the perkiest tracks are the leading ones, with the darker items like Legend: The God's Name is Abraxas and the duel choruses following up in the rear. The duel choruses in this arc are credited to Suginami Jidou Gasshodan, Kunihiko Ikuhara, Shinkichi Mitsumune, and sometimes Maki Kamiya, meaning Ikuhara sang on these songs. The duels in this arc are shorter, higher pitched, and less dark than when Seazers' theater troupe, 'Theater Laboratory "Universal Gravitation"' [Engeki Jikken-shitsu "Ban'yū Inryoku"], takes over starting with Mikage's duel.


A note: The given names are predominantly based on the Utena Translation Project's original translations of the songs. Where a song title has become widely accepted as different, ie. The Sunlit Garden instead of The Sunny Garden, I have used the more popular name. Punctuation has been altered to better match the Japanese tracklists.

The "Comparison" options when available are side by side multiple translations, romantization, and Japanese, depending on availability. They're an awesome and surprising resource, and I hope you check them out.

[Japanese Tracklist]   [Tracklist Comparisons]
少女革命ウテナ 絶対進化革命前夜
Japanese Tracklist

01. 少女革命 overture
02. 輪舞-revolution
03. サブタイトル
04. 光さす庭
05. 学園のスカーレット(ウテナのテーマ)

06. 学園のリリック
07. ジャブ・アップ・ビューティー
08. 薔薇の溜息(アンシーのテーマ)
09. 優雅な彼女
10. その彼女の悲劇

11. 舞踏のエロス
12. 心のDICE
13. 見えない薔薇
14. 追憶の楽園
15. 死のアフロディーテ

16. 光さす庭・イリュージョン
17. 太陽を射る者
18. パッショネイト
19. 記憶のイデア
20. 伝説・神の名はアプラクサス

21. アイキャッチ
22. カシラ星人(影絵少女のテーマ)
23. 絶対運命黙示録
24. 決闘者たち
25. ディオスへの祈り

26. When Where Who Which
27. 肉体の中の古生代
28. スピラ・ミラビリス劇場
29. 天使創造すなわち光
30. ラスト・エヴォルーション

31. 封印呪縛
32. 何人も語ることなし
33. 絶対運命黙示録(industrial mix)
34. 次回予告
35. truth

36. 絶対運命黙示録


01. Revolutionary Girl • overture  [2:35]
02. Rondo - revolution (full size) [4:35]
Wheel Dance - revolution (full length)
Translation by Verthandi

Let's go on living, bravely and with style...
Even if the two of us are ever separated...
Take my revolution!

In the sunlit garden, holding hands,
We drew near and consoled each other.
We said we'd never fall in love again.
Such a powerful bond has changed us
And now we've become so strong. 
This is our lifestyle, everyday...everytime.

In that photograph of us,
standing cheek-to-cheek,
A touch of loneliness fills our smiling faces. 

Starting tomorrow, bravely and with style, 
I'll become a woman everyone will notice.
Even if the two of us are ever separated, 
Our hearts will always be as one.

I know money can't buy love,
But can money buy me? 
They said so on TV.
Is there no limit to our apathy?
When they say we're all like that, 
I feel so bad! 
Is there nothing we can do?

But listen, nothing is more important
Than our friendship.
We know this better than adults do.

Even though we dream, even though we cry, 
even though we hurt ourselves,
And reality approaches frantically,
I can't lose my place, the worth of my existence, 
In order to protect myself.

I'll go my way and I can't return.
When the time comes for each of us to choose her own path,
I will free such precious, 
Precious memories.

Take my revolution, and let's go on living, 
As reality approaches frantically.
I want to find my place, the worth of my existence. 
From this day, I will take myself and

Bravely strip down to nothing at all, 
Like a rose spinning free.
Even if the two of us are ever separated, 
I will change the world.

[Geneon Translation]
A Round Dance - Revolution (full length)
Official Translation
          Pioneer/Geneon Album Release (2005)

Lets live with good grace and style...
Even if we get separated... 
Take my revolution

In a schoolyard (garden) brightened by the light, 
we held our hands to give each other comfort
that we would never have fallen in love
Such a strong unity changed its form
We are stalwart now, 
our life style, everyday... every time

We stuff our slight loneliness into the 
picture of our
cheek-to-cheek smiles

Gracefully with style, we'll be women so cool that 
everyone will turn around 
Even if we get separated, 
our hearts stay together

Although we know that love can't be bought by money
Can we buy money with "I"? 
We heard that on TV
No impression... apathy... the list is endless
We feel so bad that people think 
all young stars are that way, 
but we can't help it

However, we cherish our friends
more than anything and more than 
how grown-ups feel about their friends

Even when we dream, we cry
and get hurt 
because reality is frantically after us 
We can't lose our own place and our value of existence 
to protect ourselves

Before it's time to choose our own path and I can't return, 
I'll go my way 
I'll release this precious 
- so precious memory

Take my revolution let's live with it 
because reality is frantically after us 
I want to find my own place, 
and my value of existence until this day

I will gracefully take off, 
be naked and then 
be like freely blown rose petals 
Even if we get separated, 
I'll change the world


03. Subtitle [0:12]
04. The Sunlit Garden [1:43]
05. Scarlet of the Campus (Utena's Theme) [1:50]

06. Lyric of the Campus [1:09]
07. Jab Up Beauty [2:12]
08. Sigh of the Rose (Anthy's Theme) [2:20]
09. She's Elegant [1:40]
10. Her Tragedy [2:15]

11. Eros of the Ball [1:41]
12. DICE of the Heart [1:54]
13. Invisible Roses [1:17]
14. Paradise of Reminiscence [1:28]
15. Aphrodite of Death [1:53]

16. The Sunlit Garden • Illusion [1:50]
17. The One Who Shoots at the Sun [1:23]
18. Passionate [2:10]
19. Idea of the Memory [1:40]
20. Legend • The God's Name is Abraxas [1:12]

21. Eye Catch [0:21]
22. Inhabitants of Planet Kashira (A Shadow Play Girl's Theme) [2:11]
23. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse [2:34]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Translation by allegoriest

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
birth records, 
baptismal registry, 
death records

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
My birth, 
absolute birth, 
apocalypse

A brilliant place in a dark desert, made of leaves 
A gold gilded Eden 
Day and night turning upon eachother 
Time gilded paradise lost 

Darkness of Sodom
Darkness of light
Distant darkness 
Endless darkness

The absolute destiny apocalypse 
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness, apocalypse


[Nozomi Translation]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Official Nozomi
          DVD Release (2011)

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
Birth records,
baptismal records,
records of death.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
My own birth,
absolute birth.
Apocalypse.

A shining place in a desert of darkness.
A gold-plated Shangri-La.
Day and night turning back on one another.
A time-plated Paradise Lost.

The darkness of Sodom,
the darkness of light.
The darkness of distance, 
the endless darkness.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness.


24. Duelists [1:59]
25. Pray to Dios [2:10]

26. When Where Who Which [1:40]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
When Where Who Which
original duel chorus

Episode 1: The Rose Bride
Duel name: Amitié
Utena's first duel with Saionji for possession of the Rose Bride.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 26
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 8


Prophecy of W
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 6
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 8  

[UTP Translation]
When Where Who Which
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

When Where Who Which
When Where Who Which

Flow of blood from the cage of my memory,
In the cradle of a thousand years of bliss.
And I, an actor cast eternally
as the Sphinx in the desert winter,
Phinx.

Now you know the sadness
of the stillborn flesh.
And I, a holy actor, cast eternally
as a dark shining Margineaux,

Glow! Burn!
Cool down, and sing!
Born in this world,
born in an instant,
born all over again.

[Nozomi (Official)]
When Where Who Which
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

When? Where? Who? Which? 
When? Where? Who? Which?

Flowing blood of caged memories.
The cradle of 1000 years of bliss.
I am an actor, eternally metaphorical.
Just like the sphinx, 
phinx of the winter desert.

You know the winds of sadness
of the body in both birth and death
The holy actor, eternally metaphorical.
The dark light that fell into the abyss, 
marginal. 

Brightly burn!
Awaken and sing!
Born into the world!
Birth of a moment! 
Over and over again! 


27. Paleozoic within the Body [2:03]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Paleozoic Within the Body
original duel chorus

Episode 2: For Whom the Rose Smiles
Duel name: Choix
Utena's second duel with Saionji, wherein she decides
to stick with the dueling game.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 27
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 3


Paleozoic Within the Body
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 2
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 2  

[UTP Translation]
Paleozoic Within the Body
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Astrologic eras,
primeval oceans,
erosion and sediment
Three billion years,
genesis of life,
geologic eras

Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian,
Devonian, Stromatolite, bacteria, collenia.
Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous.

Lycopsida, selaginella, pleuromeia.
Caytonia, bennetites, ammonite.

Oceanic Rose,
Oceanic Lily,
Oceanic Apple
Oceanic Flower Buds.
Oceanic Angel,
Oceanic Mirror,
Oceanic Gate,
Oceanic Haze.
Carboniferous, Permian, Paleozoic.

The Oceanic You,
The Oceanic Me,
are the Paleozoic within the body.
Continuing to live,
continuing to die,
the Paleozoic telling the story.

Just like the whale, I go
Just like the dolphin, I go
Just like the seal, I go

to the bottom of the sea, the oceanic me.
At the bottom of the sea, a grand history.
to the bottom of the sea, where I will be me.
Ammonite!

[Nozomi (Official)]
The Paleozoic Era Within the Body
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Celestial age.
Prehistoric sea.
Erosion. Accumulation.
3 billion years.
The birth of life.
The geological age.

Cambrian. Ordovician. Silurian.
Devonian. Stromatolite. Bacterium. Collenia.
Triassic, Jurrasic, Cretaceous!

Lycopodium. Selaginella. Plueromeia.
Caytonia. Bennetite. Ammonite.

Rose of the sea.
Lily of the sea.
Apple of the sea. 
Bud of the sea. 
Angel of the sea. 
Mirror of the sea.
Doorway of the sea. 
Shimmer of the sea. 
Carboniferous, Permian, Paleozoic!

You in the sea. 
I in the sea. 
The paleozoic era within the body.
Living on and on.
Closer and closer to death.
The endless cycle of the paleozoic.

Like a whale swims...
Like a dolphin swims...
Like a seal swims...

..I travel down into the depths of the sea.
Down through the history in the depths of the sea.
At the bottom I can be myself. 
Ammonite!


28. Spira Mirabilis Theatre [2:11]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Spira Mirabilis Theatre
original duel chorus

Episode 5: The Sunlit Garden - Finale
Duel name: Raison
The culimation of Miki's two-parter in the first arc,
where Miki remains confused about what his
piano is a metaphor for.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 28
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 8
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 7


Spira Mirabilis Theatre
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 8
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 7  

[UTP Translation]
Spira Mirabilis Theatre
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

The theatre, gifted spirits, a collective phenomenon.
The theatre, gifted characters,a phantasmic reality.
Operating table,a shipwreck,pure drama...
spira mirabilis

Still spiraling, transforming, in the vortex. 
spira mirabilis
in Scipio's dream

The theatre illusory spirits, 
movement of immortality
The theatre, illusory characters, 
structure of immortality
Ammonite, alchemy, scarab... 
spira mirabilis

Dying just to live once more.
spira mirabilis
in the vortex of miracles.

mai mai mai mai
mai mai mai mai
Never-ending theatre
On the geometric stage
of life and the mystery of death,
Exeunt, all!

Death rebirth death rebirth 
death rebirth death rebirth
Death rebirth death rebirth death rebirth!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Spira Mirabilis Theater
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Theater. An extraordinary mind. Collective phenomenon.
Theater. An extraordinary person. Idealized reality.
An operating table. A wrecked ship. A pure play. 
The spira mirabilis.

Whirlpool. Spiral.
Continually changing, the spira mirabilis.
Scipio's dream...

Theater. Illusory mind.
Immortal actions.
Theater. Illusory people.
Immortal structure.
Ammonite. Alchemy. The sacred beetle. 
The spira mirabilis.

Die to be reborn, 
the spira mirabilis.
The marvelous spiral.

My, my, my, my, 
My, my, my, my, 
Neverending theater.
The geometrical stage.
Life and the mystery of death.
Everything passing away.

Death and rebirth. Death and rebirth.
Death and rebirth. Death and rebirth.
Death and rebirth. Death and rebirth.


29. Angelic Creation, Namely, Light [2:04]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
original duel chorus

Episode 7: Juri's Unfulfillment
Duel name: Amour
Juri's first duel. The song is about Lucifer.
And like, having two identities.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 29
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 6


Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 11
OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 12 (karaoke version)
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 9
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 6  

[UTP Translation]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Nature's light
Mosaic light
Child of daybreak; the angel Lucifer
Apocalyptic light
Michael's light
Child of darkness; androgynous
Fire's light
Heavenly light
Hierarchia of the heavens
Illusory light
Eternal light
Phantasmic deception; 
capricious birth

Nyx
Erebus
Uranus
Thanatos

Shining bodies, 
all of them spherical, 
gynous
just as if born with every miracle, 
gynous.
The pleasure principle, 
the Nirvana principle
Death's inevitability, dubbed "the light"

Without having to have lived,
Phenomenon of mobile life
In the cerebral universe
Shape of floating life
Glory, ephemery, 
hope for eternity!
Incomplete returning to the 
primitive beginnings.

Male/female, positive/negative 
are the two of me.
Up/down, left/right 
are the two of me.
Front/back, Heaven/Earth 
are the two of me.
Angel and devil 
are the two of me.

The center is hollow 
hollow hollow hollow...

[Nozomi (Official)]
Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

Universal light. 
Mosiac light.
Lucifer, son of the dawn.
Apocalyptic light. 
Michael's light.
Androgynous, son of darkness.
Fiery light.
Heavenly light.
The hierarchy of heaven.
Illusory light. 
Eternal light.
Tricks of the mind.
Capricious birth.

Nyx.
Erebus.
Uranus.
Thanatos.

His body shining bright, 
spherical in shape,
Gyes.
Born into every possible miracle,
Gyes.
The pleasure principle.
The Nirvana principle.
The certainty of death, namely light.

Without having lived,
the moving phenomenon of life.
In the universe of the mind
the drifting shape of the living.
Light, temporary existence.
Seeking eternity, 
namely the folly
of returning to the beginning.

The two sexes, the two poles, 
there are two of me.
Up, down, left, right, 
there are two of me.
Front, back, heaven, earth, 
two of me. 
Angel, devil, 
there are two of me.

And inside I'm hollow.
Inside I'm hollow. (repeat)


30. Last Evolution • Eve of the Evolution Revolution [2:04]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Last Evolution • Eve of the Evolution Revolution 
original duel chorus

Episode 10: Nanami's Precious One
Duel name: Adoration
Wherein Nanami finds out she's a duelist, but
not that her brother's a prick.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 30
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 9


Last Evolution
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 1
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 9  

[UTP Translation]
Last Evolution (Eve of the Evolution Revolution)  
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Beginning of the earth
Stage props
the Laplace nebula
Spectatorism

Unchanging illusion
Mystery solving clock
Baby carriage of the
edge of immortality.

My eternal self and
the eternal stranger
two relations; 
two births
scales of mystery; 
human constellation

Ahhh
Ahhh
Time is hypothetical, an illusional prop
of the beginnings of birth.
Destiny, choice, goodbye-ism

You and I are the Milky Way
Having no past, only the present, having no future, 
A single person in the Theatre Cosmic.

That's me! Wait! My last evolution
revolution
everlution

[Nozomi (Official)]
Last Evolution • Eve of the Evolution Revolution 
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

The origin of the Earth.
A stage setting.
Laplace's nebula. 
A spectator's theory.

Illusion of immutability.
A riddle-solving clock.
The baby carriage
at the end of immortality.

Myself, eternal.
Strangers, eternal.
Two relationships.
Two births.
That mysterious scale,
the human constellation.

Time is hypothetical, illusory. 
The stage setting we create, the moment we are born. 
Destiny, choices, the theory of goodbyes.

You and I are the Milky Way.
We have no past, no future, only now.
All alone in the cosmic theater.

That's me! Wait! My last evolution,
revolution, 
everlution



31. Seal Spell [1:43]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
Seal Spell
original duel chorus

Episode 11: Graceful and Ruthless;
    The One Who Picks the Flower
Duel name: Conviction
Touga's first duel and the only one Utena doesn't win.
She lacks...conviction, you see.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 31
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 12


[UTP Translation]
Seal Spell
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

Unwritten seal spell
iron mask of misfortune

blue skies - sea - then the wind blows
grassland - rabbits - even the river flows

Time, the era does not change.
Time, the era is something existent 
and nonexistent.

Man is described by the blood of "make-believe"
Man also drowns in a flood of "lessons"

All the word handed down is that 
a man is a man.
Without metamorphosis!

In the daytime I can see it, in the nighttime I cannot.
In the nighttime I can see it, in the daytime I cannot.
Anagram

Those puzzle words, those masks of words
The source of which is... dich!

[Nozomi (Official)]
Seal Spell
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

The unmarked Seal Spell.
The Iron Mask of misfortune.

Blue skies and oceans, then a wind blows.
The prairie, rabbits, and even a flowing river.

Time and the age, they never change.
Times and the age, 
they're something yet nothing.

Man is described by the blood of "make-believe."
Man is also swept away in a current of "lessons."

Man can also only convey 
human nature.
Ever unchanging! 

We can see during the day but we can't see at night.
We can see at night but we can't see during the day.
Anagram.

A mysterious sword, a mask of words.
And their origin is ... you!


32. No One Has Anything to Tell [3:08]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
No One Has Anything to Tell
original duel chorus

Episode 12: Perhaps For Friendship's Sake
Duel name: Soi
Utena's second duel with Touga, and the climax of the
Student Council Saga. It goes better than the last.

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 32
OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>, track 5


No One Has Anything to Tell
alternate version

As performed by:
Theater laboratory - Universal Gravitation
Engeki jikken-shitsu - ban'yū inryoku
演劇実験室◎万有引力

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light, track 5
OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>, track 5  

[UTP Translation]
No One Has Anything to Tell
Translation by Robert Paige &
          Utena Translation Project (1998)

No one has anything to tell
There is nothing to be told
Only in the sealed darkness known as yesterday,
Only in the glint of a mere split-second known as now,
Only in the darkness waiting for the light known as 
tomorrow, in the theater.

I can become anyone
I can become anything
Only in the sealed darkness known as memory
Only in the glint of a mere split-second of creation
Only in the darkness waiting for the light known as tomorrow, 
in the theater.

Ah, dance! Ancient continental theatre of
the actors who wore the mask of Time.
Ah, dance! Admiration of you that come from the
Milky Way railroad, three of the Seven Ancient Wonders.

Like a star,
Like a firefly,
Shining during birth, we'll shine and disappear.
Shining during birth, we'll shine and disappear.
All of us will be born, then disappear.
Shining during birth, now shine and disappear!
Be born and disappear! I, the jewel
Shining during birth, I shone then disappeared
Born, then disappeared, the star that is me.
The Evening Star, Ego Star
Shine and disappear, Firefly Star!

[Nozomi (Official)]
No One Has Anything to Say
Official Translation
          Nozomi DVD Release (2011)

No one has anything to say.
There's nothing to be said about anything.
Except in the enclosed darkness called yesterday.
Except in the momentary flash of light called now.
Except in the darkness,
awaiting the light of tomorrow, in the theater.

There's the possibility to be anyone.
There's the possibility to be anything.
Except in the enclosed darkness called memory.
Except in the momentary flash of light called creation.
Except in the darkness, awaiting the light of tomorrow, 
in the theater.

Oh, dance! Ancient continental theater...
...of the performers who wear the mask of time.
Oh, dance! Three of the seven wonders that you...
...long for carried here on the Galactic Railroad.

Like a star, 
like a firefly.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
Born and then gone, all of us.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
Born and then gone, I, the jewel.
A flash and it's born, a flash and it fades.
Born and then gone, I, the star.
The first star. I, the star.
A flash and it fades, the firefly star.


33. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (industrial mix) [2:05]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Translation by allegoriest

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
birth records, 
baptismal registry, 
death records

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
My birth, 
absolute birth, 
apocalypse

A brilliant place in a dark desert, made of leaves 
A gold gilded Eden 
Day and night turning upon eachother 
Time gilded paradise lost 

Darkness of Sodom
Darkness of light
Distant darkness 
Endless darkness

The absolute destiny apocalypse 
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness, apocalypse


[Nozomi Translation]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Official Nozomi
          DVD Release (2011)

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
Birth records,
baptismal records,
records of death.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
My own birth,
absolute birth.
Apocalypse.

A shining place in a desert of darkness.
A gold-plated Shangri-La.
Day and night turning back on one another.
A time-plated Paradise Lost.

The darkness of Sodom,
the darkness of light.
The darkness of distance, 
the endless darkness.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness.


34. Next Episode [0:33]
35. truth (full size) [4:26]
[Information]  [Lyric Comparisons/Raws]
truth (Full Length) 
first closing theme

Episodes 1-24
Performed by: Luka Yumi (裕未瑠華)

OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution, track 35
Revolution/Truth Single, track 2
OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~, track 28


truth (TV Length) 
first closing theme

Episodes 1-24
Performed by: Luka Yumi (裕未瑠華)

OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology, track 27  


truth (original R&D mix) 
luka yumi single exclusive

Performed by: Luka Yumi (裕未瑠華)

Luka Yumi: Truth Single, track 1
Luka Yumi: Truth Single, track 3 (karaoke version)  

[Verthandi]
truth (Full Length)
Translation by Verthandi

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & true your heart
Hold me in your arms so true
Reality is the key to tomorrow
I want to keep destroying lies

Although we've said this much
I can't see anything from your side
Bothering me, he wants to understand
But I want to be misunderstood by him

Excuses are suited to grown-ups
Who still cling to fairy tales
Unchosen angels even have no 
   need for wings

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & true your heart
I believe that I'll love myself tomorrow
And because I want to believe,
I want to be hated by lies

Thinking of it
Makes me warm when I'm alone
You can't see the red fruit I desire

Don't get hurt by sighs
Tears only slow tomorrow down
Even a slight fever on a windy night is dear to me

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & true your heart
Like a child in the middle of the night
I'll stop my tears and search for love
I'll keep pounding on that door

• Repeat

[Geneon Translation]
truth (Full Length) 
Official Translation
          Pioneer/Geneon Album Release (2005)

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & your true heart 
Embrace me with your arms of truth 
A key to open tomorrow is reality 
I want to keep destroying lies...

I can't see anything in you
Even if we keep on talking
The annoying boy who wants to know me, 
but I just want him to misunderstand me

Excuses are suited for grown-ups 
who cling on to a story from the past
Wings are not needed for those angels who didn't 
   become chosen ones

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & your true heart
I believe in liking tomorrow's self because
I want to believe
I want to be hated by the lies...

Make that a memory 
Keep it warm and alone
You can't see a red fruit that I want

Don't notice a sigh
It'll be too late for crying tomorrow
I'm even longing for a slight fever that brings the 
   gusty windy night

Missing truth & forever
Kissing love & your true heart 
Just like a midnight child 
I stop crying and keep knocking 
On a door to look for love...

• Repeat



36. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (karaoke) [2:32]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Translation by allegoriest

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
birth records, 
baptismal registry, 
death records

The absolute destiny apocalypse
The absolute destiny apocalypse
My birth, 
absolute birth, 
apocalypse

A brilliant place in a dark desert, made of leaves 
A gold gilded Eden 
Day and night turning upon eachother 
Time gilded paradise lost 

Darkness of Sodom
Darkness of light
Distant darkness 
Endless darkness

The absolute destiny apocalypse 
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness, apocalypse


[Nozomi Translation]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Official Nozomi
          DVD Release (2011)

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
Birth records,
baptismal records,
records of death.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalypse.
My own birth,
absolute birth.
Apocalypse.

A shining place in a desert of darkness.
A gold-plated Shangri-La.
Day and night turning back on one another.
A time-plated Paradise Lost.

The darkness of Sodom,
the darkness of light.
The darkness of distance, 
the endless darkness.

The absolute destiny apocalypse.
The absolute destiny apocalyptic 
darkness.




Kunihiko Ikuhara
réalisateur

My uncertain happiness back in those days was to mess up the world with my poisonous spit. The reality of my life was only provided through cornering adults with secondhand theories that I learned from books and movies. I couldn't forgive the majority of the world that I could see with my eyes, and I seriously believed that I wouldn't live to be 20.

I had a girlfriend, F, who was a classmate from my high school days. Honestly speaking, I wasn't even in love with her, but I was going out with her only because I didn't want anyone to think that I couldn't have a girlfriend. The movies that F and I went to see were always artistic movies in second hand theaters. F requested that I comment on the movies afterward and I kept my pride as a man by doing such silly things. I thought our relationship was only for the pleasure of the moment and I often glow with self-satisfaction by simulating our dramatic day of farewell.

One day, F invited me to a theatrical performance. I thought it would be just like the one I watched on TV before, a play that was taped in the Kinokuniya Hall, so I didn't have any expectations. However, 1 was beaten to a pulp. I couldn't stop shaking. The theatrical music brought me back to my dark childhood terror. Afterward, F found an employment opportunity in the country, and told me a bright "Good-bye" on our graduation day and then disappeared from my life. I haven't seen her since. After all, she was the one that had insight into me. Certainly, she was my MOTHER back then. The reason why I persisted in Mr. Seazer's song was maybe because I wanted to re-experience my ignorant self from those days, and the time with that MOTHER.

Chiho Saito
une bande dessinée

For the sake of the World Revolution —

Come to think of it, the world of "UTENA" started from a single character design. This single character design inspired my entire manga. To create this soundtrack, some first-class duelists in the world of music have brought their talent together.

Mr. Mitsumune's gorgeous Hollywood's style BGM (so exciting that UTENA's theme is kind of like Star Wars.). The opening and ending songs are heartrending, yet the accompaniment of the music is just like Amuro-chan [A Japanese pop singer]! In addition, a 70's hard rock style chorus by Mr. J.A. Seazer strikes suddenly! Normally people wouldn't put these 3 different styles of music that don't belong with one another in one soundtrack; however, they forcibly blend them together!! They would never get mingled, but support each other's charm by making the assertion of each musical existence. That is the world of "UTENA" targeted by Director Bartender lkuhara (isn't it?).

I am whole-heartedly into this world. These "strange" flavors give feelings of drinking such an exquisite cocktail that I will fall into the habit of drinking it.


1997 Japanese Release


2004 United States Release


OST 1: The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
student council arc BGM and duels
OST 2: Virtual Star Embryology
black rose saga BGM and duels

OST 3: Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery
akio and apocalypse arc BGM and duels

OST 4: Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
seazer duel chorus image album

OST 5: Now, Engage Yourself to Me...
unreleased BGM, drama tracks, 1997 musical soundtrack

OST 6: Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~
ikuhara selection best of

OST 7: Revival Record of the Rose Egg SOFIA
seazer being seazer album

OST 8: Adolescence Rush
adolescence apocalypse movie soundtrack

OST 9: COMPLETE CD-BOX
previous 8 albums, plus club remixes

OST 10: I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>
seazer's universal gravitation recordings

OST 11: I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>
seazer's mitsumune rearranged songs
OST 12: Barbara Dwarf Star Child Apocalypse
more seazer gonna seazer

Singles, Miscellanous Audio/Drama Recordings, Compilations
J.A. Seazer, Shinkichi Mitsumune, and the Music of Utena
So On and So Forth
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