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Rondo-Revolution
Rondo-Revolution (Full Size) (karaoke)
Rondo-Revolution (TV Size)
Rose & Release
Rose & Release (Karaoke)
Rondo-Revolution ~ Adolescence Rush
Rondo-Revolution Spanish Dub (Red Rose Version)
Club Mix [Rondo-Revolution Vocal Medley]

The opening sequence song has many iterations, fitting for its popularity and permanence, since the opening is never changed in the series, and a version of this song is even the end cap of the show.

The naming convention I'm favoring is to attempt to match it to how the Japanese tracklists format it. While Round Dance Revolution is an especially popular translation and totally works, the Japanese uses 'Rondo', referring to a specific musical form, a couple other things besides. Round Dance works well enough, but doesn't specifically refer to the style the Japanese does.

Translations/Lyrics for Rondo-Revolution


輪舞-revolution
Rinbu-revolution
Rondo-Revolution

The original full length version of the song appears first, right on OST 1, and is the version that's cut up for the television-length opening sequence.

Vocals & Lyrics: Masami Okui (奥井雅美)
Composition & Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki (矢吹俊郎)

 OST 01:  The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
 Track 2

 OST 06:  Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~
 Track 3

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 1 [A la veille d'une reolution absolue], Track 2

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 7 [Visite au Nirvana de la bóeaute], Track 3



輪舞-revolution (Karaoke)
Rinbu-revolution (Karaoke)
Rondo-Revolution (Karaoke)


A vocal-stripped karaoke version of the original, full length song used to create the opening sequence. This only appears on the Masami Okui single.

Composition & Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki (矢吹俊郎)

 Masami Okui's Self-Titled 13th Single, KIDA-149
track 3



輪舞-revolution (TV Size)
Rinbu-revolution (TV Size)
Rondo-Revolution (TV Size)

Key pieces of the song pared down to a television-compatible length for use in the opening sequence.

Vocals & Lyrics: Masami Okui (奥井雅美)
Composition & Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki (矢吹俊郎)

 OST 02:  Virtual Star Embryology
 Track 8

 OST 05:  Now, Engage Yourself to Me...
 Disc 2, Track 16

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 2 [Embryologie d'eoile virtuellé], Track 8

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 6 [Allez, prends moi pour fiancee], Track 16



Rose&release
Rose&release
Rose & Release

This is remixed version of the song, and it plays during the end credits for the series in episode 39, Someday We'll Shine Together. There are no lyrics in it, rather it's hummed in pace to them by the same recording artist, Masami Okui.

Vocals: Masami Okui (奥井雅美)
Composition & Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki (矢吹俊郎)

 OST 03:  Internal Clock, Municipal Orrery
 Track 28

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 3 [L'horloge de la ville, horloge biologique], Track 28



Rose&release (karaoke)
Rose&release (karaoke)
Rose & Release (Karaoke)

This is a karaoke version of the remixed song that played during the end credits for the series in episode 39, Someday We'll Shine Together.

Composition & Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki (矢吹俊郎)

 OST 05:  Now, Engage Yourself to Me...
 Disc 1, Track 33

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 6 [Allez, prends moi pour fiancee], Track 33



輪舞-revolution〜アドゥレセンス・ラッシュ
輪舞-revolution〜 Adouresensu Rasshu
Rondo-Revolution ~ Adolescence Rush

This is the version used in the 1999 Utena movie, Adolescence Apocalypse.

The two names above are because the song has slightly different titles in the two places it appears. They are identical, however. I use the OST 8 as the default title, because that's the movie soundtrack

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement: Hideto Amari, & Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Chorus: Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団), Kunihiko Ikuhara (幾原邦彦), & Hideto Amari

 OST 06:  Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~
 Track 1, as 'Rondo-Revolution (Adolescence cover)'

 OST 08:  Adolescence Apocalypse Movie Soundtrack - Adolescence Rush
 Track 11, as 'Rondo-Revolution~Adolescence of UTENA'

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 7 [Visite au Nirvana de la bóeaute], Track 1

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 9 [Le rush de l'adolescence], Track 11

 OST 10:  I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>
 Track 20



輪舞-revolution (Red Rose Version)
Rinbu-revolution (Red Rose Version)
Rondo-Revolution (Red Rose Version)

Though I am for the most part not going to cover versions that appear outside the main singles, this one is well known enough that I'll throw it in! This is a version that appears on the below titled remix album of Okui's work.

Vocals & Lyrics: Masami Okui (奥井雅美)
Composition & Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki (矢吹俊郎)
[KICS-642, Released September 26th, 1997]

 Masami Okui - Ma-KING
 Track 12



Club Mix [輪舞-revolution Vocal Medley]
Club Mix [Rinbu-Revolution Vocal Medley]
Club Mix [Rondo-Revolution Vocal Medley]

This is the remix included on the bonus disc, UTENA in the CLUB, packaged with the COMPLETE CD-BOX, that otherwise collected the eight released previous albums. This is a medley of various songs, with a focus on the title song.

Vocals & Lyrics: Masami Okui (奥井雅美)
Composition & Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki (矢吹俊郎)

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 10 [Le bal de la destinée absolue], Track 1



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
an utena image album by seazer

OST 13: Alchemistic Girl ~ The Tale of the Rose & The Egg
more seazer gonna seazer

Singles, Miscellanous Audio/Drama Recordings, Compilations
So On and So Forth
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