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Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (original)
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (original) (karaoke)
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (industrial mix)
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse with Universal Gravitation
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse II
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse – Adolescence of UTENA
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (Girl's Character Song Best)
Bossa Nova [Absolute Destiny Apocalypse]
Bossa Nova [Absolute Destiny Apocalypse] (karaoke)
Club Mix [Absolute Destiny Apocalypse Simple Edit]
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ・Complete

Calling this a cheat sheet to Absolute Destiny Apocalyse would be wrong...it's more of a cheat tome. The song appears in many places, with many versions to account for. Broken down here are all the versions of the song in chronological order of initial release, with descriptions as well as information on where in the Utena CDs they appear.

The first appearance of Absolute Destiny Apocalypse is in November of 1995, as part of the performance カスパー・ハウザー 《人間の謎への序章》、あるいは《わたしのモーシェ》のために』 or Kaspar Hauser 《Prologue to the Human Mystery》 or 《For the Sake of My Montage》 by 演劇実験室◎万有引力 (Engeki jikken-shitsu ◎ Ban'yū Inryoku or Theater Laboratory ◎ Universal Gravitation), the theater troupe headed by J. A. Seazer. The original recording of this song, however, doesn't appear on any of the Utena CDs.
And since it doesn't, you can instead download it here. (1 file in 1 zip, 3MB)

Translations/Lyrics for Absolute Destiny Apocalypse
Translation/Lyrics for Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ・Complete (OST12)


絶対運命黙示録
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse

The first version heard plays during the arena ascension sequence in the Student Council Arc, episodes 1-13. It's safe to call this the 'original' recording, based on the Kaspar Hauser version, recorded for Utena.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Chorus: Suginami Jidou Gasshodan (杉並児童合唱団), Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀), Kunihiko Ikuhara (幾原邦彦), & Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)

 OST 01:  The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
 Track 23

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 1 [A la veille d'une reolution absolue], Track 23

 OST 11:  I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>
 Track 11



絶対運命黙示録 (karaoke)
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku (karaoke)
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (karaoke)

This is the musical track behind the "original" recording used in the Student Council Arc, spanning episodes 1-13. Being the karaoke version, it's without any vocals.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)

 OST 01:  The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
 Track 36

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 1 [A la veille d'une reolution absolue], Track 36



絶対運命黙示録 (industrial mix)
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku (industrial mix)
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (industrial mix)

This is the remix used for the arena ascent sequence in the Black Rose Saga, spanning episodes 14-24. It's notable primarily for the weird male roboto voice that dominates the vocals. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse II, the musical version, is virtually identical to this one, except it lacks this male vocal.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Chorus: Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団), Suginami Jidou Gasshodan (杉並児童合唱団), Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀), Kunihiko Ikuhara (幾原邦彦), & Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)

 OST 01:  The Eve of the Absolute Evolution Revolution
 Track 33

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 1 [A la veille d'une reolution absolue], Track 33

 OST 11:  I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>
 Track 19



絶対運命黙示録 with 万有引力
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku with Ban'yū Inryoku
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse with Universal Gravitation

The arena ascent is changed for the Akio and Apocalypse arcs. The song changes with it, and is darker in tone than the previous two. Because it's recorded by Seazer's theater company, it has a 'live' sound to it, heavily instrumental and very much the opposite of the industrial mix version.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Chorus: Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団) and Engeki Jikken-shitsu "Ban'yū Inryoku" (演劇実験室 "万有引力") Theater Laboratory "Universal Gravitation"

 OST 02:  Virtual Star Embryology
 Track 25

 OST 04:  Angelic Creation, Namely, Light
 Track 10

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 2 [Embryologie d'eoile virtuellé], Track 25

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 4 [L'horloge de la ville, horloge biologique], Track 10

 OST 10:  I, Revolution Pharsalia <origination>
 Track 1



絶対運命黙示録 II
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku II
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse II

This is the version used in the first Utena musical, and is virtually identical to the industrial mix version that accompanies the Black Rose Saga, excepting for a lack of the male robot-like vocal in that version. In its absence the female vocals appear to be layered over each other, or possibly added to. KaNNa, the woman that plays Anthy, is credited as recording the musical songs on this CD, though I cannot confirm whether she added to this particular song. The 'industrial' aspect remains.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Chorus: Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団), Suginami Jidou Gasshodan (杉並児童合唱団), Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀), Kunihiko Ikuhara (幾原邦彦), & Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)

 OST 05:  Now, Engage Yourself to Me...
 Disc 2, Track 5

 OST 06:  Advent of Nirvanic Beauty ~Androgynous Me~
 Track 7

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 6 [Allez, prends moi pour fiancee], Track 5

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

 OST 11:  I, Revolution Pharsalia <transformation>
 Track 1



絶対運命黙示録 (Adolescence cover) (OST 6)
絶対運命黙示録〜Adolescence of UTENA
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku〜Adolescence of UTENA
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ~Adolescence of UTENA

This is the version used in the 1999 Utena movie, Adolescence Apocalypse. It's a bizarre techno/piano/eerie vocals rendition that's difficult to describe, but has a frenzied feeling to it that's quite fitting the for car transformation sequence. It's very unlike any of the others.

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 'Absolute Destiny Apocalypse (Adolescence cover)'

 OST 08:  Adolescence Apocalypse Movie Soundtrack - Adolescence Rush
 Track 11, as 'Absolute Destiny Apocalypse~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



絶対運命黙示録
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse

This song has nothing but its source to distinguish it titlewise from the others, but it was a bonus track, accompanied by a similar Virtual Star Embryology, to the Starchild Girls Character Song Best album, a compilation of songs from multiple anime, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Love Hina, and Cyber Team in Akihabara, released in 2002.

The musical background is similar to the industrial mix, overlaid howeer with additional guitars and such. The lyrics are primarily sung by Maki Kamiya, rather than the chorus that does also pop in and out.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Chorus: Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団), Suginami Jidou Gasshodan (杉並児童合唱団), & Maki Kamiya (上谷麻紀)

 Starchild Girls Character Song Best (Compilation album)
 Track 16



Bossa Nova [絶対運命黙示録]
Bossa Nova [Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku]
Bossa Nova [Absolute Destiny Apocalypse]

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. I don't know what club these people go to, since it sounds far more like lounge music dramatically had sex with elevator music and pumped out bizarre lyrics over a calming melody.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement, Keyboard, Programming: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
Vocals: Yuka Muraishi, Naoki Takao

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 10 [Le bal de la destinée absolue], Track 3



Bossa Nova [絶対運命黙示録] (KARAOKE)
Bossa Nova [Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku] (KARAOKE)
Bossa Nova [Absolute Destiny Apocalypse] (KARAOKE)

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. It's the karaoke version of the above song, and so is missing the loungey vocal track.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement, Keyboard, Programming: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)

 OST 09:  Revolutionary Girl Utena COMPLETE CD-BOX
 Disc 10 [Le bal de la destinée absolue], Track 9


Club Mix [絶対運命黙示録 Simple Edit]
Club Mix [Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku Simple Edit]
Club Mix [Absolute Destiny Apocalypse Simple Edit]

This is a track included on the bonus disc, UTENA in the CLUB, packaged with the COMPLETE CD-BOX, that otherwise collected the eight released previous albums. It is a part of a much larger, 16 minute track called Club Mix [Absolute Destiny Apocalypse J.A. Seazer Medley] that includes it among remixed pieces of basically the rest of the Seazer songs in a big you know, medley. Because it's encorporated into the medley, that version is slightly different, but this is basically the same thing, and a version of the song on its own.

It's much more 'in the CLUB' than the other remix on this CD, with that super like...EDM sound that was a thing in the 90s, that I recall, making it a little dated for when it came out, but endearing nevertheless.

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Arrangement: Yuichi Nagayama

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



絶対運命黙示録・完全版
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku ・ Kanzenhan
Absolute Destiny Apocalypse・ Complete

This is an extended version of Absolute Destiny Apocalypse with extra stanzas not in the other recordings. I don't know whether the lyrics were added for this recording, or existed previously, but they were not in the original appearance of Absolute Destiny Apocalypse in Kaspar Hauser in 1995, so this seems likely.

Musically, it has the same sound as Absolute Destiny Apocalypse with Universal Gravitation, the version used for the Akio and Apocalypse Arcs, which makes sense since it's the same recording group.

Obviously, I won't leave you hanging. Lyrics this way!!

Lyrics & Composition: J.A. Seazer (J.A.シーザー)
Chorus: Tokyo Konsei Gasshodan (東京混声合唱団) and Engeki Jikken-shitsu "Ban'yū Inryoku" (演劇実験室 "万有引力") Theater Laboratory "Universal Gravitation"

 OST 12:  Barbara Dwarf Star Child Apocalypse
 Track 9


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
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