UTENA ENGLISH SCRIPT
EPISODE 22: "NEMURO MEMORIAL HALL"
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Kakumei Utena - la fillette revolutionnaire -" is a copyrighted
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(episode 22; version 1.0; 2/12/1999)
Heroically, with bravery
OP: I'll go on with my life,
OP: just a long, long time.
OP: But if the two of us should get split
OP: by whatever means,
OP: let go of me,
OP: Take my revolution.
Title: Utena ~ La Fillette Revolutionnaire
OP: In the sunny garden, we held each other's
OP: drew close together and soothed each other
with the words,
OP: "Neither of us will ever fall in love
OP: Into this photograph of us
OP: smiling cheek to cheek,
OP: I took a bit of loneliness,
OP: and crammed it inside.
OP: Even in my dreams, even through my tears,
OP: even though I'm being hurt,
OP: reality is approaching now, frantically.
OP: What I want now is to find out
OP: just where I belong,
OP: and my self-worth, up through today.
OP: Heroically, I'll throw away
OP: my clothes 'til I'm nude,
OP: like the roses dancing all around me,
OP: But if the two of us should get split
OP: by whatever means,
OP: I swear to you, I will change the world.
Akio: And so at last even the black rose comes
to its final flower.
Akio: However, I wonder if he himself will
Title: Nemuro Memorial Hall
Miki: We've got to find out who they really
are, and quickly.
Miki: They're not trying to take the Rose
Bride... They're trying to kill her!
Miki: Needless to say, it's our duty for us
of the Student Council enforcement division,
Miki: ...as representatives of an autonomous
body, to maintain order within the Academy.
Nanami: So true. Just who are these people
who manipulate regular students and force them to duel Tenjou
Utena one after the other?
Juri: You're rather impatient.
Juri: Because your friends, and even Touga,
have been targeted?
Nanami: As usual, you know everything.
Nanam: But, if your intelligence network is
good enough to find that out,
Nanami: ...then I want you to find out who
these people are, and now!
Miki: There is one clue.
Juri: Only those people chosen by the Ends
of the World should possess the Rose Signet.
Miki: So, the shadowskulker may in fact be
the Ends of the World, right?
Juri: Who knows?
Nanami: But, looking ... evidence, that someone
... backed by ... of the World, right?
Miki: In any case, that ... must be ... in
our quiet Academy.
Juri: Pardon me, I couldn't hear you very
Utena: Chuchu! Chuchu! Here, Chuchu!
Utena: Sheesh, now where could he have gone?
Mikage: Does this creature belong to you?
Utena: Ah, Chuchu!
Utena: Thanks. He give you any trouble?
Mikage: Not at all. I found him crying, caught
in a mousetrap in the kitchen.
Utena: Behave yourself once in a while, 'kay?
Mikage: Tenjou Utena-san...
Utena: How'd you know my name?
Mikage: Pleased to meet you. I've had an interest
in you for quite some time.
Mikage: I'm Mikage Souji, from the High School.
Utena: Mikage? You're the brilliant high school
student who runs the Mikage Seminar?
Mikage: What do you say, Tenjou Utena-san?
Mikage: Do you not feel like joining the Seminar?
Utena: Who, me? I... My last test was a makeup,
Mikage: This has nothing to do with academic
prowess. My Seminar only seeks students with individual personalities.
Mikage: You're perfectly welcome to come and
see what it's like, at least.
Utena: Your Seminar is held in this building
here, isn't it?
Mikage: Yes, it is. Nemuro Memorial Hall.
Mikage: I guess you've heard all the rumors
concerning this building, haven't you?
Mikage: If you're thinking about the story
of a hundred boys dying here, that's true.
Mikage: Long ago, there was a man known as
Mikage: There was a fire here, and his students
were trapped inside and burned to death, they say.
Mikage: And this Nemuro Memorial Hall was
remodeled sometime after.
Mikage: ...that happened a long time ago.
Utena: Anybody home?
Utena: Akio-san? You here?
Utena: He's not here... how strange.
Mikage: Oh, you...
Mikage: I've done nothing more than make a
deal with you.
Mikage: There's no reason for me to obey your
Akio: True. That is our contract.
Akio: Ever since that time...
boy: It doesn't seem to disappear too quickly,
does it, Professor Nemuro?
Mikage: Eh, what's that?
boy: I was talking about the snow, Professor.
Mikage: Stop calling me Professor. We're about
the same age, you know.
boy: But the distinction is important.
boy: With a genius like you here, our project
has been jumpstarted.
Mikage: Really now, you're making too much
boy: Putting that aside, I didn't think they
were this extreme in the secrecy.
boy: We're being treated like spare parts,
so to speak.
Mikage: Didn't you agree to that when you
made your contract with the Academy?
boy: Yes, but we don't even know the research
subject of our neighboring section.
boy: Rumor has it that it has something to
do with "the power to revolutionize the world," or some research
about "grasping eternity."
boy: Can't you even give us at least a hint?
Mikage: Even I don't know anything beyond
Mikage: Furthermore, I'm not even interested.
Mikage: By the way, there's been something
I've been meaning to ask.
boy: What is it?
Mikage: What is that ring all of you wear
on your left hands?
boy: Oh, no special meaning.
boy: It's the latest fashion.
boy: So that's Professor Nemuro, the genius?
And he really doesn't know about our current research subject?
boy: Looks that way. But, the Professor's
intellect is warranted by you-know-who.
boy: His thesis is interesting, but the man
himself is quite dry.
boy: People who act like they don't care about
anything are unsophisticated.
boy: Let him act how he wants. That man is
just like a computer.
boy: We should use him for all he's worth.
Mikage: At the time, I certainly was a computer-like
Mikage: Though the computer is a peerless
machine, machines themselves hold no purpose.
Mikage: My dry self, those dry days...
Mikage: And it is also true that I wasn't
particularly interested in the research at that time.
Mikage: And that which I participated in as
a result wasn't progressing, but I didn't mind.
Tokiko: You're the Research Coordinator, Professor
Tokiko: I was sent by the Board of Directors.
Tokiko: I'm here as their current inspector,
Chida Tokiko. Pleased to meet you.
Tokiko: The streets around here are bad.
Tokiko: It must have been difficult, with
the roads all slushy.
Mikage: Yes, well...
Mikage: You've called me all the way out to
your house, so what do you want?
Tokiko: It's too strong.
Tokiko: The tea seems a bit too strong,
Tokiko: ...even though I let it steam the
same amount of time I usually do.
Tokiko: I wonder if even an hourglass can
Mikage: This job I was given is running its
course as planned.
Mikage: I can't guarantee completion, however.
Tokiko: I know that you're not one for taking
orders from others.
Tokiko: Genius is a godly thing.
Tokiko: Its spirit can't be tied down to earth.
Mikage: I'm not a genius.
Tokiko: Why are you contributing to this project?
Mikage: Purely for business reasons.
Mikage: As it is, I think I'm already working
beyond my contract.
Mikage: We've got one hundred excellent youths
gathered together at Ohtori Academy, all pursuing this research.
Mikage: They are saying that the purpose of
this research is for the power to revolutionize the world,
Mikage: ...or to grasp eternity, or something
Mikage: To even think of grasping eternity...
Mikage: It sounds like they're trying to build
a perpetual motion machine.
Mikage: People should be humbly giving thanks
for these God-given things.
Tokiko: Yes, but you could...
Tokiko: Excuse me for a moment.
Tokiko: Mamiya! What are you doing?
Tokiko: Weren't you told to stay in bed today?
Mamiya: Yes, but I got a bit worried about
Tokiko: Get back in bed right now!
Mamiya: Okay, in a moment.
Tokiko: What I hate the most is someone who
doesn't look after themself.
Tokiko: Sorry you had to see that.
Tokiko: Hurry up and go to bed.
Mamiya: You're Professor Nemuro, aren't you?
Mikage: And you are?
Mamiya: Chida Tokiko's brother, Mamiya.
Mamiya: I've really wanted to meet you for
the longest time.
Mikage: Because of the strange and interesting
Mikage: They say I'm a computer-like man.
Mamiya: I've read your thesis.
Mamiya: You're the first person I ever respected,
except for my sister.
Mamiya: My sister came to Ohtori Academy to
Tokiko: Because you weren't sleeping quietly,
Mamiya: I like it when you give me an injection.
Tokiko: Don't say such stupid things, you
Tokiko: It's for his sake, that I'm involved
Tokiko: The doctors have told me that there's
nothing left but to give up hope.
Tokiko: But if the research succeeds...
Mikage: The research has nothing to do with
Mikage: Even if it is a success, it may not
help your brother's illness.
Tokiko: But, maybe I could grasp eternity
Tokiko: I'm sorry for crying like this.
Mikage: It's all right. It feels like this
is the first time I've ever seen a person's tears.
Tokiko: Is there someone important in your
Tokiko: Or perhaps those people known as geniuses
never fall in love with other people?
Mikage: So it would seem.
Mikage: That is, up until today.
boy: Professor Nemuro is awfully excited about
the project recently, isn't he?
boy: Didn't the Board of Directors send an
boy: She really seems to be just right for
boy: Well, whatever you-know-who does is never
boy: Then, does the Professor still not know
what all this is about?
Mikage: Shouldn't you be asleep right now?
Mamiya: It's okay, I'm feeling a bit better
Mikage: I see.
Mamiya: The snow in this garden doesn't disappear
so easily, does it?
Mamiya: My sister was called out by the Board
of Directors, so she probably won't be back until evening.
Mikage: No, that's fine.
Mikage: I only came here today to see your
Mamiya: So, do you like it?
Mamiya: It's a rose sugar-pickle. My sister
Mamiya: These dry flowers are like them, too.
Mamiya: She doesn't want to see the flowers
scatter, you see.
Mamiya: When she does this, even the shortlived
flowers can be made to last a little longer.
Mamiya: But, I wonder if the flowers themselves
are happy, being forced to last so long.
Mamiya: Eternity doesn't exist in this world,
Mamiya: It's just that one could think that
a heart that longs for eternity is beautiful.
Mikage: You don't think that what your sister
and I are doing is going to succeed?
Mamiya: I respect the two of you, and I'm
grateful as well.
Mikage: Thank you for having me. I'll be back
Mamiya: Professor Nemuro...
Mamiya: I'll be sure to tell my sister that
you're worried about me.
Akio: You still can't solve that equation?
Mikage: This place is off-limits to outsiders.
Akio: There are no outsiders here.
Akio: Except for you, that is.
Akio: That is the first step toward the power
to revolutionize the world.
Akio: That will set everything in motion.
Mikage: Ridiculous... How could anyone even
execute such a plan?!
Mikage: That's the ring everyone wears, isn't
Akio: It's the Rose Signet, the proof of a
contract with me.
Akio: All of the one hundred youths working
here are contracted to me.
Mikage: That's crazy. What is this contract?
Mikage: And these boys bound by that contract,
why are you subjecting them to this?
Mikage: Besides, even if I do grasp eternity
by doing this, she won't be very happy.
Akio: Ah, yes, her...
Akio: I'll leave this Rose Signet for you.
Should you ever desire eternity, then put it on.
Akio: I suppose you have no choice but to
revolutionize the world.
Akio: The way before you has been prepared.
Tokiko: Is it true? Did you do this?
Tokiko: Is this... Is this your doing?
Tokiko: How could you do such a thing?
Mikage: Those boys had a contract.
Mikage: Ancient creatures died and left naught
but fossil fuels, like coal and petroleum.
Mikage: Without that sacrifice, our present
energy civilization would not exist.
Mikage: That sort of sacrifice is what is
Tokiko: What are you talking about?
Mikage: This is the first step in the job
you are advancing.
Mikage: Soon, the road leading to eternity
from this Academy will be opened.
Mikage: What Mamiya-kun did was proper.
Mikage: Now I, too, wish to grasp eternity.
C-ko: Extra! Extra! Extra!
C-ko: It's complete! The all-purpose robot
made from the essences of science!
C-ko: A robot does not age. A robot does not
C-ko: I catch the monkeys.
C-ko: You are superior to humans.
C-ko: A robot is superior. I catch many monkeys.
C-ko: You cannot become worried.
C-ko: A robot does not worry.
C-ko: When I see a monkey, I catch it quickly!
C-ko: A robot is not lonely.
C-ko: I have all the monkeys I have caught.
A robot can work indefinitely, and can catch many monkeys.
Tokiko: But those who look at you get lonely.
C-ko: A monkey! A monkey!
Akio: You... It's been quite a while.
Tokiko: The Academy has changed a lot.
Tokiko: Just now over there, I saw Professor
Utena: Now look, you don't have to do what
these unknown people tell you!
Anthy: But I can't help it.
Anthy: I am the Rose Bride, after all.
Utena: What I hate the most is someone who
doesn't look after themself.
Tokiko: He hasn't aged a bit since then, just
like you, hmm?
Akio: As long as they stay in this garden
we call the Academy, a person will never become an adult.
Tokiko: There's something wrong with that,
Akio: Are you leading a normal life?
Tokiko: Yes, I am. My husband is a kind and
Akio: What did you come here for today?
Tokiko: I came to visit my brother's... Mamiya's...
Tokiko: Say, even you should know. To bear
fruit, flowers have to cast off their petals.
Akio: Yes, indeed.
ED: Missing truth and forever
ED: Kissing love and true your heart
ED: Embrace me with your true arms
ED: The key to open up tomorrow is reality
ED: I want to keep on destroying lies.
ED: Even if we keep on talking,
ED: you still won't ever see.
ED: Excuses really suit adults
ED: who hang on to old stories.
ED: Because unchosen angels
ED: have no need for wings.
ED: Missing truth and forever,
ED: Kissing love and true your heart,
ED: I will like tomorrow's new me.
ED: At least I believe so; I want to believe
ED: so I want to keep lies hating me.
title: Preview of Next Episode
Utena: Kanae-san, Kozue-chan, and Wakaba.
Utena: Who could be the puppet master pulling
their strings and forcing them to fight against their will?
Anthy: Hmm, I have no idea.
Utena: By the way, that genius high school
student from Nemuro Memorial Hall says he will help me with anything.
Utena: Mikage Souji: I guess I'll try to find
the courage to consult with him.
Anthy: Sure, whatever you say, Utena-sama.
Utena: Next time on Shoujo Kakumei Utena:
Qualifications of a Duelist
Anthy: The Absolute Destiny: Apocalypse.
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