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Postby robersora » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:31 pm

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I need this. The German Utena release is pretty bad, so I wanted to import the American DVDs. Shortly after I've ordered them, they announced a Blu-Ray release (that was in 2014 or '15, I think). Thankfully I was still able to cancel. I've waited and waited. I need this. Hopefully there is a way to get my hands on this despite being not from the US.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:45 pm

I hope the Blu-Ray set is brought over to Australia/NZ at some point, preferably with the movie included in the set (when the DVD remaster was released here 3-4 years ago, the movie was omitted, and at the time that was a deal-breaker).
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Postby robersora » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:07 pm

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I took the dive and ordered it. This will never come to German speaking territory anyways in such an appealing package. You could fetch one too, they apparently ship world wide.
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Postby gorgeousshutin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:03 pm

The debut chapter of After the Revolution has drawn light to an interesting reveal:

Apparently every core Duelist has been missing a mother, if not both parents.

Sounds familiar, anyone?

Also, in case Stillborn or anyone else is interested, Seinen Kakumei Utena finally got updated :D
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Postby Stillborn » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:34 am

Thx for info. I'll probably wait till it's complete and read it all then. So I don't forget the plot between chapters XD
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Postby gorgeousshutin » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:28 pm

View Original PostStillborn wrote:Thx for info. I'll probably wait till it's complete and read it all then. So I don't forget the plot between chapters XD

'Kay, am working on it :wink:
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Postby kuribo-04 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:33 pm

Watched this show recently.
It's amazing.
Also that movie ending.

This song is a gift from God himself:
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Postby TheCarkolum » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:15 am

I put this on-hold. I know people love Utena to death, but I couldn't pass through it. Cheap homoerotic romance, cutesy absurd plot and magical girl parody isn't my thing. Maybe one day I'll complete it, but 39 episodes of this is like climbing the Everest with no arms (for me).
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Postby kuribo-04 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:37 am

View Original PostTheCarkolum wrote:I put this on-hold. I know people love Utena to death, but I couldn't pass through it. Cheap homoerotic romance, cutesy absurd plot and magical girl parody isn't my thing. Maybe one day I'll complete it, but 39 episodes of this is like climbing the Everest with no arms (for me).


That's how I perceived the first half.
First-watch problems.
You don't know what to expect and what the show is going for. And Utena is especially obtuse.
The last 6 episodes are some of the best I've ever seen.
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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Postby TheCarkolum » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:58 am

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:That's how I perceived the first half. First-watch problems. You don't know what to expect and what the show is going for. And Utena is especially obtuse.


I 've only watched 8 episodes, so I obviously can't judge the series. I actually know that the show is going for something deep, philosophical, metaphysical, transcendental, etcetera. That's what I 've been heard since many years ago. But the thing is I find very difficult to pass through the first half, because of the things I already mentioned. Does the last episodes compensate all the previous bummer? I don't know. They must be a masterpiece in that case...
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:54 pm

I found the central arc the hardest to stay with, as it can feel like a varied repeat of the first.

But stick with it. And then watch the film for an even wackier experience.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:09 am

You guys just don't know what to do with all of the French New Wave artistry that Kunihiko Ikuhara seemed to have bought wholesale from the silent era so he could re-contextualize it in a contemporary aesthetic.

But, to be fair, Kunihiko Ikuhara probably didn't quite know what to do with it either. But it's that naive charm that draws me to the series in the first place.

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Postby kuribo-04 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:08 pm

View Original PostTheCarkolum wrote:I 've only watched 8 episodes, so I obviously can't judge the series. I actually know that the show is going for something deep, philosophical, metaphysical, transcendental, etcetera. That's what I 've been heard since many years ago. But the thing is I find very difficult to pass through the first half, because of the things I already mentioned. Does the last episodes compensate all the previous bummer? I don't know. They must be a masterpiece in that case...


I felt the same as you. I recommend watching it when you really have time and feel like watching it.
If you force it you won't enjoy it.
Yeah the last episodes are amazing imo
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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Postby gorgeousshutin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:33 pm

The light generic-shoujo first arc is there to set stage for the dark and genre-desconstructing later episodes. The ordered repetitions between the episodes in the story arcs also serve to highlight the characters' change/growth . . . that, or maybe I just like this show too much. I'm now juggling two ongoing Utena fanfics, that's how good the show is for me :D
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:08 am

Got this sucker pre-ordered in its Special Edition. I hadn't been this excited since hearing the latest news bits about Shin Eva.

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Postby robersora » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:55 pm

View Original PostTheCarkolum wrote:I put this on-hold. I know people love Utena to death, but I couldn't pass through it.


That's interesting, I found it amazing all the way through. I actually wasn't that into the finale, as I found the character writing prior to it to be extremely fascinating and one step above most Anime. I especially like how the different arcs add layer after layer in complexity. But it's been 5 years since I've seen it.
I'd suggest trying to watch the movie. You already know the characters a little, so it shouldn't be too confusing. Also it's super beautiful and conveys the point of the show in a wonderfully visceral way.

Utena feels like those rare breed of Anime that I would make - if I had talent. What I mean to say, it speaks to me on a level very few shows do.

I'm so looking forward to the Blu-Rays.
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