Revolutionary Girl Utena (first Impressions):
Three Episodes In:
Given all the Hype on the forum. I decided to cash in my Man Card and watch the first Few Episodes of Utena.
Keep in mind me watching a Magical Girl Anime is like a flabby dude running a marathon.
Needless to say I'm confused. . . .Where is this set? Japan? Magical girl Land? Magic clearly exists, as do weird monkey-mouse things. but so do Samurai Katanas and Sailor Uniforms. The setting isn't really dwelt upon. Its a fantasy universe, there's magic, apparently that all you need to know. So far, there isn't much world building.
Utena the character isn't terrible, and I'm willing to give the show a pass because its the first few episodes. But Imma be blunt.
Shes kind've a Mary Sue. The paragon girl who is perfect at anything and everything the boys can do. Which, maybe was new at the time, but now every other female character is like that. . .
Then of course there is Anthy poor victimized Anthy, who clearly has some darker part to play in whatever end of the world plan is happening on the part of the student council.
I'm confused. . . Is Utena meant to be a Kaworu Expy and Anthy the Shinji Expy? Usually its the other way around.
Whats up with the Rose Vision anyway?
Since I already Cashed In my Man-card. . . Poyo Poyo
It's Cute alright!