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In the series, Akio and Anthy's tilaka are black, which would mean that they . The relationship between Juri, a Kshatriya, and Shiori, a Shudra. The other Duelists begin challenging Utena for her title and Anthy's hand, .. of to -watch ones, though (as is Simoun, Liz's recommendation below). .. of charting highschool queer relationships (though a bit romanticised, let's be honest. .. Yes, she had intercourse with Akio, but did she ever pursue him?. Akio Ohtori is Anthy's older brother, Kanae Ohtori's fiancé, the acting chairman relationship is key to Anthy's behavior in both the anime (where Anthy is held in.Akio/Utena/Anthy -"Fallen Angels" (Revolutionary Girl Utena AMV)
Yes, her intimate relationship with Akio was formally revealed and caught by none other than a distraught Nanami, who believed and was told that her relationship with Touga was a lie. Although in fact, he and she were both adopted into the Kiryuu family.
This is perhaps the greatest weakness of Utena: However, what makes the Akio Ohtori arc so particularly effective and devastating is the fact that the entire time, Utena is the one blindest to his true motivations.
The result is something that feels—and is—sad to the deepest degree. But like I said before, the double duelist format provided for some interesting character relationship redefinitions. This format, of the duelist being offered up as a sacrifice for their weaponized power, is an interesting subversion of the idea that, in these relationships as in medieval times, there is a knight and a lady, with the former protecting and serving the latter.
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In this case, the lady is crucial to the knight reaching a certain level of power; without her and sometimes himthere would be no knight at all. But is it enough? The addition of the Shadow Girls as a radio skit was particularly welcome and explicatory in its own way, but the thing that keeps me from being totally turned off from the series is the fact that this does indeed serve as its own explicit but honest depiction of growing sexuality, both how it operates in action and also how it can be twisted to meet adult ends.
That is, until Utena comes along, who has her own rose ring that she received from a prince long ago, who saved her and promised that the ring would lead her back to him one day. This is how she gets drawn into the Dueling system at Ohtori.
The series defies gender roles at every turn — and much of that has to do with the heroine, Utena Tenjou, herself. I wanted to do the saving.
She is every bit the heroine I wish I had as a youngster who was far from the girliest girl on the playground, and reminds me of why it was characters like Mulan — not only powerful and capable, but also, at-odds with traditional femininity — who resonated the most with me. But the truth is, the world we live in is one that overwhelmingly favors so-called masculine qualities like assertiveness and leadership, where fights are won with a sword or a gun rather than a magical rainbow wand or the power of dance.
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She has long, pink hair and she is conventionally attractive. Even if their opinions eventually change, the guys still desire to mold her into something more socially acceptable and easier for them to control.
- Anthy Himemiya
- But Make It Fashion
- Akio Ohtori
This being anime, the guys have their own long, colorful hair — via ghostlightning. Every single duelist has their own struggle to overcome that is tied into growing-up, family and sexuality, probably the three main themes in a series that is overflowing with them.
Which brings me to another character who is relatable and instrumental for queer girls in the series, Juri Arisugawa — and not just because she is explicitly queer herself. In her analysis of the character, anime reviewer JesuOtaku writes: Love is an ugly word for Juri.
Love is a weakness for others to hold against you. Hide your weaknesses, bolster your strengths, and earn your right to command the perceptions of those around you.