Revolutionary Girl Utena is a game changer on the order of Evangelion.. Like Sailor Moon, Utena is a magical girl story.The story is stuffed with symbolism and considered a post-modern fairy-tale (Haeker, n.d). On October 6, Viz Media is releasing an English version of Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution. Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,083 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/25/2019 Characteristics Subverted as she's more emotionally repressed than actually emotionless due to her abusive brother. Her experiences have made her very understandably misanthropic and bitter towards most of the world, especially the Ohtori students who treat her as an item rather than a person. Anthy in a flashback of her childhood during the. Where Utena is a girl at a pretty snooty looking school. She has potential to fight back, but her role as the Rose Bride doesn't let her do this directly. Although it at first appears to be consensual, it's made clear a few episodes later that Akio does not accept refusals, or even hesitation. Anthy exhibits other unusual abilities as well, including magically embellishing Utena's uniform before the duel. Utena offers for her to stay the night, which Anthy gladly accepts. In the gardens of her school Utena discovers a dark skinned beauty by the name of Anthy. In the last episode of Utena, "Someday, We'll Shine Together", as Anthy departs from Ohtori in search of Utena, she wears an entirely different outfit than from the rest of the series; her hair is loose and free, under a white beret, she wears a pink travel suit with a white undershirt and matching white mary-janes, and she abandoned her glasses entirely, leaving them on Akio's desk. February 29/March 1 (Physically 14 probably much older age-wise, regarding the source) She easily opens up to Utena, telling her that the chairman is her brother, and that this allows her special perks at the academy, including being one of the few allowed into the rose gardens. it's heavily implied that she was about to do this before Utena shows up in the Rose Garden before their dance, having sex with (or at least making out with while both were completely naked) Utena. His abuse was what led to the creation of Anthy's identity as the Rose Bride. She eventually leaves her brother with the help of Utena. Her Rose Bride costume now consists of a form-fitting, floor length dress with a thigh-length slit in the front, and surrounded by a sheer pink over-skirt of sorts. If they made an Anthy I'd snag her up too. Anthy is originally depicted in the manga as having thick, black hair which is pinned around head resembling a crown. Hardcover editions of Revolutionary Girl Utena and The Adolescence of Utena are included in this two-volume collectors’ set with exclusive color pages and poster. Revolutionary Girl Utena Hell Rebirth Apocalypse: Advent of the Nirvanic Beauty was performed by the Gesshoku-Kagekidan theatre company in 1999. ♓Pisces 5 out of 5 … Subverted. In the Black Rose Saga, Anthy becomes even more important, as a new group of duelists seeks to kill her and install a terminally ill boy as the Rose Bride. https://utena.fandom.com/wiki/Anthy_Himemiya?oldid=4395. For this very reason, Anthy holds little hope in humanity and thus refuses to trust others with her feelings until Utena endeavors to destroy the barrier between herself as a duelist and Anthy as the Rose Bride. In a loose retelling of the Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Utena Tenjou arrives at Ohtori Academy, only to be immediately swept up in a series of duels for the hand of her classmate Anthy Himemiya and the power she supposedly holds. Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Student Council Saga Blu-ray Collection 4.8 out of 5 stars 93. Anthy and the challenger's Bride each play much more supporting roles to their respective duelists. In the manga, Anthy is hinted to be an ageless goddess. Himemiya Anthy is a mystery, a multi-faceted character immensely confusing to the other characters of Revolutionary Girl Utena, not to mention the fans.Mistress of the one-liner, she doles out facial expressions like there’s a famine, and switches from victim to puppet-mistress in frames so short that they’re liable to be missed by those unfortunate enough to blink. This arc mostly revolves around the side characters and their development. Anthy also wears over-sized circular glasses, which are later revealed to be unneeded entirely. Anthy doesn't even NEED to wear glasses, and was seemingly wearing them at Akio's order, most likely to make her look more submissive and timid. The company was focused on creating experimental theatre. The following are the characters from Revolutionary Girl Utena. A rift begins to grow between Anthy and Utena, as both have things they need to confess but can't seem to speak them out loud. Whether or not Anthy ever finds Utena is left ambiguous. Status Revolutionary Girl Utena is arguably not an entry-level show for people just getting into anime, but back when anime was 2 or 3 episodes to a VHS tape, you could still find Utena at a local video store and so it was easy to access. Anthy's feelings for him cycle between resentment and sisterly love, as she struggles to break free. Prior to writing my review, I decided to see what other people thought … For a pet, Chu Chu is extremely protective of Anthy, disliking Kyouichi Saionji and instantly taking a liking to Utena Tenjou when he learns she wants to free Anthy from the duties of the Rose Bride. At the same time, Utena reunites with Touga Kiryuu, a friend from her childhood who seems to know the secrets behind the duels. She ends up being both and varies between them. She seems to express genuine enjoyment in caring for animals. When she sees the effects of Akio's manipulation on Utena (blaming herself because she MUST follow his will no matter what) she tries to throw herself off the roof of the dorm. The manga Revolutionary Girl Utena was written by Be-Papas and illustrated by Chiho Saito. It doesn't matter. In order to obey her fiancee's wishes, Anthy attempts to limit her visible persona to one of subservient docility. He told Utena to keep the ring and promised that they would meet again someday. It works, until Anthy admits that she is only doing as Utena wishes because they are engaged. Purple (Anime & Movie)Black (Manga) Anthy continues to wear the red cuffs and tiara as she did in the series. Anthy initially expresses no personal emotions or thoughts for herself whatsoever, other than her care for Chu-Chu, although this is only an extension of her identity as the Rose Bride. It's later revealed that part of her role as the Rose Bride is to bear the hatred of the world for taking Dios away from them. Photos of the Revolutionary Girl Utena (Show) voice actors. She appears in Utena's dreams to be a cursed witch who a young Utena vowed to save. Her hair, when released from its bun, is extremely thick and curly, and is approximately the same shade of violet as her brother Akio's. Later in the anime, it is revealed that Anthy's selfless love for her brother has been exploited by him in order to keep himself in power. she was awake the whole time he was molesting her after he tried to drug her. Akio Ohtori (older brother)Utena Tenjou (fiancee) In the film Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence of Utena, aside from her school uniform, Anthy's appearance is radically changed. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Deconstructed, since it's shown that being the "Lady" is a very stifling and limited position to have. Anthy appears to house the Sword of Dios within her own body. She's sleeping with her brother and serves as his. She was killed by an angry mob when she tried to protect her brother, came back to life and has to bear the sins of humanity from then on. Her school dress is the standard Ohtori Academy uniform consisting of a white blouse with puffy sleeves and a neck-tie, paired with a sea-green pleated skirt, white ankle socks and loafers. Simply amazing. Moreover, when in her Rose Bride costume, Anthy dons a golden spiked tiara. When she finally breaks ties with him, she illustrates this by taking off her glasses and leaving them on his desk, and heading out into the world without them. It does not respect your time. Eventually ends up being subverted when she realizes Akio isn't worthy of it, and she leave him far behind. In reality, however, Anthy's true emotions are often dark and at times vengeful, due to the amount of abuse she has been subject to. Downplayed. She displays shock when Utena manages to defeat Saionji, and happily refers to him as "classmate" after his defeat. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 157 cm (5ft2") As Anthy gets closer to Utena, Anthy becomes more outgoing and she even made friends with some of Utena's friends. Anthy is clearly aware of the duels and what Utena's ring means, whereas Utena herself is oblivious. Chu- Chu is Anthy's pet monkey. Her dress, which is sleeveless, is bordered with a sea green fringe at the edge of the bodice, and includes two separate cuffs worn similarly to bracelets. Fuchizaki Yuriko (Japanese)Sharon Becker (English). Anthy also has a tendency to assume that Utena is more aware about the duels than she actually is, and expresses shock when she learns that Utena is totally unaware of how the duels work. Anthy as depicted in the movie Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence of Utena. This Sword is said to be a key to reaching the goal of Revolution, and Anthy, in her position as the Rose Bride, is supposed to be the key to obtaining it. When she is not in class or in her dorm with her pets (especially her monkey friend Chu-Chu), Anthy remains in the greenhouse, tending to the roses. She became this unwillingly when the enraged town people stabbed her for blocking their pass to reach her sickly brother. Akio is the interim chairman of Ohtori Academy and the older brother of Anthy. The dance scene in the Revolutionary Girl Utena film Adolescence of Utena. She has childlike mannerisms, also possibly as a result of her abuse. She prides herself in wearing a boys uniform instead of a girl one..to the chagrin of one of the teachers. From shop SinkSankShop. Anthy Himemiya Now a teenager, she attends Ohtori Academy, and longs to be like that prince. The Rose Bride of the dueling games, she becomes engaged to whoever can best her current betrothed in a duel. Voice actresses Anthy appears to be South Asian, probably from Indian decent. 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