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"Revolutionary Girl Utena" (or, "Shoujo Kakumei Utena") is a manga written by Chiho Saito. It was later adapted into both a TV anime series and a film directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara.

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Why is Galactic Railroad mentioned in an Utena duel song?

In episode 12 of Revolutionary Girl Utena, part of the chorus song for the Tenjou-Touga duel is: Oh, dance! Your dream, three of the seven wonders of the world, carried here on the Galactic ...
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Why is Utena able to beat other duelists?

Every duelist is an expert on a different sword art (kendo, fencing, etc.), but Utena isn't, so she shouldn't be able to beat them. That being said, there's the prince's image that falls from the ...
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In Revolutionary Girl Utena, what's the power to revolutionize the world?

I made this question before but since a single answer won't suffice, I have broke it down into different post as suggested by other users. TL;DR: I'm tring to understand the story, not the analogies. ...
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Where is the translation of “Dona Dona” from?

In episode 16, what appears to be a Japanese translation of "Dona Dona" plays twice -- once where Nanami has a dream where she, like the calf in the song, is sent away to her death, and once right ...
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Why does Miki keep pulling out a stopwatch?

I'm currently on episode 10 of Revolutionary Girl Utena, and I've noticed that at certain points someone (most likely Miki, if I'm not mistaken) will pull out something that looks like a stopwatch or ...
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In Revolutionary Girl Utena, what is the metaphor of Nanami's egg?

Ikuhara had said it would be better if we didn't know, but I want to know. What is the meaning behind Nanami's egg? Especially when she wakes up from an apparent dream, and finds a smashed egg in her ...
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What is the meaning behind the changing frame in the Nemuro Memorial Hall elevator?

During the Black Rose Saga, as each candidate reveals their deepest hostilities and fears the frame in the elevator changes from Butterfly > Cocoon > Caterpillar > Leaf The butterfly is what the ...
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Why didn't Utena get involved in the council's duels sooner?

In the first episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena, a teacher says "You won't make a fool of me again this semester", which indicates that Utena is not new to the school. I'm rewatching the show, and ...