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Yumi: {And this is the greenhouse, where we grow many lovely roses–} Timothy: Hey, what’s that? That, right there! Yumi: Eep! Yumiko: {It’s only a mouse. There’s no need to be afraid.} Yumi: {I’m just surprised! We don’t get many mice here. I’m not afraid! Really!}

The Cursed Storyline – Rose Bride Backstory

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This is one of many, many ways to summarize the events of Revolutionary Girl Utena: from Anthy’s perspective. The name “Utena” means “calyx”: the part of a plant that protects a flower before it blooms. On the face of it, it looks like Utena is the heroine of the series; but if you look at… Continue reading The Cursed Storyline – Rose Bride Backstory

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Chuchu: CHU! CHU CHU CHU CHU CHU! CHUCHUCHUCHUCHU!! Robin: Is this your pet? Anthy: He’s my friend. Robin: Please call him off. He’s going to hurt himself if he keeps this up.

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Anthy: He’s only trying to protect me. Chuchu: CHU! Robin: I’m not your enemy. Timothy: Hang on! That’s your familiar? You’re the witch? Anthy: Some have called me that. Timothy: Then how are you not her enemy? You’re with STN-J! You’re a witch hunter!

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Robin: You only just realized that she’s the witch? Timothy: Well — yes! Robin: You are with Iscariot, right? Timothy: Yes! I am! Robin: You’re new at this, aren’t you? Timothy: How does everybody know?!

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Robin: Answer me this, then, agent of Iscariot: Are you, or are you not, at this school to hunt the witch? Timothy: I… [AIEEEEE!] Timothy (thinking): Saved by the yell.

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Timothy (thinking): The students are in danger — and it’s obviously not from you. Timothy: Stay here! Robin (thinking): The students are in danger — and it’s probably from his friends. Robin: Wait! Chuchu (thinking): Students are in danger — and you should stay out of it! Chuchu: CHU! Anthy: Yes, I understand, but…

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One convoluted, incomplete, and very confusing explanation later: Timothy: …and then I passed out. Yumiko: Could the apparition have been a saint? Heinkel: She sounds like a protective spirit of some sort. So we can honestly tell Father Maxwell… …that there are no witches at Lillian– Chuchu: Chu! Heinkel: Hey, it’s the familiar! Timothy: If… Continue reading The Cursed Storyline 108/111