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Anthy: There was one other reason…do you know about Lillian’s soeur system? Timothy: Um. I’ve heard about it, yes. Anthy: We didn’t have that at my old school. But there was this one girl…you could say she was my grande soeur.

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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“Maria-sama”, the one in the title of Maria-sama ga Miteru, is the Virgin Mary. (These students are going to have their theology screwed up for a long, long time.) Yumi: {Could that be…Maria-sama?}

The Cursed Storyline 99/111

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Yumie: Okay, so you have a few flashy moves. Big deal! Those look great in anime, but in real life you have to– [STAB] Timothy: –do that? Yumie: It’s just a flesh wound…

The Cursed Storyline 100/111

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Timothy: Can you stop her without hurting her? Utena: You’re new at this, aren’t you? [CLANG] [THUD.] [hff hff hff] Timothy: Hey…make sure she gets medical attention, okay? Robin: Um… Anthy: Do it. Robin: O-okay. Timothy: Oh, goody. I’m gonna just pass out now.