Since this'll take a LONG while to load, lets cut to the chase.
Isn't this a bit short, though...?
Um...sigh.....Yes, it is a bit short.
And aren't some of these opinions repeats of other statements already made?
Yes, but only because I agree with then. Now shut up before you give away anymore secrets.
|What is the End of the World?||The End of the World is an alias that Akio goes by in order to trick the duelists to do his biding.|
|What are Akio's true intentions?||I believe that Akio's goal is to force the Revolution to happen. By manipulating the duelists' emotions (or simply showing them the "End of the World" with a ride on his car) Akio slowly gains the power necessary to complete his plans.|
|What is the purpose of Akio's car?||Akio's car is basically the equivelent of the Chariot in tarot cards. His car can show you anything, and take you anywhere. But, it can also make you go crazy by sending you places in your head you don't want to visit.|
|What is a "Shining Thing"?||A "Shining Thing" is something that someone wants to find dearly. Miki refers to his inspiration to play the piano as his "Shining Thing".|
|Why did Jury and Anthy change their hairstyle in the movie?||Jury and Anthy wore their hair hidden and "uptight" because of their own problems: Jury her hidden love and Anthy her submissiveness. In the movie, however, it seems as if they have resolved these problems, letting them be who they really are.|
|Why are there so many roses?||The roses add to the surrealism and Europeanism of the whole show. Also, the color of the roses play a part in the show. The first duelists had differently colored roses, identifying each as an individual. How ever, the Black Rose Duelists all have black roses, tieing then to one single cause.|
|Is there meaning in the dueling songs?||I believe that the songs played during the duel are there to add to the surreal atmosphere of the show. Depending on which translation you go by, the lyrics could be strange dribble or a song that dives into the feelings of the duelists.|
|Why does Saiyonji hit Anthy if he really loves her?||A very good question my sister asked me. Why DOES Saiyonji hit Anthy? The easiest reason is that Saiyonji is just very abusive. This theory is backed up by the fact that Saiyonji occasionally has fits of insanity. But, maybe it's his anger when he feels betrayed. After all, he does hit Anthy when she wishes Utena good luck.|
|Why does Touga act like he doesn't care when really, he does?||This is another good question posed by my sister. Touga constantly flirts with girls, but when Utena is involved, he gets serious. Also, he tries to save Utena from Akio's plans by trying to defeat her in a duel right before the final duel. I think that Touga hides behind a "lady-killer" mask to keep people from seeing his vunerable side. As the Student Council President, he has to maintain his reputations in order not to be intimidated. However, we get to see alittle behind that mask during Touga's birthday party, where he plays with a cat that Anthy gave him.|
|What is Chu Chu?||Chu Chu, believe it or not, is a monkey. Hard to believe with the ear ring and tie, huh?|
|What are the Shadow Girls?||The Shadow Girls are another big mystery. They feel like part of the story, but they don't fit in anywhere. Most of their "performances" forshadow something that is about to happen in the show, kinda like the chorus in Greek plays. As mysterious as they are, the Shadow Girls are suprisingly funny to watch.|
|What are the Black Rose Duelists||The Black Rose Duelists are people, manipulated by a man named Mikage, into fighting duels for what they believe is their own purposes. However, Mikages true goal is to replace the current Rose Bride with Chida Mamiya (who happens to be a guy).|
|What are Anthy and Akio?||I think that Akio was once a duelists, but when he was about to bring revolution to the world, he leaves his noble path to sidestep the rules and bring about the revolution by harnessing the power of all the duelists. Anthy is still a mystery to me. I think she is the sister of Akio, but that would contradict the Akio-former-duelist theory. Let's just be hopeful that the Utena movie will reveal the answer.|
|What is the "I don't believe in fairies" theory?||This theory explains itself in the question below. In other words, if you don't believe something is real, then to you it isn't real. For example, at the end of the series, the memory of Utena disappears from everyone's mind. However, since Anthy and Akio still remember who Utena is, then Utena must exist somewhere, even if it's only the spirit of Utena.|
|How can Mikage just disappear?||Mikage disappeared because he was never really there. In reality, he died many years ago in a fire. The only reason why he remained was because everyone believed that he was alive. However, if everyone thinks he is dead then he will be. It's all about the powers of suggestion.|
|What is the true meaning of the "World Revolution"?||I believe that the true meaning of that phrase lies in the purpose of the duels. All the duelists are told that the one engaged to the Rose Bride will inherite the power to "revolutionize the world". Akio, however, plans to use all the duelists to force the "revolution" to happen. But, in the end, the outcome of the duels is all up to Anthy. For example, when Touga fights Utena a second time, Touga commands Anthy to send all her power into the sword. However, when Utena is on the verge of losing (and dying), Anthy withdraws her power from the sword, giving Utena the chance to win the duel. My personal view of the "World Revolution"'s purpose is to take away Anthy's submissiveness. Despite what some people view the end of the series to mean, I believe that Utena had brought about the "revolution" by taking Anthy's place as the center of hatred, by taking on the burden of the Rose Bride. I think, originally, the "World Revolution" meant something else, but by manipulating the events that occured, Anthy subconciously made the "revolution" break her out of her shell of duty as the Rose Bride, giving her free will. Thus, a revolution of the mind!|