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Analyzing Anime: Utena
Hosted by GeekNights

We at GeekNights reviewed Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena) many years ago. It's a fantastic, A-level anime that has stood the test of time: something every anime fan should watch at least once. We have a history of doing "final thoughts" episodes of shows like this. Not "reviews" per se, as these are intended primarily for people who have not yet seen something, but proper, full analysis of a show's deeper themes and meanings. Utena is a complex show with a complex story, nevermind the imagery, allegory, music, and everything else that makes it a staggeringly difficult work to grok with fullness. Thus, rather than attempt to cram all of that into a single, mind-shattering episode of GeekNights, Rym and Scott have decided to analyse the show, episode-by-episode, for the entirety of its three seasons (39 episodes). This is a primer in how to analyze anime, using Utena as its core. Minor and mid-level spoilers, but don't worry: no show-shattering ones. The original GeekNights review The GeekNights Presents show page:

60 minutes
Fan Panel

Sat, 04/04/2015 at 7:00 PM in Hynes - Panel A

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