Adolescence of Utena
Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara Run Time: 85 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 1999 Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Starring: Tomoko Kawakami, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Takehito Koyasu, Kumiko Nishihara
“The queer as hell psychedelic anime you need to see.” – Dazed
When a dapper young woman named Utena Tenjo enrolls in the sprawling, psychedelic, rose strewn campus of Ohitori Academy, she quickly finds herself caught up in a series of duels with the Student Council to win the hand of the “Rose Bride,” a mysterious, olive-toned princess who possesses the power to revolutionize the world. Whatever that means… something to do with turning into a car, I think.