Revolutionary Girl Utena Complete Deluxe Box Set by Chiho SaitoRevolutionary Girl Utena Complete Deluxe Box Set by Chiho Saito

Revolutionary Girl Utena Complete Deluxe Box Set

byChiho Saito

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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The classic shojo manga that redefined the genre.

Once upon a time, a little girl was rescued by a prince.

That girl then grows up to be strong and courageous as she awaits his return.

To defend a friend’s honor, she challenges a brute to a duel and wins.

She is entrusted with the SWORD OF DIOS and the Rose Bride, who is the key to finding her elusive prince.

But this won’t end like a fairy tale. 

Because Utena has the power to REVOLUTIONIZE the world.

The classic manga returns in a deluxe box set! Hardcover editions of Revolutionary Girl Utena and The Adolescence of Utena are included in this two-volume collectors’ set with exclusive color pages and poster.
Chiho Saito was born June 29 in Tokyo. In 1982, she debuted with Ken to Mademoiselle. Some of her works include Green Apple Labyrinth and Waltz wa Shiroi Doresu De (Waltz in a White Dress). She won the 42nd Shogakukan Manga award for Kanon. In 1997, Revolutionary Girl Utena became a groundbreaking anime series.
Title:Revolutionary Girl Utena Complete Deluxe Box SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:960 pages, 12 × 8 × 3.8 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:VIZ Media LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1421585871

ISBN - 13:9781421585871

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from You'll either love it or hate it Revolutionary Girl Utena (RGU) is about a girl named Utena who sword-fights members of the student counsel to find out the truth about the prince who saved her life as a child...but that's not what's important. The plot and characters were made to serve as allegories for...well, whatever you interpret them to be! If you like a straightforward story free of plot holes, Utena is not for you. However, if you like analyzing texts, symbolism, or unique Magical Girl stories, then you'll have a blast with Utena! If you have seen the anime, and are wondering whether the manga is worth your time, I would say ABSOLUTELY. In fact, I prefer the manga version over the anime because it is succinct. The anime was 39 episodes, and they got rather repetitive as time went on. The manga solves this problem with better pacing and omission of filler and the black rose arc (save for a one chapter bonus story). Furthermore, the art is really beautiful, and the case that the two volumes come in is really sturdy and sleek. One issue I had with the pacing, though, is that I felt the characters were less fleshed out in the manga. Specifically, the student counsel member, Juri, was given a really interesting arc in the anime where she had a crush on another female student. That arc is replaced by a small bonus chapter where she has a crush on a male student instead. This took away a lot of the complexity in her character, in my opinion, and I missed that representation in this version. Despite that one critique, this is still one of my favourite series EVER! And the manga will be the version that I go back to when I want to revisit Utena's world from now on.
Date published: 2017-06-02