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Was Utena actually gay?

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Was Utena actually gay?
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>>152480698
No idea man
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>>152480698
Bisexual
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Pansexual.
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>>152480698
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Lesbians don't actually exist.
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>>152480698
Yep, and then she was a car.
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>>152480698
she probably is but she represses those feelings throughout the whole series
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>>152481124
>gay=tumblr
either stop using buzzwords or leave.
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>>152480742
this desu
fuckin akio plus having a literal bride
also that naked kiss on the motorcycle in the movie if you consider that canon
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http://imgur.com/a/550OK
What do the cats symbolise?
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>>152481283
Affection and wanting to form a family.
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>>152480698
She was a prince.
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>>152480698
no
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Utena was subsexual. She just wanted a darkie to turn her into a submissive girl.
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>>152480901
Neither does your sex life
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>>152480698
I think probably so. Considering Ikuhara.
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>>152480698
no
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>>152481124
>bisexual
>tumblr
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>>152480698
Probably not considering she fucked two guys.

Anthy was probably interested in Utena, though.
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>>152485962
>two guys
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>>152485995
It's implied that she slept with Touga during episode 36.
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>>152486033
No it's not.
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>>152480698
What's wrong with their faces?
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>>152486053
Touga asked her to spend the night with her, and considering that every car scene is a metaphor for sex, it's not a stretch to say that Touga and Itena fucked.
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Gay or not, she ended up with a girl in the end/
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>>152485995
Eri definitely wants two guys at the same time, the whore.
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>>152485455
this
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>>152480698
Of course she wasn't gay, she was a lesbian.
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>>152480774
Hahahah
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>>152486730
Utena was a prince. You ever hear of a prince not scoring with the princess at the end of the fairy tale? Talk about gay.
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>>152486141
>every car scene is a metaphor for sex
But that's wrong.
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>>152487897
I'm pretty sure I've heard of one where the prince loses to the common dude and true rabu.
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>>152480698
The better question is was Anthy really gay?
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I'm usually a yurifag but I've never got the impression that Utena was into women.
Despite her prince act, she's always ready to jump on either Touga's or Akio's dick, and her relationship with Anthy has nothing sexual or romantic.
Of course the movie is a different story.
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>>152489764
She just needed a prince, and Utena fulfilled that position, same with Akio to an extent.
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I think I'm gar for Akio.
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>>152481283
>http://imgur.com/a/550OK
The cats symbolise passage of time.
First there is a single cat, representing Nemuro
Second is two cats, representing Nemuro and Tokiko
Finally, two cats and a kitten, representing a family made up of Nemuro, Tokiko and Mamiya
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>>152480698
I would say, I'm about 70% sure she wasn't.
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>>152480698
If I recall, Jury [Julie] was gay.

I never got a sexual vibe from the Utena/Anthy pairing.
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>>152489413
What was the car a metaphor for, anyway? I understand the show itself is basically a feminist-/critical theory-influenced retelling of the story of Jesus, but I never got what the cars were for, or what most of the middle arc was about.
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>>152491453
>[Julie]
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>>152480698
WHYYYYYYYYYYYY THE FUCK IS THERE A NIGGER ON THE FRONT PAGE REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>152491584
I'll never accept having a character named "Jury".

>>152491629
Is this one of those "I need to do my homework so I'll try to get banned" posts?
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>>152491656
>I'll never accept having a character named "Jury".
It's actually Juri. Also known as: the best girl.
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>>152490216
Is that brown kakyoin?
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>>152491540
The car symbolize the illusion of adulthood, just like the guitars in FLCL.
And the story is about emotionally stunted teenagers and manchildren trapped in childish fantasies that refuse to grow up, any feminist wankery is secondary.
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>>152491629
>NIGGER
currygirl
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>>152491808
>Juri
I'm pretty sure it's じゅり or something

>>152491864
>just like the guitars in FLCL.
I thought those symbolized dicks? Maybe the cars symbolize dicks as well?

Also Utena is clearly about Jesus.
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>>152491949
>Maybe the cars symbolize dicks as well?
>riding cars
>riding dicks
Sound legit
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>>152480733
B L A C K E D
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>>152480774
>the one you shoved up Touga's butt
Every time
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>>152491949
Both guitars and cars can have sexual connotations in determinate contexts, but they primarily are symbols of what teenagers identify adulthood with, especially the case with driving is self explanatory.
And no Utena isn't about Jesus, sacrifice isn't exclusively a christian concept.
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>>152492031
Go away /tv/
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>>152492105
>ignoring all the akio-godlike stuff
>ignoring anthy in the coffin
>etc
No, it was totally about Jesus. Who I don't believe in btw
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>>152492171
>implying
Maybe it had some religious symbolism, but I don't see the connection to Jesus at all.
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>>152492171
Yeah of course there's Akio/Lucifer just like in Penguindrum there was Sanetoshi/Satan and Momoka/Jesus, but they're just narrative archetypes that Ikuhara likes to use, like the ones he borrows from the Greek mythos, not what the story is actually about.
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>>152492277
It's not about the religious symbolism, it's about the way the characters map onto the Jesus story/Christian theology, with Akio as "the father", Anthy as humans, and Utena as Jesus

>>152492324
Akio isn't lucifer tho
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>>152492341
Wait was Akio lucifer?

hmmm
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>>152492341
Akio is Lucifer, he says so himself.
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>>152492403
Fuckin a man, I don't want to rewatch Utena...
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>>152492436
One of the first times he shows the stars to Utena:
>"'The Morning Star...also known as Lucifer. The star that was originally an angel, but chose to become the Devil."
He's pretty blatantly the fallen angel.
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>>152492515
I'm still borderline on it.
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I don't think you can take any of the symbolism in any Ikuhara work at face value. There's more Gnostic references in Utenathan there is typical Christian imagery, but the argument for the show being "about" Gnosticism would be terribly weak. He uses the symbols to evoke certain ideas, but the story is still its own, not a simple allegory.
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>>152492031
epic
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