And Someday, Together, We’ll Shine: MLK, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and Escaping From Religion

Note: contains spoilers for the”Revolutionary Girl Utena.” For more information see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Girl_Utena

http://ohtori.nu/

The ending to the anime series “Revolutionary Girl Utena” usually leaves viewers confused and somewhat frustrated, because it’s unclear what happened to the titular character and, on the surface, it appears like nothing has changed for the supporting characters. This was the impression I got when I first saw Utena back in 2004 when I was a junior in college, but after my religious misadventures and some repeated viewings of the series, I now view the ending in a very different way.

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