Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

Alt titles: Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku

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Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion

End of Evangelion is an alternate ending to the Evangelion TV series (replaces episodes 25/26). In this powerful conclusion, the final battle against the Angels is fought, and questions are finally answered. The fate of the world lies with Shinji, but how will he act?

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

This recommendation is more based on a gut feeling than anything else. The Adolescence of Utena and End of Eva are both retellings of their respective series and in both cases the intense imagery coupled with a complex and heavily symbolical atmosphere create an utterly surreal environment that deconstructs itself at every turn. They share the same epic quality even as they delve deep into the human psyche, despite the fact that the plot may seem to vary considerably. In these movies the role of the individual in the world and the very nature of what these two entities may be is what truly is at stake.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

If you like picking apart symbolism, and aren't turned off by things that won't make sense at first glance, the Utena and Evangelion movies are excellent.

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and The Adolescence of Utena are intensely surreal anime that shatter narrative conventions with their visual artistry. Characters mutate before the viewer and elaborate constructions that seem almost alive gain a deeper significance as they develop a strange universe in which everything has some meaning beyond the obvious. Those familiar with the world of Utena will recognize something of it in the motif of female revenge enacted through a disturbing kind of violence that is so patent in Le Portrait. A parallel between Cossette's situation and Anthy enhances this affinity between these two titles that deal with salvation and redemption in their own terms

CaptainSlow CaptainSlow says...

Both Petite Cossette and Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie thrive on surrealist imagery, giving them an "arthouse" feel and further adding to their twisted stories. While Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie lays the symbolism on much thicker and faster, and ventures futher into the realm of the metaphysical than Petite Cossette, the lines between real and surreal are still very much blurred in both texts.

Paprika

Paprika

In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at her profession, but complications have now appeared in the form of a “dream terrorist” – an unknown foe who inserts nightmares into the minds of those who use the device. The victims are swept up in a ghoulish parade of dolls, kitchen appliances, and musical animals, and are reduced to a vegetable state – or worse. Now, Paprika and the team of scientists must delve into the minds of those affected to figure out the source of the tampering before more people, including themselves, are damaged beyond repair.

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

At first glance Paprika and The Adolescence of Utena might not seem to have much in common. In fact, while the setting of these titles is not the same they are both visually compelling tours de force that make the viewer think. Original in the way they take the animation medium to a whole new medium, mixing an intricate symbology with a psychological approach,these are anime that anyone interested in extreme experiences of the surreal kind should check out.

X: The Movie

X: The Movie

In the year 1999, Tokyo has become a battleground as the Seven Dragons of Earth and the Seven Dragons of Heaven fight to determine the fate of the world. The one with the power to decide which way the battle will go is a youth named Kamui Shirou. Will he join the Dragons of Earth and preserve the planet by ending human life, or become a Dragon of Heaven and protect humanity from ruin? The fate of all mankind lies on Kamui's unwilling shoulders as both sides clash to gain dominance. The Dragons on both sides are individuals gifted with superpowers and fated to participate in this final battle, but what end will Kamui choose?

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melbelu melbelu says...

What does pink and black have in common?

Huge blue eyes, splendid swords that shines and expelled dreams, hope, love and hate every time a battle awaits. Battles in which Kaumi (X: The Movie) and Utena (Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku) fight with their hearts in their hands, tightening it until the encounter ends. A fight that represents to these two their most loving person, they fight for love. Both series exploded in fantastic new era fights and elegant moves. Main characters promote friendship, sacrifice, sorrow, and, as expected, an infinite courage; willingly to go to the end of the world until their most especial person is safe. If you had already watched one of them, you surely have to watch the other to be able to see what pink and black have in common.

Kanashimi no Belladonna

Kanashimi no Belladonna

In medieval Europe, the peasants Jeanne and Jean are in love. But when they finally decide to marry, Jean discovers he is required to pay a tax to the baron; and having insufficient means to pay, Jeanne is raped by the baron instead. After this traumatizing event, Jeanne is drawn by the Devil into a forbidden, occult world of power and lust. Witchcraft, orgies, assaults and surrealism abound in this erotic, psychedelic arthouse film.

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ohtoriakio ohtoriakio says...

Both have psychadellic qualities and an abstract storytelling styles. And Ikuhara, the director of Utena, lists this anime as the one that influenced him to pursue a career in animation.