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When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself one day. Now, Utena is a teenager at Ohtori Academy who's athletic and notorious for dressing in a boy's uniform. When a member of the Student Council humiliates a friend of hers Utena challenges him to a duel, and he accepts only when he sees she possesses a rose seal ring. She soon discovers that this is no normal duel - it's a bizarre and ritualistic battle that the Student Council regularly conducts. In fact when she wins, Utena finds to her considerable chagrin that she gets to have Anthy Himemiya, a rather docile student, as her 'Rose Bride'. If she wants to keep Anthy she'll have to win more duels against members of the Student Council and others. What is the ultimate purpose of these duels and Anthy's role as the Rose Bride?
Both series feature a lot of performative elements, like songs, stage play elements, and dueling. Utena is far more transgressive, even to this day, but Starlight definitely has taken notes. If you want a show about odd school life with fantastic elements such as odd architecture, larger than life duels, and other forms of intrigue. Look no further.
Fans of either would do well to check out the other.
Similar battle set ups, both quite theatric. Also, both imply lesbian attraction (depending on if thats how you want to read it in the case of Revue Starlight). They also both have a repetitive pre-battle sequence.
There is no doubt in my mind that Revue Starlight was heavily inspired by Revolutionary Girl Utena.
The main stories of both focuses on the relationship of two girls, with a fictional play/fairytale that ties into the backstory and the underlying plot, and the reason for the duels. Said duels work on a metaphorical level as fights over ideals and philosophy, set to thematically suitable songs, while the combatants wear military inspired outfits.
The shows have similar settings, with a school hiding the fantastical stages of the duels, where magic and giant structures dominate. Both have alike cinematography and uses of symbolism. Further, in both shows there are odd and unexplained animals.
If you liked one and want more, you should certainly check out the other.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
The looks too are similar in the fact that in both the "fighting" is dancing,And in other hand there's this feeling there's something more to that world we as viewers don't know about.
Both shows focus on the students of a school of performative arts, with a narrative about... well, the narrative. The characters rebel against the tragedythey are stuck in, as dictated by a story-within-a-story, which lends itself to meta-discussions about stories and fate. Both shows further have some mahou shoujo elements, Princess Tutu obviously more so. In both, the characters fight using dancing to convey their emotions. The characters generally don't react to the talking animals. If you like one, give the other a chance.
After an asteroid explosion and meteor shower lit up the sky over planet earth, strange adorable bears began to attack and devour humans. The earthlings responded with violence of their own, and in the end, a massive barrier – the Wall of Extinction – was erected to separate man from bear. This fragile peace lasted until two high school girls encounter a yuri flower blooming – only to be shaken by the piercing warning of the Bear Alarm! Once again, bear and man- or bear and girl -will be pitted against each other in a deadly and mysterious showdown.
Akko Kagari as a child watched the witch Shiny Chariot perform a show, and from then on dreamed of becoming a witch. She enters the Luna Nova Academy, a school for witches that Shiny Chariot attended. In this new town she meets new friends and starts a new school life. At the school she has lessons on riding brooms and the wonder of magic, but Akko and her friends Lotte and Sucy keep getting wrapped up in tumultuous events.
Sora is a sixteen year old girl who has travelled to the US to join the Kaleido Stage, one of the greatest circuses in existence. However, as luck would have it, she arrives to the audition late, which almost costs her the chance of a lifetime. Fortunately, she manages to join the Kaleido Stage anyways due to the compassion of Kalos, the owner of the troupe. With the help of her friends and Fool, the perverted spirit of the stage who has the ability to predict the future, Sora will overcome trials and tribulations and she struggles to become the Kaleido Star.
Both Revue Starlight and Kaleido Star have supernatural elements working on the sidelines for a high-stakes performance arts setting, with a lot of symbolic competition and a main character who strives to be the best. Both have a lot of side characters who go through development. If you're a fan of one stage story anime, you'll probably like the other.
The Dream Festival is the stage that all idols dream of singing on, with their professional debut on the line. In order to get there, idols work their hardest every day to perfect their performance... and the key to coming out on top is the Dream Festival Cards sent by fans to their favorite idols. Receiving these Cards makes the idols who make it to the stage shine even brighter. Now head to the Dream Festival with your Dream Festival Card in hand for the idol you love most!
President Tange of Green Leaves Entertainment has a plan to save the failing company. With Matsuda’s help, they develop a plan to scout raw talent form a new idol group. What could possibly go wrong there? They may not be on the A-list, the B-List, or even the C-List to start, but with a little love and a whole lot of hard work, it's possible that all Japan may someday wake up to the music of WAKE UP, GIRLS!
11 year old Mai's dream is to become a top magician. Her dream comes true earlier than imagined when she accidently sees Topo, a mirror elf. Topo endows Mai magical power to make her dream come true. Mai jumps onto this chance to transform into an adult magician with a stage name "Magical Emi". She joins the magician troupe led by her grandparents and soon becomes a star illusionist as she stages gorgeous shows with her magical power.