Log Post #4 of 14
From: warpio | Posted: 2/16/2015 10:21:00 AMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
|These next few episodes I watched during the peak of an edibles high, and I commented a lot on them.|
Mikage and Tokiko.. they only have one black rose left. Their only choice is to get Utena to join them.
Your brother's sins are deep, but true eternity will be built upon the sacrifice of those 100 young duelists.
The student council is also considering getting Utena to join them.. even though Nanami has a grudge against her.
Mikage goes up to Utena and asks her again to join his seminar.. he says he finds her very interesting and attractive.. then he says
It doesn't have to be you personally. Is anyone close to you having some problems?
Utena starts recalling her childhood existential crisis...
Please, don't open it. This coffin is for me. Living on... it's just making me sick. Why does everyone go on living if they all have to die someday? Why didn't I realize it before today? There's no such thing as something eternal.
She then wakes up next to Himemiya.. she wonders why Himemiya can't stop being the Rose Bride...
Utena goes to the seminar.. on the way she sees portraits on the wall, of the people who have been manipulated into dueling her...
It cuts back to the Nemuro/Mamiya story...
The path to the Dueling Arena has been opened. Soon it will all begin. With this, professor Nemuro's work is finished.Mamiya says Nemuro should take the power to revolutionize the world, since he's the one who opened the path to the castle. It seems Mamiya burned down the building/duelists because he wanted eternity for himself and Nemuro...
One day, the path to eternity will be opened from this school. Mamiya did the right thing. I, too, now wish to grasp eternity with my own hands...
It goes back to Utena in front of the portraits, Mikage shows up beside her... and an identical scene with him and Tokiko is shown... Utena now knows that Mikage is the one who's been manipulating everyone.
Manipulation? Hardly... They all had memories they couldn't forget. Very, very precious memories. And they all fought to preserve those memories. In short, they were people who tried to change their lives according to their memories... And what about you?Utena flashback:
We'll meet again. My prince... Until that day, I won't cry. No matter what happens, I'll be strong.
Like me, you should be able to make your memories eternal. The world requires it. The path you must take has been prepar-Utena:
You son of a bitch!she challenges him to a duel.
Now, Mikage himself is going down the elevator.
Tokiko really has come back to me.. to settle things once and for all.
That girl is closer to the power of Dios than any of us. If we don't beat her, we can't advance.
I take this rose which blooms at the end of the world... UNTO ME!
Mikage keeps calling Utena "Tokiko" throughout the duel.. suddenly he hears Mamiya's voice...
You will never beat my sister, who dwells in your memories.The memory of Tokiko keeps coming back to him... Tokiko slaps the glasses off Nemuro...
Souji... Take a good look! Back then, in that place, who was really there? Who wasn't there?! Who was it that really set the fire?!Mamiya now looks different than what was shown in the previous flashbacks...
Utena starts the finishing move, and at that point all the portraits arranged on desks fall face down.
Akio is shown picking up the phone and takes to Nemuro..
Yes. Your companion Mamiya.. who was produced by your lingering regret over Tokiko... actually died a long time ago. You treasured that illusion of memory so much that it stopped time for you. I made use of that. The time you spent not growing up, as you kept possibilities hidden in your heart proved useful to me, but... that's all over now. The path you must take has -not- been prepared for you.A boy who looks like the Mamiya from the previous flashback scenes is there with Akio..
Miki and Utena are at a burned down building while looking for Himemiya.. Miki says that it was burned down a long time ago, way before the student council was formed.. but nobody was hurt in it...
Back to Akio, he talks to this Mamiya person...
What's wrong? Do you feel sympathy for him? But he isn't here at this school anymore. Rather, he never really was in the first place. Just like you...suddenly, that Mamiya person becomes Himemiya..