Log Post #7 of 14
From: warpio | Posted: 2/25/2015 01:36:00 PMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
|This is where the plot really comes together, and all that weird symbolism from earlier on in the series begins to make some sort of sense... at this point I'm only watching the rest of this series during the peak of a high session. And I'm commenting a LOT more... like each episode I spend around an hour just writing about it.|
Akio talks about how he discovered a comet, and named it, but didn't tell anybody... just the act of naming a comet makes it feel like you own it, but nobody owns the stars...
Good night, big brother.
Must you still torture me...
Utena gets a photo with Himemiya and Akio.. then they go to see a play together.
All life is like a play. You're either an actor or a spectator.Nobody but them is watching the play...
The play is called "The Tale of the Rose". The actors are the silhoutte characters, including the "Extra extra extra!" person and the "do you know?" person.
This story takes place when all girls were princesses. The world still hadn't fallen to darkness back then. The reason for this was because there was a Rose Prince.An old woman warns the prince:
A witch is plotting to steal the light and plunge the world into darkness....
Surely you know about it, the castle that floats in the sky. That is the witch's castle. The witch who lives there now... is planning to steal the light from this world!
The light is...and then silhouettes of all the student council members come up:
That which is eternal.
That which shines.
The power of miracles.
The power to bring the world revolution.Prince:
Then I will defeat this witch and save the light of this world!He goes to the castle.. the witch turns out to be the same old woman that gave him the warning.
You fool! This was all a trap to seal you into this castle! It is you who is the light!The witch reveals her true identity as the prince's little sister.
I'm just "the little sister".. I'm the only one you can't make a princess!...
A girl who cannot become a princess is doomed to become a witch!
The witch still wanders our dark world even now. She searches for young, noble souls to sacrifice anew! She seeks to keep another from bringing light to the world, so that darkness will reign...</spoiler>
That was some deep stuff...
Touga is training with Saionji...
The fact that she continues to win, even without the sword of Dios appearing... is causing someone some concern.
She's no ordinary girl. When she was a child... she was shown something eternal.
Later, Himemiya goes to bed early, leaving Utena and Akio alone. Akio says it must be tiring having Anthy as her friend.. he asks Utena what a friend means to her...
That would be... someone important to me.
Then, what about us? Are we friends, too?
You always wear this ring.
Because, the prince gave it to me.
You didn't even take it off on that night.
She refuses Akio's advances, saying she wants to be true to her prince.
It's just, when I look at this... I remember. He told me to never lose my nobility.She says she can't remember much else from that time.
Then it shoes the scene where she meets the prince.. she asks if he's an agent of death, he says no.. she says he's pretty and follows him around. he shows her the witch, aka the Rose Bride.
Those who can die are lucky. She cannot die. She simply lives on in agony. It is her punishment for taking the prince away from the girls of the world. They still tell the story, even now. It is the Tale of the Rose...
Another flashback scene... the prince is injured, and Anthy is there trying to help him. A mob of people are outside demanding the prince to help their daughters... Anthy tells him not to fight anymore, she doesn't want him to die.
Dios is no longer here. He belongs to me alone now. I've sealed him away where you can never touch him again!
They all gang up on Anthy, calling her a witch, and she ends up in the prison that Utena now sees before her..
Dios tells Utena:
She sacrificed herself to save her prince...Utena runs up to the Rose Bride...
And yet the prince she loved... is no longer the prince she knew. He is now the End of the World...Utena tries to reach out to Anthy, gets blown away, and tries to get Dios to save her.
All that's left is her suffering!
She's beyond my help now. The only one that can save her now... is a prince that she can believe in. I can't become her prince.Utena:
Then I'll become her prince!
If you never lose your nobility, even when you grow up... Then you may be able to save her from her eternal torment. And yet I'm sure... I'm sure you will forget all about what you've seen tonight. And even if you do remember this... you're a girl. Eventually, you'll become a woman.
I'll do it. I swear, I'll become a prince!
If so... That ring will lead you back here, one day...
Utena wakes up, tells Anthy she was having a familiar dream... Anthy says she was watching her sleep...
Utena... Who are you?
Next, Akio is in the car with Touga again...
The next duel will certainly bring revolution to the world. Will the person to do it be Utena... or you?
Utena starts staring at Himemiya a lot while she's in the rose garden... trying to remember why she wanted to become a prince...
There's something I can't remember... like a dream you have just as you're waking up.She's about to find out something by taking a good look at Anthy's face... then Akio interrupts, and takes Utena outside to talk about flowers.
Then it cuts back to Touga and Akio.. Touga is shooting pics of Akio modeling on his car.. says he's concerned about how he's moving in on Utena. Akio wants Touga to give her a present... he wants Touga to choose the gift... and say it's from him (Akio)...
She's a girl who treasures an old ring given to her by a man... who's name she doesn't even know.
Touga approaches Utena and gives her earrings from the chairman... Wakaba cheers for her...
Utena tries to say this isn't right...
Besides, they don't suit me.Touga sees Utena acting like this towards Akio's gift... tells her there's something she wants to consult her about. Wakaba warns her not to trust him...
He takes her horseriding...
Aren't horses part of the "prince" image you like so much?She's all surpised... she falls off the horse,only for Akio to catch her while riding on a white horse...
You're lucky... I always go riding on this trail.
Back with Touga and Saionji... Saionji comments that Touga is not himself... that he is weakened by fear.
You're arrogant and pompous... and full of treacherous confidence. That's the sort of man you are. You pretend to be chivalrous... but you've never really loved anyone. People are nothing but tools to you. That was your strength. However... will your sword defeat her now?
I've won the game.Touga:
Nope. It's a draw. She wasn't happy about the present. Just as I expected.Akio:
She's torn, now. It's too bad. I'd like to see them on her. I think she'd be a fine princess.
The next match will be an interesting one. Will we have a princess who will revolutionize the world? Although I still hope that you will win.</spoiler>