Log Post #8 of 14
From: warpio | Posted: 2/25/2015 01:36:00 PMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
|whoa... my stoned right now my head can hardly take this much confusing plot...|
Touga recalls his memory of Utena...
Living on... It's just making me sick.
Yes... It's making me sick... Why does everyone go on living if they all have to die someday? Why didn't I realize it before today? That there's no such thing as something eternal.
So, I've had enough. I'll never come out of this coffin.
If I'm to save her... I must defeat her!Saionji:
You're saying you genuinely love her?suddenly all the cameras and mics are on Touga and Saionji...
(Well, I wonder...) Even I'm not sure.Saionji:
We've all recieved many letters from him... From End of the World.. And we've dueled as we've been instructed to.Touga:
Yes. But now I've recieved the final letter.Saionji:
You're his little lapdog. You can get your orders directly from him. Are you really content with that? Why do you serve him the way you do?Touga:
Because, a long time ago, he saved her.
Touga's own version of the past is that Utena is a princess who needs saving by the new noble prince.
Utena's version of the past is that Utena must become a noble prince who can save the poor witch.
Maybe the chairman DID save her that time... but she's still trapped in that coffin. No, it's not just her. We're all trapped in our coffins.
standing above a giant starcaise... leading down towards an eerie isolated forest. are they in some kind of floating sky world (all in general, not just the upsidedown castle)?
Utena and Anthy are together laying in the grass... she looks at Anthy... sees that image of the poor witch... her expression becomes full of sorrow and worry like Anthy's sometimes usually is...
Utena is trying to save the Rose Bride from being eternally tormented for saving the person who was once her beloved prince...
End of the World Akio... the one who used to be the noble prince Dios... is now showing the source of his eternal power to duelists and having them duke it out for the power to revolutionize the world.
I came to Ohtori Academy to find my prince. There are people like princes, ones who might be princes, and ones I'd like to be princes. But an actual prince? Well... (thinks of Akio)
Do you know there are things worse than duels?
back to the present... Akio in the forest with Utena...
You're like a princess you'd find in the woods.
Akio... You sound sincere when you say that.I think Akio is actually trying to help her remember...
Jury notices a change in Utena, becoming more like a woman... tells Miki:
Everything is changing. The entire school is changing.
You mean as if...
it was a revolution?
Yes. The day of the revolution is approaching. But what is this vague, awful feeling I have?
I hear youSaionji:
It's time to rise from our coffins! From the coffins End of the World has prepared for us!... more of that hilariously obvious symbolism...
ChuChu... Are you always left alone when she goes to visit her brother like this?
Touga knocks on the door and finally gets her to come with him to the dueling arena... because they need to "talk"
they go up the gondola without any epic music...
It just doesn't feel the way it usually does.Touga:
I'm happy to have this ride up to heaven alone with you at night.
the upside down castle appears from a constellation of stars....
I'm so happy to have met a person as lovely as you.
Are you in love with the chairman?
That is possible, but Akio's engaged... Aren't you going to tell me about End of the World?
End of the World...? I can't say who he is now. You'll know who he is soon enough. But before that, there's something I want to ask you... Can't I be your prince? You're the only princess for me.
Your nobility and beauty have won you many admirers. Even if I cannot be worthy of you... let me be here with you for this moment at least.he kisses her hand...
If I can just engrave this feeling, of being with you here tonight.. will you at least let me have that?
Come to think of it, I thought he might've been my prince when I first met him...
roses disappearing with gunshots in the background as Touga and Saionji are plotting to defeat Utena at all costs.
If she does win, she'll fall into End of the World's hands!
Anthy asks Utena where she was last night... suddenly Touga comes up and challenges her to a duel.
I promise, if you win this duel... the student council will never try to take the Rose Bride again. However, if I win, you must become my woman!
... if they don't take the Rose Bride, End of the World will... they don't believe Utena will try and save her... or maybe believe Utena will become his new sacrifice?
Saionji pulls the sword out of Touga
Personal feelings are forbidden in combat... MISS TENJOU
This is the third time we dueled here.
Strange. It feels like it's been dozens of times.
she sees Himemiya, they call out to each other...
Himemiya... Trust me. I swear I'll protect you.
Himemiya trusts her... and cuts herself on Utena's sword. Utena's sword is now blocking a barrage of cars being thrown at them...
Let's go. Akio is waiting.Touga warns her not to let her guard down around End of the World... or the Rose Bride...
Touga... Is it over... for us?
No. It won't be over until we see the very end...
These duelists at Ohtori Academy are all... cursed to living eternally?
Utena went up to Akio... and saw the thing that made Nanami go more insane than she already was... Anthy naked in front of him...
And there, we will meet once more. Signed, Your Prince.
Miss Utena, you got a letter from End of the World, didn't you?
Oh, Himemiya... I just can't forgive what you've done.
Miss Utena, don't you know... How much I've always despised you?(did you know? did you know? did you knoooooow?)
The Absolute Destiny Apocolypse
My main takeaway from the plot is best summed up by this line:
...but she's still trapped in that coffin. No, it's not just her. We're all trapped in our coffins.</spoiler>