Log Post #10 of 14
From: warpio | Posted: 3/05/2015 11:20:00 AMUpdated: 7/22/2017 04:05:38 PM
Right off the bat, ep 38 starts off with the final staircase scene. Utena and Himemiya go off towards the final duel to meet with End of the World. Akio reveals himself in his long haired form.
So, you're End of the World. You were the cause of everything that's happened!
You figured that out long ago. But I am still your prince. You've come here for the purpose of being with me.
EotW asks Utena what she's been dreaming about.. he says he's been dreaming about the castle... where a prince and princess will live happily ever after, forever and ever.
I am the prince. And you... the princess.suddenly, as he says that, Himemiya vanishes and her clothes drop to the floor.
Anthy reappears at the stairway to the castle, in her long-haired form.
EotW starts pulling a sword out of Utena's chest... Utena's prince uniform changes to a girly dress...
He says they will live happily in the castle as prince and princess... Utena asks what will happen to Himemiya.
She will live on as the Rose Bride. Forever.The image of Anthy in her prison flashes in Utena's mind. The scene of Anthy jumping off a building and Utena saving her comes up again.
Because I'm the Rose Bride... Because I'm a heartless doll... I thought no matter what happened to my body, I wouldn't feel pain on the inside. Forgive me, Miss Utena. The pain I feel comes with the curse of being the Rose Bride. But... The pain I caused you...! You were swept up into all this against your will. And even knowing that, I...! Forgive me, Miss Utena. I've betrayed you from the very beginning.
No. I never realized the pain you were in. And despite that, I...! I kept acting like I was a noble prince who would save you! The truth is, my protecting you was just for my ego! And the night I learned about you and Akio...! I thought that you had betrayed me. Even though you were suffering so much...! After I said we should help each other, no matter what...! I was the one who cheated you!
so, I think this scene is happening after the point when Utena removed her ring, and before she decides to put it on again.
Back in the present.. Utena takes the sword from EotW.
Girls shouldn't brandish swords like that.
I'm going to free Himemiya from you!EotW then says some really weird things..
Looking at you reminds me of what I used to be. However... For that reason, you cannot save Anthy. In the end, both the prince, and the castle where eternity dwells are just illusions. I shall now reveal reality to you.
The End of the World.
They're back in the observatory all of a sudden...
EotW explains that he uses this planetarium equipment to project fairy-tale illusions for the naive people who wish that "eternity" and "miraculous power" really exist.
However, there is no place higher than this room. This room is the summit of Ohtori Academy. The summit of the world itself.
I hate this room.EotW:
Someone as young as yourself may not see the value it has. That's why, rather than aspiring to reach the Chairman's Residence... you chose the illusory castle in the sky instead.Utena:
That's not the reason. This room is where you and Himemiya always...
he then shows Utena the footage of him and Utena being romantic together... he says that she lost her nobility because of this, and was only thinking of herself..
End of the World:
You really should remain a girl...
Once upon a time, reality got the better of you. You were powerless to stand against it. You couldn't escape the cruel truth of the world before you. So you cut yourself off from it. And the one who saved you from that darkness... was me. Thanks to me... you regained the strength you needed to face the world. To you, at that time, I was a prince. However... I'm still the same person I was then. Anthy, then as now, was the Rose Bride. As well as a witch... It's the same for you.
It then shows Utena in the interview elevator, she's wearing her normal duel clothes, and her white dress is there next to her... Akio's voice continues talking to her...
As you were then, you remain a girl. There's no reason to carry a sword and fight now. You have become a lovely and unspoiled princess. Now then, won't you please let me have that sword?Utena:
And what will you do with it?
Bring revolution to this world.
Aren't you her brother? You're not going to help her?!
Anthy, laying in her brother's lap.. looks at Utena with hopeful eyes..
Foolish creature. There never was a prince in this world to begin with.... he's crying as he says this.
Do you know what that is? The grave of Dios, the prince. When she became known as a witch... Dios the prince vanished from this world. The prince I was no longer exists.spikes suddenly appear all over Anthy's body...
Looks like I have no choice but to fight you!EotW:
For Anthy's sake? I once thought of her as a goddess... who sacrificed herself for me. For the one that she loved. I thought that, once upon a time... Perhaps that really is why she did it. But now, she is a witch. And now she enjoys being a witch.Utena:
You made her a witch!
You're wrong. We both love each other. She can no longer be happy any other way.
End of the World says this, as he draws a sword out of Anthy...
meanwhile, the 5 student council members are putting roses into a jar... none of them know what the outcome of Utena's final duel, called "Revolution" will be...
the duel that has already started.
You do not know the value of this room.
It only exists to torment Himemiya! I will free Himemiya from you! that I'm going to be a prince!A huge burst of light shines from the top of the giant staircase... the upsidedown castle starts crumbling... Utena starts her usual finishing move... Anthy is just watching in shock, looking like she's rooting for her.
EotW backs off, and pushes Anthy toward Utena... Anthy goes behind her and plunges a sword through Utena's stomach..
woah.. was so not expecting that.
You remind me so much of Dios when I loved him. But you can never be my prince... Because you're a girl.
Anthy takes the sword from Utena's hand.
I warned you. This isn't a game.</spoiler>