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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH WE'RE GETTING AN UTENA EXHIBITION RIGHT NOW

THEY. ARE. MAKING. A. NEW. MUSICAL. NEXT. YEAR. START LOSING YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW

#1 | Back to Top08-03-2010 09:20:00 PM

HonorableShadow
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Utena reference in Pokemon?

This episode of Pokemon had a scene in it that made me go "hmm.."  What do you think?
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v232/ … 0002-5.mp4


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#2 | Back to Top08-03-2010 11:12:24 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

Oh lol, that would be so awesome etc-love
I want to say its definitely a reference, especially with the turning pokeballs. Nice find!


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#3 | Back to Top08-03-2010 11:16:28 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

Haha holy crap. I'd say that's definitely an SKU reference, unless SKU ripped the rose spinning and silhouette thing. emot-redface I could swear that's not the first time someone's caught an SKU reference in Pokemon but I can't remember the first one someone pointed out.


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#4 | Back to Top08-04-2010 03:08:55 AM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

Gotta love Jesse and James, that does look like a reference specifically the music, spinning pokeballs and characters shrouded in black...makes me want to watch Pokemon.


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#5 | Back to Top08-04-2010 10:06:06 AM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

If that's not an Utena reference, I don't know what else is. Awesome find emot-biggrin~

&& Gio, if you ever remember the second Pokemon reference, let us know! I'm dying to see the other SKU references :]]


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#6 | Back to Top08-04-2010 03:25:22 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

I think that made my day. emot-rofl That has to be an Utena reference, and one that absolutely cracked me up. emot-tongue

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#7 | Back to Top08-04-2010 03:35:23 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

emot-keke^agreed this is great emot-rofl


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#8 | Back to Top08-05-2010 12:44:37 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

Glad you guys liked it. emot-biggrin I actually watched that episode way back when it first aired in the US and it reminded me of Utena back then so it kind of stuck in my memory. Recently I've been rewatching Utena and playing Pokemon and I just caught a Snorlax..and then I suddenly thought back to that episode and so that's why I went looking for it.

I could swear that's not the first time someone's caught an SKU reference in Pokemon but I can't remember the first one someone pointed out.

Oh wow, that's pretty awesome! If you ever remember you'll have to let us know!

Last edited by HonorableShadow (08-05-2010 12:45:18 PM)


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#9 | Back to Top08-05-2010 03:43:33 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

HonorableShadow wrote:

I could swear that's not the first time someone's caught an SKU reference in Pokemon but I can't remember the first one someone pointed out.

Oh wow, that's pretty awesome! If you ever remember you'll have to let us know!

Wasn't it an episode title?

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#10 | Back to Top08-05-2010 04:20:29 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

didn't rachel lillis or whatever her face is that does utena's english voice also do the voice for like every fucking pokemon ever / misty??/ash??

Pokemon and Utena are like best friends.

ferealz.

EDIT: PROOF:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0510418/

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#11 | Back to Top08-07-2010 08:43:47 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

There's actually a few of them in the first season; apparently some of the early animators were big Utena fans.  Off the top of my head, there's...

In episode 26, when Erica's introduced she's framed by a spinning gloom border: screencap on the bottom left

And I know at least one of Team Rocket's disguises is a shout out, but I can't remember the episode for the life of me.  I'll have to dust off my DVDs and have a look, becuse it's going to bug me.


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#12 | Back to Top08-08-2010 10:29:20 AM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

Doesn't this little guy remind you of chu chu? :

This purple pokemon in the front named Aipom
http://www.hobbylinc.com/gr/hca/hcahcay0190.jpg


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#13 | Back to Top08-08-2010 01:01:27 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

I choose you, Chu Chu! emot-dance

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#14 | Back to Top08-08-2010 03:35:08 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

Also, Anthy is a bit like a pokeball that stores a magic sword.

''By the Power of Revolution, I call apon the Sword of Dios, I CHOOSE YOU!''

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#15 | Back to Top08-08-2010 05:16:16 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

ArsenicForBreakfast wrote:

In episode 26, when Erica's introduced she's framed by a spinning gloom border: screencap on the bottom left

I totally remember that from when I used to watch Pokemon!! emot-biggrin
Thanks for reminding me && if you ever find the other reference, let me know! These are really interesting && it's good to know that the 90's animes loved to give little shout outs to each other :3


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#16 | Back to Top08-09-2010 01:22:43 AM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

I remember seeing that Erica episode, but I never noticed the twirling Glooms before now.  Nice catch!

And yeah, Aipom does look a lot like Chu Chu!


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#17 | Back to Top08-09-2010 06:30:40 PM

BalamiyaVardihi
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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

Awesome reference is awesome emot-biggrin.


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#18 | Back to Top08-13-2010 08:52:01 AM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

emot-rofl
that is awesome. i loved pokemon when i was younger--
and, er-- recently, again. i never realized there were
any connections between the two.


what-- where did i go?

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#19 | Back to Top08-13-2010 10:11:33 PM

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Re: Utena reference in Pokemon?

The other reference may actually be a reference to Rose of Versailles.  There are two of them, one in an early episode Pokemon Fashion Flash in which Jesse and James each cross-dress as Oscar and Andre, and in an Advance d Generation episode The Bicker the Better, in which two characters of the day, a male and female couple also dressed as Andre and Oscar challenge May and Ash, and their names are actually Oscar and Andy.

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