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#1 | Back to Top07-16-2018 08:53:33 PM

Thorn of Death
From: Ohio
Registered: 11-03-2006
Posts: 480

Revue Starlight

Anyone else watching this? I started it because I saw people saying it's the next Utena so I got curious.

I'm not 100% entirely sold on it. I can see how people would make the parallel (I don't want to spoil anyone, but it comes towards the end of the episode) but to me it seems kind of shallow so far. Of course it's only episode 1, so there's a lot of opportunity for it to get better. I'm going to stick with it and see how it goes.

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#2 | Back to Top07-20-2018 07:36:13 AM

Sunlit Gardener (Prelude)
From: collective human consciousness
Registered: 12-07-2014
Posts: 169

Re: Revue Starlight

I've never heard of this, but I'll give it a try. Looking at the description, I probably ignored it if I ever glanced at it before because of the mentions of "song and dance", because I'm so used to idol pedo shows in this day and age. :L But any comparison to Utena intrigues me, even a potentially superficial one.

Edit: Alright, watched the first episode and it was really good, but I'm also conflicted, because I'm not fully confident on whether it's going for Utena/Madoka-style trickery or if it's just more creative than the average cute-show. It did go into exactly the kind of Ikuhara-like dialogue and visuals I love, so I want to believe, but I'm scared of being burned, and I desperately want this show to masterfully deconstruct the kind of show I mistook it for.

Edit edit: Oh wow, the director worked on Penguindrum and Yurikuma. In this case, I feel like I will have more confidence, as he's someone who's actually learned from Ikuni, so this show is the result of that influence rather than that influence finding its way into an otherwise industry-fueled show.

Last edited by Arale (07-21-2018 03:38:16 AM)

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