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#1 | Back to Top02-28-2017 08:06:55 PM

Cow Bellhop
From: Ohio
Registered: 11-03-2006
Posts: 462

Utena reference in Little Witch Academia

It's a little hard to get a picture since they never showed the whole thing, but here's the best I could do.  It happened in episode 8.

She even rides a car up part of it in the beginning

After that she cuts her way through some thorn vines to try and wake up her sleeping friend.

Last edited by HonorableShadow (02-28-2017 08:07:14 PM)

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#2 | Back to Top02-28-2017 08:41:31 PM

Black Rosarian
Registered: 02-04-2009
Posts: 370

Re: Utena reference in Little Witch Academia

I saw it, and the "circling car" part certainly did put me in mind of Utena, but I assumed it was unintentional, since Trigger appears to be more beholden to Western animation references than Japanese ones. The thorn part was also more of a Sleeping Beauty reference.



#3 | Back to Top03-08-2017 12:31:50 PM

New Student
From: Barcelona, Spain
Registered: 03-08-2017
Posts: 5

Re: Utena reference in Little Witch Academia

I thought the same. This chapter is about the "id" (in Freud lines) of Sucy, and have a lot of references from other animes (and games, like Piramid Head from Silent Hill); so isn't wild to think that the spiral staircase is a Utena reference, and the almost-kiss between Sucy an Akko... emot-biggrin



#4 | Back to Top03-08-2017 02:42:39 PM

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From: Edmonton, AB
Registered: 10-12-2006
Posts: 8617

Re: Utena reference in Little Witch Academia

For absolutely no rational reason I'm immediately going 'I don't think it was intentional' because the steering wheel is on the wrong side. emot-redface

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