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

HonorableShadow
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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

Arale
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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.

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#3 | Back to Top08-27-2018 06:17:30 AM

Arale
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Re: Revue Starlight

The show's about halfway done so I'll give a bit of an update...

The climaxes to each episode continued to be excellent, but I thought that the show wasn't fully reaching its potential for weirdness and avant-garde.

Until the most recent episode, 7. It's a big elevation of tone on its own, and perhaps the most thematically Ikuhara of all, dealing with eternity and nostalgia. If the show continues to escalate from here, it can be top star.

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#4 | Back to Top08-31-2018 01:16:00 PM

HonorableShadow
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Re: Revue Starlight

Yeah I agree. I was kind of confused about where it was going until episode 7, but it seems to be pulling its act together now. I hope it becomes something amazing! [I knew Banana was going to be more than met the eye, so I'm glad I was right.]

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#5 | Back to Top09-02-2018 02:40:25 AM

Arale
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Re: Revue Starlight

And then episode 8 was an even bigger step up! I'm real into this now.


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