This is a static copy of In the Rose Garden, which existed as the center of the western Utena fandom for years. Enjoy. :)

#1 | Back to Top12-24-2016 09:48:32 PM

Touga Topper
Registered: 11-23-2012
Posts: 57

What if Akio was a Princess?

I have been wondering for a while, but I feel like Utena's the type of person who would have fallen in love even if the Prince was a girl. What do you think? After all, the show also emphasizes that gender roles are meant to be broken.

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#2 | Back to Top12-13-2018 08:43:13 AM

Thorny Rose
New Student
Registered: 11-30-2018
Posts: 9

Re: What if Akio was a Princess?

Utena always struck me as bisexual, but I definitely think the interactions between Utena and Akio would be somewhat similar to any interaction with Sanjouin.



#3 | Back to Top02-01-2019 02:04:30 AM

Tenjou Tilter
Registered: 09-13-2016
Posts: 80

Re: What if Akio was a Princess?

He would wear the prettiest dress imaginable, prettier than anything Disney designs anyhow.

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#4 | Back to Top02-01-2019 02:46:18 AM

Sunlit Gardener (Prelude)
From: collective human consciousness
Registered: 12-07-2014
Posts: 174

Re: What if Akio was a Princess?

He would be Anthy.

More specifically, he wouldn't have had any place in the story about the idealized prince; a princess and a female prince are different things. That's one of the key themes here.

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