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I went through my first breakup in 2018 and had watched this shortly after. I've moved on from that experience and remain best friends with the person who I was with, but this movie really helped me deal with the loss and disappointment I felt during that time, so it became my favorite movie for a while. Rewatching it after nearly two years, I still love it just as much even if it's not my favorite film anymore.
I want to write something more in-depth and personal about this soon, but for now I'll leave you with this:
It's been a year and five months since I last saw this. Back then, I was a "totally cis" guy who fantasized about having a more feminine body/appearance and being perceived as not-a-man. Over time, I've thought a lot about my gender identity and have realized that I feel most comfortable as a non-binary person with no specific gender. With…
I'm absolutely floored. To say that Revolutionary Girl Utena subverted my expectations would be an offensive understatement; it completely shattered them. What started off as a fun shojo anime possessing medieval worldbuilding and high school drama ended up transforming into a highly symbolic and layered examination of gender norms, broken systems, corruption from power, and the ensuing cycles of trauma that not only scar the current generation, but also serve to haunt the following generations. Additionally, the show blew me…