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"Revolutionary Girl Utena" Transgresses Gender and Sexuality

Ever since Rose started writing about anime for Autostraddle, Revolutionary Girl Utena has been one of the most requested anime for her to review or discuss. At first, she assumed it was just because it was a popular, mainstream anime series with some yuri (lesbian) themes, as the main two female characters appear to be in love with each other. But then, as she looked more into it and found out that — at least in the series itself — the two girls never actually get together or explicitly admit their feelings. Okay, so why do lesbians who love anime love Revolutionary Girl Utena so much? She had to find out.

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