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Project & Original Story: Be-PaPas
Original Concept & Series Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara
Original Concept & Original Art: Chiho Saito
Original Episode Script: Yoji Enokido
Original Episode Director: Shingo Kaneko
English Translation: Yasuyuki Sato
English Script Editing: Al the Editing Guy, Microman M-256, Robert Paige, Sailor T, & Utena Translation Project
English Script Checking: Yasuyuki Sato
Translator's Note: Yasuyuki Sato

SCRIPT (episode 2; version 1.0; 9/9/1998)

OP         Heroically, with bravery
OP         I'll go on with my life,
OP         just a long, long time.
OP         But if the two of us should get split up
OP         by whatever means,
OP         let go of me,
OP         Take my revolution.
Title       Utena - La Fillette Revolutionnaire
OP         In the sunny garden, we held each other's hands,
OP         drew close together and soothed each other with the
OP         "Neither of us will ever fall in love again."
OP         Everytime
OP         Into this photograph of us
OP         smiling cheek to cheek,
OP         I took a bit of loneliness,
OP         and crammed it inside.
OP         Revolution!
OP         Even in my dreams, even through my tears,
OP         even though I'm being hurt,
OP         reality is approaching now, frantically.
OP         What I want now is to find out
OP         just where I belong,
OP         and my self-worth, up through today.
OP         Heroically, I'll throw away
OP         my clothes 'til I'm nude,
OP         like the roses dancing all around me, whirling
OP         But if the two of us should get split up
OP         by whatever means,
OP         I swear to you, I will change the world.

Girl Utena-sama! Girl Good morning! Utena Morning! Girl She's so cool! Nameplate Ohtori Academy Junior/Senior High School Title For Whom the Rose Smiles Utena Morning! Girl Morning! Boy Someone's love letter got posted here. Boy hmm... let's see... "and in my dreams, I was dancing with you, Saionji-sama." Utena Morning, Wakaba! Utena That's a change, you reading a book. Utena What's it called, huh? Wakaba For a long time... Wakaba the heroine has a secret crush on someone, Wakaba but ends up with a broken heart. Luckily, Wakaba the next day another guy appears and they get married. Wakaba When I first read it, I thought, "No way! This sucks!" Wakaba But now I love it! Wakaba Yes! I'm yours, Utena! Utena! Utena! Utena-sama! You're all mine! Utena Uh, listen, Wakaba... Utena Would you do me a favor and stop saying things like "I'm yours?" Wakaba How come? Anthy Good morning. touga If the egg's shell does not break, the chick will die without being born. touga We are the chick; the egg is the world. touga If the world's shell does not break, we will die without being born. touga Break the world's shell! touga,juri For the sake of revolutionizing the world! Touga Have you received your new letters from the Ends of the World, Councilors? Juri Yes, we have. Touga We have all been meeting and carrying out the letters' instructions. Touga As it says in this one, Saionji was defeated yesterday. Touga And the Rose Bride became engaged to the girl who won the duel. Juri Is someone outside the Student Council receiving letters from the Ends of the World? Touga Who's to say? Touga However, she WAS wearing the Rose Signet. I saw it with my own eyes. Juri Who is this girl? Miki Tenjou Utena. Miki She's quite well known in junior high. Popular, too. Touga And gallant... and cute... Juri This isn't funny. Another participant in the Duels was added without our knowledge. Juri If that ever happens again... Touga And if it does, what then? Touga You'll quit the game? Touga The Ends of the World sends the letters to us unidirectionally. Touga Whether or not we obey them is our own decision. Miki With this Rose Signet, the gates to the Duel Arena opened, Miki and the illusionary castle appeared, just as the letters said. Juri I know. Juri I could never quit once I saw that spectacle. Touga True. The Ends of the World writes in the letters --- Touga "The one who wins a series of Duels and becomes engaged to the Rose Bride, Touga shall eventually reach the castle and receive the power to revolutionize the world." Touga And so, we must keep fighting. Wakaba God is so cruel, giving us, best friends, different rooms! Utena Well, what can you do? It was the Student Council's decision. Utena Anyway, I heard I got a single room. That's about right for my cool lifestyle. Wakaba But East Hall has been empty for over ten years. Wakaba I bet it'd be pretty tough to clean it all up. Utena Ten years?... Wakaba Well, cleaning it up all by yourself should be about right for your cool lifestyle! Wakaba Anyway... my room is on the third floor of South Hall. Wakaba Drop by when you're tired of the haunted house. See ya! Utena Haunted house? Utena Hey! This is a pretty cute house! Utena Damn, Wakaba scared me for nothing. Utena Hello? Utena Tenjou Utena here! Utena Isn't anybody here? Utena Don't tell me I'm supposed to live here all alone... Utena Let's see, the farthest room on the second floor... Utena Ten years, huh? Utena It might be... Utena Here goes! Anthy Pardon me, Utena-sama. I'll be finished shortly. Utena How come you're here? Anthy We're to be sharing this room together from now on. Pleased to meet you. Utena Pleased to meet you, too... Isn't this supposed to be a single room? Nameplate Tenjou Utena Himemiya Anthy Utena Guess not... Utena Us sharing a room together is a curious coincidence. Utena It's looking mighty clean, there. Utena Sorry to make you do it all by yourself. Anthy Well, I did most of it last night. Utena But they only announced room assignments a short time ago. Anthy Us sharing a room together is no coincidence. Anthy It's because of the Code of the Rose Signet. Anthy I am the Rose Bride, and so, Utena "Bride?" Anthy I am to be engaged to the winner of the Duel. Utena Is that okay with you? Utena Let me ask one thing. That mirage castle, Utena and that magic sword, what in the world are those things? Anthy They are mysterious, aren't they? Utena "aren't they?..." You don't know either? Utena How can you be involved in all that and not know? Anthy Utena-sama, why are you always wearing men's clothes? Utena 'Cause, well... I just like it. Anthy The same for me. Anthy Does it bother you, having us here? Utena I wouldn't say that exactly... Utena Huh? Did you say, "us?" Anthy Let me introduce you. This is my friend Chuchu. Utena Your pet? Anthy My FRIEND. Anthy Oh, my goodness! Utena Here ya go. Utena Nice to meet you, Chuchu. I'm Tenjou Utena. Utena Would you be my friend, too? Anthy This is the first time Chuchu has ever taken a liking to another person, Utena-sama! Utena Um, look, would you stop calling me "Utena-sama?" Anthy But you're the one I am engaged to, Utena-sama. Utena There you go again... Utena That Saionji guy was wearing a ring just like mine. Utena Do you know what it is? Anthy All the Student Council members have one. Anthy It is the Rose Signet. Anthy Anyone who has that ring is entitled to participate in the Duels. Anthy So, since you are the current champion, Anthy one by one, you will be challenged to Duels by the other bearers of the Rose Signet. Utena You've gotta be kidding! Utena No way I'm going to keep fighting those pointless duels!
Saionji Oh, it's you, Mr. President. Touga Did I interrupt you, Mr. Vice-President? Saionji No. At least, you're enrolled in this club. Touga So, is the captain of the Kendo Club going to fight the Junior High kid again? Saionji Of course. The power to revolutionize the world belongs to me. Saionji For someone like her to be engaged to the Bride would be a travesty. Touga That can't be helped. No matter what you say, she... Touga Himemiya Anthy, will become engaged to the Victor of the Duel. Saionji NO! She belongs to me! Saionji She wrote explicitly in our exchange diary that she'd obey me forever. Touga So... you two kept an exchange diary? Utena Aw, man... Utena There's really nobody but me and her in this dorm? Utena Is this also part of the Rose Signet Code? Utena Chuchu! Can you go bring her right away? Utena If she doesn't show soon, I'll have to eat dinner all alone in this big old dining hall. Saionji Why, Anthy!? Saionji Why can't you obey me!? Anthy I'm sorry, Saionji-sempai. Anthy It's because I'm engaged to Utena-sama now. Saionji But when we were engaged, didn't you swear you'd dedicate yourself entirely to me? Anthy True, but that's a thing of the past. Anthy My engagement to you is over and done with. Anthy Please give up on it. Saionji How shameless! Saionji How shameless you are! Utena You're the shameless one! Saionji Ah, you again. Well, this is fortuitous. Saionji In our last Duel, I let my guard down. Saionji Why don't we settle once and for all... Saionji just who the Rose Bride will belong to, eh? Saionji Tomorrow after school, we'll have a rematch at the Duel Arena. Utena That's insane. I'm not about to fight a Duel for no reason. Utena Yesterday, I fought for my friend, Wakaba. Utena I don't care about any of this "Rose Bride" stuff. Saionji However, I do. Saionji And if you intend to stay engaged to the Bride as a Duelist, Saionji then you cannot refuse. Saionji Those who disobey the rules of the Student Council will be expelled from the Academy. Saionji That's a school regulation. Utena Fine, then I accept. Utena I'll meet you at the Duel Arena tomorrow after school. Anthy I thought you weren't going to accept any Duels... Utena What could I do? If I didn't accept the Duel, I'd be kicked out of the Academy. Utena I'll just throw the Duel. Utena After that, no problem, right? Anthy Well, whatever you like. A-ko I wonder, I wonder... do you know what I wonder? B-ko There's going to be another duel out back in the forest today. A-ko The time has come to settle things once and for all. A-ko I'm done for... A-ko But it's okay, 'cause I lost on purpose! B-ko But beware, brave warrior, A-ko do you know how difficult it is... B-ko lose on purpose? A-ko I wonder, I wonder... A-ko&B-ko Do you know what I wonder? ZUM Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ZUM Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ZUM Birth records ZUM Baptismal records ZUM Death records ZUM Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ZUM Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ZUM My own birth, ZUM Absolute birth, ZUM Apocalypse ZUM A wet-nurse and a midwife in a dark desert ZUM A gold-gilded Shangri-La ZUM Day and night reversing ZUM A time-gilded Lost Paradise ZUM Darkness over Sodom ZUM Darkness ever glowing ZUM Darkness over yonder ZUM Darkness never ending ZUM Absolute Destiny Apocalypse ZUM Absolute Destiny Apocalyptic Darkness; Apocalypse ZUM mokushi kushimo shimoku kumoshi moshiku shikumo ZUM mokushi kushimo shimoku kumoshi moshiku shikumo Saionji You know the rule... Utena If the rose on my chest gets scattered, I lose, right? Anthy Do be careful. Utena I will. Utena It's foolish to get hurt when you know you're going to lose on purpose. Anthy O Roses of the noble castle, Anthy O Power of Dios that slumbers within me, Anthy Harken unto thy master and reveal to us... Utena ...the power to revolutionize the world! Paleozoic Astrologic eras, Paleozoic primeval oceans, Paleozoic erosion and sediment Paleozoic Three billion years, Paleozoic genesis of life, Paleozoic geologic eras Paleozoic Cambrian, Paleozoic Ordovician, Paleozoic Silurian, Paleozoic Devonian, Saionji I have you now! Paleozoic Stromatolite, Paleozoic bacteria, Paleozoic collenia. Saionji Pretty courageous of you, valuing that rose more than your own life. Paleozoic Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous. Saionji You understand, don't you? Saionji The one whose rose gets scattered loses, whether they live or die. Paleozoic Lycopsida, Paleozoic selaginella, Paleozoic pleuromeia. Paleozoic Caytonia Paleozoic bennetites, Paleozoic ammonite. Paleozoic Oceanic Rose, Saionji The Sword of Dios doesn't have any special powers per se. Paleozoic Oceanic Lily, Paleozoic Oceanic Apple Paleozoic Oceanic Flower Buds. Saionji It is a champion's sword, belonging only to the best. Paleozoic Oceanic Angel, Paleozoic Oceanic Mirror, Saionji Yesterday I just wasn't very focused, Paleozoic Oceanic Gate, Paleozoic Oceanic Haze. Saionji but obviously the difference in our skills is vast! Paleozoic Carboniferous, Permian, Paleozoic. Paleozoic The Oceanic You, Saionji That sword, and Anthy as well, belong to me. Paleozoic The Oceanic Me, Saionji They are my -- Saionji Kyouichi's -- flowers. Paleozoic are the Paleozoic within the body. Paleozoic Continuing to live, Saionji Prepare to die! Paleozoic continuing to die, Paleozoic the Paleozoic telling the story. Paleozoic Just like the whale, I go Paleozoic Just like the dolphin, I go Paleozoic Just like the seal, I go Paleozoic to the bottom of the sea, the oceanic me. Paleozoic At the bottom of the sea, a grand history. Paleozoic to the bottom of the sea, where I will be me. Paleozoic Ammonite! Touga What happened just now? Touga Is that the power to revolutionize the world? Touga The Power of Dios? Anthy Weren't you going to lose on purpose? Utena It wasn't for you, but for Chuchu. Utena If you and Saionji were together, Utena he'd probably pick on Chuchu, right?
ED Missing truth and forever ED Kissing love and true your heart ED Embrace me with your true arms ED The key to open up tomorrow is reality ED I want to keep on destroying lies. ED Even if we keep on talking, ED you still won't ever see. ED Excuses really suit adults ED who hang on to old stories. ED Because unchosen angels ED have no need for wings. ED Missing truth and forever, ED Kissing love and true your heart, ED I will like tomorrow's new me. ED At least I believe so; I want to believe it, ED so I want to keep lies hating me.
TITLE Preview of Next Episode Utena Great, Himemiya! I heard you got nominated for Queen of the Ball! Anthy But I'm not going. After all, I won't know anyone at the ball. Utena That's why you should go. You'll get to make lots of friends! Anthy If you insist, Utena-sama. --- However, a trap is in store for me at the ball... Utena Next time on Shoujo Kakumei Utena: On the Night of the Ball Anthy The Absolute Destiny: Apocalypse.


Title       For Whom the Rose Smiles
The title to this episode "Taga Tameni Bara wa Hohoemu" is a takeoff of the movie "Taga Tameni Kane wa Naru", or "For Whom the Bell Tolls."

touga      If the egg's shell does not break, the chick will
	   die without being born.
touga      We are the chick; the egg is the world.
touga      If the world's shell does not break, we will die
	   without being born.
touga      Break the world's shell!
touga,juri For the sake of revolutionizing the world!
A similar idea is found in "Demian" by Hermann Hesse. Probably, BePapas referred to it.

Excerpts from "Demian" by Hermann Hesse (1877-1962):

"Der Vogel k,Ad(Bmpft sich aus dem Ei. Das Ei ist die Welt. Wer geboren werden will, muss eine Welt zerst,Av(Bren. Der Vogel fliegt zu Gott. Der Gott heisst Abraxas."
Excerpts from the English translation of "Demian":
"The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God's name is Abraxas."
Excerpts from the Japanese translation of "Demian":
"Tori wa Tamago no Naka kara Nukedeyou to Tatakau. Tamago wa Sekai da. Umareyou to Hossuru Mono wa, Hitotsu no Sekai wo Hakai Shinakereba Naranai. Tori wa Kami ni Mukatte Tobu. Kami no Na wa Abraxas to iu."
Paleozoic  Stromatolite,
We couldn't find what "sutorosu toraito" is. It's likely to be a typo of "sutoromatoraito," which is "Stromatolite." The katakana for "ma" and "su" look pretty similar.

Paleozoic  Oceanic Rose,
Paleozoic  Oceanic Lily,
Paleozoic  Oceanic Apple
Paleozoic  Oceanic Flower Buds.
Paleozoic  Oceanic Angel,
Paleozoic  Oceanic Mirror,
Paleozoic  Oceanic Gate,
Paleozoic  Oceanic Haze.
"uminobara", "uminoyuri", "umiringo", "umitsubomi", "umitenshi", "umikagami", "umitobira", "umikagerou" - We do not know if these actually exist, but they are supposed to be names of paleontologic creatures.

Paleozoic  The Oceanic You,
Paleozoic  The Oceanic Me,
"uminoanata", "uminowatashi" - These are also supposed to be names of creatures as they are written in katakana (and from the context). Names of creatures are usually written in katakana.

Paleozoic  to the bottom of the sea, where I will be me.
"boku ga boku suru umi no soko" --- There is a word "bokusuru" meaning to "tell a person's fortune," but it doesn't fit in the context. And "bokusuru" is a very literary word and always written in kanji, but here it's written in hiragana. It seems it makes more sense to interpret this "boku" as "me." Yet, that is just an educated guess.

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