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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: Toru Takahashi
English Translation: Yasuyuki Sato
English Script Editing: Robert Paige, Sailor T, & Utena Translation Project
English Script Checking: Yasuyuki Sato
Translator's Note: Yasuyuki Sato

SCRIPT (episode 13; 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.

Narrator Once upon a time... Narrator ...there was a princess grieving over the deaths of her mother and father. Narrator Before this princess appeared a prince traveling upon a white horse. Narrator His appearance gallant, and his smile gentle, the prince enveloped the princess Narrator in the scent of roses and wiped away her tears. Prince "Little one bearing up alone under grief, Prince please lose not thy strength and nobility when thou growest up." Prince "As a token of this day, please retain this." Princess "Pray, shall we meet once more?" Prince "This ring should guide thee to me." Narrator Was the ring from the prince meant as an engagement ring? Narrator That part was good, Narrator but because of the strength of her admiration for the prince, Narrator the princess made up her mind to become a prince herself! Narrator But is that really good for her? title Plotting a Locus A-ko I wonder, I wonder... do you know what I wonder? B-ko I heard that meddlesome brave warrior won yet another duel. A-ko Might is right! B-ko And losers are bottomfeeders. A-ko&B-ko ...and when she walks, she is as the lily. A-ko But dear brave warrior... B-ko Hey, you, no more sidetracking! A-ko&B-ko I wonder, I wonder... Do you know what I wonder? Touga If the world's shell does not break, we will die without being born. Touga If the world's shell does not break, we will die without being born. Touga If the world's shell does not break, we will die without being born. Touga If the world's shell does not break, we will die without being born. Touga If the world's shell does not break... Akio You still haven't woken yet? Akio Still here, unable to break the egg's shell? Akio And even the Student Council President was defeated. Akio In the end, she won her seventh trial, the Duel called "Self." Akio The sight of her being injured while protecting the Rose Bride... Akio ...brought back some nostalgic memory. Akio I think even the Rose Bride was moved. Akio And now, it seems you're building your hopes on her. Akio No, that's not it. Akio It was her first Duel, the one called "Friendship." Akio Ever since that day, that moment when she happened to fight the captain of the Kendo Club, Akio you've been pinning your hopes on her. Utena You're the captain of the Kendo Club, right? Utena You've got a duel with me today after school! WWWW When Where Who Which WWWW When Where Who Which Saionji ...the power to revolutionize the world! WWWW Flow of blood from the cage of my memory, WWWW In the cradle of a thousand years of bliss. Saionji You're pretty good... for a girl. WWWW And I, an actor cast eternally Saionji So you want to be the prince who saves the helpless princess? Saionji Unfortunately... WWWW as the Sphinx in the desert winter. Utena Oh, no... Utena That magical sword... is real? WWWW Now you know the sadness Saionji Really now, challenging the Sword of Dios with a simple bamboo practice sword? Utena Sword of Dios? WWWW of the stillborn flesh. Saionji You don't know about the Sword of Dios? Who are you? Saionji You, a prince on a white horse out to save a princess? WWWW And I, a holy actor, cast eternally Prince "Little one bearing up alone under grief, WWWW as a dark shining Margineaux, cast into Hell. Prince please lose not thy strength and nobility when thou growest up." WWWW Glow! Saionji What!? WWWW Burn! WWWW Cool down, WWWW and sing! Saionji Stupid bitch! WWWW Born in this world, WWWW born in an instant, WWWW born all over again. Saionji It can't be... Saionji I've... lost? Saionji Anthy... Anthy Take it easy, Saionji...sempai. Utena Ahh.. That was really weird, whatever happened back there. Utena What was all that, anyway? Utena Oh well, better just forget about it! Utena Huh? You... Anthy I've been waiting for you, Utena-sama. Anthy I am the Rose Bride, and from today on, I am your flower. Akio As you expected... Akio she got engaged to the Rose Bride, and began to walk the Duelist's Path. Akio And then, she faced her second trial, the Duel called "Choice." 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! ZUM The Absolute Destiny: Apocalypse ZUM The 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 The Absolute Destiny: Apocalypse ZUM The Absolute Destiny: Apocalyptic Darkness; Apocalypse ZUM mokushi kushimo shimoku kumoshi moshiku shikumo ZUM mokushi kushimo shimoku kumoshi moshiku shikumo Paleozoic Astrologic eras, Paleozoic primeval oceans, Utena ...the power to revolutionize the world! Paleozoic erosion and sediment Paleozoic Three billion years, Paleozoic genesis of life, Paleozoic geologic eras Anthy I though you weren't going to accept any Duels... Paleozoic Cambrian, Paleozoic Ordovician, Utena What could I do? Paleozoic Silurian, Utena If I didn't accept the Duel, I'd be kicked out of the Academy. Paleozoic Devonian, Paleozoic Stromatolite, Paleozoic bacteria, Saionji I have you now! Paleozoic collenia. Paleozoic Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous. Saionji You're pretty good. Paleozoic Lycopsida, Utena I'll just throw the Duel. Utena After that, no problem, right? Paleozoic selaginella, Paleozoic pleuromeia. Saionji The Sword of Dios doesn't have any special powers per se. Paleozoic Caytonia Paleozoic bennetites, Paleozoic ammonite. Saionji It is a champion's sword, belonging only to the best. Paleozoic Oceanic Rose, Paleozoic Oceanic Lily, Saionji Yesterday I just wasn't very focused, Paleozoic Oceanic Apple Saionji but obviously the differences in our skills is vast. Paleozoic Oceanic Flower Buds. Paleozoic Oceanic Angel, Paleozoic Oceanic Mirror, Paleozoic Oceanic Gate, Paleozoic Oceanic Haze. 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. Saionji Prepare to die! Paleozoic Continuing to live, Paleozoic continuing to die, Paleozoic the Paleozoic telling the story. Paleozoic Just like the whale, Paleozoic Just like the dolphin, Paleozoic Just like the seal, 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! Akio It was from that moment that your power, Akio the Power of Dios, began to unseal itself at last.
Akio Certainly she is fascinating. Akio She may even lead your power, the Power of Dios, to its complete rebirth. Akio Her subsequent battles were also highly individual. Miki I could never capture the quality of her playing. Miki I have to get that music back. Spira The theater, Spira gifted spirits, Spira a collective phenomenon. Miki Therefore, whatever it takes, I must have the Bride. Spira The theater, Spira gifted characters, Spira a phantasmic reality. Utena It suits you better to sit down at the piano. Spira Operating table, Spira a shipwreck, Spira pure drama... spira mirabilis Spira Still spiraling, Spira transforming, Spira in the vortex. spira mirabilis Spira in Scipio's dream Spira The theater Spira illusory spirits, Kozue So, should we give it another try? Spira movement of immortality Spira The theater, Touga If something is really important to you, seize it and protect it with your own hands, Spira illusory characters, Spira structure of immortality Touga lest someone should steal it, Micky. Spira Ammonite, Spira alchemy, Utena He's good... Spira scarab... spira mirabilis Spira Dying just to live once more. Spira spira mirabilis Spira in the vortex of miracles. Spira mai mai mai mai Spira mai mai mai mai Spira Never-ending theater Utena Let's settle this! Spira On the geometric stage Miki I won't be beaten! She believes in me! Spira of life and the mystery of death, Anthy There! Utena-sama, get him! Spira Exeunt, all! Spira Death rebirth death rebirth death rebirth death rebirth Spira Death rebirth death rebirth death rebirth death rebirth Spira Death rebirth death rebirth death rebirth! Akio I should say here that it was not just the power to revolutionize the world that bound them. Akio But in seizing a miracle, it also seized them. Juri Your Rose Signet, throw this ring away! Juri It's disgusting! Your so-called nobility is to copycat as someone you love told you! DS Nature's light DS Mosaic light DS Child of daybreak; the angel Lucifer Shiori Believe in a miracle, DS Apocalyptic light DS Michael's light DS Child of darkness; androgynous Shiori that your wish come true. DS Fire's light DS Heavenly light DS Hierarchia of the heavens Juri Are you alright, prince? We've only just begun. DS Illusory light DS Eternal light DS Phantasmic deception; capricious birth DS Nyx DS Erebus DS Uranus DS Thanatos Juri Why don't you try to step aside at least? DS Shining bodies, all of them spherical, gynous DS just as if born with every miracle, gynous. DS The pleasure principle, the Nirvana principle DS Death's inevitability, dubbed "the light" Juri Pathetic. You're already exhausted. But I'll have no mercy. DS Without having to have lived, DS Phenomenon of mobile life Juri Isn't a miracle going to happen yet, prince? DS In the cerebral universe DS Shape of floating life Juri That's quick! Shiori But, I don't regret stealing him from you. DS Glory, ephemery, hope for eternity! Shiori You must hate me for being like this. DS Incomplete returning to the primitive beginnings. Juri "Believe in a miracle" was your favorite phrase. DS Male/female, positive/negative are the two of me. DS Up/down, left/right are the two of me. Juri THERE ARE NO MIRACLES! DS Front/back, Heaven/Earth are the two of me. DS Angel and devil are the two of me. DS The center is hollow hollow hollow hollow... Juri This is it. Akio Ah, yes, the young are forever aiming for the ends of the world. Nanami It's your fault my brother got hurt! Nanami Your fault. Nanami Your fault. LastEvo Beginning of the earth LastEvo Stage props LastEvo Laplace nebula LastEvo Spectatorism Nanami Don't underestimate me! LastEvo Unchanging illusion LastEvo Mystery solving clock LastEvo Baby carriage of the LastEvo edge of immortality. LastEvo My eternal self and Touga Nanami, show me your power, as a chosen one of "Ends of the World." LastEvo the eternal stranger LastEvo two relations; two births LastEvo scales of mystery; human constellation Nanami ...I've watched my brother like a hawk. You hurt him! Nanami It's your fault, for interfering between me and my brother. Nanami It's your fault. Nanami It's your fault. Nanami It's your fault. Nanami It's your fault. Nanami It's your fault. Nanami It's your... LastEvo Time is hypothetical, an illusional prop LastEvo of the beginnings of birth. LastEvo Destiny, choice, goodbye-ism LastEvo You and I are the Milky Way LastEvo Having no past, only the present, having no future, LastEvo A single person in the Theatre Cosmic. That's me! LastEvo Wait! My last evolution-revolution-everlution Akio Friendship... Akio Choice... Akio Reason... Akio Love... Akio Adoration... Akio Conviction... Akio and Self. Akio Even after seven Duels, she is still a Duelist. Akio It may be that she is the very one we've wished for. Akio At this rate, it's possible that she'll reach the Duel called "Revolution." Akio It may be that the day of your total release is at hand. Akio Don't give me that look. Akio We both look forward to that day, since we share a vested interest. Akio But, a new stage is about to begin. Akio I wonder how she will fight Duels from now on. Utena Ouch! Hey, Chuchu! Anthy I'm home, Utena-sama, Chuchu. Utena Welcome back. Where have you been? Anthy Utena-sama, the clouds are moving so quickly. Anthy Utena-sama! Anthy Oh, dear, what should I do?
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.
text Preview of Next Episode Anthy Utena-sama, let me introduce my older brother to you. Utena What? You have a brother? Anthy My brother doesn't know that I'm the Rose Bride or about the Duelist's Code. Anthy Please, Utena-sama, you must keep this a secret from him. Anthy I don't want to burden him. Utena But, suspicious people are after your brother's fiancee. Utena Next time on Shoujo Kakumei Utena: The Boys of the Black Rose Anthy The Absolute Destiny: Apocalypse.


A-ko       Might is right!
B-ko       And losers are bottomfeeders.
A-ko&B-ko  ...and when she walks, she is as the lily.
We know that the last sentence doesn't really make sense to you. The original Japanese is "Aruku Sugata wa Yuri no Hana," and we just faithfully translated it. This is actually a part of a saying. The complete saying is:
"Tateba shakuyaku, suwareba botan, aruku sugata wa yuri no hana."
A faithful translation would be:
"Standing, she is like a (herbaceous) peony; sitting, she is like a (tree) peony; and walking she is like a lily."
It's a stock phrase to describe such a radiant beauty that every movement adds to her charms. The reason why they say that phrase here is that...well, that's an open question.
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