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(C) Be-PaPas, Chiho Saito / Shogakukan, Shokaku Iinkai, TV Tokyo.


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: Yukio Okazaki
English Translation: Yasuyuki Sato
English Script Editing: Haamel, Robert Paige, & Utena Translation Project
English Script Checking: Yasuyuki Sato
Translator's Note: Yasuyuki Sato

SCRIPT (episode 23; version 1.0; 2/12/1999)

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.

Mamiya Say, look. Mikage Yeah... Mamiya We're down to the last black rose. Mikage Yeah... Mikage Tokiko, your brother is a sinful boy. Mikage However, from the sacrifice of one hundred young Duelists, we obtain true eternity. Tokiko Is it true? Did you do this? Tokiko Is this your doing? Mamiya Yes. Tokiko Why? Tokiko How could you do a thing like this? Mamiya Tenjou Utena is so strong. Mikage Yeah... Mamiya I sense an unknown amount of strength in her. Mikage Yeah... Mamiya Say, look. Mamiya We're down to the last black rose. Mikage Yeah... Mikage For the life of me, I just can't come up with a sure-fire scenario. Mikage Isn't there any way besides allying myself with her? Juri Ally ourselves with Tenjou Utena? Nanami Yes. Since some shadowy group is making their move. Nanami At present, we should have the Engaged One cooperate with us. Miki But Nanami-kun, you hate her, don't you? Nanami Well, I don't like her, but the Student Council's in a crisis. Nanami Considering the circumstances, I think we should ally ourselves with her. Nanami How great of me! Nanami Onii-sama, I, Nanami, will protect this Student Council no matter what! Miki You say "ally, ally," but... Juri's not as if we are allies. Nanami Then, what are we? Miki We are... Juri ...Duelists. Title Qualifications of a Duelist Utena Not here... Utena Not here... Utena She's not here, either. Utena Where did Himemiya go? Utena Now that she's not here either, there's no other place to search. Utena Maybe I shouldn't have been mad at her the other day. Utena Honestly, when you have a friend like the Rose Bride, you're always worried. Mikage Nice fragrance, isn't it? Utena Oh, Mikage-sempai. Mikage The modest scent from a single rose isn't bad, Mikage ...but I'm attracted to the fragrance of many roses too. Mikage There's a tense atmosphere of mutual competition, you see. Utena Have you seen Himemiya anywhere? Mikage Well, who might that be? Utena My classmate, and she's been missing since this morning. Mikage You're very considerate of your friends, aren't you? Utena It's not like that, but... Mikage Did you give serious consideration to my offer from before? Utena Your offer from before? Mikage About joining the Mikage Seminar. Utena Well, why a person like me? Mikage You have a mysterious charm. Mikage To be quite honest, I find myself drawn to you. Mikage If possible, I want to be by your side. Utena Oh, is that what it was? Utena Such bold words. Mikage You quite welcome to just drop by, too. Mikage Besides, if you join us, we'll be of any help when you're in trouble. Utena I don't mind just dropping in, but... Utena I don't really have any trouble, so I don't need anyone's help. Utena See, if I brought Chuchu with me, he'd scatter cookie crumbs all over the place. Utena It's really hard to clean up after him, and... Utena Huh? Mikage It doesn't have to be you personally. Mikage Don't you have any troubled friends? Utena Troubled friends? Utena Troubled friends... Utena Please don't open it. Utena This coffin is meant for me. Utena Being alive is rather sickening. Utena Why does everyone go on living knowing they'll end up dying anyway? Utena I wonder why I never realized that until today. Utena Eternity couldn't possibly exist, could it? Utena Oh, Himemiya's back. Utena Say, Himemiya... Utena You really can't quit being the Rose Bride? Utena A troubled friend, eh? Utena Excuse me! Utena Excuse me! Utena Is anybody here? Utena Hello?! Anthy My, I'm sleepy. Anthy Why am I so sleepy these days? secretary A visitor, at the Entrance Hall. Mikage Thank you. I'll be right there. secretary Well, there's a car waiting for me, so I'll be going now. Mikage I see. Thank you for the work you've done. secretary Telling me to get out so suddenly was so like you, to the very end. secretary That's just how it was the first time we met: you saying "Be my secretary," out of the blue. secretary But it's all right. I can let my hair down now that I'm free of your yoke. secretary I wonder how I looked from your point of view. Mikage You are you. secretary You're certainly some kind of special person, perhaps one of the chosen. secretary But the person I fell in love with wasn't a boy younger than me, like you. Mikage I am me. secretary Well then, goodbye. Utena Huh? Utena Kanae-san? Utena Kozue-chan, too... Utena What the heck? boy The road to the duel arena is now open. boy At last, that is about to begin. boy And now, Professor Nemuro's duty is finished. boy From now on, carrying on without him is probably what you-know-who plans on. boy Surely even he'll lose to someone. boy We can just leave him by the wayside. boy Well then, let's open the champagne. Mamiya How selfish they are. Mamiya They owe it to you that the castle appeared and the road to the arena opened, right? Mamiya They're all afraid of you. Mamiya They think you may be capable of obtaining eternity. Nemuro I'm not going to do anything like dueling. Mamiya Why not? Aren't you thinking you want the power to revolutionize the world for your very own? Mamiya Knowing eternity exists in that castle? Mamiya Eternity means lasting forever, right? Mamiya For years, decades, centuries, millennia, eons, and on and on. Mamiya My life may be just a moment, but... Mamiya Eternity means that this moment lasts billions of billions of years, without end. Mamiya I... I... Mamiya I want eternity. Tokiko What are you talking about? Nemuro This is the first step of the job you're advancing. Nemuro Soon, the road leading to eternity from this Academy will be opened. Tokiko Nemuro-san... Nemuro What Mamiya-kun did was proper. Nemuro Now I, too, wish to grasp eternity. Mikage You're finally back. Mikage I knew you'd come back to me sooner or later. Mikage Tokiko-san, you don't have to regret the fact that you deserted me. Utena Mikage-sempai, you...
Utena Mikage-sempai, are you the one who manipulated them? Mikage Manipulated them? Surely not. Mikage All of these people were members of the Mikage Seminar. Mikage They all had their unforgettable memories. Mikage Precious, precious memories... Mikage They proceeded to fight to protect their memories. Mikage They are, in a manner of speaking, people who tried to change their lives according to their memories. Utena Memories? Mikage What about you? Utena We can meet again, can't we? Utena Prince, we can meet again, can't we? Utena Until then, I won't cry, and I'll be patient no matter what. Mikage For you, it's possible to make the memory last forever, just like I did. Mikage That's what the world needs. Mikage The path before you has be- Utena You bastard!! Utena Who the hell is this World?! Utena Don't lump me together with the likes of you, you manipulative... Mikage Don't get so excited. Mikage You sound like you're yelling out, "Don't touch my precious memory!" Utena What did you say?! Utena Don't even talk like you understand me! Utena My memory is... Mikage I see. It's that memory that's been supporting you up until now. Mikage No need to be ashamed. Mikage Because the memory you possess is a worthy one. Mikage Only those with beautiful memories are allowed to wish, Mikage "If only those days could last forever, if only I could still be what I was back then." Mikage I know that you're the same as myself. Mikage Your eyes are like those people who can't help wanting to make memories last forever. Utena I challenge you to a duel! Come to the Duel Arena tonight! Utena I'll beat you to a pulp and prove that I'm different from you! Mamiya Sempai, why did you call her? Mamiya Why are you keeping quiet? Mamiya What's so funny? Mikage Hey, look. Mikage It's a tear. Mamiya A tear? Mikage It seems the pain made an inadvertent tear come forth. Mikage If she hadn't found my Rose Signet, Mikage ...I could have been killed right then and there. Mamiya You sound like you're having fun. Mikage Indeed, she hurts me and surprises me all the time. Mikage Just as I thought, Tokiko has returned, to settle the score with me once and for all. Mamiya Do you intend to accept the duel? Mikage In the final analysis, we haven't advanced at all since then. Mikage But, she's closer to the Power of Dios than we are. Mikage We can't proceed without defeating her. Mikage Rose blooming at the Ends of the World, to me! Mikage Your eyes are just like those of those people who can't stop wanting to make memories last forever. Wakaba Uuuteeenaaa! Wakaba Hey, you haven't forgotten your ultra-best friend Wakaba-sama lately, have you? Utena No, I haven't. Wakaba No matter what happens, I'm on your side, Utena. C-ko Extra! Extra! Extra! C-ko Your pop was a class rep at your age. C-ko Wow, that's great, Pop! C-ko Hey, you, what's with this paperwork? It's terrible! C-ko Shit, even though I was a class rep back when! C-ko Honey, you can't just leave your socks here when you take them off, it's terrible! C-ko Shit, even though I was a class rep back when! C-ko Well, I'm off to school, Pop! C-ko Wait! Give me that school backpack! Your pop'll go to school! Wakaba See you later! Utena ...the power to revolutionize the world! Mikage Here we go. Mikage Well received. Mikage However... Mikage I'm not in full form yet. The shoulder you screwed up is still aching. Mikage But I don't think I'm going to lose to you! Utena Quit joking around! You think I'm going to be beaten by some string-pulling bastard from the shadows? Mikage That's not how it happened. Mikage Those who received my black roses came to my place of their own free will. Mikage Then, they stood in this place of their own free will. Mikage Anyone who stands here is the same as myself. They come lured by eternity. Utena Shut up! Don't accuse other people of what you did for yourself! Mikage I knew since the first time I saw you. Mikage You met the person important to you long ago, right? Mikage And so, that person changed your life forever, right? Mikage You're standing here on the strength of that illusion. Mikage That's why you were able to enter the Duel Arena. Mikage Am I wrong? Mikage After all, you're just like me. Mikage And right here, right here I will defeat you, Tokiko! Utena What nonsense are you talking about? I won't lose to a bastard like you! Mikage You're such a stubborn girl, Tokiko. Mikage Seems you won't get it unless I destroy that rose. Mikage I knew you would jump! Utena Oh, no! Anthy Utena-sama! Anthy Utena-sama! Utena Himemiya! Utena Himemiya! Anthy Utena-sama! Mamiya Sempai, you're going to lose now. Mikage Mamiya! Mamiya You're going to get your rose destroyed by her. Mikage What did you say?! Mikage Where are you, Mamiya? Mamiya! Mikage Mamiya! Mikage Who... Mikage Who is this? Mamiya You can't defeat her. Mamiya You'll never defeat the sister of mine within your memory, not for all eternity. Mikage Tokiko! Mikage Eternity is right here before my eyes! Mikage I'll defeat you and grasp the power to change the world with these very hands! Mikage Why don't you understand me?! Mikage I accept everything! Mikage Even your brother's sin! Mamiya Sempai, now watch carefully. Mamiya At that time, at that place, who was actually there and who was not? Mamiya Who actually set fire to that building? Mikage Mamiya... Mikage It's been a long time. Mikage How many decades has it been since I saw you last? Akio Ah, Nemuro-kun. I was thinking it was about time you called me. Akio Yes. The boy called Mamiya that you were keeping with you from your lingering attachment to Tokiko, died a long time ago. Akio I exploited the illusion you cherished in your memory so much that you even halted your own time. Akio The period where you hid the possibility in your heart, not growing up, was useful. Akio However, that's all over. Akio From now on, the path before you is not prepared. Akio You, graduate now. Utena Oh, darn it. Utena What a weird place we ended up in while searching for Himemiya. Miki There was a really big fire here a long time ago. Utena Really? So there really was that kind of trouble. Miki It seems there weren't any casualties, but since it was before the time of the Student Council, no records remain. Miki Let's see... What was the building called? Kushiro Memorial Hall... Miki Sounds wrong. Noboribetsu Memorial Hall? Argh! I hate it when I can't remember! Utena Himemiya! Where did you go? Akio What's wrong? Are you sympathizing with him? Akio But now, he doesn't exist in this academy. Akio No, never has he from the beginning. Akio In the same way as you haven't. DS23 Incandescent darkness, DS23 birthed puppets, DS23 given the name Anthropoperipherism. DS23 Pulling the strings of the world, DS23 a solitary being. DS23 For the others, an imaginary puppetcraft. DS23 Subzero darkness, DS23 birthed creatures, DS23 correlated, Anthropoperipherism. DS23 On the natural stage, DS23 the units of existence, DS23 comprised of an imaginary creature-craft. DS23 Words are born, the encounter, then a hesitation. DS23 Knowledge is born, the encounter, then a void. DS23 Oh, where am I and when am I? DS23 Spell, incantation, mystery, prayer, myself. DS23 Stage destiny magic mirror. DS23 Full moon, mysterious, DS23 and transmutable, DS23 I'm an imaginary living body come to its end. DS23 Full moon, mysterious, DS23 and transmutable, DS23 I'm an imaginary destined body come to its end. DS23 Seeking time, DS23 without resting, DS23 a speleomorph that goes on living. DS23 Seeking land, without arms, without legs, DS23 Still existing am I, transparent, intangible, a faint sigh.
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 Utena Tsuwabuki-kun was knocked over by a runaway horse! Anthy Oh, my goodness! Utena Hey, what's this notebook? Utena No, I shouldn't. You shouldn't look at someone's notebook without permission. Anthy Oh, my! There are some awful secrets written in here! Utena Like I said, we shouldn't see that. Anthy Oh, my! Even something like this?! Utena What? Where? Where? Utena Next time on Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Nanami-sama Secret Diary Anthy The Absolute Destiny: Apocalypse.


Miki       Let's see... What was the building called? Kushiro
	   Memorial Hall... 
Miki       Sounds wrong. Noboribetsu Memorial Hall? Argh! I hate
	   it when I can't remember! 
Nemuro, Kushiro, and Noboribetsu are all cities in Hokkaido.
DS23       given the name Anthropoperipherism.
I don't think such a term really exists, but the Japanese "jindousetsu" seems to be a made-up term analogized from "chidousetsu" (heliocentricism) and "tendousetsu" (geocentricism).
DS23       Knowledge is born, the encounter, then a void.
The lyrics sheet uses a wrong kanji for "utsuro" (void). That could be intentional, though.
DS23       a speleomorph that goes on living.
"Speleomorph" is our made-up term for the Japanese "kuudou keitai", which sounds like a technical term.
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