|Reviews for Seinen Kakumei Utena|
| James Birdsong chapter 18 . 1/8
Yay. Good luck.
| James Birdsong chapter 17 . 9/16/2013
| RoseBB chapter 16 . 9/11/2013
I suck at giving meaningful reviews but this totally rocks. Keep it up.
| Guest chapter 16 . 8/20/2013
I see this chapter ends with the spotlight back on Utena and Anthy again!
Can't wait for the next update.
| James Birdsong chapter 16 . 8/16/2013
You're welcome. I think this chapter is wonderful. It made me sigh in happiness.
| Guest chapter 15 . 8/9/2013
Guess what? TvTropes IS a good place to hunt for high quality fics, after all.
Please update soon.
| James Birdsong chapter 15 . 6/27/2013
Wow eerie and well written.
It is wonderful and chilling.
| Guest chapter 14 . 5/22/2013
Hey, you're like giving the penguin bunch more and more screen time I LIKE IT!
Lemme guess, the guy with the princess is really Ruka, right? And I bet the Kiga chick sacred o Anthy is no OC, either . . .
The fic is super cool n' original, though the editor comes in kinda late. Still, not a big problem. Can't wait to see what you do next.
| James Birdsong chapter 14 . 5/9/2013
| James Birdsong chapter 13 . 3/25/2013
Great. Super. Pretty cool. Amazing. Eerie.
| James Birdsong chapter 12 . 1/21/2013
Neato. Maybe wonderful.
| Gob Hobblin chapter 12 . 1/12/2013
Ooh...magic! I'm a sucker for good metaphysics, and I liked the exploration of how 'magic' in this world worked, as well as the symbolism laced throughout the chapter (I especially liked the insert concerning the existence of the butterfly). At times, it feels like the 'magic' of this universe is less solid and 'real,' and more 'perceived.' At times, it felt like Mrs. Ohtori's abilities were not necessarily adjusting or changing the universe around her, but only the way people 'saw' those things...which compels them to make the changes themselves in order to adjust. I may have misread that, but that was the vibe I was getting. It was a really cool thought, and just (to me) enhances the status of dreams and waking-dreams as being part of this world's day-to-day function and form.
I will say this chapter made me uncomfortable (I get agitated at the thought of children in peril), but that's not a bad thing. I think it made a good setup for why Touga made the choices that he did, and explained the life that had driven him to that point. What's more, you were able to implicate or illustrate a lot of these nasty dealings without being 'pornographic,' or going into overtly gory detail. It was well-handled.
| Gob Hobblin chapter 11 . 12/27/2012
The discussions that take place in this story are interesting, and very layered. The one complaint I'm having so far is that the back and forth jump from one time point and set of characters to another is a little disconcerting. Then again, that may be the affect you're going for. Still loving it, though.
I'm dying to see how Utena's situation is resolved.
| Gob Hobblin chapter 7 . 12/19/2012
About to start chapter 8, and I have to say, it is really working up a brain sweat! You do an excellent job of weaving multiple story lines together, and you do a marvelous job of creating surreal and complicated imagery. At times, the events taking place almost feel like a fever-dream. Considering the toxic manipulations of Akio, I think this is entirely appropriate. I also like how Akio and Anthy continue to have this melodramatic quality to their words and behavior (almost like a romance novel) while the other characters are very grounded and life-like in their own dialogue (occasionally slipping into that romance language at certain times).
It conveys the sense of the real world clashing with the Ohtori world, and further adds to the confusion these characters must be feeling as they are pulled out of the 'real' world and back into something they had left behind. Loving it, loving it, loving it!
| James Birdsong chapter 11 . 11/26/2012