so i guess im going to start watching rev. girl utena since its always on my dash.
is it good? what is it even about???
It’s an excellent anime.
Revolutionary Girl Utena follows the titular character Utena, who was saved by a prince when she was a young girl. She was so impressed by him that she too vowed to become a prince when she became older.
Even after she grows up, she still holds this aspiration, and she conducts herself nearly constantly according to her idea of what a prince is, and makes it her goal to help those in need. This leads her to try to help Anthy, another young girl she meets at her school, who is being abused by a male student (who claims that he ‘owns’ Anthy and can do what he likes). This draws Utena into a series of duels, where the winner of each duel is given Anthy as their bride. Anthy is said to possess a special power that will revolutionize the world, which leads to constant fighting (in the form of duels) over who owns her.
The anime examines and deconstructs a variety of different things over the course of the story, including gender roles, fairy tale motifs (like the prince and the damsel-in-distress), sexuality, etc.
Also, the music is amazing.
I’d at least watch the first episode or two, just to get a feel for it. I hope that answers your questions!