Revolutionary Girl Utena, Vol. 04: To Bud (Revolutionary Girl Utena #4)
by Chiho Saitō
Series Description: After young Utena's parents die, she wanders the streets. Just as she's about to drown herself, a prince comes to her rescue, telling her she must grow up to be a brave noblewoman. From that day on, she strives to become not a princess but a prince, and to find the man who saved her. Years later, she receives a mysterious rose-crested ring in the mail....more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by VIZ Media LLC
(first published December 1997)
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this book takes one bizarre twist after another. i couldn't figure out how utena fell in love with anthy's brother. i understand not being able to help it, but i don't understand how it occurred when she already had dios taking up most of her heart. then there was the consummation ceremony. that had enough twists to keep you guessing from panel to panel yet alone the natural arcs within the book. it was nice to see how everyone came to help and support utena, especially when half of the student...more
Feb 09, 2013 Sara rated it 2 of 5 stars
Akio creeps me out. Regardless, here is the issue where we find out about The Rose Bride ceremony and the history between Akio and Anthy. As with all of the previous volumes, this is bizarre.