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Revolutionary Girl Utena, Vol. 4: To Bud (Revolutionary Girl Utena #4)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  980 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
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 15th 1997)
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OMG *flails* This volume... this volume. Wow. I am just stunned. This answered so many of my questions, what World's End is, who Dios is, what Anthy is and why she is what she is now (Poor girl, I feel so sorry for her that she had to go through all of this and didn't have anyone to talk to, to rely on, to be friends with, I can understand her a bit better now. She is still frustrating, and at times I want to shake her a bit, but I also want to hug her now and tell her things will be all right.) ...more
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.
Sarah Baker
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I feel like this one got...sappy. "Typical girl"-y. Yes, I know feelings can be confusing. Yes, the idea of love messes with you. But there were a few points that it just rankled. I'm still intrigued to see how it winds up though.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
wow, this is way different than the anime, and I like it better in some ways. I don't hate Touga, and love that he's much more honourable. Akio is still the worst ever though.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ya le voy captando!
To Till - 94%
To Plant - 88%
To Sprout - 93%
To Bud - 91%
To Blossom - 88%
Series score - 90.8%
Aug 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
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
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Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Revolutionary Girl Utena, Vol. 4: To Bud (2003)
Kimberly Harridge
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Getting to the end and with the world get revolutionized or not.
Valeria Tapia
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Quedó terrible de bueeeno
Feb 26, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This series, though. There's so much that could be good about it, if we could just cut all the rape-y supertext out.

Nearly through, now. Two volumes to go.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Trepidante tomo. Castillo Invertido, misterios resolviéndose, intriga, amor, lo tiene todo. Utena... ¿qué acabará sucediendo?
Just when I started to question whether this series was actually worth it, it got REALLY GOOD. So twisty. I love it.
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
See my review for volume 1.
Feb 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Revolutionary Girl Utena, Vol. 4: To Bud by Chiho Saito (2003)
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