All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 46

All in Good Storytime is an interactive, bookish, book club podcast hosted by Alanna, Katya, and Tia. To join the club, make sure you're following us on Twitter to get updates on what book we're reading and to what chapter we are reading through (or what anime we're watching and what episode we are watching through), and listen to the podcast here or on iTunes (see link below) to join in on the discussion. And don't forget to read along!

In the 46th episode of All in Good Storytime, we watch episodes 25-30 (episode 24 optional) of Revolutionary Girl Utena. In these episodes, the old fencing captain returns, Shiori continues being unworthy of Juri's affection, Nanami lays an egg, and Akio is creepier than ever.

We begin by introducing Tia's latest theory that Akio is Venus and Anthy is the Earth. This is supported by Akio directly comparing himself to Venus/Lucifer and Anthy's connection to nature. We examine Kozue and Micki's very different world views. Kozue believes you have to be as impure as the world that surrounds you while Miki sees this as a reason to hold onto purity at any cost. We question whether Akio is truly Utena's prince as is claimed, but we accept that he is likely the one behind the end of the world. We also take note of the fact that Akio is romantically linked to almost every single character. We also discuss the possibility that Chu-Chu died and was reincarnated as Nanami's egg. We take note of the fact that without comprehensive sex ed it is an unfortunate reality that kids will believe they can lay eggs.

In two weeks, we will be watching episodes 31-36 of Revolutionary Girl Utena.

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