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Fangirl challenge: 3/10 female characters - Rue/Kraehe (Princess Tutu)

That’s right. It was my fault. Go ahead, laugh at the foolish girl tricked by a raven. …I know you’re thinking this serves me right.

(Source: sodemonizemealready)

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fishmankarate:

broken dreams, broken dreams hoping someday you’ll see me
sky is grey, sky is grey but i’m dancing in the rain
live this way, live this way will you remember my name?
live a lie, live a lie why don’t you ask yourself why?

fishmankarate:

broken dreams, broken dreams hoping someday you’ll see me

sky is grey, sky is grey but i’m dancing in the rain

live this way, live this way will you remember my name?

live a lie, live a lie why don’t you ask yourself why?

(Source: ghostfiish)

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meiharu:

I was talking to someone on Deviantart about the 10th anniversary Princess Tutu doujinshi.  She expressed a bit of frustration that their website didn’t show many samples, she didn’t know what it was like inside, and she also couldn’t find an order page.  

So, I decided to scan a few pages as a way to show examples from this nice doujinshi to help other fans who might be interested in ordering or want to support the Japanese fans who worked very hard to put this together!  Half of the doujinshi is dedicated to full-page black and white illustrations as well as two short comics.  The other half seems to be some round-table discussion with a bunch of little illustrations sprinkled throughout.

The doujinshi’s website is located at tutu.dojin.com and you can order from here!  It looks like they’ve also created a second doujinshi anthology in celebration of the release of the Princess Tutu BluRay discs in Japan!  If you live outside Japan and have difficulty ordering, you can always search out deputy services and they will order and ship it to you for you!  Just keep in mind those services have a LOT of extra fees and it can take a while.

OH LOOK  that first image

MY SHIP

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you know what’s really interesting about Mytho is

He’s similar to Mamoru in that he’s put in the position female characters are typically put in in narratives- not just as a damsel in distress our awesome lady hero saves, but in that he mostly exists as a cypher to motivate other characters so so most don’t seem to really get attached to him as a person as much as they do the other characters.

Like, you care about him because of what he means to Ahiru, Fakir and Rue (someone who’s a good person who comforted them in their time of need and therefore someone they love and must save). He exists to motivate other characters, and if something bad happens to him, it’s less “Poor Mytho!” but instead “Poor Ahiru! Poor Fakir! Poor Rue! You guys gotta get him back so you can be happy” because he is a mostly a prop in their narrative.

So yeah he’s basically the role the woman often takes, except he is a man who exists to prop up the narrative of two women and Fakir, the characters who tend to actually drive the narrative.

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gabzilla-z:

The memories this brings
I had to use the swan lake reference for the pose because I know nothing about ballet positions :P

gabzilla-z:

The memories this brings

I had to use the swan lake reference for the pose because I know nothing about ballet positions :P

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Fangirl challenge: 2/10 female characters - Ahiru (Princess Tutu)

I won’t sit and do nothing and then decide I can’t do anything, because I’m the one who’s gonna be making my story.

(Source: sodemonizemealready, via badnewsmouse)

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yewrose:

Princess Tutu with Revolutionary Girl Utena Quotes | Utena and Anthy

oh wow otp collision

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The Great Feminist Manga and Anime List: Princess Tutu

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

Plot: Ahiru (or Duck) is, well, an actual duck who wished to be a human girl when she fell in love with the lonely and handsome Mytho who danced by her lake. She was granted her wish by the mysterious Drosselymeyer, and given the power to transform into Princess Tutu, a magical girl who saves the day through dance. It turns out Mytho was an actual prince who had escaped from within his story when the author died, and sacrificed his heart to seal away his enemy. It is up to Princess Tutu to save Mytho by gathering the shards of his heart and restoring it. Her obstacles include Mytho’s controlling friend Fakir and closed-off girlfriend Rue, neither of whom think it is right for Mytho to regain his emotions.

Princess Tutu should be noted for it’s massive character development and dark deconstruction of fairy tales. It heavily incorportates both literary themes and themes of classic ballet into its storyline and the characters often act out their conflicts through ballet dancing. It deconstructs the nature of storytelling itself.

Women and Gender: Princess Tutu features a female hero and protagonist, as well as following the character arc of other female characters and focusing on their relationships with each other. Fairy Tale/Classic Ballet Gender roles tend to be subverted, the most obvious one being the princess as the protector and savior of the Distressed Dude prince. A big theme of Princess Tutu is agency and reclaiming it, and since a lot of the characters struggling to reclaim their agency happen to be female, there’s obviously a bit of a feminist component to that metaphor.

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

Ahiru: Um, I don’t really want you brandishing a sword. I mean, it’s dangerous and stuff.
Fakir: So you don’t acknowledge me as a knight?
Ahiru: That’s not it! I mean, you’ve been doing research in books and stuff all this time. So I think you could be a knight like that instead of…
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Haha this is so adorable and unintentionally hilarious. Basically Fakir was all like “I AM GOING TO FIGHT THIS GUY OKAY IF I DIE KILLING HIM DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT” and Ahru was like “UM NO THAT WHAT? THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE, UH, LET ME HUG IT OUT WITH THIS GUY INSTEAD YOU CAN LIKE GET LOST IN THE FOG” and Fakir is like “HEYYYYY” and Ahru gets beat up but saves the day and Fakir is like “I am so useless I can’t do anything oh god crying crying all over the place she is a duck”
and so later Ahiru is like “Um so how about you don’t swing around that sword anymore they are sharp I worry about you playing with sharp objects you could get hurt…could you like read instead? Reading is good. I like it when you read. In the library. You can be a knight who does research. I would enjoy that that would be super helpful to me and Mytho, research knights are the best.”
And Fakir is basically like “AHHH I AM SO EMASCULATED” and is in total despair spiral and Ahiru is like “… I don’t get it I just want you to be safe”
they are so adorable and adorably cluesless
I am on Ahiru’s side here by the way Fakir swords are dangerous and so is being constantly all suicidal and depressed, STAY SAFE Ahiru can handle everything you just be adorable and let the lady do her thang.

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

Ahiru: Um, I don’t really want you brandishing a sword. I mean, it’s dangerous and stuff.

Fakir: So you don’t acknowledge me as a knight?

Ahiru: That’s not it! I mean, you’ve been doing research in books and stuff all this time. So I think you could be a knight like that instead of…

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Haha this is so adorable and unintentionally hilarious. Basically Fakir was all like “I AM GOING TO FIGHT THIS GUY OKAY IF I DIE KILLING HIM DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT” and Ahru was like “UM NO THAT WHAT? THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE, UH, LET ME HUG IT OUT WITH THIS GUY INSTEAD YOU CAN LIKE GET LOST IN THE FOG” and Fakir is like “HEYYYYY” and Ahru gets beat up but saves the day and Fakir is like “I am so useless I can’t do anything oh god crying crying all over the place she is a duck”

and so later Ahiru is like “Um so how about you don’t swing around that sword anymore they are sharp I worry about you playing with sharp objects you could get hurt…could you like read instead? Reading is good. I like it when you read. In the library. You can be a knight who does research. I would enjoy that that would be super helpful to me and Mytho, research knights are the best.”

And Fakir is basically like “AHHH I AM SO EMASCULATED” and is in total despair spiral and Ahiru is like “… I don’t get it I just want you to be safe”

they are so adorable and adorably cluesless

I am on Ahiru’s side here by the way Fakir swords are dangerous and so is being constantly all suicidal and depressed, STAY SAFE Ahiru can handle everything you just be adorable and let the lady do her thang.