Shoujo Kakumei Utena
(Revolutionary Girl Utena)
It's reported that Shoujo Kakumei Utena was heavily influenced by another anime/manga series. Which one?
Apparently, creator Ikuhara Kunihiko was heavily influenced by Riyoko Ikeda's Versailles no Bara (Rose of Versailles), which also centered around a theme of women competing with men on equal terms. Also, you'll notice that the costuming and architecture is very French (the setting for Ikeda's story... or is the costuming Lithuanian?), and the predominance of the rose theme.
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