Okay the more I think about it the more I am really invested in an Utena Girlband AU.
Just think about it.
- Juri writing all of these really ridiculous and sappy love songs. Everyone except Anthy just ??? over it.
- Anthy and Utena falling asleep holding hands on the tour bus and Nanami just being like ‘ughhh you losers you have to hold hand even when you sleep??? that is so unnecessary i can’t work in these conditions’
- Utena finally being allowed to dress how she wants and being praised and admired for it. All 10 year old girls want to grow up and being Utena Tenjou slamming that guitar in her “boy” shorts.
- Or they want to be Juri Arisugawa playing drums in Prada heels.
- Kozue being able to hit that on a global international pop star scale
- Fashion moguls being really mad that Juri is a drummer because her drum set blocks the view of all her fabulous clothes
- Wakaba probably has at least 10 Utena figurines and plushies
- Tokiko as their manager
- Chuchu eating all of Nanami’s food when they go on tour. Just Nanami’s.
- Anthy finally escaping her brother’s world and making her own
- Nanami finding that what makes her special is her voice not her brother
- Saionji writing down all the lyrics to all their songs down in his journal
- Juri having to pry Utena and Anthy off each other during practice at least once a week
And just think of all the bonding they would do
- Nanami, after a big fall out with her brother is just not interested in guys at the moment and when guys at the concerts won’t take no for an answer Kozue introduces them to Mr. Stairs
- Or Anthy lets them know why she is Queen of Passive Aggressive Insults, whoever is closest.
- Nanami ripping people (reporters, magazines, etc.) to shreds when they talk shit about Utena and Anthy’s relationship because only she is allowed to do that
- Juri acting as a bridge between Miki and Kozue and helping them mend their relationship. Kozue skills increase exponentially cause of it.
- Utena and Nanami going on an undercover mission to find out who is Juri’s mysterious love. They fail miserably.
- Anthy helping Juri sort out her real love for Shiori and her idealized love for Shiori, because if anyone knows about idealization at the cost of one’s self it’s Anthy
- Anthy taking the phone for Nanami when Touga calls. Nanami taking the phone for Anthy when Akio calls.
- Utena finally having the family she never had. She always wanted sisters.
- Just all these very flawed and very different girls making beautiful music together