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“The bird struggles out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever wants to be born, must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas.” 
- Herman Hesse Demian: The Story of Emil's Sinclair's Youth

 
Utena collages enough elements to make dozens of recommendations, but let's stick to one of the more obvious. Revolutionary Girl Utena and Demian: The Story of Emil's Sinclair's Youth set their stage with that apocalyptic transition from childhood dependence to adult liberation. Throughout the narratives we explore morality, sexuality, good, evil, human will and the soul's innermost desires. There is a call for transcendence through transgression. Will the characters break free of their world or regress further within?
 
German readers can check Demian out for free. Everyone else should be able to check it out of their local library.
 
Recommended for psych majors and Jung fans. Not recommended for those who think a cigar is always just a cigar.

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