5. "RE: In Which Akio Is Called Out"
In response to message #1
>(I haven't seen enough of the source material to know if he actually >accomplishes anything there either (he apparently didn't with Anthy >and Utena), or if he's "just" a sex predator.)
He's considerably more than a sex predator. And he most certainly did have a number of victories against Utena and Anthy prior to the denouement. Hell, his control over Anthy is why he maintained control over the academy; Utena's victory over him at the end, even when it appears that she's lost, comes in the form of Anthy being able to simply walk away.
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