|Relationships:||love interest of Arisugawa Juri, has feelings for Tsuchiya Ruka|
|Fandom:||Revolutionary Girl Utena|
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Shiori is a minor character in the anime series Shoujo Kakumei Utena/Revolutionary Girl Utena. Her primary role is as the canonical love interest of Arisugawa Juri, with whom she has a very rocky relationship. She appears in the Black Rose and Akio arcs of the series.
And man, people got protective about what they considered their territory! Most often, it was a character that someone identified with, although sometimes it was a particular set of characters or a story arc. It has always been easy to step on people's toes by accident—or on purpose. Poor maligned Shiori got the worst of it at first; she was referred to as “the goat of Satan” by no small number of fans. Tempers ran hot over different interpretations, and neutrality could be difficult.
[...] Shiori gets more sympathy now than she ever used to, whereas Ruka is the subject of far more criticism than he once was.
Shiori's main ship is Juri/Shiori, and her second most common ship is with Tsuchiya Ruka. Both are canonical relationships. Sometimes Shiori is also shipped with other Black Rose characters, such as Kaoru Kozue.
Links & Resources
- 20 Years of Utena Fandom with the Ultimate Superfans. Date: Feb 15th 2017.