Touga Kiryuu, 11th grade class president at Ohtori Academy, has always been the envy of many guys. Tall and very good looking, Touga can get any girl he wants in the whole academy -- and he does. He has no qualms about playing the girls or using his friends. He is best friends* with Saionji, the vice-president. He and Saionji practice kendo together quite often. He is often seen talking to girls on his cell phone, or watching duels with binoculars. He seems to be so relaxed that he doesn't even attend classes.
Touga's reality is shattered as soon as Utena arrives at Ohtori. Struck by her beauty and freedom, he attempts to charm her. Surprisingly, she refuses him. This shocks Touga so much that he feels the need to "conquer" Utena, and make her his. However, Utena does not give in that easily, even after all of the attempts of Touga to brainwash her into thinking that he is her prince.
Then he remembers a piece of his past. A piece of his past that is so important to him, but he doesn't quite know what it means, yet. When Touga and Saionji were young, they found a girl lieing in a coffin. She kept telling the two of them that she ought to die because her parents had died. Touga just sat there, stroking her pink hair - listening. Saionji wanted to leave, but they didn't.
Back in the present, Touga uses the prince mentallity to defeat Utena in a duel. He messes with her mind and tells her that he is her prince, how could she defeat her prince? Touga easilly defeats her, causing Utena to go into a kind of depression. Utena finally gets back on her feet, and in what was thought to be the duel for the revolution of the world, Utena defeats Touga. He is so distraught and helpless after this fact, that he goes into seclusion for much of the story. Nanami takes over his position as the president, and it seems as there is no hope left for Touga. He walks in the rain without an umbrella, with his face facing downward. When the Black Rose Duellist Keiko comes to draw her sword from him, he doesn't so much as utter a word.
Enter the devil. Akio Ohtori, chairman of the entire school. Touga's only rival in power and women. Akio is so intoxicating that he can get almost anything he wants, including Touga. Akio takes Touga in his red convertible and shows him the Ends of the World. Touga becomes mystified, and becomes almost a henchman to Akio. Touga performs all his dirty work, including initiating other members of the student council by also showing them the Ends of the World.
Then, a delve into Touga's past. Remember the girl with the pink hair in the coffin? That was Utena. Akio was the one who showed her something eternal; something that would last forever. Akio saved Utena, but he also gave her such a determination that would lead to her downfall.
Towards the time of the duel for the revolution of the world, Touga comes to the conclusion that he is in love with Utena. He begins to take her horseback riding, and buying her gifts. Utena is not fazed by this, however, because she is hypnotized by Akio. Touga invites her up to the dueling arena at night to watch the stars. There he professes his love for her, and tells her of the dangers of the last duel. Utena brushes him off, and proceeds to struggle for the revolution anyway. Touga, in a last attempt, duels Utena. Saionji is Touga's rose bride (no he didn't wear the dress...), but Utena is so determined that she beats Touga easily.
After the revolution, Utena is forgotten. Touga and Saionji are seen practicing their kendo, which insinuates that Touga and Saionji have become true friends again. Even though it was not a revolution of the world, it was a revolution of the hearts and minds of all involved. None of the players in this game would ever be the same.
* "Only a fool believes he has friends" - Touga to Saionji. Their friendship is often debatable.
Your first name of Touga creates individuality, independence, self-confidence, initiative, and an inclination to physical activity.
You are not inclined to merge your opinions and viewpoints with others, to accept compromise, or to work in a subservient
position against your will. Your expression is invariably quite direct and candid, and lacks the moderating tone of tact,
diplomacy, and friendliness. Others find it difficult to accept your domineering and, at times, argumentative manner. Your circle
of friends is restricted to those of like nature. Once friendship is established, you are very loyal and steadfast and do not
tolerate gossip or criticism. In your close associations and family life, there is little demonstration of sentiment, appreciation,
sympathy, or encouragement. It is difficult for you to find the right words for such circumstances. Weaknesses in the health
caused by this name centre in the head.
Episodes of Utena that Touga is in:
1-13, 16, 21, 24-32, 34-39