same thing happens in penguin drum
alot of the characters in Penguin drum have a uncanny likeness to Utena characters:
such as a version of jouji:
they even have the same cutthroat personality.
there is also an odd touga and utena combination for that pink haired woman
also similar personalities.notice the penguin above.
theres also alot of moments where lady oscar or marie antoinette appear from the series "rose of versailles" which utena is loosely based on
that woman is lady oscar lol
and yurie makes a good marie antoinette
alot of the faces come from older anime
and a few modern references like excel saga
and even casablanca
and the one everyone saw: