Thread  RSS Puella Magi Madoka Magica

# 14938 9 years ago on Mon, Sep 19 2011 at 3:28 pm

Or, commonly known as Magical Girl Madoka Magica or just "Madoka Magica". Anyway. at first glance it's yet-another-magical-girl anime (maho shojo). Oh but you'd be wrong. Avoiding spoilers here, it doesn't take long to see what that entails. It does start out typical, a la Nanoha. Madoka and Sayaka find Kyubey, an odd-looking magical cat creature that offers, "make a pact with me and become a magical girl". While another magical girl transfers to their school and desperately pleads with them to not make the pact, they end up making said pact. After this, Madoka finds out being a magical girl isn't the glamorous thing she thought and things get... well... dark. Very dark.

If you don't like the maho shojo genre, you might want to take a look anyway. And if you do, you might like it. But it definitely has a twist early on that sets the tone for the rest of the series. The art style, especially the backgrounds, can get interesting. There's this weird sort of hyperrealism going on with the backgrounds when they fight witches.

Madoka Magica is also one of the influences for one of the long-standing games I'm running, as a side note.

# 14939 9 years ago on Mon, Sep 19 2011 at 9:14 pm

Ooooooh. I know what you mean about the show getting dark. I've read other reviews of the show and had it spoiled for me before. Weird enough I kind of like the twist on magical girls it has.

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# 14940 9 years ago on Tue, Sep 20 2011 at 3:00 am

It sounds like a good series. I'd say it's worth getting excited about but it's nothing to lose your head over. clown

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# 14941 9 years ago on Tue, Sep 20 2011 at 8:45 am

God, Nitro. That was... awful. Gloriously awful.

# 14942 9 years ago on Tue, Sep 20 2011 at 2:32 pm

Magical girls? Not my bag. Not even if it has a twist. I remember Sailor Moon being one of the few anime on TV when I was a kid and it almost soured me on anime until years later when I saw Akira and Trigun.

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