Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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A person becomes naïve if they're too kind. Careless if they're too bold. And no matter how hard you try to protect others, there's no gratitude. Those who can't comprehend such things aren't fit to be magical girls.
-Homura Akemi
Genre: Magical girl
Running Time: 24 minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: January 7, 2011 – April 21, 2011
Network(s): MBS
TBS
CBC
Created by: Magica Quartet
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 12


Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Shaft and Aniplex. It was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and Yukihiro Miyamoto and written by Gen Urobuchi, with original character designs by Ume Aoki, character design adaptation by Takahiro Kishida, and music by Yuki Kajiura.

Plot

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is about a group of female middle school students who gain magical powers and are tasked to fight and defeat witches after they encounter a small creature called "Kyubey". If they complete their task then Kyubey will grant the students any wish they want.

Why It Rocks

  1. The show may seem cute in the first 2 episodes, but it had a dark and shocking plot twist in episode 3, making viewers say "What the heck?!"
  2. While many magical girl shows' purpose is to just be cute, this anime shows how cruel reality can be, even for a magical girl. Making it similar to other dark anime shows such as Berserk (1997), Attack on Titan and Tokyo Ghoul. Even before the AOT and Tokyo Ghoul animes came into existence.
    • It even inspired other cute, but horror anime shows like School-Live.
  3. Awesome animation.
  4. Good art style.
  5. Creative character designs for the magical girls.also their enemies.
  6. Not only the deaths of the magical girls are horrifying, but also lonely and heartbreaking at the same time.
  7. Amazing soundtrack.
  8. Homura Akemi may be cold and heartless at first, but it was revealed that she was once a timid and shy black-haired girl just like Madoka. Homura had to use time travel to save her friends, but it keeps resulting her friends to die in one of the worst ways possible. Making her as one of the most tragic heroines in the show.
  9. Great fight scenes.
  10. Amazing voice acting.
  11. It spawned 3 movies, and a spin-off,Magical Record,based on the mobile phone game.
    • The first 2 movies are just the entire anime series with improved animation and choreography, while its 3rd movie Rebellion, takes place after the events of the series.

Bad Qualities

  1. Rebellion movie is good, but its ending can make you feel empty on the inside. It is still currently unknown if the story is going to continue, or it is the true finale for the franchise.
    • It is known that in the future,there would be another movie sequel of that,however no-one knows it's the ending or not.
  2. Without doing research, the fonts (witch runes) used for witch scenes can be hard to understand.
  3. Since it inspired many dark magical girl serieses, which some have flaws, except for the incredibly meanspirited series called Magical Girl Site, which started the downfall of the dark magical girl genre.

Trivia

  • The witches and their labyrinths were designed by animation studio Gekidan Inu Curry.
  • This Show Inspired other Dark Magical Girls Shows. Like Yuki Yuna is a Hero. and More.

Comments


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Yūki

3 months ago
Score 1

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Has characters going through depression, insanity, and PTSD.

You know, for kids!
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Bradley

3 months ago
Score 1
this show is for teenagers.
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Yūki

3 months ago
Score 0
@Bradely That's the joke.
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Jclem05

2 months ago
Score 2

CHILD: Oh, this seems very cute. MOMMY! Can I see Poowella Magie Madoaka Magica?

PARENT: Don't you mean Puella Magi Madoka Magica? And no. That sh*t is way to creepy for your age.

CHILD: But Mommmmyyyyyy, I want to see it.

PARENT: No honey, I don't want you to get tramatized.

(Child sneaks their mother's phone and watches the first episode of said anime)

CHILD: Mommy was wrong! I love this!

(Child watches the second episode)

CHILD: This is nice!

(Child watches the rest of the episodes)

CHILD: Mommy was r-r-righ-t-t-t. This i-s-s s s-s-s-scar-y-y-y.

(Child has nightmares)

Well we all learned are lesson. Never watch Madoka Magica until you are old enough to not be afraid of it.

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