Scholarly Essay on Madoka Coming Soon

Includes comparisons to Neon Genesis Evangelion

The Cage of Maturity: Puella Magi Madoka Magika Discourse (Seijuku to iu Ori: Mahou Shoujou Madoka Magika Ron) goes on sale mid-August in Japan. The book is by Kenichi Yamakawa, who has been a finalist for the Gunzo Newcomer Literary prize in the criticism category and called "the hot stock in the new generation of critics" by critic Tetusya Miyazaki. The idea is to consider "the hopes and despairs of the girls" using scenes from the anime, diagrams, and various critical viewpoints.


216 pages long, the work is split into two sections. The first, called "A Cage With No Hope: Sayaka and Kyoko" (Kibou no nai Ori: Sayaka to Kyouko), focuses on the horror elements present in the series and does some reading between the lines to uncover a hidden narrative.


The second part is called "The Cage of Hope: Madoka and Homura" (Kibou no Ori: Madoka to Homura) and discusses core concepts in the series such as [spoilers redacted!!!], while comparing and contrasting with Neon Genesis Evangelion.


Would you read it if it got picked up in English? 



Source: Manten Web

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