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Posted 1/21/11 , edited 2/16/12
SPOILER ALERT:
This thread contains discussions by individuals who have already watched this show and therefore may very well contain spoilers. Proceed with causion.
Or better yet just go marathon it now, it's worth it.



Discuss the ending here. If you haven't seen the finale yet GO WATCH IT NOW!

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So After watching ep3 of Madoka I was wondering why there wasn't a thread on this crazy show. So here it is, a thread to discuss what it turning out to be the most exciting show this season IMO.

Pic related:

Unlimited Musket Works!

From the creators of Bakemonogatari and Kara no Kyoukai, with crazy OP's, Hidamari Sketch character design, God-tier seiyuus, what's not to like?

Plot Synopsis:

Beloved family, good friend, laughs and cries. Just an ordinary life that Kaname Madoka, a second grade student of Mitakihara City Middle School, has lived on. One day, a mysterious encounter has come to her. Was that encounter a chance, or inevitable? She still don't know. An encounter that cause her fate to change, that is a beginning of new magical girl story.

(More info can be found here: http://myanimelist.net/anime/9756/Mahou_Shoujo_Madoka%E2%98%85Magica)

P.S SHAFT learning a thing or two from Gainax in ep3?

P.P.S I have searched the forums for duplicates and found none, but if there is one please delete this post.
Posted 1/21/11
I haven't watched the latest episode or episode 2, but it was amazing for the first episode. The visuals were just... epically mixed. The changes from a "darker tone" to a "regular tone" then back to the "darker tone" was just epic. I'll get back to watching the series sometime soon I hope.

Just wondering, isn't she in the 5th grade? I could have sworn they said she was.
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Haven`t watched ep 3 yet.
But it`s an ok one to watch.
The protogonist is pretty useless and a wuzz though
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Like not to be rude or anything but is this show a yuri? 'Cause all I see are girls..
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jtiskool305 wrote:

Like not to be rude or anything but is this show a yuri? 'Cause all I see are girls..


No this isn't yuri (a show full of girls =/= yuri, think K-On!), although this isn't a typical magical girl show like Lyrical Nanoha or CCS. The plot betrays the innocent cute design and is in fact much darker. Since this is an original work I have no idea where it will go but for those who haven't seen ep3 yet...


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The show is amazing, Visually it's almost surreal and it's a very dark approach to the magical girl genre (and no, it's not very yuri at all, no more so than most magic girl shows anyway)

Episode 3 kind of stunned me. I did not see it coming though I should have. It's just kind of outside the norm for the Genre but then again this show is outside the genre from the start really.

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Posted 1/21/11

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jtiskool305 wrote:

Like not to be rude or anything but is this show a yuri? 'Cause all I see are girls..


No this isn't yuri (a show full of girls =/= yuri, think K-On!), although this isn't a typical magical girl show like Lyrical Nanoha or CCS. The plot betrays the innocent cute design and is in fact much darker. Since this is an original work I have no idea where it will go but for those who haven't seen ep3 yet...




Ah thanks Maybe I'll give it a chance..
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Posted 1/21/11

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No this isn't yuri (a show full of girls =/= yuri, think K-On!), although this isn't a typical magical girl show like Lyrical Nanoha or CCS. The plot betrays the innocent cute design and is in fact much darker. Since this is an original work I have no idea where it will go but for those who haven't seen ep3 yet...




K-ON isn`t yuri either, shoujo ai maybe.
Yuri is anime where you see girls kiss and more, shoujo ai is where you see girls that is in love with each other, but no kissing etc.
Yuri, hardcore.
Shoujo ai, softcore.
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Posted 1/21/11

jtiskool305 wrote:


blue_banana wrote:


jtiskool305 wrote:

Like not to be rude or anything but is this show a yuri? 'Cause all I see are girls..


No this isn't yuri (a show full of girls =/= yuri, think K-On!), although this isn't a typical magical girl show like Lyrical Nanoha or CCS. The plot betrays the innocent cute design and is in fact much darker. Since this is an original work I have no idea where it will go but for those who haven't seen ep3 yet...




Ah thanks Maybe I'll give it a chance..


you really should for the visuals alone.

Someone online described it as Magical Girls vs. the Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei opening.


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Posted 1/21/11

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The show is amazing, Visually it's almost surreal and it's a very dark approach to the magical girl genre (and no, it's not very yuri at all, no more so than most magic girl shows anyway)

Episode 3 kind of stunned me. I did not see it coming though I should have. It's just kind of outside the norm for the Genre but then again this show is outside the genre from the start really.



Actually saw it. I think you need to think less Mahou shoujo and more War Film.

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Posted 1/21/11
Out of all the shows I'm watching this season, this one by far shows the most potential. Of course, the visuals are astounding both creatively and techinically. The artistic designs of the house, school, and hosptial are breath-taking and quite refreshing. In contrast to the glittering backgrounds, the characters themselves seem to be a mix of the moe trend and character designs of yesteryear. Instead shine, polish, and (for the lack of a better phrase) curves, the characters utilize straight edges, solid colours, and sketch marks underneath their eyes not unlike those of older anime. The magical barriers they enter are straight down the rabbit hole, the first witch design didn't really impress but the second witch looked like a creature found in my little brother's storybook. Mami's use of shotgun weaponry is actually pretty cool. The plot does follow some conventional elements of the genre but it doesn't glorify the concept of being a magical girl as other anime do. In fact, I may be sensing that this show may be a deconstruction of the genre if it continues this trend. The anime also adds a little bit of thought through Sayaka's contemplations on her wish (the wish concept adds a bit) along with the mother's work situation and the mysterious person at the hospital (what a nice hopsital room). While I did predict the ending of the third episode, it seemed to me Mami had done it on purpose (though I hope not). And of course, I havent' trusted that damn cat since episode 1.
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Posted 1/22/11
Hate it all the way 1/10 in my opinion
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Posted 1/22/11
This anime is pretty great and is one of the most unique mahou shoujo animes out there. I also like how it switches off between light and dark themes. The labyrinths and witches are very bizzare and I find that to be a good thing for this anime so far.

Episode 3 spoilers:
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