Magical Girl Raising Project

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3.6
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  • 17 out of 21 people found this review helpful:
    Promising start, completely squandered
    The show gets up to speed quickly and starts out promising. But then everything set up is squandered. Rather than develop characters they're just killed off, and by halfway through it's clear that it's just one long diablos ex machina.

    The obvious comparison for this is Madoka, but unlike Madoka this series has no understanding of what makes tragedy work. Madoka's world is unfair, but ...
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  • 20 out of 27 people found this review helpful:
    A Very Promising Debut!
    At this point you might be thinking, "Oh no! Genco is ripping off Aniplex!" Or a more forgiving but still skeptical, "Wait, a spiritual successor to Puella Magi Madoka Magica? No way will it measure up to the original."

    However, this series does me as many unique favors in it's pilot alone as my previous favorite "Magical Girl" anime. In fact, it does me quite a few more favors than most.

    If ...
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  • 7 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Brutal, but not Madoka.
    The comparison to Madoka is a bit too easy. However, the similarities stop around "Dark Magical Girl anime".

    Magical Girl Raising Project has a fundamentally different aim than Madoka. Madoka had a larger philosophical story with a great amount of depth, Magical Girl Raising Project is an exercise in moral ambiguity and futility. It is not particularly deep, but it has compelling vignettes of ...
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  • 10 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    When in a death-game, hire a bodyguard and cry in your room until everyone else dies.
    This show has a handful of abilities and ideas that are interesting and fun, but the story is predictable. Most of the cast's deaths are foreshadowed by their entire backstory being delivered in flashback scenes shortly before their demise. The antagonists' actions are clearly designed to result in the death-game plot of the show but don't actually make sense when considering their supposed ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    So close to greatness
    Magical Girl Raising Project is so close to greatness, it's something beautifully tragic and thoroughly engaging though for a reason I can't fathom it feels a little shallow and empty at the same time. Frankly, it's no Madoka Magica but that's expected; it will never come as close as what really defined the grim magical girl genre but for what this show is, it is good, try and go in without ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    How To Make A Good "Rogue Magical Girl" Anime
    Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku is the follow up to the success of Madoka Magica and was meant to kind of ride off the hype of this new genre of "Rogue Magical girls" that Madoka Magica proved could have a place in the anime industry. Well I think Magical Girl Raising Project was really exciting, fun and unique, I don't think the story or characters were all that good. Magical Girl Raising Project ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Tiresome Grief-Porn...
    Kill one stalwart, young, would-be heroine, and the audience gasps. Spend a season mulching a flock of them, and that initial shock decays into tedium. MGRP's biggest problem is that we don't get to know its sacrificial lambs beyond a few basic (and predictably poignant) character traits, so the near-constant wallowing in their angst and suffering feels pointless. Absent emotional stakes, the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Everybody loves a good killing game anime
    Fans of Future Diary and Danganronpa rejoice, you've found your new fix. This anime is beautifully animated and the story/fight scenes are exciting and fun. The powers are designed intelligently and the way characters use then in battle to their full potential is wonderful (but not brilliant, except Swim Swim), I found the maincharacter was kind of... totally useless though. You don't bond with ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A strong start to a puttering finish
    This show starts off pretty strong albeit cluttered. Its enough to draw you into the world and its characters, but when this anime starts to hit its stride is where the seams seem to show. It builds up towards the end but it putters to a stop. If you're looking for the next madoka this is not it.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is very irritating to watch.
    The plot is not reasonable at all, and almost everybody is weak and stupid; they have no idea about how to use their special ability, and they also almost never keep in mind of others' abilities. The decisions they made during battles are dumb. In stead of a battle anime, this is better called a idiot-slaughtering anime, which is irritating and unpleasant to watch.
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