Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • 76 out of 78 people found this review helpful:
    Being a magical girl has it's price
    When you first see the poster and description of this show, your first thought is "Please no more cutesyness and little girls giggling and doing silly little girl things!". After I had read a review of the Anime detailing what happened in Episode 3, I figured I would check it out. It started off interesting, but once I got to episode 3 I was hooked and the rest of the episodes kept getting ...
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  • 26 out of 30 people found this review helpful:
    First impression is a lie
    Before starting this I would like to make it clear that this would be my first review here on CR so I'm not sure how well this turns out. I will try my best to keep this spoiler free, short and bias as possible.

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica has been out for roughly over a year now in Japan and was recently licensed by Aniplex USA. It is a short 12 episode Magical Girl series that tells the story ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Worth every second and 50 billion more we don't have
    I'm not a big anime person. I've seen the classics like Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist, and Ghost In the Shell, so you can see why I hesitated when this anime was recommended to me. I looked it up, saw all the frills and bright colors, and immediately shot it down.

    I was stupid... So stupid.

    You cannot judge this anime by its cover. That would be a high crime to humanity, equivalent to ...
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  • "Whoa" is one of many ways to describe this show...
    This anime strives to subvert the cutesy Magical Girl genre that we all know and love... and it SUCCEEDS. Do not be fooled by the bright costumes and premise, this anime will melt your brain in such a glorious manner that you'll be reluctant to scoop it all up and place in back into your skull.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Forget what you know about magical girls
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a magical girl anime released in 2010. Upon first glance Madoka Magica seems like another magical girl anime with moe-styled characters. some may question why you're watching a "girl's show", but ignore them. The main protagonist Madoka Kaname lives a normal life then one day she meets Kyubey a creature who will grant any wish in exchange for becoming a magical girl. ...
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  • So good and yet... so sad..
    This anime at the end, was just the saddest thing alive, and because of that I really loved it, between the setting at the start and the setting at the end, it became really different from what it was leading itself out to be. This is quite possibly one of the most saddest anime's and the most fulfilling I ever saw in my life. Whether it be between the cutesy designs, to the fact that everything ...
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  • Got more out of it than I expected
    "Don't judge a book by it cover" is a good phrase to describe this show. Genre wise I tend to avoid magical girls shows mostly because they seem too "colorful" and "upbeat" for my taste. To me they portray that love and friendship can overcome any evil in a super pure positively manner while showing the sequence of little girls changing clothing to transform into magic girls.

    This series goes ...
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  • Loved it! Was not what I expected.
    I thought this was going to be a typical, cute magical girl anime. Wow, was I wrong. I loved this anime! Great story telling, and a dark grittiness not expected of a magical girl story. I'd love to see more magical girl series with the same elements that this one possess. 100% Recommended!
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  • Madoka's;Gate. A tale of screwing things up a lot and then fixing things a lot.
    Boy. That escalated quickly.

    I always find it interesting when animes aren't afraid to transcend space and time with their grandiose plots. But I suppose I'll keep this spoiler-free.

    Madoka Magica is not your typical magical girl show, but you've probably heard that already. This is the Gurren Lagann of magical girl shows. "Magica" is a pretty dark look at what it means to make a ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I love this Anime !!
    I literally have watched this series atleast 5 or 6 times through. Ive seen the movie 2 or 3 times now. I can not get enough Madoka Magica!

    If you love Magical girl, this is a must watch. The story is superb, the characters are written so well. 10/10
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