Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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629 votes
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  • 74 out of 76 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • i'm basically ruined on the inside
    In the world of anime, I find it often achingly difficult to stumble upon a show I believe actually worthy of a five-star rating. But when I do, I find something worth treasuring. I thoroughly enjoyed Madoka Magica, and have rewatched it several times since finishing (including the movie, as well). I know this has been said countless times before by numerous other reviewers, but the component of ...
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  • Not at all what I was expecting!
    As the title suggests, I was not expecting this show to be as dark as it was. The characters were all dynamic and wonderful. It was so easy to fall right into the story, and feel everything as the characters felt it. Each twist and turn is unexpected, and original. I loved this anime, probably my favorite series yet.
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  • Amazing Magical Girl Anime
    I love animes that start as one genre and then completely blow my mind with their twists. Madoka delivered this in spades. There's a little bit of wasted time while the girls discuss what to wish for, but once that thread is dropped this anime really comes to life. Episode 10 is my favorite because it completely shredded my heart. Definitely recommend!
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  • 2 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    This show is not as good as they say it is.
    I tried to like this show, I made it to episode 3 with the big "oh crap moment". It just didn't do anything for me. I was so annoyed by that moment with the whole magical girl thing and too much cutesy crap that I wasn't sad. I was surprised, shocked a little. However, not sad.

    I went into the next episode and made it about 13 minutes in before I just stopped, I wasn't sad at all. These little ...
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  • Not What You'd Think
    This anime first gives you the impression that it is going to be a traditional magical girls show. But in an early episode, all of that changes and it turns into a much deeper show than most magical girl shows do. It has great pacing and is one of the biggest mind twists ever. The characters are great and by the end you grow to like all of them. All I have left to say is, enjoy!
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