Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • 68 out of 70 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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  • The Biggest Promo-Image Lie in Anime History
    More like "Sadoka Tragica."

    When I'm in the middle of projects, particularly in the more stressful periods of the process, I like to take time out to watch some anime that doesn't require too much attention and brain power on my part. This is usually when I fall back on my anime-roots of magical girls such as Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura. Both are fantastic shows which you don't need to ...
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  • So much more than just a "magical girl" anime
    This anime is so much more than just a magical girl anime. It is so much deeper and darker, and tugs at your heartstrings by weaving together messages about friendship and sacrifice. The art, while perhaps strange at first, does a phenomenal job conveying the despair that the magical girls feel while fighting witches. On top of that, each character is dynamic, and grows tremendously as the story ...
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  • An excellent anime with a deep story.
    I found this anime to be quite fantastic, however the story is a little messed up when you think about it. However, I do recommend it to be seen at least once. As with most anime though, the ending is not exactly satisfactory and it cuts off in a way I didn't like, but I suppose it's not always sunshine and rainbows.
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  • The Darker Side of Magical Girls
    This is a great anime. Instead of the normal cutesy magical girl anime this one takes a very dark turn, but still gives a satisfying ending. I'm trying to not give too much away so I'll just leave it at who I'd recommend it for. Don't watch this if your expecting cutesy, watch it if you like darker anime with a lot of mystery and intrigue.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Pretty good, but slightly overrated
    My full review is really long, so here's the link:

    http://selenasmangaanimecircle.blogspot.com/2014/08/squeaky-clean-anime-review-puella-magi.html

    TL;DR
    Well-written story, complex characters that I didn't like that much, amazing OST, and not AS MUCH of a deconstruction as many say it is. 7.8875/10
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  • Don't smoke too much beforehand.
    It's a bit of a head trip. The visuals have a very Monty Python goes to Nippon kinda feel—that's not a bad thing. The series is essentially divided into 3 parts, each of which throws you deeper down the mahou shoujo rabbit hole as Madoka and the girls battle evil witches to save the unsuspecting citizens of Mitakihara from impending doom.

    You learn to love Homura and thoroughly hate ...
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  • Amazing, everyone should give it a shot
    I started watching this series as something to pass time with, I never expected to get into it. After the first episode I was completely addicted. This show is amazing. It has so much depth and so many elements. I'm usually not a fan of magical girl series but this one was done beautifully. The animation was amazing, the way they did the witches and the labyrinths was spectacular. The show has its ...
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  • Super enjoyable for many reasons
    i absolutely loved this series.This series is different and dark take on what it means to be a magical girl. As someone who watched it having no idea what it was about beyond that it was a magical girl show it surprised me how dark it got. i would recommend this not only to these who enjoy magical girl anime but anime in general
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