Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Darker than what it seems
    This anime, while looking like a light anime for kids on the outside changes dramatically after 2 episodes. Everything from the atmosphere to the music seems to get darker. The style of animation is also beautiful. Highly recommended if you are into dark fantasy.
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  • A twist on the Magical Girl Genre
    At first, I was reluctant to watch Madoka Magica because it seemed too much of a childish and very feminine show (This was years ago when I would only watch shonen animes, but my views are completely changed since then and I watch and read everything now). That was my first judgement on the art alone.
    Finally, I gave the anime a try and really really liked the first episode.

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  • Not what I was expecting at all
    As stated by most of the other reviews, I was expecting something supercharged with moe. While I absolutely love moe and lolis, this anime took on numerous other dimensions involving action, drama, insight, and a lot of mature themes that startled me. Despite being only 12 episodes, this certainly rivals or surpasses anything else I've ever seen, and I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Also, it ...
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  • One of the most visually appealing shows i have watched!
    This show has a lot going for it from visuals to story line even to music. The characters are well thought out and this has by far been one of the best anime's i have seen!!! All of the characters are really cute and the fights are really well done

    The only thing i hated about this show is.....
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great show, but the ending was a little obvious
    There were quite a few twists that I didn't see coming in this show. I liked how relationships between main characters changed over time, especially once they found out new information about how Magical Girls really work. Overall, I'd recommend this show. However, the ending was far too predictable.
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  • Fun, innovative, and not what it seems.
    My first CR review:

    Do not be fooled by this show's outward appearance. Trust me, that look was meant to troll audiences into thinking it was a cute and innocent show when deep down underneath, this is one of the darkest and most brutal tragedies ever. That said, though, it is a masterpiece if you will. The soundtrack is amazing as well. It's a very short anime but it gets so much done and ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Don't Let These Cute Girls Take You By Surprise
    It's so true. This series is not what it seems. The cute character designs to the girls with magical powers - it's all a trip up sending people on the ride of their life. Within the first few episodes, you know something is not right about the impression that the series originally gives you. In fact, I think that I will go so far as to say that this show is actually dark.

    While being ...
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  • My look on magical girls is completely changed.
    What is it that you most desire? Money? Power? But...are you willing to give your life for that one wish? That's what magical girls have to do. Spent their whole lives fighting witches in exchange for that one wish. To Madoka, this seems like the perfect chance, fight for justice while looking cool in the process! However, as she journeys deeper into this world of magical girls, she learns that ...
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  • Not your average magical girl styled anime
    I was pleasantly surprised by this show. The first couple episodes are misleading in that you are expecting a lighter, magical girl style anime. However, by the end of episode 3 you will figure out that there's a bit more to this one. At only 12 episodes it's an easy one to work through and if you are like me you'll wind up powering through them as the story just draws you in more and more. ...
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  • Watch Until at Least 3rd Episode
    This is my first anime review ever but that's ok. Madoka Magica is probably one of the best animes I've ever watched, period. I've never been a huge fan of the genre (or what I perceived to be the genre I guess) but I decided to give this one a shot seeing that almost everyone was telling me to at least watch up to the third episode.

    Honestly, after the second one I was hooked already. I'm ...
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