Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • One of the best shows of all time
    This anime invokes emotion like few others can. It is designed from the beginning with the end in mind. This allows it to be a completely self-contained story and wont leave you unsatisfied after watching.

    There are 3 movies, two of which are recaps and one which is an original story.

    The story itself is masterfully crafted and probably good enough without any animation. Do yourself a favor ...
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  • Best Anime I have seen in while
    This would have been a mistake to judge by its cover. What I got from it was the value of making sacrifices for others that you love. Many people in modern society do not see this to be valuable. Unfortunately, the outcome of the sacrifice does not always come out best for our own lives. This is why it is a sacrifice.
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  • Don't judge a book by it's cover... in this case don't judge the poster.
    At first I was a bit spectacle thinking it was another cute shoujo type anime. I have never heard of this anime until I stumbled upon it on here & I'm glad I did! It was off on a whimsical start and I was starting to loose interest but then as the series progressed it kept getting better and better. The story kept getting intense as it was coming to an end and when it did come to an end it left me ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Make a contract- try this spellbounding anime!
    This is quite an old review since I first watched Puella Magi when it came out however i'm going to be doing a review now. Now I love Mahou Shoujo shows and dark shows. When I first saw it I thought it was another cute Shoujo anime however I had a feeling that it wasn't all wishes and cheesecake. (There will be spoilers)

    The plot
    The plot started of happy but episode 3 was when all ...
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  • Think youve seen it all?
    This anime brought cute visuals, amazing characters, and a story to surpass all the other magic girls anime. The anime follows Madoka Kaname, a young middle school girl who has no talents... for some reason then Kyubey appears who tells her that she can make a contract with him and become a magic girl. I don't want to give away any spoilers but this is without a doubt the darkest Magic Girl ...
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  • not no regular magical girl anime
    From looking at the poster of the series and being a 17 year old male i was curious what i was getting into and found out it was no regular magical girl anime i have tried to watch and dropped.But after the 3 episode i was hooked easily on this anime and loving it currently on episode 5 and is getting better
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is the magic of Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    There are shows I rewatch to relive the magic, only to learn the magic has faded. There are times I fear the magic has faded, only for it to persist. And there are times the magic persists, and creates a miracle that improves a show. This is the show where the magic persists. This is the story where the miracle unfolds. This is the tale known as Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

    But honestly, the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Reveals the Darkness inside Wish Fufillment
    Madoka Magica has all the same elements as almost every other magical girl anime: a mascot that looks like a mutant cat, evil witches to fight, external sources of power for the magical girls, etc. However it is the way these tropes are explored that makes this anime shocking, deep, thought-provoking, surreal, and brilliant. The show begins deceptively: average, friendly middle-school girl is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Took the Magical Girl genre and flipped it around in all sorts of ways.
    This being one of the first animes I watched I really had absolutely no I idea what to expect. Trailers and images of the show set it up to be a very cute and child oriented Magical Girl show, but wow, it was anything but. In short it is about getting what you want and what you are willing to give up for that, and it is amazing.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I don't often do reviews
    But this show has done things I didn't think possible. It made me laugh and it made me cry, and in the end it made me cry while giving it a standing ovation. The show is remarkably well contained within itself, telling the viewer everything he/she needs to know when they need to know it.The characters are wonderful and tragic. Most intriguing to me however was the way it managed to portray itself ...
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