Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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4.8
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  • One of few anime that is good until the end
    It's another magic girl anime but with none of the corny parts of it. This is a subversion of the genre but more important than that, it's just a good fucking show. A 12-episode series that has cute girls and very interesting art work. The magical world is this stop-motion + abstract art which paints the magical world as almost foreign and incomprehensible. It's got twists and turns, characters ...
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  • Very deep and interesting
    Started this anime thinking it was light and fluffy and turned out to be anything but. However I don't mean that in a bad way! It put a whole new perspective on "mahou shoujo " anime for me and I found the anime very intriguing. It is pretty tragic and violent though, so sensitive people should watch with caution. But otherwise a great adventure!
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  • A true epic masterpeice
    I reserve the 5 star ratings for shows like this, which only come along once in a blue moon. Everything about it is top-notch. If you like anime, you absolutely must watch this show. Make your anime-hating friends watch it too, it might change their minds unless they close themselves off to it.
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  • An Unexpected Take on the Expected
    Despite having watched this years ago, i'm going to leave a review now.

    Let me start by saying, This is not for the faint of heart. This anime may seem cheery and happy-go-lucky, and usually what you'd expect from a magical girl anime, but it is not. Make this mistake, and you will suffer. Painfully. It's an idea similar to that of Doki-Doki Literature Club, where "Things are not ...
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  • Great, but not amazing
    Was much better than I had expected. Had some great twists and surprises and was an entertaining show. I would not watch it again, but I enjoyed it. Personally I did not really like the ending, and wish they did something different.

    All in all, it was a solid series and worth a watch, but it's nothing amazing like many reviews claim, "greatest show ever", etc.
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  • Not A "Magical Girl" Anime
    Don't let the cover and beginning episodes fool you. This isn't another Sailor Moon ripoff. This isn't even another Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ripoff, where magical girls hide massive beam attacks worthy of Dragonball Z and have fights that make even the manliest of men excited for the actual fighting and not for torn clothing.

    No - this is a glorious mindfuck that takes you ...
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  • One of my Favorites.
    I watched this series years ago because it was highly-rated and people said it was dark and revolutionary for the genre. I came back recently for a second viewing and was just as impressed the second time.

    I'm not even sure I've watched another anime in the magical girl genre. So I love this series on its own merits, not because it's 'different.' In an era where young people are generally ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Review of Steinert Anime Club
    Club watched the first episode of the series. Club ratings are 1-5 stars.

    Member 1 - Rated 3 out of 5 stars.
    Member 2 - Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
    Member 3 - Rated 5 out of 5 stars. Comment: "Best Boi"
    Member 4 - Rated 3 out of 5 stars.
    Member 5 - Rated 1 out of 5 stars.
    Member 6 - Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 ...
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  • Late in the Game, but really enjoyed
    I was very very very...late jumping onto the Madoka Magica train, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    It was not at all what I was expecting, and I imagine that is what the original creator was going for. Everyone has their expectations of what a magical girl show should be. It took those concepts and turned it on its head. I really liked it.
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  • Nice animation, "déjà vu" plot
    This anime has a very interesting animation style. It mixes cartoonish backgrownds with standard anime characters, which is highly enjoyable. Plus, its characters have a pretty design.The soundtrack, composed by Yuki Kahiura is not one of her best works, but still good. The main problem about this series is the simplistic and not-so-original plot. Most of the episodes are incredibly slow, with ...
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