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Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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  • Not your average Magical Girl Anime
    This Anime was probably written in response to all those people that never read their damn license agreements.

    It draws you in with the cute looks, or maybe because you've heard that it's actually really dark and want to check for yourself after seeing the absolutely moe art.

    The first two episodes actually deliver on the cutesy look, though you'll notice that there's already a feeling that ...
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  • Magical Girls With A Dark Twist
    If you're expecting some cute, Sailor Moon-esque magical girl series, be prepared to have your expectations completely demolished before your eyes. This is one of the saddest, most thought-provoking anime series you may ever watch in your life. The series is basically a deconstruction of the magical girl anime genre, giving the idea a dark twist. Cute young magical girls must fight terrifying ...
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  • Great story, good music, good animation. What's not to love?
    What's not to love? Having the characters you love be killed off quite a bit, I guess, is one. ... I was going to try to start off this review to make it sound all cheerful and cutesy and happy, like the anime itself wants you to believe, but I'll be upfront: it gets dark, and depressing. And it's entirely glorious.

    Stemming from Akiyuki Shinbo's desire to direct a magical girl anime, Aniplex ...
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  • Excellent Series Worth Watching!
    I never rate series, but this is an exception. This series was awesome and moved along at a great pace. It deals with hope and despair with a very unusual method of animation regarding the witches of the show. It caught me off guard but the twisted animation style really pulls you into the show. definitely worth the watch, I wish there were more episodes!
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  • An Incredible Experience
    This was the show that originally got me into anime, and it really set a high standard for everything else I've been wanting to watch. The story is very compelling and always leaving you wanting for more, the character developer for each character is thoroughly fleshed out, and it has a very balanced amount of action and story progression.

    What really lured me into this show initially however ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Cute is Pain.
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica, henceforth known as Magica to save space, is a magical girl anime developed by Shaft and Aniplex. A twelve episode series written by Gen Urobuchi, it follows the life of Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki as they discover a creature by the name of Kubai. Kubai is a cat like creature, who promises the girls one wish, of any kind, which will be granted to them. In ...
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  • Do you still wanna be a magical girl?
    This anime was very unique from what I personally usually watch. Most people will get turned off at the idea of a cutesy little girls with magic saving the world. Don't let it scare you off right away though. This anime has a really good story line and it explain mostly everything that you'd want explained. It's an anime that isn't scared to rip your heart out though. It's an anime that isn't ...
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  • Ripped my heart out.
    This series is tragic. Don't let the cute girls on the cover make you think otherwise. To those who've watched the anime and disagree, watch the third movie let your heart get ripped out of your chest.

    But don't get me wrong, even if this anime has broken something inside of me, it's still amazing for doing that. It is top-tier work on the part of Digital@Shaft, and one of the reasons I love ...
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  • Even my husband stopped in his tracks to watch
    My husband, who is really not into magical girls, found himself also hooked on this amazing dark and intriguing plot. Taking into account the seriousness of being a magical girl and the consequences thereof in a whole interesting direction, this is on my top favorite animes.
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  • Not your typical magical girl anime!
    This is not your typical magical girl anime. Do not be turned off by the adorable-ness of it. It's so much more than that. It's adorable at times yet super dark at times! A must see.
    My boyfriend was turned off by watching this at first because he thought it was your typical girly magical girl anime which he isn't too much of a fan of but he finally decided to sit down and watch it and loved ...
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