Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • A work of art, and possibly the best anime ever made...
    I put off watching this show for years because I thought it was a typical magical girl anime. It's not. It's dark, deep, and complex. In many ways, Madoka can be seen as a deconstruction of the genre. I literally cannot think of a single thing I disliked about the show.
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  • Its enough to make a grown man cry.
    Do not let the cheery cover and title sequence fool you this show is insanely depressing. It starts out slow and small by making you think its going to be kinda fun with some dark action segments, until its four episodes in and has seem to forgotten any type of lighthearted humor whatsoever. This show will mess you up if you don't expect it.
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  • A harrowing experience
    What's like to live in a godless world? What's like to give your best and still fail? What's like to give your best and have as much tries as you like at it and still face an unconquerable challenge that has to be bested? Does giving your all for the right reasons make any difference in this kind of world or does it make matters worse? These are part of the quandaries that face the heroines of ...
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  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica - A Must-Watch
    I really don't know much about writing reviews or anything, so i won't pretend I do. The best way I can put this is that this anime had me crying for the first time in two years. Two years ago, my dad died, blah blah blah, sad. So it felt like I wasn't able to cry. No matter how sad or happy or whatever I was, tears never fell. But this anime got me to cry not only out of sadness, but out of ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Best anime I have watched thus far
    I loved this anime sooooo much. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, though. I was expecting a lighthearted and an adorable series but geez was I wrong. The plot and the whole story was beautiful and well done. The last two episodes had me crying like a baby. 10/10 would recommend.
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  • My Favorite Anime of all Time
    At first, Madoka Magica looks like your typical moe magical girl anime, and due to this, some people dropped it by episode 1. However, if you made the decision to keep watching, you were in for one hell of a ride. Not only does it give the magical girl genre a dark and mature twist, it also completely deconstructs all the traits and cliches present in almost every magical girl anime. I wish i ...
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  • 2 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    To reestablish my thoughts on the Magical Girl genre
    As the title implies, I needed to watch Madoka Magica to remind myself of certain magical girl-esque type of things because of a certain anime this Fall 2014 season, Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha de Aru.(that and it's constantly being compared) Not to say that I'm not reviewing this, I am. I watched this back when it came out after hearing of its reputation, but I had a lack of understanding of said ...
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  • Not what you would think
    Judging the cute look of the characters, you'd think this would be another typical mahou shoujou series. In a way, it does follow the same formula. A group of young schoolgirls become magical girls that have to fight evil, which involves transformation sequences, pretty dresses and attacks that involve shouting out the name of the attack. For example, Mami's "trio finale"

    But this isn't just a ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Worth every second and 50 billion more we don't have
    I'm not a big anime person. I've seen the classics like Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist, and Ghost In the Shell, so you can see why I hesitated when this anime was recommended to me. I looked it up, saw all the frills and bright colors, and immediately shot it down.

    I was stupid... So stupid.

    You cannot judge this anime by its cover. That would be a high crime to humanity, equivalent to ...
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  • "Whoa" is one of many ways to describe this show...
    This anime strives to subvert the cutesy Magical Girl genre that we all know and love... and it SUCCEEDS. Do not be fooled by the bright costumes and premise, this anime will melt your brain in such a glorious manner that you'll be reluctant to scoop it all up and place in back into your skull.
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