Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • Not At All What You'd Might Expect.
    It's difficult to understand simply by episode one how this show becomes nothing short of a masterpiece later on. Hang on there folks because right here you have twists and turns, lessons and despair, heart break and love and just damn. A show that says so much in so brief a run that you won't believe how it ends up still being a complete story. That's right folks! No random hanger, you have a ...
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  • Faust meets the Magical Girl Genre
    This is one of the most talked-about series around, and for good reason. The art style is absolutely unique, and the colorful sparkles conceal a dark and twisted tale. This is a series with a slow-burn, slowly bringing us into an increasingly cruel world of young girls making mysterious deals with a cute creature.
    Nothing is as it seems in this deconstruction of the Magical Girl Genre, and it is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    it is so sad but so good
    this is 10x darker than u ever expect from a magical girl anime which are usually all true love and justice conquer all. it made want to cry a few times especially episode nine.
    the darkness and tragedy in this anime blindsides you because t looks just as fluffy as all the other magical girl anime's.
    still it is so awesome a must watch
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  • Puella Review ~ImperfectAnge1
    This anime was recommended to me by a friend and if it werent for her, I would have never discovered this anime. None of my other friends know about this anime either and later I found out that that was pretty crazy!

    My first impressions were that this anime would be cutesy, girly, boring and superhero-ey like. Almost like Shugo Chara or Pretty Cure. To my surprise, it had that but something ...
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  • Definitely Worth Watching
    My friend recommended this to me as a very different kind of magical girl show. When I started it I wasn't so sure, but as I continued to watch I was surprised by how much it was darker than I expected (for a magical girl anime). I loved the characters and how they rounded themselves out, and the style of art used in the witch labyrinths. The story was done very well for a small amount of ...
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  • Oh my sweet baby Madoka...
    Where to begin....

    Uhhh so yeah... this was one of the best animes I have EVER watched, short but touching, and all around amazing. I loved it so much, I mean, I haven't seen many animes, (and my first anime was... sigh Hetalia) but oh my god it was great.

    In the beginning it is all cute and girly and sweet, and everyone is so ^_^.
    But then... episode 3.... Prepare your feels for this ...
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  • 0 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Waste of time. Why did I watch this?
    This anime is highly over rated. I never write reviews, but I felt it was necessary this time. I dont understand the hype. I kept waiting for something to happen that was extraordinary because of all the rave reviews, but instead it was predictable and boring. In the end, the protagonist is just a whiny cry baby who is overly optimistic. Its not that dark. Not that inventive. The art is the only ...
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  • The Biggest Promo-Image Lie in Anime History
    More like "Sadoka Tragica."

    When I'm in the middle of projects, particularly in the more stressful periods of the process, I like to take time out to watch some anime that doesn't require too much attention and brain power on my part. This is usually when I fall back on my anime-roots of magical girls such as Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura. Both are fantastic shows which you don't need to ...
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  • So much more than just a "magical girl" anime
    This anime is so much more than just a magical girl anime. It is so much deeper and darker, and tugs at your heartstrings by weaving together messages about friendship and sacrifice. The art, while perhaps strange at first, does a phenomenal job conveying the despair that the magical girls feel while fighting witches. On top of that, each character is dynamic, and grows tremendously as the story ...
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  • An excellent anime with a deep story.
    I found this anime to be quite fantastic, however the story is a little messed up when you think about it. However, I do recommend it to be seen at least once. As with most anime though, the ending is not exactly satisfactory and it cuts off in a way I didn't like, but I suppose it's not always sunshine and rainbows.
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