Maerchen Maedchen

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  • 3
    (5)
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3.2
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  • 6 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Magical girls. It's not bad. But it's not great either.
    Drawing and animation quality are good. However the plot setup in episode 1 is extremely sloppy. They were trying too hard to cram too much information into the first episode, and it felt extremely forced and unnatural. Plot pacing and structure was a lot more normal in the second episode.

    This is anime about a girl who discovers she has ties to a magical world, and will have to find her place ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A Decent Show With Likeable Characters.
    Show starts off well. Despite being a bit rushed, the MC is likeable and the story line is easy to follow.

    The MC is an introvert girl who finds it very difficult to communicate with others around her, but is fascinated by books and after you get a bit into the first episode you learn that she dreams of magic and a place filled with it which strangely comes true one day. I will not get too ...
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  • 1 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Terrible OP. Otherwise, average thus far.
    The OP is absolutely terrible. I'd even hesitate to call it an OP at all, it's just recycled footage copy-pasted from the actual episode with credits overlaid on top. Very very lame. The song is great! but, visually, probably the worst OP I've ever seen.

    The actual story of the show? It's fine. It's good. It's kind of flimsy in terms of its narrative thread, but it's okay. It holds up fine ...
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  • 2 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Lifeless from start to finish
    This is a show that doesn't know what it wants to be, doesn't know how to do it, and wouldn't do it even if it did. I'd be shocked to find that anyone involved in the production actually cared about this, because it certainly doesn't show.

    There are scenes in episode 1 of this show that would seem funny, touching, or sexy if you described them on paper, but the execution is such that they ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Perfect for what it is
    So far Märchen Mädchen is a very simple show that takes an extremely honest approach to it's themes of loneliness, rejection, and recovery. It doesn't try to be an in-depth analysis of the human psyche and and it doesn't need to be. One of my favorite shows, Sailor Moon, is similar in that aspect, the plot isn't particularly innovative but its characters were relatable and fun to watch, I could ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    It just clicks with me.
    This is just a show that clicks with me. It has quite a few generic plot points, but it feels like it knows what its doing and isnt just going through the motions. I give this 5 stars because i know this is going to be my favorite anime of the season if it can keep this mood going. I laughed a few times, i went awww a few times, and i just enjoy my time with it. and that doesnt happen often
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Seems like more of the same.
    Short: It's reasonably entertaining but...

    Long: The basics are good. Fairly well blocked out cinematography, acceptable animation, maybe a little low on the FPS side, but it gets the job done. Art is, to be honest, uninspired. The characters come across as clones of 'that other magical girl anime' (pick your poison). Music is ok, and sound is acceptable. Voice acting is by far the best ...
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  • A good but slow start to show
    After the first 6 episodes I am still unsure how to review this, at this point though it is a 4 star show for me. The entire reason I docked the star was the show pacing is just so slow for a 12 episode show. The plot does not even start to move forward until the 6th episode. Taking half the episode count for the introduction arc is kinda odd and worries me for the pacing of the second half of ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Gave me some Catharsis
    I've never really known many anime that give viewers a good feeling of closure when watching a specific story arc, but I truly enjoyed this one, despite it being kind of deus ex machina style. Sure the protagonist is annoying at times but I don't think I've seen a storyline that's as enjoyable as this in a while. There isn't any (or barely any) fanservice that detracts from the story like others, ...
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