Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • Heartwarming and Bittersweet
    " Say that someone offered to magically grant you any wish in the world. What would you do? "

    This being my third anime I ever watched, and one of the best ones I've ever seen, I can definitely praise it for just about everything. The animation ( especially the witches animation ) , the soundtrack ( Yuki Kajiura is my favorite composer ) and just about everything else is absolutely ...
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  • Love to watch them suffer.
    Do you ever get tired of happy endings? Do you hate shows where everything seems to go right for the main character? Do you live for schadenfreude? This is the series for you.

    My favorite thing about this show is that no matter how adorable it is, and boy oh boy is it freaking adorable, it cannot make up for the seething psychological demonic undertones lurking in the shadows. This series will ...
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  • best show in the entire planet
    oh boy. madoka magica... yeah, it's a deconstruction anime on the magical shojo usual concept that might come from shows like winx and saylor moon. definitely not for those who just want to watch something fun and engaging for the name of love and friendship.
    that's all I've got to say. so, unless you haven't already - go watch madoka magica now buddy.
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  • #148. Careful what you wish for.
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the famous magical girl show, is more than meets the eye.

    It's really hard to say anything about Madoka Magica without getting into spoiler territory. To at least describe the anime a bit, it is a psychological thriller, with some good drama, that takes the magical girl genre and flips it on it's head.
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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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