Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • Action, Drama & Mystery!
    I was hesitant to watch as I wasn't sure what other reviewers meant when it was darker than the usual girl-gets-magic anime; that description can be a bit ambiguous. I'm glad I took a chance because this turned out to be a really great watch. There was action, drama and mystery all rolled up into this short 12 episode series.

    It starts with young girls being introduced to magic as this great ...
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  • Absilutely amazing! I wish that I had watched it so much sooner!
    This is by far one of the best anime that I have ever seen. I loved it from the very first episode. I wish that I had not taken so long getting around to finally watching this. All of the characters were well thought out and the plot was so good it had me captivated for all twelve episodes. You will not regret watching this anime. It is definitely not your typical magical girl anime.
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  • Madoka Magica Bros. - Real MF Gangsters from the S T R E E T S
    I watched this anime, and it was pretty good. It had good plot, good characters, good action sequences, and what looked like five million dollars' worth spent on special effects. It was good, and, overall, I rate this anime a good out of good.


    This show is largely tailored to shady old men who have a deep and vested interest in today's youth. I have a theory that the Grief Seeds in the ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A True Modern Classic
    If you haven't bought into the hype yet, there's probably a good reason. Anybody who doesn't deeply hate the premise or the aesthetic has, presumably, already watched at least a few episodes. And anyone who has watched a few episodes has fallen in love, and has sung this show's praises. It deserves its love completely. Strong writing, excellent character arcs and interactions, clever surprises, ...
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  • Beware of the cute!!
    Madoka Magica is just one awesome anime. A lot of people talk about this anime, and it isn't for nothing. This anime is really good, and it will hold onto you and not let you go. The anime is just one good show to watch and it is not what you think. I won't give away to much, because it is nice to go into this anime not really knowing much. Just know that you will grow to love this characters, and ...
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  • Come for the deconstruction, stay for the quality
    I was informed going in that Madoka was acclaimed for its take on the magical girl genre. But as the series progressed, I was consumed not by the anticipation of how the genre would be subverted, but by how the characters would navigate each episode. Yes, Madoka packs inventive visuals and walks a perfect tightrope between telegraphing its intentions too soon and frustrating the viewer with ...
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  • Madoka Magica blew my mind
    It's hard to write anything without spoiling something. This anime is absolutely fantastic. Everything wraps up nicely too so you don't have to worry about waiting for a sequel that (usually) never comes. For being so short, there's no excuse not to watch it!

    The characters are all very likeable and it's not hard to see how each of them may be inspired by real people. This relatability makes ...
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  • If you judge a book by its cover.. Well, nothing to see here for those so hidebound
    I wish I had more stars.
    Really, compare it even to Nolan's or Scorsese's works and it still has more profoundness hands down.

    Leading us to the most crude depiction of reality I have ever seen. I mean, of course this isn't live action, and perhaps magic isn't of this world (if I wanted to inform myself about that I'd watch a BBC documentary tho)
    I'm talking of everything behind [the ...
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  • Ultimate "Three Episodes Rule" Anime
    Easily one of my favorite anime if not my favorite anime of all time. To really understand why Madoka Magica is so great you really need to watch the first three eps. After that, I don't think you'll be able to stop watching. Compelling, dramatic, cute, MM takes magical girl anime and flips it on it's head and really makes you think about really paying for what you wish for. I could ...
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  • A Must see Anime that is Worth Your Time
    This is an excellent show that every anime fan should watch, if only due to its popularity. The series has excellent music and visuals, and although most you will know what the main plot points and twists are--thanks for spoilers internet--the story is still very well written with sympathetic and complex characters. Recommended for all viewers.
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