Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • Not what you expect - Twist on magical girl genre
    When I first stumbled across this anime, I thought oh a magical girl anime. Not for me. Gave it an episode and dropped it. After hearing critical reviews I decided I would grind through and see what the fuss is about. Get to Episode 3 and oh man, regret not watching this earlier. Personally, I don't like the art style of the anime but the creativity in the fight scenes, the great sound track and ...
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  • The war of hope vs. despair -- magical girls style!!
    Minor spoilers ahead.
    The dark themes of this anime are beautifully portrayed behind pretty colors and captivating music, fooling the viewer, as you probably know, until that fateful third episode. Despite being such a short show, Madoka will surely stick with you throughout your anime experience, as it did with me.

    Even the opening song was beautiful enough to make me want ...
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    Dark Twist on an Adorable Trope
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica was, is, and always will be a fond memory of one of my favorite tropes, the "Magical Girl," facing true horror and making terrible sacrifices.

    When I first heard of this series, I evaded it for fear of one of my favorite childhood fantasies turning into a nightmare. But now that I have seen the dark side of the "Magical Girl," I just can't get enough of it.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The Shakespeare Of Magical Girl shows
    It may sound weird to compare an anime to Shakespeare but (no joke) I got strait up Hamlet vibes from this show. Everyone has already praised this show a lot so I don't feel I really need to review it. However, I will say that this is show is far more engrossing and impactful if you grew up watching shows like Sailor Moon and Tokyo Mew Mew and you go watch it completely blind. Seriously avoid ...
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  • A Great Twist on Traditional Magical Girl Animes
    A fascinating series! I would advise you to walk in with no prior knowledge because it makes the twists that much more exciting!

    I'm taking a star off mainly because the artwork was too weird for me. It's very different from typical anime, and I couldn't get into it, even though I enjoyed the plot.
    Also, the anime is set in some sort of bizarre alternate present-day, I think? The technology ...
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  • Not gonna lie im a guy
    I kept seeing this anime everywhere and decided what all the commotion was about and now i know. Dude honestly this tore my heart. It was emotional to point where i almost shed tears. Keep in mind i was at a McDonald using their WiFi so i had to try really hard to keep emotions. One of the anime's I've ever seen.
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  • My All-Time Favorite Anime Series
    This is a dark show. This is a surprising show. This is a show that I can't talk about much without revealing massive spoilers. Episode 10 in itself is one of my all-time favorite anime episodes ever. I've re-watched this show far more than any other.

    The background art is awesome. The music is awesome. Homura is awesome. The characters and character development are very well done. There is no ...
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  • Why did I wait so long to watch this???
    My boyfriend never pressured me into watching the show;but I knew he's been a fan of this series since I met him in 2011. I JUST got around to watching it! I know...late to the party haha! I honestly should have watched it sooner; 'cause it was just amazing!

    Without spoiling too much; when I was watching the first episode I was thinking to myself "Wow, this is really boring and this main ...
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  • Go in blind to this show, not knowing what's coming is what makes it good.
    tl;dr: No spoilers, go in blind, have fun!

    This show's a rollercoaster of emotion, I can't really explain how without ruining the plot... Which is a real pity. All I can say is make sure you have the time to watch every single episode without a break, because chances are you'll not want to stop until it's over... And after that you've got the sequel movie "PMMM: Rebellion" to watch. (There are ...
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  • I Don't Even Know Where to Start
    This show is simply amazing. It follows the story of a few high school girls in a fictional city and their journey as magical girls. At first glance, and throughout the first few episodes, the show comes off as another average magical girl story, and the pacing in the beginning is quite slow.

    However, around episode 5 or 6, the show suddenly picks up drastically and takes you on a roller ...
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