Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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4.8
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  • Being a magical girl isn't as easy as you think.
    This anime is not the the girly, cutesy anime you think it is, I started crying when it had ended, it really is a wonderful anime, full of action, it's storyline is dark, and shows how difficult it is to be a magical girl, along with all the risks
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  • Nothing like it appears
    It makes a facade that it's a stereotypical cutesy girl anime, but is anything but.
    It is beautifully made, and visually is one of a kind. I'd recommend this anime to anyone, seriously give it a chance you definitely won't regret it!
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  • Forget what you are thinking and watch this show!!!!!
    wow... i mean WOW talk about a great series... when i finally understood what Akemi went through it turned into one of my favorites of all time. i saw this at Music box in chicago and was floored by the art and story. AMAZING!!!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Surprisingly Good, Shockingly Dark
    I'll preface this by saying this show is not aimed at the audience it looks like. Even the first two episodes are a bit of a misdirection.

    This show aims at making the idea of Magiclad Girls a bit more dark and real. It questions the price of such power and the cost to the girls involved.

    Worth the watch.
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  • the best magical girl anime
    wayyyyyy better than shugo chara. unlike the tedious cycles of doing the same transformations and moves to destroy similar foes, pmmm is a whole new experience with a dark and serious ideal that prods the morality and view of humanity. surprising turns and endings and beginnings all in one. certainly one to watch.
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  • Bait and Switch: Don't Let the Cuteness Fool You
    I started watching this anime because of the ending song by Kalafina. I thought that if the music was so good, then the show must be worth watching. I was certainly in for an amazing ride. I watched the series over the weekend and loved it. I agree, this is not an anime for children but a 20 something year old like myself can really appreciate the depth that this series brings through its ...
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  • Not Your Typical Magical Girl Show
    Like other reviewers have mentioned you get initially lulled into thinking this is a standard cute girl being invited into a magical world due to her potential. But soon you begin to see a much more dark and philosophical storyline unfold.

    I was pleasantly surprised by this show at the first because of the interesting animation style which seems to utilize collage art and later by the stellar ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    It's a magical girl series. Sort of.
    Oh my gosh. Wow. What the hell. I can really use any onomatopoeia in the book and it probably wouldn't be enough to describe this anime.

    Before you go any further, even if you approach this anime in that general idea that it's just another magical girl series, it probably won't stop you from feeling the same way I feel by the end. There is so much to say, yet if it's said, it'll spoil the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Deals With Devils and the Girls Who Make Them
    When I first got into Puella Magi, I figured it'd be a cute, magical girl anime. I'd seen pictures, I'd listened to some English dubs of the opening and endings, but I guess what got me to actually watch it was the darker aspects right from the start. The opening was cheery, but the ending was dismal. The artwork was unique, but at the same time it wasn't as bright as I would expect, hell, the ...
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  • This was a great show!
    I really enjoyed this show! I was doubtful at first, but after I kept watching, I was hooked. I finished it too quickly, in my sense, only taking a few days. If I were as emotionless as Kyubey, I'm sure I'd have cried my eyes out of my head. When I make posts, or see some on Tumblr, I get a tight feeling in my chest, which I'm sure is the sadness that didn't affect me when I finished the series. I ...
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