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Monday MADness: Mahou Shoujo Requiem

[Sorry for missing last week and yesterday. If this keeps up I may have to contract for more reliable internet.-Tim] Seeing as there is a ton of Puella Magi Madoka Magica news this week with a movie being announced and Mami winning Saimoe,...Show More Summary

Madoka isn't over? Cue the speculation!

The sixth volume of the Mahou Shoujo Madoka?Magica Blu-ray has a very interesting nugget of information hidden away on it. If you listen to the developer commentary, you can hear the following conversation, albeit in Japanese but you...Show More Summary

Plush Kyubey spreads love, hugs and fear

"What happens if you cross a hugging pillow with pure evil?" It's a question that many of us have asked ourselves. Japanese character-goods designer Cube snagged a license for Mahou Shoujo Madoka?Magica, and their latest piece of merchandise is indeed the very answer to this question. Show More Summary

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 12

Summary: Madoka finally makes her wish – yet doesn’t become a magical girl. According to Kyubey, who doesn’t seem to have the power to refuse her, her wish violates the laws of karma and essentially turns her into a goddess. Although Homura views this as a defeat, Madoka reassures her that this is not the [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 11

Summary: While Homura learns that Madoka’s incredible potential as a magical girl is due to her repeated travels back into time, thus increasing her karmic potential, Kyubey lays down the truth about the Incubator’s role in human development to Madoka. Both girls are shocked by their respective revelations, Madoka still reeling from Sayaka’s transformation and [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Review - 87,5/100

Ah, the deconstruction: taking a genre or trope, and examine it, put it in a real life situatio, or take a look at it from a completely different angle. I personally love these kinds of series (heck, some of my favourite series are deconstructions). Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica finally shows us another deconstruction of the [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 11

Dear Shaft: thank you for actually finishing this episode in time and not pulling another Bakemonogatari. Having to wait a month for the final two episodes still is pretty doable. Episode 11 was a rock-solid build-up that was quite worth the wait. With just about every other character out of the picture now, this episode [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 12

A Jesus Ending? It’s been a while since we had one of those. Yeah, the loophole that the creators used was simply the fact that they never explicitly stated that there was any limit to the wish you could make. Madoka just wishes for a world without witches and Kyuubei… grants it. He doesn’t even [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 11

Okay, this will be the place where you can discuss episode 11 of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica that airs this evening. If I see any spoilers in the shoutbox I’ll delete them.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 12

Okay, this will be the place where you can discuss episode 12 of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica that airs this evening. If I see any spoilers in the shoutbox I’ll delete them.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 10

Summary: This episode traces Homura’s past, from her first meeting with Madoka in an alternate timeline to where she is now. I don’t want to spoil it for you; it’s a very emotional episode, so I recommend that you watch it one your own. Sometimes these summaries seem a bit silly since I’m sure everyone [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 10

Holy crap, what an episode. We’ve finally gotten to Homura’s past and BY GOD is is awesome. This may be because I really like the kinds of series that deal with alternative dimensions, but the reason I love the stories like this is because they really allow creators to show different ways for characters to develop [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 09

Summary: Kyouko, angered by Sayaka’s transformation into a witch, resolves to bring back her friend’s humanity by fighting her with the help of Madoka. Before the plan is put into action, Madoka gets an explanation by Kyubey about what the purpose of the magical girl system really is; to harvest the emotional energy emitted from [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 09

A very, very macabre build-up here. On one side, the deaths in this series don’t have as much of a shock value compared to what happened to Mami. On the other hand though, the creators just did decimate the cast here. At this point there are only five named characters alive, and two of those [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 08

Summary: After Sayaka crazily beats the witch, she gives Kyouko the grief seed since she’s pretty much given up on life. Madoka’s freaked out by her friends actions and when they talk together about how Sayaka’s breaking down, Sayaka tells Madoka that it’s her fault that she’s like this, since Madoka would be a great [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 08

And here this show comes with an episode that to be honest… I only expected to arrive around the penultimate episode or something. Now, that means that if this show knows what it’s doing, it can get an amazing climax out of that, when awesome episodes like this are used as build-up episodes. The creators [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 07

Summary: Sayaka gets angry at Kyubey for not warning her about what would happen to her soul after she became a magical girl, but she stops arguing with him when she realizes how unfazed he is by the entire concept. Sayaka stays home from school the next day, and Kyouko comes to see her. Kyouko [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 07

Ah, the wonderful character development! This episode added a ton of new things to the characters, especially Sayaka and Kyouko. This is really what these short 13 episoded series need to do: instead of wasting time like what Fractale is currently doing, they constantly need to focus and build up their characters and if character [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 06

Summary: As the episode opens on the fight we ended with last week, Homura pulls out some time warp/teleportation powers, scaring off Kyoko. Before she leaves, Homura knocks out Sayaka and tells Madoka that she’s sick of telling her to not get involved. Later, as Kyubey and Sayaka talk about how Sayaka needs to get [...]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - 06

That was a great subversion of one of the most overused mahou shoujo tropes: the magical object that somehow allows the girls to transform themselves. Now that this show mentions it, I’ve seen very few series that actually put in a deeper meaning to these items. The only other I can think of right [...]

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