Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Review
PMMM - In this world, there exist strange creatures who have the power to grant one wish to a chosen girl. However, in exchange, that girl must then become a magical girl and use her powers to fight against witches, evil creatures born from darkness that are responsible for murders and suicides.
In the city of Mitakihara, a schoolgirl named Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki are approached by a familiar named Kyubey, who offers to grant each of them one wish in return for making each of them a magical girl. Another magical girl named Homura Akemi tries to prevent Madoka from making such a deal, while Kyubey urges Madoka by telling her she will become the most powerful magical girl. However, contrary to the glamorous notions one would expect, a magical girl finds herself dealing with death, isolation, loss of humanity, agony over the value of her wish, and existential crisis. Madoka, following her friends, soon sees the darker side of being a magical girl, and because of knowing the truth about being a magical girl, she questions if she should become one as well.
What I Like - The one thing that I can truly enjoy about this anime is the shock and awe factor it has going. But this is going to be hard to convey without actually telling you the plot. So at first you would suspect this to be your average everyday magical girl anime. Well sir (or madam), you are right to a point. All is going fine and magical girly until the 3rd episode. I mean what happens is completely crazy.
Then from there, beating all expectations of this anime, it becomes darker and uglier. This anime does its best not to try and pretty up the ugly truth that comes along with it all. I think that is what is so great about. Everything in it is just raw. It goes further in to things than your average magical girl (no one dies) anime.
The story itself is really addicting. If you were to watch it one episode per week yoy might just die. But that is just what i think would happen. but then again I may just be hyping it up too much.
What I Hate - The one thing that comes with the greats a lot of the time is the really confusing plot line. Now while most of the time this won’t happen it has it’s plot point that you need a few minutes to think through. Also there is the art. I really hate the use of light and pastel colors. Plus the faces,UGH! the faces. I mean whose face just juts out to the damn sides. I mean if you pt it all together it just looks weird like you’re trying to attract kids but the art doesn’t work.
The witches fight scenes I don’t particularly hate, but they’re hard to look at and irritate my faceholes (eyes). I mean it’s completely different from the overall art used in all the other scenes. At times it’s hard for the two art styles to mesh so at time you can see that the illustrators tried to make a sort of halfway point between the art styles. And the last thing I hate is the fact that they are making 3 damn movies of this series but the first 2 are going to be compilation movies which make no sense to me. Why I would spend my money to watch a damn compilation movie? I just can’t wait for that last movie, but god knows when that last movie comes out.
At the end of the long and plot twisting day, I would recommend this to pretty much anybody. I mean while this may not be the genre you are into, it will leave you in awe. I will assure you that You’ll be hooked by the end of the end of the 3rd episode. I lie to you not reader, there is no way that you will not finish watching this.