Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an anime about a group of magical girls trying to save the world from witches and their dark magic. Madoka Magica is unlike any other magical girl anime I have ever seen. It takes all the cutesy and lightheartedness that is found in most magical girl animes and turns that completely upside down. There are so much darkness in this anime, it is sure not to disappoint. It will take everything you know about magical girls, and destroy that way of thinking forever. I don’t know how many times I found myself with goosebumps. I think I will have bad dreams for weeks after watching this show. Needless to say Madoka Magica is not at all what I expected it to be. Anyway, let’s jump into the actual review of the show, shall we?
There are so many different things about this show that in my opinion, made it stand out from all the other anime I have seen. When I think magical girl anime, the first thing that comes to my mind is Sailor Moon. It is a show that I grew up with, and really the first anime I think I really ever watched. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is ABSOLUTELY not that, and I think that is what makes it all that much better. My husband told me I needed to watch it because it is right up my alley, but he didn’t tell me anything about the show. Honestly, that is why I find this show as great as it is. I think if he would have told me about what happens, the lack of shock value would have ruined it. (That is why I am trying my best to not give away too much. It is not only the unique spin on magical girl anime that makes Madoka Magica great, but also the contrast in the visuals. When the girls are not dealing with dark witches, everything seems pretty typical. However, once the girls step foot in the witches’ territory, everything changes. It becomes very dark, and creepy in a artsy kind of way. Each witch creating a lair of their own personalities.
The more I sit and think about what to say is a con to this show, the more I can’t seem to find one. I thought maybe the pacing of the show was not done well. Nope, everything seems to move at a pace that gets everything put into place, and keeps you interested. When I thought the ending ruined it..well yes and no. I absolutely hated the ending of Madoka Magica, but I think that is because it wasn’t your typical ending. I appreciate that. They did the ending so well, it was bittersweet. I thought about the characters and what they bring to the table. Really, they all had their place and there really wasn’t much filler in the episodes. Every action had its consequence, and every event tied to another. I think the point I am trying to make is that this show was so well done, I can’t seem to find anything negative to say about it.
Overall, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is probably one of the best anime that I have watched in a very long time. Everything, and I mean everything, down to the last detail was flawlessly executed. (In my opinion of course!) So, if you are looking for an anime that blows the lid off of your typical magical girl trope. I absolutely suggest taking the time to watch the series. They also just released another series of Madoka Magica. I have not gotten around to watching it yet. Mostly because I am a binge watcher through and through. I want to wait until the entire show has been released. So, really that’s it for my review. I didn’t want to ruin the show for those who haven’t watched it yet. So, that is why I didn’t discuss in detail the series. Maybe later, I will revisit with a detailed discussion. What do you think? I guess I will see everyone in the next one. So, until next time!!