Friday, July 1, 2011
Wicked Anime Reviews #9 Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Anime reviews delivered directly to the face!
Terms to know:
Magical Girl – A self-explanatory title that has an entire genre based around it.
Witches – Dark creatures that live in their own twisted realms and threaten the lives of the innocent much like Carlos Mencia.
Soul Gem - An item that each Magical Girl keeps that must be replenished with positive energy or else shit hits the fan.
Kyubey – An incubator, adorable mascot, Satan incarnate, and an internet meme all rolled into one. He's the guy up top that's staring into your soul for all of eternity.
What it's all about:
Madoka Magica essentially deconstructs the entire magical girl genre into a twisted and deeper concept. Sounds interesting already doesn’t it? Normally I stay far away from the magical girl genre the same way I stay away from people beating a dead horse (oh wait... those are exactly the same thing) but this series had me intrigued thanks to its premise alone. From the very beginning there are hints that something much more disturbing and peculiar is going on and as the story unfolds you get to witness an increasingly complex tale of tragic events. There's actually a solid ending here to top it all off.
- Great visuals and style.
- Mystery, horror, and tragedy mixed into the tamest of all genres.
- Flipping the table on what a Magical Girl show is.
- Drama, romance, and other bits sprinkled throughout.
- Very enjoyable choreographed fights.
- It's only 12 episodes long. So it doesn't take long to watch it.
- It's only 12 episodes long. So after it's over, you may be left with that feeling of desiring more.
- It may take some getting used to in the first couple of episodes due to how colorful and cute the show pretends to be at the beginning. Don't let it fool you.
This is Kylak signing out and glad that I can't become a magical girl due to that whole being a dude thing I've got going on.