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Madoka Magica Coming of Age

I said I had one more editorial in me, and that wasn’t exactly true. Instead I wanted to link to someone else’s commentary, that I felt made an excellent point after having reached the same conclusion I had. All magical girl stories are coming of age stories with being a magical girl the journey that forces the girl to grow up and mature.

But if that’s the case, as Madoka Magica, what does that make Madoka?

The writer isn’t the clearest, but she makes an excellent point, and reaches the conclusion I’ve been struggling to reach.

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We’ve Been SHAFTED (Madoka May Indeed Be Cancelled From Airing On TV)

From the livejournal community I watch:

Madoka has no plans of airing the episode next week, and even more, they have no confirmations if they are ever airing the episode on April at all.

“Apparently. MBS will not air any more of Madoka episode THIS MARCH, and they don’t even know if they will actually air at all. Same for TBS. It is likely that entire two episode of Madoka getting cancelled.”

(Poster’s info is from 2channal)

 

I have mixed feelings. Yes, I am disappointed. Madoka is the series that I hoped I would one day see, but was never certain I would. It was an anime that didn’t have to be perfect or amazing, yet would air while I was blogger, and have the potential to be a classic by being an anime that was intriguing, something new, and had a wide appeal that drew in a huge audience. There had been some ones that tried (Panty & Stocking, Durarara) but I felt never did it. Yet this has almost done it. I don’t know if this blew it or not.

But at the same time, I understand why, and don’t feel anger about this. Madoka had the potential to have a very tragic and upsetting ending. And now, the people of Japan-the main audience-is in a very fragile emotional state. We’re removed from the destruction and death they’re facing on a day to day basis. If the content may be too upsetting and needs to removed for the time being, so be it.

After all, we will get to see the episodes eventually. The worst I can imagine is that we’ll just have to wait until the final DVD is released. But even if the episodes were never released, I can’t say Madoka is that bad as an uncompleted work. All the important questions were answered and we were left awaiting the final showdown.

Yes, it is disappointing, but the fact is, life happens. I do have one more Madoka post left in me that I’ll post sometime this week.

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Why I Love/Loved Madoka Magica

Scamp recently did a post pointing that Madoka is coming to a close soon, and that while it could have a glorious ending, it also could completely tank. Thus he wanted the post out there to remind him, should the show tank, there was a reason he loved the show. I thought that this was a fabulous idea, fabulous enough that I wanted the same little memo for myself in case the ending tanks.

Yeah. This is NSFW under the cut.

What bites about getting photos off tumblr is I don't know where they come from.

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The Homura Episode

Madoka pretty much blew my mind this week with an absolutely amazing episode. As much as I loved last episode, and will have a soft spot for it, I think this week was by far the best epiosde of Madoka, and has made watching the whole series worth it. No matter how it ends, it’s been worth it. I also bet the episode will be sub-standard compared to that ending. This is probably the only time we’ll see Madoka as a magical girl.

So. A run down of my observations this episode. A note that a running motif(right word?) in this series is fate, and through the various timelines, we can see what is fated to happen.

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Suggested Reading February 26th-March 3rd

What a week! It’s been an exciting one, but also a busy one for me.  This week, I’ve been taking care of a sick family member, as well as completely the hands on training required to become a volunteer for the Humane Society. I also have not slept as much as usual this week. I also must apologize for the Suggested Reading Post this week, as I lost a bunch of posts in my google reader before I got to read them, and as such, am probably lacking some wonderful posts.

Currently Airing Anime

Landon talks about why Kyubei is such a fab villain. Yes, he ruined it with his great reveal in the last episode, but still worth reading.

I like Dreameater Merry. One Minute of Dusk does a great job of explaining what makes it enjoyable for me.

Upcoming Anime

Preview for A Channel. Looks to have the potential to be the blandest most uninspired school 4-koma yet.

Other Anime

My History With Anime Continues! This Week, Cutfilmtovent, Yi and 2D-T

Moe Archtypes from Before the Nihon Reviews. Make sure to read the footnotes.

Otaku Like reviews Ika Musume

Do Anime and Manga Fandom have to go together?

One Minute of Dusk reviews Samurai Champloo

Manga

An Idiot’s Guide to the Harmful Book’s Regulation, complete with genderbent Ishihara

2D-T talks about Love Roma

Videogames

Screens for Devil’s Survivor Overclocked. If you haven’t gotten the game yet, I’d say this is worth considering.

School Days VN coming over. Perfect for the days where you’ve been screwed over by a man,or just want to kill people in various gruesome ways for no reason. Oh, and Nice Boat.

Other

Body pillows!  What do you think?

Megami Magazine!

RIP Kodansha International. Looks like I need to hurry up and get School Girl Confidential.

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Pokemon Crossover Fanart

There are six days until Pokemon Black and White comes out in America. I am stoked. The real bummer is I have to go to church before I can get the game, but oh well. Out of anticipation, there are going to be quite a few pokemon related posts this week on whatever the heck I feel like. Today, it’s going to be a look at the amount of Pokemon crossover with other animes fanart out there. (If anyone is for some reason trying to keep from being spoiled for 5th gen, this post is not for you.)

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Suggested Reading February 20th-25th 2010

I will rush through this, as my boyfriend is up, and note that I will be to slow to replying this weekend for such reason. Also, as I’m rushing to finish this post, people won’t stop talking to me!!!

Currently Airing Anime

Behind the Nihion Review posts season impression and seems unimpressed, meanwhile Chikorita157 seems to be enjoying the anime midseason

Dragon Crisis

Landon on the cool/suck balance in Dragon Crisis.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Everyone Hates Kyubei  Actually, I want a plush toy.

The Problem With Overspeculating. But then I wouldn’t have this section…

The Null Set talks about Madoka, Chekhov’s Gun, and other things.

Future Anime

Squid Girl gets a second season. I better finish the first now.

Book of Friends gets a third season. I better watch the first two now.

First and second promo video for the high brow Lotte’s Toy. But the characters…so reminiscent of Disgaea…resistence weakening…

Other Anime

Star Blazers to air on SyFy channel By the way, Star Blazers was what it was called when it first brought over it here…they’re not going out of their way to Americanize the title.

Canne reviews High School of the Dead

Yi talks about the fascination with the minor characters in K-On, focusing on Himeko

 

Cutfilmtovent marvels over how cheap the Eva movie is on Amazon.

 

Videogames

Catherine is made easier…and then it turns out there is not English release planned. Right now Atlus, I do not like you. Not while I think you’re trolling us.

Other

2D-T got naked

Cutfilmtovent recalls his time at Boarders

History of anime project going around…Valence and Arianna take part. All right, I’ll pretend SOMEONE cares how I got into anime and write about this sometime this week.


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Shameless Shipping Extra KyoukoxSayaka

I know, shameless shipping is over and done with. But Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is such a dark series, and these are such a cute paring that I’m kinda obsessed with that I really wanted to do a shameless shipping post for them. And I do shamelessly ship the two.

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So Homura is Madoka from the future theorists…

My hats off to you. It’s implied that Homura is Madoka from a different timeline. And pretty great that they don’t downright spell it out for us but still make it so obvious when Homura breaks into a Madoka-esque speech. Brilliant. I wasn’t seeing it, but it seems to be the case.

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Now I’m going to go look for Sayaka x Kyouko yuri for the rest of my life.

 

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The Characterization of Sayaka

“There’s nothing I hate more then the words I did it all for someone else.” Break, Pandora Hearts

Last night, I started thinking about Sayaka’s characterization last night. She’s the most Essentially, she was already a ticking time bomb, set to go off. Sayaka was living an existence that no person can possibly live. What makes her so terrifying is that by being a mahou shoujo, she has the powers to be extremely dangerous when she goes off.

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