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Death of a Mahou Shoujo; Birth of a Masterpiece
Posted by RaShayRitto in Staff Blogs January 25, 2011 at 02:27:53 AM


In every show I take a strong liking to, without fail, the character I like the most dies really early on--Kamina in Gurren Lagann, Iwasa in Angel Beats, and now (SPOILER) Mami in Madoka. I suppose I'm really into the epic "mentor" character that inspires the unlikely hero to become something more. I also NEVER expect it when they die and my TV must have a guardian TV angel because it has yet to take a thrown object directly in the face during my fanboy fits. About 17 minutes into the latest episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica I KNEW Mami was going to die. Prior knowledge failed to dampen the feeling of dread I felt as her head was brutally BITTEN OFF by a freakish clown monster thing straight out of Power Puff Girls.

As sad as I am to see MY character go (I called dibs, back off!) the wonderfully effective presentation and treatment of the event really helped to prove what I said about the series in our 2011 Winter Season roundup. Madoka is more than just a magic girl anime, it is already the magnum opus of the genre just three episodes in.
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Posted by on July 06, 2012 at 02:08:28 PM
This is one of the best animes I have ever seen. Sure, they died. Shit happens! But it's a deep anime that's more than just about magical girls and their powers. It's so unique and the animation gets... trippy to say in the very least. I, too, was heartbroken when Mami died... But the way they make Homura seem like an antagonist is amazing
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Posted by on March 14, 2011 at 05:14:44 PM
I started watching this series and stopped. didnt even get to episode 2. i dont even watch the show but from the first episode (if mami was in that one i cant remember) i loved mami. she was my favorite. and then they just kill her off in some stupid way? straight up bs.

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