Date: 2011-09-24 08:36 pm (UTC)
marco: (sanetoshi)
From: [personal profile] marco
That show was terrible for many a reason (and yet so much potential), but I'm glad it gave us Kyubey. It's funny how many people still hate him though.

Date: 2011-09-25 02:12 am (UTC)
majingojira: (Anti Spiral Giggle)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
First person I've heard with that opinion (I'm on episode 4, and decently entertained, but I'm also spoiled rotten for it, so I don't think it's as effective as it would be).

Dare I ask you to elaborate a tiny bit?

Date: 2011-09-26 03:33 am (UTC)
marco: (sanetoshi+hon)
From: [personal profile] marco
I was pretty surprised to find a number of people on the internet aside from myself that didn't like it (but at times, professing your dislike gets you tons of rage, so not surprised).

To be honest, I started off liking it. But then by the middle, I realized how bad the writing, on top of how misogynistic it was. The ending kind of took the cake. And I also realized the show was essentially loli gore/suffering. And that fans (and sometimes the creators) try to tout it as original for a magical girl is kind of silly. The general premise is relatively original, but the darkness, violence and some of the ideas and themes? Not at all (and I think the show became a reason to have cute characters in dark situations). On top of that, some of the magic and logic the show makes itself just doesn't even work right in the show. It kind of killed some things.

Date: 2011-09-26 09:45 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Original? The show is fully watchable but come on we had Sailor Nothing and Revolutionary Girl Utena treading the exact same deconstruction ground for years.

Date: 2011-09-27 12:11 am (UTC)
marco: (glam Masako)
From: [personal profile] marco
Even the Sailor Moon manga pretty much covered plenty. And that's just a smidgen of the mainstream magical girl stuff.

I think Madoka in the end is the "magical girl show for those who are scared to watch magical girl shows". Because if you think they're all just cute fluff, pretty transformations and pretty but ineffective attacks, then you really haven't watched magical girl (to say what is or isn't original) and I guess Madoka is safe in that way. x'D

For me though, I kinda have to turn my brain off when watching it. But I wonder how many people were just enamored with it or nitpicked as much as me and my friend did.


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