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Anime Spotlight #2: Puella Magi Madoka Magica


(Note: I plan to come out with a spotlight once a month, though I make no promises. I have a backlog of anime that I want to talk about, so hopefully it will work out. I will also try to keep all spotlights spoiler-free.)

Name: Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Magical Girl Madoka)

Year: 2011

Episodes: 12

Studio: Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Negima?!)

Writer: Gen Urobochi (Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass)

The first anime I ever watched was Sailor Moon. It was beyond cheesy and I cringe and laugh whenever I watched the old VHS tapes with my sisters, but it is undeniably iconic (who doesn’t know the Sailor Moon theme song?) and set the standard for the magical girl genre. Cute catchphrases, ridiculously long transformation sequences, and pure-hearted, yet klutzy heroines became staples of the magical girl genre. And then Puella Magi Madoka Magica came along. Well-paced, smart, and even horrifying, PMMM is, in one word, brilliant. Continue reading Anime Spotlight #2: Puella Magi Madoka Magica