Saturday, 16 April 2011

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica re-watch episode 4 - A New Hope (Spoilers)

*Huge Spoilers will be discussed here, if you haven't watched Madoka Magica yet, go back and watch the damn series*

"It was an understandable slow start, since the last episode was such a shock to everyone but by the end of it, we went back into the dark storyline of a brainwash cult, attempted group suicide and a massive mind fuck." (Source)

I then started to wonder how darker Madoka Magica would go, after 2 and a half episodes of confident talking the tragic end of Mami began the huge speculation on how the story was going to pan out? Who is Kyubey? Why isn't Madoka a magical girl yet? People where unsure if the series could ask all these questions but at that point looking at all these theories was really fun and interesting, its the first time I experienced something like this in anime. The lose of Mami really does affect Madoka and the series tone of what to expect from now on.

One of my favourite parts from this episode was Sayaka watching Kyousuke angst on why he can't play on the violin because of his damaged right hand. I remember when Sayaka says that his injury can be fixed and all of the sudden; Kyubey appears. I nervously laughed at the computer screen at just how well done that scene was done.

God dammit Kyubey...

Homura's talk with Madoka about Mami, while she shows her cold personality, her hand grips these past episodes show alot of compassion towards Madoka and a lot of anger for not changing fate for the past four time lines. Its then that we come to the end of the episode with a new witch defeated by Sayaka, the new magical girl.

I'm at the point where I really am enjoying doing this re-watch and creating these blog posts, alot of emotion was put into this episode and it still succeeds.

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