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06-12-2013   #1 (permalink)
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Aired: Jul 6, 2013 to ?
Producers: Aniplex, AIC
Genres: Magic
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Okay. Thought I open this up ahead of time. This anime will be aired next month, and... It was interesting... Because I discovered this from a magical girl forums and many of it's MAL members think that Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou was like Madoka-Magica.

It might be. It might be not. But the trailer shows no lies, and it's pretty amazing in my opinion. I like "cute", but also had some sort of plot going on, and unfortunately the trailer with the subs was blocked.

Feel free to add first thoughts or... Something relevant. (Also my first to put up a anime discussion thread.)
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Kitamura Eri character
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must watch for me and my top pick of the season going in.
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Out now. Watch it for suffering.
 
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Opening by LiSA.

Episode itself is alright. Quite dark, influence of Madoka I guess.
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influence of Madoka I guess.
Because Madoka totally invented the concept of grimdark magical girls right? There was dark magical girl shows before Madoka.

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Opening by LiSA.
Important part.

Enjoyed it. Will watch more.
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Because Madoka totally invented the concept of grimdark magical girls right? There was dark magical girl shows before Madoka.

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No, but it sure as hell popularized the concept. Even those other magical girls that were dark people never even talked about them as dark magical girl.

And no need to be offended, it's not like I wrote out a paragraph about it or anything.
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I liked it so far. :3

Dunno why but kinda reminds me of Katekyo Hitman Reborn. o.o...

Like, when she says she gives up and then .. REBORN! XD
 
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The pacing of episode 1 felt out of whack to me leaving me with question marks all over the place.
The character design or rather the proportions are also a tad weird. The pregnant woman at the beginning; It looks like she could fit inside her own belly.

I have to see how things turn out. I didnīt like Madoka at the beginning, too.
 
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No, but it sure as hell popularized the concept. Even those other magical girls that were dark people never even talked about them as dark magical girl.

And no need to be offended, it's not like I wrote out a paragraph about it or anything.
No one took seriously on the earliest "magical girl" shows as "dark" because these manga/shows were aimed at either children, shoujo lovers... Or the mix. Madoka was aimed to viewers over 13+ and not the little kids or those who want a mix of romance.

I could have complain about the "proportions" thing... But at the same time AIC/Aniplex Studios probably picked out artists who can do cute characters (even to young adult characters) so that way it will be a used to fool the audience... And well... "Madoka" all over again with it's method of selling cute things only to shock value the audience.

Though same time.. I really love how this is going. It's a mix of creepy horror and murder themes with magic, supernatural, and taking tarots to a magical-supernatural level.

Anyway it was this crazy that I finally decide to update my Tumblr layout, herp. (I seriously need to go and update my ggFTW profile layout too.)
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2: lots of spoilers. don't read if you didn't watch the episode.

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So... what does The Star tarot have anything to do with ice? Did the writers really think carefully about the setting at all?
 
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From MAL forums, but I thought I share my thoughts about Epi. 3, especially since this is no longer "Madoka-Magica" to me.

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Honestly, the only thing that connects to "Madoka-Magica" besides Aniplex's involvement is the "battle barriers" (and where the girls can only see it's Daemonia form) and the "gritty" magical girl theme...

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On top of that, I really like Luna more. I love her child form with that bonnet.. What a cute baby!
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Latest episode not for the squeemish.
It's not awful
yet it's... memorable...

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And the scene in particular is really similar to Mami's death.
 
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Shit happens on and after episode 8.... :3
 

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