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[Puella Magi Madoka Magica] - Link to Theater Listings for Rebellion at Top of OP

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Let me predict their reactions for you.
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    I mean more episode 3 specifically.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Actually a Magical Princess France, ApparentlyRegistered User regular
    I watched the first two, and the second episode was still great. To me, at least. I plan to go through more today and tomorrow.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Let me predict their reactions for you.
    Spoiler:

    I mean more episode 3 specifically.

    Spoiler still stands, now and forever.

    I am interested to see how long until people realize that
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Since people seemed to like the last image dump, here's another set that revolves around the best Witch fight in the entire show. Smaller size so as not to cause any commotions.
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  • Lenore03Lenore03 Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Episode 9 spoilerz
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Lenore03 wrote: »
    Episode 9 spoilerz
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    Post Episode 9 Spoilers:
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    I also wrote a little something regarding the final episode in SA. Not sure if anyone else felt this way, but it was a minor quibble regarding a certain line...
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    I honestly can't remember the last time I was discussing an anime series like this. About the last series I felt was worth discussing at length was Death Note.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I would love it if we could have a general anime thread in the PA forums, considering we have some pretty nice discussions on specific shows. Sort of like how I'd never normally go anywhere near most forums' video game threads, but I love the SE++ mass effect community.

    But apparently 'tis not to be, alas.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    There is an extremely strong precedent set for why a general anime thread will not be allowed for the foreseeable future, unfortunately. A few bad apples, etc.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Yeah, it just seems weird how you can talk about virtually anything but NO ANIMEZ

    But then I wasn't around when that wasn't a rule, so I don't know what the threads were like in the first place (but I can imagine)

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  • Lenore03Lenore03 Registered User regular
    The only solution is to go and make official threads for every major show.

  • zerg rushzerg rush Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    There is an extremely strong precedent set for why a general anime thread will not be allowed for the foreseeable future, unfortunately. A few bad apples, etc.

    I thought it was just one, terrible, terrible apple.

  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    I had high hopes that the Toonami thread over at SE++ would perhaps prove that we could have anime-related discussions without having it devolve into creeper territory, but that got closed too. With Adult Swim continuing to post teasers/updates on the Toonami revival, I wonder if we'll be allowed to discuss it again should it end up coming back.
    Lenore03 wrote: »
    The only solution is to go and make official threads for every major show.

    I've come close at least five different times to making an Evangelion thread. I've been afraid of having it get shut down after creating what would be a rather lengthy OP.

    Also it would eventually get into a whole "what did the movies really mean?" discussion. I burned that bridge long ago.

  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    I only knew what to watch for a season because of our megathread(which is the main reason were not allowed it anymore, megathreads aren't allowed, so I doubt the rule will ever change). when this thread poped up it told me I needed to watch the show, I did and it was amazing.

    We at least need to make threads for specific must watch shows (1 each, no megathread), when they come up. This place is my only filter for anime and I refuse to watch through all the garbage they put out each season.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    zerg rush wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    There is an extremely strong precedent set for why a general anime thread will not be allowed for the foreseeable future, unfortunately. A few bad apples, etc.

    I thought it was just one, terrible, terrible digiapple.

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  • Lenore03Lenore03 Registered User regular
    I only knew what to watch for a season because of our megathread(which is the main reason were not allowed it anymore, megathreads aren't allowed, so I doubt the rule will ever change). when this thread poped up it told me I needed to watch the show, I did and it was amazing.

    We at least need to make threads for specific must watch shows (1 each, no megathread), when they come up. This place is my only filter for anime and I refuse to watch through all the garbage they put out each season.

    Another good place to get a quick suggestion for something to watch would be the SA forums. http://forums.somethingawful.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=27 Just look down the right side of the board for the thread quality rating. Thread quality doesn't necessarily translate into show quality but it's an easy way to find the big shows. If your willing to do a little more work then jump into the chat thread at the top of the board to get a quick sample of what people are saying about shows airing at any given time.

    Following this logic I guess Fate/Zero and Steins;Gate would be suggested. While I cant get enough of the former, I couldn't find the will power to finish the latter so YMMV.

  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    Trying to find a series to follow up on Madoka is incredibly difficult, as there are very few shows like it. About the only alternative I can find is to watch the polar opposite: something lighthearted and/or shonen to counterbalance the emotional rollercoaster that was Madoka Magica. I hear Sengoku Basara is a sufficient guilty pleasure, so I might try that.

    Also, in case it wasn't mentioned already, both Hulu and Crunchyroll have the first 9 episodes subbed and free for viewing.

    And here's a comic, appropriately titled "Good End":
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    I'm also interested in any opinions on my last few opinions, for anyone who watched the series to completion.

  • ReynoldsReynolds Actually a Magical Princess France, ApparentlyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Good End?

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    My opinion? Stop posting about Sayaka.

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Good End?

    Spoiler:

    My opinion? Stop posting about Sayaka.
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  • ReynoldsReynolds Actually a Magical Princess France, ApparentlyRegistered User regular
  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Reynolds wrote: »
    Good End?

    Don't spoil the fun.

    "Thanks Kyubey" is also a pretty funny comic (Danbooru Warning, Spoilers Too).

    I think that's it for the worthwhile (and non-pornographic) fanstuff. Surprised there was that much to begin with.

    I've been curious how the dubbed handled the latest batch of episodes (5-8), but haven't read any opinions.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I feel slightly guilty for laughing at this.
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    I don't know how long "confessions" have been around. I just know it's probably about the bottom of the Internet barrel.

    That image does bring up an interesting bit of trivia I saw.
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    This is why I'm looking forward to the fan translation of the PSP game, which is apparently underway as we speak. The combat looks meh, but it also looks to specifically focus on the relationship between all the characters, building beyond what was shown in the anime.
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    I also caught a bit of the dub. In short, it doesn't work.

    Not because the voices are particularly bad, but because they're too "cutesy" in their deliveries. Maybe that's intentional, and they have the chops to pull off the more serious stuff later on, but I have my doubts. As much as I prefer dubs in general, the Japanese VAs really poured their hearts out, even claiming to have been crying for real during several performances (and having to continue to cry after takes).

    Also, the way they pronounce Mami in the dub leads to many hilariously awkward interactions with the group.

    "Way to go, Mommy!"

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    Lenore03 wrote: »
    I only knew what to watch for a season because of our megathread(which is the main reason were not allowed it anymore, megathreads aren't allowed, so I doubt the rule will ever change). when this thread poped up it told me I needed to watch the show, I did and it was amazing.

    We at least need to make threads for specific must watch shows (1 each, no megathread), when they come up. This place is my only filter for anime and I refuse to watch through all the garbage they put out each season.

    Another good place to get a quick suggestion for something to watch would be the SA forums. http://forums.somethingawful.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=27 Just look down the right side of the board for the thread quality rating. Thread quality doesn't necessarily translate into show quality but it's an easy way to find the big shows. If your willing to do a little more work then jump into the chat thread at the top of the board to get a quick sample of what people are saying about shows airing at any given time.

    Following this logic I guess Fate/Zero and Steins;Gate would be suggested. While I cant get enough of the former, I couldn't find the will power to finish the latter so YMMV.

    Thanks, I think I was asking for this in a round-about way.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Turns out I was wrong when I said that was it for worthwhile fan-stuff.
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    I've rarely seen this kind of creativity and care from fans regarding an anime series. Usually it's parody and/or porn and maybe a couple of artistic gems. This series must have really stirred some emotions to warrant this kind of work.

    Also, the Drama CDs are totally worth checking out for some interesting backstory that only further enhances the series. Would it be okay to link them via YouTube, or would that constitute as licensed material? I don't think the NA releases have them.

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  • Lenore03Lenore03 Registered User regular
    Episode 10 down. I still love the witch world designs. I hope they go crazy with it for the movies. I'm glad I don't have to wait a month or so for ep 11-12. Because being left hanging on an episode like this... Well it probably only added to the anticipation.

  • ReynoldsReynolds Actually a Magical Princess France, ApparentlyRegistered User regular
    Oh, and Madoka does the voice of the main character in Symphogear. And sings!

    I just finished the show. It was pretty great.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    A really nice looking doujin was released this week. It's currently only partially translated, but you can get the gist of it (Danbooru warning, can't put as images because the text isn't hard-coded):

    It's a cliche alternate outcome, but man....if this was actually canon, it probably would have made Kyouko my favorite character.

    If anyone would be capable of saying
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    it would be her. The effect is doubly effective if you're listening to this:



    (I'm willing to admit Kajiura is the second best anime composer after Kanno)

    The release was timely too, as it was after I had watched the third Drama CD, which was a really touching story that built on the backstory of
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    I would have posted a YouTube link, but no subbed version has been uploaded. It's out there if you know where to look.

    Also tried out Grief Syndrome, which was a fun game that's surprisingly well put together for a fan game. Seems there's a way to enable online multiplayer, though I wonder how many people here would be interested.

    Again, very surprised by the quality of the fan-made stuff for this series. Incidentally, Homura was officially put as the next character in the Queen's Blade card game. Not enough :? for that.

    Lastly, the Dub up to episode 8 is mostly serviceable and occasionally matches the emotion of the Japanese performances, but not entirely. Japanese is the way to go in this case.

    They also bitched up Homura somewhat during a particularly infamous moment.
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    That kind of downplays her character's sympathy a bit, considering how
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    So, I wrote a thing.

    It's a pretty long thing. Spent half a week writing it, the other half reading it over and editing it.

    I was in the mood to write about anime this month, so this seemed like perfect timing. I hope this sort of thing is isn't considered out of style or something....when something gets my full attention or affects me in a certain way, I feel obliged to discuss it.

    So...I hope you don't hate it. I've got about two more planned based on the series, and a couple more based on other stuff.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    So, I wrote a thing.

    It's a pretty long thing. Spent half a week writing it, the other half reading it over and editing it.

    I was in the mood to write about anime this month, so this seemed like perfect timing. I hope this sort of thing is isn't considered out of style or something....when something gets my full attention or affects me in a certain way, I feel obliged to discuss it.

    So...I hope you don't hate it. I've got about two more planned based on the series, and a couple more based on other stuff.

    Interesting list. The only one I don't agree with is the scene with Madoka's mother and her teacher; they just had so little screen time that I couldn't get invested in it. My cousin had a similar reaction, saying something along the lines of "Are we really going to waste time on these two?"

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Well, I was originally going to include
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    in the list, but that would have just been repeating what I already said for the other choices. Can't let people think I'm biased over that character.

    (ahem)

    But I loved Madoka's mom, and I felt that scene and the one following it made up for her disappearance halfway through. In many ways she's the most "heroic" character in the series.

    I know it was probably intentional, but I would have loved to have seen more focus on the parents as a whole. We never see Sayaka's parents (except for a shot where people think it's them) and we get no details at all with Homura's.

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  • AstaerethAstaereth Registered User regular
    What an excellent series. The thematic depth, the strong seasonal structure, the innovative Witch animations, the excellent music, and the intricate visual motifs and metaphors... It's a beautiful and complete story that grapples intelligently with what it means to grow up in a world where evil is intrinsic and good intentions are rewarded with failure and loss. Surprises, twists, great characters, and a masterful control of narrative, editing, and mise en scene.... I haven't been this engaged on a constant basis by a show in quite a while. It's a towering achievement and I can't wait to watch it again with my friends.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    I want details on the movies so bad. If they make the effort to expand on the original series further instead of merely prettying up existing sequences, they might just get me bawling all over again.

    The third movie is the biggest mystery of all, but I read that Urobutchi tweeted his tentative title for it:
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    The man has been known to be a massive troll, but he also seems to add a kernal of truth to everything related to Madoka.

    So the implications of that alone is enough to get me exited. I don't care how he pulls it off, or whether the result is something that ends up more cliched, I seriously want
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    Heck, they might even end up using some of the fan theories regarding the finale. How big of an awesome setup would it be with a line as simple as
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    There's your movie. Get to it.

    Also, there are a ton of little details you may have missed on the first (or even second) viewing, but I just noticed one that occured in Episode 3....
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Also, there are a ton of little details you may have missed on the first (or even second) viewing, but I just noticed one that occured in Episode 3....
    Spoiler:
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Also, there are a ton of little details you may have missed on the first (or even second) viewing, but I just noticed one that occured in Episode 3....
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    I've been frequently checking to see if anyone would post any translated videos of the PSP game.

    Lo and behold, someone finally did one, based on one of the many, many, many alternate paths you can take.
    Spoiler:

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I've finally got around to catching up with the Kazumi Magica manga. While the art is nice and the story finally seems to be going in an interesting direction, there are several negatives. The pacing is weird, there's quite a bit of fan service in the first few chapters, and the first story arc's emotional impact is nearly non-existent since you haven't been given much of a chance at all to invest in the characters.

    That said, I get the feeling that things are going to get more interesting as it has been revealed that the main characters are
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    The sample pages I've seen of Kazumi make me want to stay far away from it....maybe it got better later on, but the blatant fan service, crappy designs and borderline fanfic character (Jyubey? Really?) fills me with doubt.

    Truth is I haven't been impressed with the other two mangas. The official manga lacks some of the small (but still key) moments, and makes some confusing changes, most notably
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    Oriko seems to be the most popular choice, and there is some merit in it, particularly
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    but it ends too abruptly and has more questions than answers. Plus the guro mixed with SD characters was pretty off-putting.

    There's a reason Madoka is such a highly regarded series. They could have easily made it brutally violent and/or fanservice filled.

    Instead it had restraint, a word that's practically foreign to Japan.

  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The sample pages I've seen of Kazumi make me want to stay far away from it....maybe it got better later on, but the blatant fan service, crappy designs and borderline fanfic character (Jyubey? Really?) fills me with doubt.

    I may be completely wrong, but I think the fanservice early on might have been Kazumi Magica's equivalent of the sort of trickery used by the Madoka Magica OP. The manga started around the same time as the anime, so people at the time didn't know what to expect (however, the later chapters pretty much assume that you know all the details about the setting that are revealed in the anime).

    I've liked most of the designs in Kazumi Magica myself, so I don't know which in particular you have a problem with. As for Juubey, I like him for two reasons: First, he's proof that there are other
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    out there in the world besides Kyubey. Second:
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I'd spoiler that word that starts with "I", since it's specifically one of the series' big wham lines.
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    Also, I admittedly got a good laugh out of this (just a reminder, everything I spoiler tag has REAL SPOILERS):
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    So um, when's the part in this show where my male love interest comes and saves me from my impending doom and depression?
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Of course there's also this summary of the series...
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    DarkPrimus you are a bad bad man for linking those.

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