The Power of Feelings — Madoka ep. 09

We’ve long known that feelings in anime are the most important and powerful force in the universe. If you only feel it enough, you can make it so.

Well now, we may have the the end-all and be-all of that in Puella Magi Madoka Magica. We get the “final” explanation (and I use that term advisedly, given Kyubey’s tendency to lie by omission.) Kyubey’s goal is quite noble — just ask him, and he’ll tell you. Feelings can save the universe!

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I started to type a note about this the other day and had no time, but we are seeing the difference between a master and a pretender. Yamamato pitched a fit and said he was going to shake up the industry; he has produced a very pretty Miyazaki knock-off / road trip story so far. Shinbou has quietly assembled an all-star staff and turned out probably the best anime in years. Since Show ▼

in ep.04, this show has been on rails (to borrow imagery from this episode). It may be a railroad to hell, but it knows where it’s going, and it’s going to carry the viewer through every last whistle-stop on the way there.

Definitely worth the ride; if it weren’t for this show, I’d probably be foolish enough to think thatFractale was living up to it’s hype.

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9 Responses to The Power of Feelings — Madoka ep. 09

  1. Andrew F. says:

    Definitely agreed on Madoka vs. Fractale, and the contrast is even more apparent since they both air on Thursday and I often watch one after the other.

  2. Madoka is unquestionably a superb show, or it will be if they pull out the ending. I expect they will.

    I’m becoming tempted to pick it up again, but I think I’ll wait until it’s finished and then watch it in a burst.

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Ok, crazy, crackpot theory time about the ending.

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    Now THAT would be a slam-dunk ending. I’d even accept Show ▼

  4. AvatarADV says:

    Evil happily ever after version:

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    • Ubu Roi says:

      Nope, I think he’s bound. Show ▼

      • AvatarADV says:

        I don’t buy it.

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        • Ubu Roi says:

          Well, I’m not saying there’s not going to be holes in any explanation. Quibbling over the pull ring is one thing — I certainly didn’t know that, brought up on WWII movies. But as I see it, Show ▼

          • AvatarADV says:

            Still, they’re doing it; they have a motive for doing it, silly as the science is.

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