10 years ago, a sweet pastel-pink magical girl and her saccharine adventures took the anime world by storm, and then promptly threw us all into a spiral of despair and Love(paper)craftian horror.
On this episode, we’re talking about the 2011 modern anime classic, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its divisive 2013 sequel film Rebellion. Produced by Studio Shaft and written by the now infamous Gen Urobuchi, Madoka set a new standard for the magical girl genre in the 21st century, for better or worse. We discuss the series’ major themes, characters, artistry, and legacy. Austin, Tori, Sarah, and Ryan break it all down for you in this latest TIA Podcast episode!
Also, before we review the series in earnest, Tori and Austin discuss attending Queen City Anime Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina (August 20-22, 2021) and what it’s like returning to a convention for the first time “after” a pandemic year.
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Music Used (all tracks are from the PMMM Original Soundtrack):
- Connect by ClariS
- Conturbatio by Yuki Kajiura
- Misterioso by Kalafina
- Terror adhaerens by Yuki Kajiura
- Sis Puella Magica! by Kalafina and Yuki Kajiura
- And I’m Home by wowaka with vocals by Eri Kitamura (Sayaka’s VA) and Ai Nonaka (Kyoko’s VA)
- Holy Quintet by Yuki Kajiura
- Absolute Configuration by Yuki Kajiura
- Magia by Kalafina
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