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Old 2011-01-14, 16:18   Link #981
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Likewise, Mami sipping some tea right after killing her was way too over-the-top
Lol. I actually thought that was pretty damn classy. XD

Anyway, I found it quite amusing when Hitomi said she felt like a fifth wheel. Fourth Wall joke?
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Old 2011-01-14, 16:24   Link #982
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On the contrary, the tea was exactly enough over-the-top.

The witch animation, while interesting in style, doesn't work well at all in a fight scene. It felt like Mami and the witch were in two different dimensions or something, and it was hard to believe that they could actually attack each other. Overall, I don't think it worked very well and hope they do something slightly different for future witches.
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Old 2011-01-14, 18:23   Link #983
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I don't know when she sipped the tea it felt like I just won a match in Blaz Blue.
Also I wouldn't touch those soul gems, I think it might be some type of hallucinogen.
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Old 2011-01-14, 19:20   Link #984
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Old 2011-01-14, 19:32   Link #985
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On the contrary, the tea was exactly enough over-the-top.

The witch animation, while interesting in style, doesn't work well at all in a fight scene. It felt like Mami and the witch were in two different dimensions or something, and it was hard to believe that they could actually attack each other. Overall, I don't think it worked very well and hope they do something slightly different for future witches.
I hope they show different witch forms. On a level, I felt sorry for the witch. The witch at one point was probably a human girl.
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Old 2011-01-14, 21:49   Link #986
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so after watching the first two eps i've to stick with this.

Madoka is undeniably cute, as is Kyubey. I would enjoy more of Mami and her fighting. Her final move was great.

Whenever they enter the witch's area it feels like alice in wonderland to me.

Homura is a mysterious character and still can't make up my mind about her. I'm leaning towards her not being a bad person right not.

Sayaka acta tough but i don't think she can back it up yet.

Hitomi made me laugh this ep.
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Old 2011-01-14, 23:33   Link #987
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Likewise, Mami sipping some tea right after killing her was way too over-the-top
I see you watch To Love-Ru. Makes me wonder how you think that her sipping tea after the fight is considered over-the-top. I hardly even noticed it.

Also I doubt this stop motion stuff will end any time soon. If it happened in the first episode, it's gonna happen in the next eleven episodes.
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Old 2011-01-14, 23:47   Link #988
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It's possible that each witch will have their own idiosyncratic animation style. The first and second episodes were dealing with the same witch after all.
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Old 2011-01-15, 00:00   Link #989
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It's possible that each witch will have their own idiosyncratic animation style. The first and second episodes were dealing with the same witch after all.
I was thinking about that too.

I mean remember that SZS episode where they tried out different art style?
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Old 2011-01-15, 00:10   Link #990
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I mean remember that SZS episode where they tried out different art style?
Shaft hasn't had enough of that lately. Ever since SZS ended, the following shows have experimented with camera angles and such, but the animation has been much less weird overall. And yes, I'm trying to phrase that as something I'm disappointed in. This is animation. The hell with reality.
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Old 2011-01-15, 00:32   Link #991
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I thought the Witch's animation fit nicely. They go into another world to fight these (that's what I thought) so who's to say that all other worlds are exactly the same as ours? I know that it probably doesn't make sense in terms of animating but I think it's a good idea.

Regarding the episode I like what I read on previous pages about the egg and why these witch hunts take place. I can see why Homura would try to destroy that creature if it's the one making girls into mahou shoujo for the purpose described.
I do feel sorry for the self pronounced 'fifth wheel' being left out. I guess she's there for some comic relief though.
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Old 2011-01-15, 00:45   Link #992
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The lyrics from the song when they are fighting is pretty epic, watched the episode and wrote down the lyrics as it played.

All credit to the sub group who did the work. (Nutbladder)

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I have to say, I love the music and the atmosphere of this series.
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Old 2011-01-15, 01:36   Link #993
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4chan denizens theory.
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Old 2011-01-15, 01:44   Link #994
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ep 2
did Mami just pulled an unlimited bla.... er.... gun works against the witch in this ep?
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Old 2011-01-15, 01:47   Link #995
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Anyone else laugh inside a bit when mami dropped guns out of her skirt >.> I kinda want to make an avatar of that my photoshop is gone though and I cant seem to use gimp correctly...

I cant think of Homura as a bad person, there just isn't enough information for that yet, but I feel there is more to the story than what was explained here so far.

I find the witch realm rather strange but interesting, the witch itself was....too odd, didn't seem dangerous or even really capable of attacking.
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Old 2011-01-15, 02:59   Link #996
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4chan denizens theory.
After only 2 episodes eh?
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Old 2011-01-15, 03:08   Link #997
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Sipping tea after a battle is too over-the-top? I saw a special on television once about real cold cases that've been solved. One featured an old man who was eating spaghetti while the smell of his wife's rotting corpse, who he had killed with his own bare hands, was coming up through the floorboards as the police were questioning him... There are some things in REAL life that are more over-the-top than what's in this anime, I assure you all of that.

That and Mami is just so freaking classy. <3 Great episode. I love the fact that Sayaka actually possesses a lot of wisdom despite her young age and goofy air. Put in the same situation, I would feel that I don't deserve such a chance, either. I don't have anything I want that bad. Perhaps, just a genuine desire to help others, but not to the point where I would want to risk my life...

I also love Hitomi's reactions, lol. "Fifth wheel"? Tee-hee, I love it.
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Old 2011-01-15, 03:17   Link #998
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After listening to the song in the first and the second episode fights I realized that the lyrics are slightly different in the subs.

Spoiler for Comparison:


In addition, both songs have a different pace, the one in the first episode seems slower.

Assuming that the subs are accurate in both episodes, then I expect they may have a version of this song for each magical girl.

Maybe they reflect something in the characters too.

Of course, its entirely possible the sub group just translated the lines differently and I'm over thinking this.
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Old 2011-01-15, 03:32   Link #999
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When Madoka woke up at the beginning of the second episode and said "Another weird dream..."
I was like, "UROBUCHI WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?! "
But then she saw Kyubey and realized the events of Ep.1 were actually real.

For a second there, I thought that was how every episode was going to start and that this was going to be Inception style craziness.

I did like the repeated comedy of Hitomi's reactions. The fifth wheel one was silly because it messed up the normal expression, but also because of the meta-joke (which Haak pointed out) that she actually is the fifth wheel in the show compared to the four magical girls.

The tea drinking was awesome too.

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After only 2 episodes eh?
Anyone who thought that this thread was going crazy with epileptic trees after episode 1 clearly hadn't seen what was going on over there.
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Old 2011-01-15, 04:13   Link #1000
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Has anyone mentioned the fact that Madoka's drawings of her magical girl outfit were actually done by her seiyuu, Yuuki Aoi? From my own limited familiarity, I'd put Ao-chan in the second rank of seiyuu artists, just behind Inoue Marina and Kitamura Eri. Her best work is actually better than those drawings, I think.

(click to enlarge)

I'm not exactly blown away by Ao-chan's voice work yet, but the uniqueness of the small voice here is really interesting. And KitaEri (Sayaka) and Chiwa (Homura) are also really good. Mizuhashi Kaori's Mami is hit and miss, for me. It's also interesting that Gotou Yuuko has gone from Mikuru moe to playing the mother.
One thing I would like to point out about that pic is that depending on how you look she's crying tears of blood...


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