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View Poll Results: Madoka Magica - Episode 02 Rating
Perfect 10 14 19.18%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 24 32.88%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 18 24.66%
7 out of 10 : Good 11 15.07%
6 out of 10 : Average 5 6.85%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 1 1.37%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2011-01-18, 20:54   Link #21
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All hail Unlimited Flintlock Works!


Why hello there. Is that a magical flintlock under your skirt, or are you just happy to see m--

Oh.

I was hoping they'd at least address that you can't have a "wish away the witch problem" or "invincible+godly-power"-style wish. I mean, there's gotta be a phrasing of the former that doesn't fall under a curse... Or maybe you'd have to so much jewel seed farming that it'd become a moot point.

Eldritch abominations aren't really that fun as villains. It's kinda hard to get a good crazy cackling laugh out of a tentacled rose bush or its mighty swarms of Pringles-monsters.
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Old 2011-01-18, 23:34   Link #22
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Good episode overall, but that upside-down woolen glove with roses on it as a witch was a real let-down
Labyrinth as a whole wasn't all that great.
At least we got to see more of Mami's Unlimited Flint Works
8/10
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Old 2011-01-19, 04:48   Link #23
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Hmm, subtle hints of yuri? I'm not gonna wear my goggles for this anime.
LOLZ. same here. XDD
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Old 2011-01-19, 18:05   Link #24
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Old 2011-01-19, 19:03   Link #25
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Am I the only person who liked the witch?
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Old 2011-01-19, 20:38   Link #26
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Am I the only person who liked the witch?
It appears so many people disliked the witch because of the awkward animation and how the witch was drawn out.
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Old 2011-01-20, 12:59   Link #27
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I'd really appreciate if a mod could please open up a new thread for ep3. I'm reporting my own note in the hope to draw some attention.
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Old 2011-01-20, 13:45   Link #28
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This is a witch? Really? o_O
Considering the witch in the dream looked like a space station this is definitely more real =P

I loved this episode and keep watching it ... like 10 times... I am really liking Mami and wonder what all of these girl's wishes are. My guess so far is Hamura's must be to save a life or something along those lines to have such a bad reaction being asked ... can't wait to find out...

I have no problem with the witch's world, but I am used to Shaft.
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Old 2011-01-20, 19:02   Link #29
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It appears so many people disliked the witch because of the awkward animation and how the witch was drawn out.
The witch wasn't actually drawn, it was just a random collage of images
Here's what the next witch could look like

Spoiler for epic witch:
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Old 2011-01-21, 19:09   Link #30
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The witch wasn't actually drawn, it was just a random collage of images
Here's what the next witch could look like

Spoiler for epic witch:
>mfw the next witch was drawn.
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Old 2011-02-04, 01:10   Link #31
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Flintlocks...

That shoot lasers!

I... I can't resist, I must watch more.

Even if it means watching a magical girl show.
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Old 2011-02-04, 08:58   Link #32
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Flintlocks...

That shoot lasers!

I... I can't resist, I must watch more.

Even if it means watching a magical girl show.
You're in for a treat I can tell you that
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Old 2011-03-21, 14:46   Link #33
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Yeah, I agree completely with all of this.

The "Yuri paranoia" was pretty funny, especially given how close all-female friendships involving the female lead of Magical Girl shows tend to be.

Mami is awesome in combat, and the music is excellent.

But yeah, while I do appreciate SHAFT's trippy artistry and animation style, I would have preferred if the witch herself had looked a bit more, well, like the witches of Umineko, lol.

Still, that's almost my only complaint so far. Very solid show so far.
Beatrice: Solve the Epitaph of the Golden Witch....and you get to be a Puella Magi! Isn't that wonderful!

Battler: It's no good! It's no good! It's no good!

*Beatrice reaches up into her hair and pulls an unseen zipper, sheading her "beatrice" suit to reveal....*

Kyubey: *stare*

Battler: *screams*

[Bad End]
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Old 2011-03-21, 15:20   Link #34
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Local newb here with my two cents on episode 2.

Spoiler for Madoka Magica Episode 2:


9/10
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Old 2011-03-21, 15:44   Link #35
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Beatrice: Solve the Epitaph of the Golden Witch....and you get to be a Puella Magi! Isn't that wonderful!

Battler: It's no good! It's no good! It's no good!

*Beatrice reaches up into her hair and pulls an unseen zipper, sheading her "beatrice" suit to reveal....*

Kyubey: *stare*

Battler: *screams*

[Bad End]


Welcome aboard, MrSandman.

Great to hear your thoughts on this anime.
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Old 2011-07-15, 16:09   Link #36
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It is starting 2 get interesting love the witch concept
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Old 2011-07-15, 18:02   Link #37
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I didn't like the cg's of the witch labyrinth, and overall the story didn't advanced almost nothing for a series of 12 episodes.
Basically this for me to. Not too much else to say. Not much happened on the plot advancement front other than everybody giving their opinions on Madoka becoming a magical girl and the fight looked pretty bad IMO. Felt like I was watching a flash cartoon. The parts with Mami looked okay, but the witch was like a blob of play-doh moving in hastily assembled stop motion. I hope not all the combat is going to look like this because it looks like somebody put a wrong layer in the drawing process or something and is really distracting.
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Old 2011-07-15, 18:07   Link #38
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Why are you are replying to a message that is 5 months old? I mean.. you can. it's just.. rather strange
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Old 2011-07-16, 01:42   Link #39
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It's more quoting a post that one agrees with rather than replying.
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Old 2011-07-16, 16:59   Link #40
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Basically this for me to. Not too much else to say. Not much happened on the plot advancement front other than everybody giving their opinions on Madoka becoming a magical girl
Having rewatched the series a few times now, I have to agree this is the weakest episode of the show. I do understand that it's purpose is to set the status quo for the rest of the series (or at least make it look so) but honestly, it felt more like padding. Really unnecessary padding. There are hints here and there for whats to come, but it's really the closest thing to a filler in this show.

I guess it does help that it works better being a weekly episode as opposed in being in a marathon, since it helps sets certain expectations about the show.

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and the fight looked pretty bad IMO. Felt like I was watching a flash cartoon. The parts with Mami looked okay, but the witch was like a blob of play-doh moving in hastily assembled stop motion. I hope not all the combat is going to look like this because it looks like somebody put a wrong layer in the drawing process or something and is really distracting.
I honestly faceplamed at what I had written back when this episode first aired after rewatching this fight. It was just bad, plain and simple.

If there was anything I had trouble with writing about this show, it would have to be the animation. Since obviously all of this is fixed in the BD release, I find it hard to say that it's going to stay bad, but at the same time I'm annoyed at SHAFT being incapable of maintaining quality in their shows, two episodes in -_-

Really, the show is stylistic, in either the TV or BD versions, but I have a hard time praising it if the TV version looks like an ''incomplete'' episode, even though it shouldn't.
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