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View Poll Results: Madoka Magica - Episode 03 Rating
Perfect 10 117 56.25%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 57 27.40%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 23 11.06%
7 out of 10 : Good 4 1.92%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 0.96%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 0.48%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 0.48%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 1 0.48%
1 out of 10 : Painful 2 0.96%
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Old 2011-01-22, 03:19   Link #241
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Do it! More drama.

Series seriously needs 26 eps instead.
This series is interesting enough to me for a 26 episode series

It would add more drama is Madoka's wish to revive Mami came at the cost of another's life. Just like someone else's previous theory that wishing you were a billionaire meant taking the money from someone else.
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Old 2011-01-22, 03:23   Link #242
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Wow this is some serious man, I mean we are only 1 and a half days in from the episode airing and we already have 244 posts. By the time episode 4 comes in we might hit 1000. We'll need a sub-forum for each episode.

EDIT: My bad, I just checked and it turns out R2 was even more insane 2 years ago.
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Old 2011-01-22, 03:38   Link #243
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Wow this is some serious man, I mean we are only 1 and a half days in from the episode airing and we already have 244 posts. By the time episode 4 comes in we might hit 1000. We'll need a sub-forum for each episode.

EDIT: My bad, I just checked and it turns out R2 was even more insane 2 years ago.
I was surprised as well This episode clearly sparked something in all the viewers to get this episode to have so many posts and enlighten so much discussion.
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Old 2011-01-22, 03:44   Link #244
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Old 2011-01-22, 04:31   Link #245
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I'm no against this, but note the one talking in the preview is Sayaka, not Madoka... I expect Sayaka to be the one wishing for Mami to come back (or attempting to at least) next episode. Let's wait and see!
Sayaka's wish is for Kamijou. In the pic in the OP he's playing his violin again. He's crying in ep. 2 because he can't play due to an arm injury.
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Old 2011-01-22, 04:51   Link #246
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Well... a character like Mami normally has to die/become evil/disappear but i thought she would atleast had an epic death saving the girls or something like that by the ep 8~9, not by some random witch at ep 3 D=
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Old 2011-01-22, 04:54   Link #247
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Well... a character like Mami normally has to die/become evil/disappear but i thought she would atleast had an epic death saving the girls or something like that by the ep 8~9, not by some random witch at ep 3 D=
Homura did warn that this witch was different then the others, but yeah pretty random.. I still go with what all the other fans are predicting will happen next episode.
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Old 2011-01-22, 05:05   Link #248
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I don't really see all the parallels with Faust that everyone is making.
It's the ED animation of Ep. 3... it pretty much says it all there...
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Old 2011-01-22, 06:35   Link #249
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I am not sure if these have been mentioned or not. After rewatching, I found the witch was really strong, perhaps too strong for Mami even if she is prepared.

The witch can molt several times, meaning one must kill her several times to really finish her (at least five times are shown). And also her speed of revival is very fast, thus one must have a way to dodge or attack her again. Both Mami's weapons have little use against her. The string/ribbon is shown useless to contain the revived witch and the musket is only good for one shot.

Even if Homura finishes the witch (seemingly) effortless, it doesn't mean the witch is weak nor Mami can win if she is more careful.

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Old 2011-01-22, 06:36   Link #250
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I just love anime like this one. Looks like it's time for another one of my analytical blog posts.

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Old 2011-01-22, 07:07   Link #251
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I hope Mami isn't wished back. I think it would cheapen her demise if that happened.
Then again, it could all be a bit Monkey's Paw if that happened.
Spoiler for W.W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw:

The story is a classic example in literature of 'being careful what you wish for', and I got a very strong feeling of that from this episode.
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Old 2011-01-22, 07:42   Link #252
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Well, I knew this coming. Never trust Urobuchi. He always lies and even if it is true, it will be distorted in some serious extent.

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and, a lot of thing was better in this episode. Supernatural mind fuck battle scene finally started looking good. Everything about this episode was so creepy and so did that ending theme. I'm pretty sure the reason that they didn't show ending for the first two episodes are all for this moment.

Homura! Homura! Saito Chiwa banzai!
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Old 2011-01-22, 08:18   Link #253
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It's amusing that the monster in this series looks kind of silly and likes it is from cartoon network. But it's actually deadlier than most monsters in other series. At least, it can actually kill someone while many others can only scratch the protagonist even if they look much cooler.
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Old 2011-01-22, 08:44   Link #254
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^ If something that is absolutely not scary kills someone with smile, that's the real horror. @_@

(like Kumagawa, from Medaka Box... >_>)
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Old 2011-01-22, 09:06   Link #255
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First time in a long while I've given a 10 to an anime episode, but this time it's worth it.
This is going to be really interesting.
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Old 2011-01-22, 09:18   Link #256
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Anyone else notice that, immediately after the witch popped like a balloon and got destroyed by Homura, some 'chunks' of something fell down and plopped down in front of Homura, who then made a grunting noise and looked away?

Anyone else get the feeling that these are 'chunks' of ...... Mami?

The witch that got popped in episode 2 left nothing but a Grief Seed plus the trajectory of these 'chunks' compared to the explosion of the witch doesn't match. Wow, I wonder if there will be an uncensored version of this?
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Old 2011-01-22, 10:15   Link #257
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Anyone else notice that, immediately after the witch popped like a balloon and got destroyed by Homura, some 'chunks' of something fell down and plopped down in front of Homura, who then made a grunting noise and looked away?

Anyone else get the feeling that these are 'chunks' of ...... Mami?

The witch that got popped in episode 2 left nothing but a Grief Seed plus the trajectory of these 'chunks' compared to the explosion of the witch doesn't match. Wow, I wonder if there will be an uncensored version of this?
If you watched that moment carefully, the "chunk" almost had a human shape. This show wasn't censored to begin with. A more detailed version is prob not needed.
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Old 2011-01-22, 10:16   Link #258
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no trace of blood is seen during this episode

I prefer to keep the horror aspect to have a psychological level as well. Deliberately showing the parts will remove that part away.
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Old 2011-01-22, 10:39   Link #259
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I hope Mami isn't wished back. I think it would cheapen her demise if that happened.
Then again, it could all be a bit Monkey's Paw if that happened.
I thought that the consensus was that this was mostly going to be Faust with magic girls? :P

Not that I wouldn't put it above Kyuubei to twist the intent of the wishes anyway.
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Old 2011-01-22, 11:07   Link #260
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as expected, the char that acts as the mentor/master/senpai will most likely die, throughout the whole eps, Mami was talking like a typical char that will die soon...

but in this settings, she still has a possiblity to be revived via one of the wishes (Madoka?)

i have to say this a good eps, the girls thinking about the wishes seriously, the fighting (especially Mami's ones), the ever-smiling pet (i think it may be evil), the death and the dark feeling behind the cute faces
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