Hey everyone, I don’t watch magical girl series I never watched Sailor Moon or Tokyo Mew Mew, but the series I watched takes those overly sweet characters that goes down a dark and intriguing path with a great visual style and moments that will leave you crying this is Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
The style has a bit of a cute almost moe style with the big eyed characters but like Elfin Leid the cute style is able to ease the dark tones and sad moments and any time a witch appears the characters enter a world of strange surrealism like something from a Salvador Dali painting
The story starts out sweet with some mentions of the dark things to come with wishes and magical powers but dives into a dark world of sadness which leads to moments that may lead to a tear in your eye.
The opening has a sweet, calm tone that shows the main character and her friends and family with some hint of what is to come
Where as the opening is sweet the ending is filled with the dark tones and an idea of what is to happen in the next episode
The characters are natural unlike other series where the girls fill the certain archetypes these feel natural and act like regular people with there regular activities even showing their interactions with their families and other characters and even getting good character development and you feel emotion for their losses
If you have ever watched a magical girl series check it out, if you have not also check it out it has a great story with realistic characters, cool fighting, some good action, a great dark tone and an amazing animation style that makes it stand out in the genre.
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