Judging how the audience react, this is the best anime movie in 2013 with no doubt. But that’s not according to me. I’ve watched several anime aired in 2013, and my feelings said this is the worst anime in 2013. The TV series of Madoka Magica aired in 2011 was already terrible in terms of storyline for me. And it turns out that this movie is not much better. Another complicated story where more than 70% part I don’t understand. And the ending doesn’t satisfy me enough. I don’t even have the chance to understand it. Oh… maybe I am not otaku enough to handle this kind of Movie? At least this movie (and the series) didn’t end up in the lowest of the low on my anime chart. That still belongs to ICE, the worst anime ever…
But hey, I didn’t say this movie is totally terrible. In fact, I like every aspect in this movie (besides the storyline which I hardly understand). This movie was designed professionally with no doubt. I can feel everything looks very good and excellent (again, except the storyline). The BGM is very good, if not, better than that. The image quality is excellent. The detail of the background is very crisp, looks like a photo taken with professional camera with Super 35 Sensor and tuned with some professional post processing (it sounds silly, I know). You often find artistic and confusing background as well most of the time. That just how Madoka Magica is. Another strong point is the character design. I always like Aoki Ume’s art! Thanks to Hidamari Sketch, of course.
In the end of this anime, what are the conclusions? I don’t know… Human’s emotion is too complicated. And this movie is just as complicated, if not, more than human’s emotion. So, was this a bad movie? Definitely not! But if the question was, was the storyline good? My answer would be the same, definitely not! It was too complicated. I couldn’t say the story was bad. I just didn’t understand it. How do I rate this movie? Look down below. I am sure Madoka Magica fans will hate how I rate their favourite anime, especially the story. But hey, I still try to be more subjective in the other part at least! I have my own favourite anime as well. For magical girl, I still prefer Nanoha over Madoka. But magical girl isn’t my favourite theme or genre in anime. Why the hell I
spent waste my time watching this kind of anime then? The answer is because I already watched the TV series and the ending didn’t satisfy me. I was hoping the movie can correct it, but I was wrong…
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