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Puella Mago Madoka Magica - A Brief Word,
This review is from: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series Collection [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
As some of the other reviewers have written, this is a series that will stick in your mind for a long time. As stories go, it really is a masterpiece of modern fiction, and really has little to do with the magical girl genre at all.
I originally saw this almost as it was aired, on unliscensed fansubs, and the build up of excitement towards the end meant that it became essential viewing. I hope the opening theme is as it was originally, by Claris, and that haunting end theme by Kalafina as well.
It's a brilliantly made show, and wonderfully confusing. It starts so cute, and sweet, and becomes so dark and miserable. And you'll never guess what happens right up until the end. And it is so sad.
Note also that there was an apology made about this show by the makers, after complaints that the advertising for the series was misleading.
Sorry if this is a bit disjointed, I'm trying not to put in any spoilers.
I loved and still really love this show, and am eagerly awaiting the 3 new movies coming later this year. If you like something a little of the cuff, and a little slanted then you'll enjoy this, and for 28 quid, it a bargain!