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Jan 20, 2011 9:01 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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This episode definitely centered about Mami-san and yet there seems to be more and more mysteries forming after each episode and the main characters are starting to think more about the "wish" that Qyube grants. Btw, I don't like how Qyube is trying to seduce everyone into becoming Mahou Shoujo.

Anyway, this time, we get to see a slightly different party-themed SZS OP world filled with candies, sweets, cakes and pills(?) and more normal-looking (i mean compared to the last time) creatures and their catepillar(?) boss.

Finally, we get to see the proper ED theme. XD


 
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Jan 20, 2011 9:04 AM
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I have so many mixed feelings about this episode.

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Jan 20, 2011 9:10 AM

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Jan 20, 2011 9:12 AM

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That's Urobuchi for you...
Amazing episode, it had pretty much everything. That witch was really, really creepy.
I guess Madoka is just going to use her wish for Mami next episode.
And, Qyubi is just so suspicious. Wouldn't surprise me if that thing ends up being the final boss.
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Jan 20, 2011 10:12 AM

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WHAT....JUST....HAPPENED?
 
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Jan 20, 2011 10:18 AM

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Madoka might wish her back though. Qyubi is scary in a way that he seems to speak into your soul.
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Jan 20, 2011 10:23 AM

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The part with the sweets and cakes reminded me of a game of Sailor Moon in SNES...WHAT THE...
Anyway, happy for the ending, now I don't have to hear Magia with any voices over it.
 
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Jan 20, 2011 10:31 AM

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O___o Mami-chan is eaten by the monster. amg!
 
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Jan 20, 2011 10:50 AM

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Urobuchi Gen strikes again.
Ok™
 
Jan 20, 2011 10:53 AM

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McRib said:
Urobuchi Gen strikes again.

UROBUCHIIIIIIII
 
Jan 20, 2011 10:53 AM

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Miya_F_Exia said:
The part with the sweets and cakes reminded me of a game of Sailor Moon in SNES...WHAT THE...
Anyway, happy for the ending, now I don't have to hear Magia with any voices over it.


Oh yeah stage 2-3 in the first Sailor Moon game for Megadrive/SFC. That stage is fun but hard at times


 
Jan 20, 2011 11:14 AM

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No more Unlimited Musket Works, folks.
I love the song that plays in the battle between Senjougahara Homura and that thing. Other than that, she died too early, so I don't feel anything. In a sense, I think that it's a bit ironic that she was acting so badass and died in episode 3. The shock is there, but I don't feel sad about it. On the other hand, I'm looking forward to Sayaka's death. I really think she will die before the end.
 
Jan 20, 2011 12:02 PM
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Gen Urobuchi strikes again!!!
 
Jan 20, 2011 12:38 PM

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I feel sorry for all the viewers in Japan who had to go to sleep after watching MMM.

 
Jan 20, 2011 1:10 PM

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Madoka Magica is now officially the most anticipated anime for me in this season.

What an epic episode.
Stone Ocean adaption when?
 
Jan 20, 2011 2:20 PM

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^ It amuses me how the anime can be anticipated at this point lol
 
Jan 20, 2011 2:45 PM

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Confirm after this episode that this is the Number One of Winter season anime.
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Jan 20, 2011 4:23 PM

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Here's the ED in TV size on youtube for people who want to put it on repeat for hours on end.
Ok™
 
Jan 20, 2011 4:41 PM
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What... an amazing way to go out. It really proves that this anime is trying to be very realistic.

That was honestly surprising for her to die this soon, looks like I'll have to somewhat revise what I thought was going to happen in this series.

Evil Kyubey strikes again...
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Jan 20, 2011 4:43 PM

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I know when Mami didn't except Homura's cooperation much less warning that something was gonna happen to her but her death did surprise me. Well it did give Madoka and Sayaka an harsh lesson that being a magical girl isn't all sugar and rain drops.

i am enjoying this anime alot... I did like Mami, she was pretty badass (r.i.p.)
 
Jan 20, 2011 4:56 PM
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MAAAAMIIII ;________________;
 
Jan 20, 2011 4:58 PM

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I guess Madoka is just going to use her wish for Mami next episode (I hope, lol).
What an interesting coincidence that someone who might not have otherwise taken up the offer of a wish is now presented with a situation where she will feel that she has to take it. I'm sure Mami, who apparently was strong enough to cower Homura in the first episode but suddenly so weak she couldn't take down the witch Charlotte that Homura absolutely crushed, might find that a pleasant coincidence too.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:01 PM

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OH MY GOD.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:10 PM

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This episode was beyond disturbing. Akemi is now my most hated character, I look forward to the episode where she is killed off. :)
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:10 PM
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Awesome. Nothing more.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:11 PM

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I believe a miracle will happend on the next episode!!

It's too early for her to die

Nothing ventured, nothing gained (Girls und Panzer der Film ) / from Nishizumi Miho

 
Jan 20, 2011 5:14 PM
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what the heck did I just watch
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:20 PM
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I believe a miracle will happend on the next episode!!

It's too early for her to die


We aren't watching something like Nanoha here, she's dead. If she's ever coming back... it's going to be as a witch.

Or if Madoka wishes for her resurrection, and as proven in many different anime, is never a good thing.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:27 PM

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Qyubi always seemed sketchy to me.. I thought Mami had ulterior motives. But I did like Mami... *mourn*

First time I've seen a such dark twist in a Mahou Shoujo-type anime. Really effective.


Qyubi's eyes are really freaking me out.. It's got no soul...
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:31 PM
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Blackbird said:
I believe a miracle will happend on the next episode!!

It's too early for her to die

I doubt it, we're talking about Gen Urobuchi after all
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:32 PM

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O_O

Well I'm now sad...
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:33 PM

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That was disturbing, it made me sick to my stomach. As much as I like Mami, if she stays dead I'm going to add +1 to my final score simply for the shock factor, as I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.
Mahou Shoujo - Serious Business.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:34 PM

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Wtf just happened? What a lolzy awesome swerve that was. Too bad we won't be seeing any more gun toting Mami anymore... or will we? I'm kind of expecting her to come back as a witch later on in the series. Better that than Madoka wishing for lolwtffail revival.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:41 PM

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Gaaahhh, that song in the beginning on the CD. In my lifetime I've heard it so many times and I can never remember its name! Curses. I just spend over 45 minutes searching YouTube for it. Well, maybe I'll look more later. (For now, Fractale is calling me.)

Mami's death was so anticlimactic. Just the classic happy moment turned tragic. It was so preditable. And in all likelihood, Madoka will wish her back. I mean, she was going to wish to be a Magical Girl or for a big cake, so why not? The battle was pretty cool, though. Akemi's awesome.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:42 PM

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Wow, everyone really liked this episode.

It was very intense. I have mixed feelings about all of the characters. Each have interesting personalities, except perhaps for our heroine, Madoka. Of course, she herself recognises this. Akemi is looking more and more impressive. The tension was incredible when she made her re-entrance.

But what grim horror for such a bright and colourful scene.
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:49 PM
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at least now stupid Madoka will know what to wish for
 
Jan 20, 2011 5:54 PM

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That Mami was going after more then she could handle was expected when Homura warned her but that she would be killed was unexpected.
And made me realize even more that this serries isn't your average Mahou Shoujo it's pretty deep.
Mami overconfidence and her disagreement with Homura let to her death, she was trying to show off as a sempai.

And i wonder what will happen to Madoka and Sayaka after this.
I also have a feeling now what Masoka's wish will be and it isn't related to what she was talking about with Mami.
Madoka's mother coming home drunk was also unexpected it appears she can't handle her alcohol.
And is a real workaholic.

Homura's magic was surprisingly powerful that girl knows how to handle her self and unlike Mami she isn't overconfident, she is a bit emotionless tho.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:05 PM

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Sucks to be Mami.
Lets blame Madoka for giving her a piece of happiness which ultimately led her to a swift death.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:10 PM

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So much awesome, but gone in a flash. You will be missed. RIP Mami.

Akemi really is impressive. While she lacks tact, you can (now) see why she's been so against others from entering this world. This tragedy is obviously something she's seen before.

It is rather interesting why Qyubi has never bothered to bring up the downsides of being a magical girl...

Great show. Perhaps best this season.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:14 PM

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The death was rather unsurprising. Not only was Mami the protagonist's mentor figure, she also ignored warnings about the witch being unusually dangerous, and assumed premature victory. She might as well have been asking for it.

That said, I am very happy with the way this anime is going. I particularly found it quite creepy that Kyubey was smiling while everyone else was mourning Mami's death. There is definitely more than meets the eye regarding Kyubey.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:20 PM

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what

I thought this was going to be a typical magical girl anime. That was messed up.
 
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I liked mami a lot as well, but i hope she stays dead or the show will lose some of the realistic, dark atmosphere it is trying so hard to maintain.

Why should we care if Madoka joined the fight to save Homura (ie the dream in episode 1) if they can get just recruit some new witch to bring her back to life?

So far the first few episodes have been pretty dark, so i'm thinking/hoping she will either stay dead or madoka will use her wish BUT it will backfire (at the very least if she does get brought back to life, it is as someone with no magical powers or memories of them, which is related to what they were hinting at in their wish talk early).

Also, if mami stays dead it will probably mean more Homura and i am pretty curious about her past with Madoka as they keep foreshadowing it tons each episode.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:30 PM

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I saw that coming from a mile away, but it was still kinda rough...
Don't forget.
Always, somewhere,
someone is fighting for you.
As long as you remember her,
you are not alone.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:35 PM
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Wow, aside from the fact that I really hate that Madoka STILL has not become a mahou shoujo, I can't believe they would end the episode that way! Talk about a MAJOR cliffhanger! I was so surprised Mami died, but I'm not going to grieve for her just yet. I'm sure Madoka will wish to bring her back safe and sound because that way her wish actually means something, you know? Anyways, I don't know how I'm going to wait a whole week for the next episode, but I guess I'm gonna have to! Sooo dying for the next episode.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:38 PM

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OMG! Shit just got serious! Loving the direction this show is taking. Did not expect THAT to happen.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:42 PM
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Also, I just don't think Mami is going to stay dead, otherwise they would not have wasted time putting her into the theme song, which shows the three of them--Madoka, Mami, and Sayaka--together. There's always the possibility that that was for the purpose of fooling people like me, but I dunno. Something tell's me I should doubt that. Guess we'll find out next week!
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:42 PM

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My feelings throughout the episode:

"Man, SHAFT is trying too hard to pull our heartstrings...meep, 'kay, monster is defeated...Oh hey, where's Mami? Oh, God. No. NO. MAMIIIIII!!!"

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Jan 20, 2011 6:45 PM
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Also, I just don't think Mami is going to stay dead, otherwise they would not have wasted time putting her into the theme song, which shows the three of them--Madoka, Mami, and Sayaka--together. There's always the possibility that that was for the purpose of fooling people like me, but I dunno. Something tell's me I should doubt that. Guess we'll find out next week!


SHAFT has been known to change their OP animation and songs all the time. I assume (and hope) that she will have completely disappeared from the OP next episode.

...that would just be too good.
 
Jan 20, 2011 6:59 PM

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NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!!!!

MAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She was the awesome character! Why did they have to do that to her?! Oh well. It's probable that their going to revive her some how in the next episode.


I really did not expect characters getting killed off like that in this anime. 0_0
 
Jan 20, 2011 7:03 PM

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Seriously, I'm still speechless. I've literally for the past ten minutes processing all this and the only conclusion I come to is, "Shit just got real." I mean, this is OUTSTANDING. I thought this would be a typical Magical Girl anime like Shuga Chara or Tokyo Mew Mew, but it's so much more, breathtaking.

I didn't expect that at ALL. Mami was my favorite character too, I really doubt they'd kill off a main character just like that. Maybe she's severely INJURED, but I don't think we should go as far to say she's dead. But if they resurrect her, it will be too cliche and my rating for it will plummit, even if it's Mami..

Can they just give us the next episode NOW? This is seriously the one show next to KnT 2 that I anticipate for the next episode each week.
 
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