Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Fate/Zero Recommendations

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
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Because Gen Urobuchi is an amazing writer. If you've watched and enjoyed one, you will be very likely to enjoy the other; ignore that they seem to be completely different genres.
report Recommended by ddrcrono
Both series written by Gen Urobuchi. Both series' music done by Yuki Kajiura. Both series deal with granting wishes, all of which come at a big price.
report Recommended by ninasko
Both are created by the same writer, Urobuchi Gen, which shows. Homura and Kiritsugu share quite a few traits character-wise, and both shows deal with themes such as the nature of ideals in similar ways.
report Recommended by _kaas
Both are Urobuchi Gen's works. They have the similar "fight to have your wish granted" theme. Epic masterpieces. Have unpredictable stories and twists. Most characters die.
report Recommended by shiion_
These are both brilliantly written animes from Gen Urobuchi , featuring beautiful animation and a breathtaking soundtrack from Yuki Kajiura. They may seem like they belong in completely different genres , but both Fate/ Zero and Madoka Magica are dark and deeply poignant tragedies that do an amazing job at exploring and deconstructing their respective themes. These are both amazing stories in their own right and if you enjoyed one, you will probably love the other.
report Recommended by HokutoKnight
Both written by Gen Urobouchi. They involve the concept of granting wishes. Both are very dark, and many characters die. Also, Homura and Kiritsugu are kinda similar. Also, being Lancer is suffering.
report Recommended by jessifer
Similarities: + Dark, mature, and unique stories which aren't afraid to extend the boundaries of their genres (survival game for Fate/Zero and magical girl for Madoka Magica) + Gen Urobochi + Yuki Kajiura + Great animation and character designs + Interesting characters with unique motives, emotions, and interests yet you can still relate them to characters from other shows and see how well they fit into their stories
report Recommended by Asfaria
They are both written by the same person and produced by Nitroplus but are different in terms of genres. Despite that, both have dark themes and based on the use of magic.
report Recommended by Zetto92
Both are written by Gen Urobuchi, who has a distinct story style. If you like one, you will like the other, despite the complete differences in both anime character types, artwork, and story.
report Recommended by doublegambler
Both are dark and very mature anime. Both are written by Gen Urobuchi aka 'Urobutcher'. And both of the soundtracks in these two shows are composed by Yuki Kajiura. There's not much to say as it's best to watch either of these shows blind and if you are looking for a serious and dark anime, I would definitely recommend both of them. I also like to add that the main characters for both Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero share similar abilities. Both shows contain great psychological meaning in them and that's why I love them. But then again, this is only my opinion.
report Recommended by Janster24
A group of morally gray characters, each shaped by their own different backgrounds and objectives end up engaging in a battle of ideologies, driven mainly by their desire. Fate/Zero focuses more on the ideological aspect of its characters, while Madoka Magica dwelves more into the psychological side and how characters change over time. Both stories steadily grow darker in tone and bigger in scale, and they share writer (Gen Urobuchi) and music composer (Yuki Kajiura).
report Recommended by Herbrax
Both have a good character development, very VERY tragic moments and very tragic characters and a hidden antagonist (although, in Fate/Zero is clear if you watched Stay/night...). Also written by the same author (Gen Urobochi).
report Recommended by SuzuMine-chan
The ethical theory of utilitarianism is dealt with very differently in both these shows, which is incredible given that both shows involved Gen Urobuchi. Madoka is a strong proponent for utilitarianism whereas Fate/Zero deconstructs it. Both have incredible soundtracks.
report Recommended by bhijml
Both animes are from Gen Urobuchi and are absolute masterpieces. Furthermore, both works are very similar in their underlying philosophy and the development od the story.
report Recommended by SJGdC
Both are fantastic animes containing magical themes. Also, Kiritsugu and Homura are basically the same character written by the same person. Want to see Kiritsugu as a magical girl?
report Recommended by secondtooth
They have similar styles of writing, both being written by Gen Urobuchi. If you enjoyed Madoka Magica's dark mood, interesting themes, and good pacing, then you will likely enjoy Fate/Zero (mostly the 2nd season).
report Recommended by barycentricbash
Both series were written by the same person (Gen Urobuchi), and feature strongly motivated individuals who form alliances with each other to confront destruction and despair, and very dark yet thoughtful narratives that comment on human nature.
report Recommended by MarisaTheCube
Seriously, these two are a set. Gen Urobuchi created Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica at the same time, with the same thematic focus. There are so many parallels that can be drawn between the two worlds and stories. But of course, there is a major difference in the series that you will have to find out for yourself (otherwise, it would simply be a retelling). One is not complete without the other, so go on and watch both.
report Recommended by cam609lee
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the year that Gen Urobuchi made two of his finest creations. - Both Madoka★Magica and Fate/Zero are dark urban fantasy stories, presenting an atmosphere that mixes elements of horror with the manifestations of magic. The visual execution of this is different, especially given Shaft's eccentricity, but the essence is similar. - While both works contain action and their scenes are definitely acclaimed, the most important portion of these stories lies in their dialogue and the clash of perspectives between the different cast members. It is worth noting the difference that Fate/Zero has a much larger cast than Madoka★Magica. - Both animes   read more
report Recommended by Marander
Both animes were directed by Gen Urobuchi Heartbreaking, dark and crude The characters face complex phsychological development and a lot of despair Magical elements Amazing fighting scenes Incredible soundtrack written by Yuki Kajiura
report Recommended by glitchedrust
same writer/ themes
report Recommended by wizard926e
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