Post by redeyesarucard on Oct 16, 2015 12:07:41 GMT -5
It's hard to have any conclusive feelings at the end of an anime such as this since technically so much has happened, but in their world, so much has remained the same. Homura is still fighting, as is Madoka, but not in the same way. We also see that Mami and Kyouko are now fighting with Homura so she does have people she can rely on (and one of Madoka's wishes was for Homura to not be alone as that made her sad). Homura's efforts to change Madoka's destiny is partially what caused the greatest distortion and allowed for the possibility of the world being destroyed. In the end, Madoka's wish re-wrote the universe by destroying all the witches and keeping everyone's hope alive, but the curses from human hearts remain. To quote a movie called Legend, at the end the devil character upon while dying says "What is Light without Dark? I am a part of you all!"
I do want to mention that Homura's character development is wonderful in the 10th episode, that's where we really see that her cool exterior has been fueled by her training and dedication to Madoka. Throughout the series there are instances where Homura will say something to defend Madoka, like telling her to leave Sayaka alone once she became a magical girl or talking about the people in her life that would regret her death. Trying to kill Kyubei so that she couldn't become a magical girl was on her behalf (as requested by her from another timeline). And there was a time Homura was talking to Kyokou where she told her she would kill her if she touched Madoka. She even knows she's been weird in front of Madoka and tells her so in the 11th episode.
The other thing I thought was, what changed from this timeline to previous timelines where Madoka died? I think Kyubei, while trying to play devils advocate and push Madoka to become a magical girl, did the opposite. I think him showing her the past gave her such an understanding that when she finally was able to make her wish, she didn't just make it for this time, she made it for all times so that Homura and any other magical girl wouldn't have to suffer anymore.
A few questions, Why did Homura tell Kyubei about the witches at the end, shouldn't stay the hell away from him???
Also, I'm not sure I completely understand how Kyubei is harvesting the emotional energy if the girls aren't turning into witches?
Over all, I really really loved this story, it is very different, I was surprised by the twists at the end, and it doesn't have the usual happy ending. Eps.10 was my favorite because I really love Homura, and episode 12 had me crying my eyes out.
Last comment, Kyubei is a lying jerk! He didn't care that Madoka's witch would destroy the whole world. He said witch energy was good and efficient, well if witches destroy worlds how is that good for the universe??? Tell me that Kyubei??? Jerk!
Post by spartan0325 on Oct 21, 2015 19:46:44 GMT -5
Like redeyesarucard said it's tough to explain how i felt about the ending...hell the show as a whole. To me this show was a mixture of many things I'm not usually interested in (such as the incredibly young cast and the constant feeling of despair) but I still found myself feeling those goosebumps I always get at end of a great story.
One thing that I really took away from this show(and someone might have mentioned this before) but to me the show felt like it wasn't Madoka's story so much as the story of how Madoka effected everyone's lives, Homura's life in particular. Personally I found that more compelling.
I'm sure I can drum up more things to add but the bottom line is that what I really liked about the show is that it wasn't at all what I thought it would be. I started this show expecting fun, hijinks and some good action but then home girl Mami got her head bitten off and I realized this was something else entirely. And by the end the show took another turn. After many episodes of darkness and despair the show ended with a strong sense of hope.
This show was, in my opinion, a fantastic story driven piece that truly defines why we should not only be careful of what we wish for, but should also know what we're willing to sacrifice for our wishes.
To bring this incoherent babble to a close I just gotta say thank you. I don't think i would've ever given this show the time of day (solely because it didn't look like something that generally interests me) but thanks to your suggestion I found a new show that I greatly appreciated. Can't wait for the next one!