Mahou shoujo Madoka magica – Halfway thoughtsPosted: May 26, 2011
Kyubei is evil. Or at least a really big jerk.
He lures young girls into becoming mahou shoujo by granting one wish for them. What he doesn’t tell is that becoming a mahou shoujo means having your soul sucked out of your body and turned into a “soul gem”. If the gem is too far away from the body, the girl can’t control it and it becomes a lifeless husk. Kind of telling them that they’ll get candy if they go for a drive with him in his van… I also have a feeling that there are many more secrets behind that eternally grinning face, his true motives are most likely something other than protecting humanity from witches as he claims to be doing.
I like it when they do something different with an established genre. The darker, more serious tone of Madoka magica is a nice contrast to the usually colourful and cheery magical girl series. It touches on the consequences of gaining power and the effect of that on friendship and trust. Hopefully the second half is as good as the first.