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Doki Doki News: Coco Retires, Kenshin to Netflix, and Yoko Kanno Returns

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of June 6th through 12th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Door To The Common is Closed – The Ambiguity and Ambition of BLUE REFLECTION RAY

“Blue Reflection Ray, in both its best and worst moments, feels like a show destined for cult fandom. It is still airing, and already has the aura of…

The Magic Planet

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Kyubey’s Multi-Level Marketing Scheme: The capitalist metaphor of Madoka Magica

Looking at this series through an economic lens reveals yet another layer of interpretation: a story about the cruelty of business models that profit off the worker's suffering.

Anime Feminist

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Yen Press Announces 4 New Light Novels and 6 Manga

NEW YORK, NY (5/21/21) – Yen Press, LLC announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes several manga (The Hero Laughs While Walking the Path of Vengeance a…

English Light Novels

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Animecast: Aliens Speed Watch My Censored Anime at 1000x Speed

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Raindrops on Lilies – What is BLUE REFLECTION RAY?

In a crowded season bursting with obvious favorites, Blue Reflection Ray has been confined to the sidelines, but will it stay there?

The Magic Planet

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Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer Slays, Netflix Goes Vtubing, and Madoka Returns!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of April 25th through May 1st! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

yurimother:New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to...

yurimother:New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to 2013’s 'Rebellion’At the 10th anniversary event of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it was announced that the series will…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

yurimother:New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to...

yurimother:New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to 2013’s 'Rebellion’At the 10th anniversary event of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it was announced that the series will…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

yurimother:New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to...

yurimother:New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to 2013’s 'Rebellion’At the 10th anniversary event of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it was announced that the series will…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to 2013’s...

New ‘Puella Magic Madoka Magica’ Film Announced; Direct Sequal to 2013’s 'Rebellion’At the 10th anniversary event of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it was announced that the series will…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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Is Homura Evil? Or, What Homura Taught Me About Humanity

Part 2 of 2 In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Puella Magi Madoka Magica! And then there was the sequel movie, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion. I’ll…

Beneath the Tangles

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Does God Speak Through Anime? Or, What Madoka Taught Me About God & the Trees

On 22 April 2011, Kaname Madoka used the most powerful of wishes to save all magical girls. About eight years later, I watched her do it, and it…

Beneath the Tangles

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Wonder Egg Priority – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Wonder Egg Priority   Similar: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Digimon   Watched in: Japanese Genre: Psychological Drama Fantasy Length: 12 episodes   Positives: Beautiful …

Nefarious Reviews

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story

Remember how triangles can be similar or congruent? Anime side stories should be neither, in my opinion, but closer to the former if anything. Magia Record is far…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

‘Madoka Magica’ Launches 10th Anniversary EventTo celebrate the 10th anniversary of...

‘Madoka Magica’ Launches 10th Anniversary EventTo celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shaft’s Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Magica Quartet and Aniplex are hosting a special event on April 25…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Ep. 9

I know it won’t work and yet, the show makes me hope it will.

Xenodude's Scribbles

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Ep. 8

No matter how much I could emotionally prepare myself for this, it all still hits like a truck.

Xenodude's Scribbles

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Wonder Egg Priority, Episode 7: The Scars to Prove It (or, Love for the Moms, the Cutters, and the Drunks)

Wonder Egg Priority (WEP) has felt like the successor to Puella Magi Madoka Magica in many ways throughout its run, but in episode seven, it almost went full…

Beneath the Tangles

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Ep. 6

I honestly have always found the twist in this episode to be more meaningful and more unnerving than the last one.

Xenodude's Scribbles

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Ep. 4

After an episode such as the last one, who wouldn’t be eager to find out what happens next?

Xenodude's Scribbles

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Fanart: Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a magical girl series that shook up the genre and the entire medium. Hailed…

Beneath the Tangles

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Ep. 3

I don’t subscribe to the three episode rule but if any show perfectly exemplifies it, it’s this one.

Xenodude's Scribbles

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Magical girl anime is bright, colorful, and super exuberant! Giving little girls something really fun and happy to enjoy during their middleschool years, magical girl genre is all…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Ep. 1

If there’s an anime that I’d love to see for the first time again, it’d be this one.

Xenodude's Scribbles

The Anime Of 2020

What is a GOAT if not an AOTY? Yup, that’s right, the goat is the animal of the year! And in the meanwhile, let’s look at 2020’s anime!

Beyond The Mountain Lies A World Of Frills

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Ranking Every 2020 Anime (That I Actually Finished), From Worst to Best – Part 2

In this multi-part list, I rank every anime I finished in 2020 from worst to best, highlighting the good, the bad, and everything in-between.

The Magic Planet

[Ten] “Have you heard?” — patterns and history in Magia Record

Have you heard? I’m a sucker for a good Greek chorus element in anime.

atelier emily

My Favorite (Anime) Things (2020)

The Eizouken girls will get it all done, Go, Ishigami! Go finish the run! Confidence men—even heists on the wing! These are a few of my favorite things…

Beneath the Tangles

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story

Magia Record takes the world you know from Madoka and shows us how it would be like in a bigger city full of networking Magical Girls. There is…

At a Glance Anime

Magia Record | Needle in the Air

It’s been almost ten years since Puella Magi Madoka Magica punched through the placid atmosphere of magical girl anime as we once knew it, scorching a still-expanding crater…

Weebservations

Made in Abyss Keeps Getting Better! | Dawn of the Deep Soul Movie Review

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul impressed me to the point of coming back to YouTube! It's been a while since I've had a move evoke…

Moderately Otaku

What’s with this Anime Vision of Witches, Anyway?

Welcome, all, again.  I just finished watching episode 3 of Burn the Witch, and I’m confused.  Again.  The show is becoming increasingly entertaining, particularly after getting that first…

Another Anime Review

Against the World: Madoka Rebellion, Saviorism, and Abolitionist Schooling

As somebody who has witnessed repeatedly the failure of would-be individual saviors to undo entire oppressive systems, I want to try to come to a deeper understanding than…

Anime Feminist

Top 5 Magical Girl series

I created a lists of the top 5 magical girl series. The top 5 included Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Otaku Orbit

Little Witch Academia: Reconstructing the Magical Girl Genre

Puella Magi Madoka Magica changed the game for magical girl anime. Long associated with cutesy fare like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, Madoka opened the floodgates for dark,…

Starting Life From Zero

Magia Record: Finding Connection at a Time When We’re All Torn Apart

A personal op-ed that discusses life in the uncertain times of COVID-19, and how one individual is able to find hope and cameraderie within Magia Record.

Anime Herald

Magical Girls as Metaphor: Why coded queer narratives still have value

Even now, with the vast increase of explicit queer womxn’s representation on television over the past decade, I still see myself in Sailor Moon and The iDOLM@STER more…

Anime Feminist

Hidamari Sketch Review

Just a little something before I get into this review; a little history, if you will. Going back to 2011, when SHAFT’s Puella Magi Madoka Magica came out…

TheOASG

Magia Record: The “Joey” of Unnecessary Spinoffs

I put off watching Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story for a while because of my baggage with the original series. Madoka Magica is one of…

Starting Life From Zero

OtakuGeneration.net :: (Show #784) Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story

Shownotes :: (show 784) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, recorded live June…

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