Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What happened in Puella Magi Madoka Rebellion? 何で Spoilers in post!

Since I got back from Hiroshima (I'll upload more photos and will talk about my experience on getting a feel of the city in a future post, I'm currently typing this up)! I finally finished watching the Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie trilogy.

I really enjoyed these movies! These movies had very beautiful visuals.

Akemi Homura is a strong character, I have a connection with her. She's moving. When  finished watching the third film rebellion I was left with a puzzled look! 何で?! What happened??

I ran to the internet to read fan theories! This article was very interesting!  I found the plot twist with Homura challenging Madoka the goddess of the universe, becoming a demon creating the world the way she wants it, was amazing. I loved this and made the film alot more dramatic and meaningful. She processed Madoka Kaname.

Studio Shaft the animation studio behind the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series and the Bakamonogatari series have unique characteristics to their anime. Loving the Bakamonogatari references seen especially in the third film. Hitagi Senjougahara (One of my favorite characters in anime :)) the main lady from Bakamonogatari really came out through Homura which was a nice touch!

 Reminds me of Ayanami Rei's creepy moon smile from Neon Genesis Evangelion TV Series

Quite Hitagi Senjougahara. :p

The above scene of Mami she looks very lost. That is the feeling I got from it. 

I had so much questions and came up with my own analyses. When I saw the battered Kyubey, I laughed and thought, Homura finally got what she wanted. There was no need for her to be in this world anymore.

In the past she kept on going back time to save Madoka from being a Magical girl. Her emotions for Madoka were very strong she was able to become more powerful then the goddess, becoming a demon, opposing Madoka which the above article mentioned. Homura created her own universe. The final scene of the film sums everything up. Madoka living an ordinary life with her family, unpacking from living in America for 3 years. Kyoko walking in her school uniform with Sayaka, Mami walking happily with her friend and company Charlotte being very happy. Madoka in her universe didn't want Mami to be alone. Then we see Homura dancing smiling on the edge of a cliff, we see a battered Kyubey and Homura with a smile dances off the cliff, disappears. Then "The End" comes up in different languages, this is the End.

That's my take on it anyway. :) 

I could be completely wrong here. Go watch the films for yourself and see what you come up with!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the series and films have so much artistic dept and meaning. I have a feeling like the Neon Genesis Evangelion fan theories I'm going to be reading alot on what happened! Being a big Evangelion fan I have found it difficult finding an anime that lives up to it, an anime with lots of spiritual meaning, artistic depth and Puella Magi Madoka Magica has given me all that. I highly recommend anyone who enjoy deep meaning and art house cinema to watch the films and series. I also really like the animation studio Shaft.

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