While I was intent on writing a scathing review that detailed everything wrong with the third movie installment of the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica franchise, The Rebellion Story, I found that it was hard to find all the problems without a fresh reference from the main series. Seeing as I intend to do an entire video on the subject of what in particular makes the movie terrible, it’d more than likely help my case if I were to find what makes it’s predecessor series so damn good in comparison. It’s also been a while since I rewatched the series anyways, and I’ve never done so with my own really critical or analytical lens on. That in mind, I figure it’d be a good idea to watch the episodes piece by piece and take notes on what makes each one work on it’s own, and then, after finishing the series, do a break down and analysis of the whole thing. That way, I’ll have a comprehensive guide to what I found the series and individual episodes to be doing right that the movie did so incredibly wrong.
As a note, this is definitely going to be a raw and biased opinion from a die-hard fan of this series, and I will more than likely reference the tie-in material to both further my points and opinions on the series.
That in mind, my thoughts on Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Episode One. (As if I met her in a Dream).