Just finished this and it feels so weird. Wtf did I just watch?
You don't actually have to watch a fucking magical girl show to get it. Just acquire some moderate understanding of the concept - watch a couple episodes of Prisma Illya if you want a crash course and to stroke yer dik at the same time.
It's not that it's hard to get, I just want to get a better understanding of the genre in general. Maybe there's something I didn't know that would make the experience richer, such as the prevalence of certain tropes, character types, etc. and how they're presented in Madoka. Because right now it feels like I'm going on a whole lot of assumptions.
I meant a magical girl show targeted at little girls.
Why not watch Yuki Yuna is a Hero?
I liked it more than Madoka.
>shitty Madoka ripoff
I liked it too, but people will inevitably shit on it if you bring it up in a Madoka thread.
>People are actually delusional enough to think this
Why? What tropes of, say, Sailor Moon could it even be said to subvert?
They're both "dark" magical girl animes.
Plot could have been better, world building sucked ass. I still enjoyed it though.
Nothing. You should watch magical girl shows because they are actually good, not because Madoka does anything better than them. Nothing good about it has anything to do with it being a 'deconstruction' of whatever.
Nah, it's hard to grasp basic aspects of the setting without reading the light novel.
If anything the more one dives into Magical Girl the more likely they are to dislike Madoka.
On the other side, people who have watched only bits and pieces of magical girl before seem to praise it up to the heavens.
Furthermore, Urobuchi has already said he never watched a magical girl before making Madoka, even with Shinbo's help he would never be able to deconstruct something he did not know.
It's a good show for what it is.