Which of these series is your favorite and why? Which of these is your least favorite and why?
I haven't seen CCS, though.
If only /a/ would overlook the car commercial tagline, Pleiades could have been the anime that united the board.
>Which of these series is your favorite and why?
CCS for the non-magic subplots.
>Which of these is your least favorite and why?
Tutu took way too long for me to understand what the central theme was. And I never felt particularly invested in any of the characters, the prince, especially. He was lame and how the fuck did he suddenly decide to be with the raven?
I thought it was Madoka, Nanoha and Sakura.
At what moment did you drop it?
Pleiades saved the mahou shoujo genre, either /a/ likes it or not.
>Its almost as if the more battle oriented and edgy suffering a mahou shojou is, the worse it becomes.
I'll be honest i love mahou shojou but I can't get into precure. i don't know where to start and i saw some gifs with terrible 3d product placement that turned me off of it.
I wouldn't mind being precurepilled. I've always been curious.
>3d product placement
If you're talking about the accessories and toys they sell for each series there is no way around that. Precure and plastic wands go hand in hand just like gundam and plamo.
But the metaseries as a whole is pretty good. Even if you don't like most of them there is bound to be at least one that hooks you. Also, even if some purists might tell you to start with Futari wa each season (except YPC5GG and Max heart) is completely self contained so you can really start anywhere.
FW or Heartcatch if you like fighting.
YPC or Smile if you want a sentai feel to it.
Go Princess if you want to watch it with /a/ (the currently airing one).
Fresh is also pretty good. It's the first of what some consider to be the "modern precure".
>Pleiades saved the mahou shoujo genre
Not even close.
The last good mahou shoujo that not Precure was Jewelpet Tinkle.
I can agree that pleiades didn't save the mahou shoujo genre simply because i don't think it really had much of an impact, it wasn't extremely popular, didn't sell well and i'd argue that mahou shoujo didn't need saving in the first place.
But it was very good.
Madoka is better than any of the other post-2000's late night MS anime - Nanoha, Yuyuyu, etc.
But I'm in the first few episodes of CCS, and man, I love it way more in different ways. It's comfy and feels like saturday morning cartoon, but it's well animated and has lots of great fights and designs. Sakura is cute and the characters are all likable.
>just take it, nigger, it won't kill you
Agree. Best Mahou Shoujo in a loooooooooooong time. Cardcaptor Sakura is the pinnacle of the genre. Tutu is up there. Please don't group Madoka with these shows. It's insulting.
>Sugar Sugar Rune
> two witches who are pitched in a contest to see who will become the new Queen of the Witch World. They must travel to the Human World and collect the hearts of humans
Sounds fucking metal. if you don't read the Title or see the artwork, and instead think of it as some sort of eastern european folk tail it seems like it'd be the set up a pretty dark story meant to keep kids in their beds at night.
"Don't wander out into the woods at night or else a witch will tear out your heart "
I've only finished CCS and Madoka, and CCS is better. I'm finding it hard to continue watching Tutu though. 3 episodes in and it feels rather dull. Are people who like and recommend it the same as those who liked Utena? Because they feel similar to me.
Princess Tutu. I loved the characters and atmosphere, and it was just really magical overall. It's a personal favourite of mine.
Madoka is my least favourite because I really didn't care about any of the characters, and some of it felt a bit contrived to me. Grim dark mahou shoujo with wide face also doesn't do it for me, personally. It was still alright though.
Miria is amazing.
Pleiades definitely wasn't bad, it was enjoyable show. Still, I expected more, the ONA was great.
Princess Tutu is my favorite because I loved what it did with its concept and the metanarrative aspect and the direction it went in was so good. But I don't know if it's fair to compare it to CCS which is probably the most perfectly executed straight mahou shoujo. I would also say the CCS has a stronger start than Princess Tutu and is more consistent while Princess Tutu picks up as it goes along, but overall I think I got more from Princess Tutu. They're both excellent though, and I consider them among my favorites. Madoka was underwhelming for me, I didn't care about the characters at all and it felt like it spent a disproportionate amount of time on Sayaka which didn't really go anywhere comparatively important. I also felt that Homura's backstory could be seen coming a mile away and was pretty dumb and poorly executed. Not much of a fan.
It's not even a magical girl anime though? I mean, Madoka arguably isn't one either but it at least has certain elements, Wixoss is just girls fighting with cards that are also girls.
>everybody shits on Madoka because "suffering"
Just because it doesn't cater to the prime definition of a MS show doesn't mean it's shit, y'know.
At least, one of the anon above is right: it's not REALLY a Mahou Shoujo. Or at least, you don't write a Mahou Shoujo like a thriller.
>Mami=Shock value non relevant fap fodder
>Sayaka= Muh suffering
>Madoka= Annoying cancer
Homura was the only decent thing and i couldn't feel empathy for her because the rest of the cast was horrible/plain
Haven't seen Saint Tail yet.
Shugo Chara is cool and spicy goodness. Third series is pretty bad though.
S2R is fun and has a pretty good story, but the episode by episode execution is often kind of weak.
Love CCS and Tutu. I don´t see what is the big fuss about Madoka. When I finished, I could only think "That´s it?" It isn´t shit, but definitely not as great as people at the time thought it was.
This is an adventure/coming of age story that happens to have some magical girls in it.
I love it, but is not a magical girl show.
Saint Tail is comfy as fuck but its real rough-looking. Its kinda charming after a while I reckon, but it takes a bit of getting used to
This, my personal AOTY so far, if only for being the best mahou shoujo in years.
In the context of Mahou Shoujo, it will be remembered, as in, people on /a/ will bring it up when there are threads dedicated to Mahou Shoujo.
If you mean as an anime, as in the anime will be talked about in general, it's a bit more difficult to say. It depends on how anime will evolve in the future. If anime dies, it will be remembered as a classic. If anime goes full 3D, it may be seen as dated, but people who are able to deal with hand drawn animation will consider it a classic. If anime keeps going as it is now, it will lose relevancy, but will be remembered as an anime that used to be a big deal, and that will keep its spot in the recommendation charts, similar to how Haruhi and Slayers are now. If writing in anime gets better, it may be seen as something outdated from the dark age of anime, and will pretty much only be mentioned in threads about forgotten anime.
Princess Tutu because while it has it's dark elements ultimately it ends in a more positive light I would have said Madoka at one point but given the dilution of the franchise it's lost a little of it's luster for me.