Oh Sayaka, oh my dear, dear Sayaka….
As expected, it’s grieving time for Mami. If it was hard on us viewers, it can’t even compare to both of them seeing it first-hand. Mami-san ;_;
On the other hand….
KYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! (╬ ಠ益ಠ)
And again, KYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! (╬ ಠ益ಠ)
Seriously, I think I spent half the episode mourning Mami’s death along with Madoka and the other half raging super hard at Kyubey. God damn that little fucker. Not only he doesn’t give a shit about Mami’s death, he dumps the girls like they’re used goods right after they decline him, APPEARS CONVENIENTLY WHEN SAYAKA’S AT HER WEAKEST MOMENT, and then manages to setup a little MG blue-on-blue as well. You little-girl victimizer little shit.
Okay, that being said about Kyubey, I’d like to give credits on how “intense” this episode was following the shocker of episode 3. I went through this whole episode feeling extremely heavy-hearted and I’ll admit it was quite a big downer episode. Hell, after watching the raw, I actually kinda put off watching it again with the subs as well as writing this blog post. In many ways, this episode not only makes us realise that Mami’s death was not just a random shocker, but part of an intricately planned story and I’m glad to be actually watching writing of this quality so far. Hell, as I’ve tweeted earlier, Madoka’s been exceeding my expectations for four straight episodes in a row.
Heck, this episode made me realize it was possible to get creeped out by Ryoko Shintani.
That’s quite an achievement by itself. And speaking of seiyuus, am I the only one who thinks Yuko Gotou’s voice was super deep this week?
As for the new mahou shoujo,
Condom-chan Kyouko, looks like she’s set to play the super bitch of the show for now. While I am a little disappointed it wasn’t Kana Asumi as speculated earlier, getting Aipon to voice her is quite a masterstroke as well. Aipon can be reeeeeeeeallly bitchy when she wants to be, so yeah.
Man, DAT FANG.
Now that’s I’ve come this far, I’ve just realized that I haven’t said anything about Madoka herself yet so far. Her reactions to Mami’s death, while depressing to watch, don’t exactly go to the point of being annoying. Once you factor in that she’s just really a girl too kind for own good, well. And in any case, she’s not that weak that she doesn’t stay paralyzed while trapped in a warehouse full of people trying to commit mass suicide. Her throwing that bucket out of the window really sent a message about her character. I have to say, Aoi Yuuki’s voicing for Madoka is getting better and better by the episode.
But still, it’s been four episodes and she’s still not yet a magical girl, but funnily enough, I’d have to say I’d rather she not become one and I suspect a lot of viewers are on Homura’s stance as well right now. Still, we know that’s going to be inevitable, but the question remains in what circumstances will she be signing her
own death warrant contract, I just hope it’s not in another situation like the one currently playing out right now… fucking Kyubey.
And this week’s end card, to round the post up. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Jin Kobayashi’s work :3. The episode title itself is also pretty ominous enough…