Puella Magi Madoka Magica 06

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Wow, this was a real shocker of an episode after last week’s episode.

Let’s see…. first of all,

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

KYUBEY FUCKING EATS THE USED UP GRIEF SEEDS!!! So that’s where they go to once they’re “used up”. Oh boy oh boy ohboyohboyohboy.

Secondly,

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Junko confirmed for BRO-est mom ever. I mean, hell, letting your 14 year old daughter join you in the middle of the night for a drink and dispensing adult advice to her? How many Asian pare– heck, how many parents would be this cool outside of anime! This is possibly the best Yuko Gotou side character role so far.

Moving on,

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Kyouko continues the cool henshin tradition of the show. And…

Fuck yeah Kyoko-dancing. Also, LOL Walpurgis Night. Urobuchi, oh YOU!

And oh god, finally….

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU— SAYAKA.

So it turns out the Soul Gems are LITERALLY Soul Gems. Literally, in all sense of the word “soul”. What the little fucker, Kyubey, has been hiding all this while about the contract is that when you take it up, you forfeit your body and literally get turned in to a Soul Gem. Meanwhile, your body is now a “Doll”/shell. Holy. Fucking. Crap. I did not see this coming. I mean, holy shit, you pretty much give up your future, your life and your body when you become a mahou shoujo. That’s… wow. Seriously. Wow.

And apparently, Kyubey’s rationale for it is that normal human bodies are too easily damaged when they are fighting Witches, so their bodies are “replaced” with shells that are easily repaired as long as their Soul Gem isn’t broken. Downside is, their Soul Gems can’t be more than a 100m’s away from the “shell” in order to control it. Herp derp.

So… doesn’t that mean that Mami could have been saved?

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

FUCKING KYUUUBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYY (╬ ಠ益ಠ)(╬ ಠ益ಠ)(╬ ಠ益ಠ)(╬ ಠ益ಠ)(╬ ಠ益ಠ)(╬ ಠ益ಠ)(╬ ಠ益ಠ)(╬ ಠ益ಠ)

Man… this week’s end card is pretty disturbing too.

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69 Comments

  1. Pikapu/Mangix Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Madoka’s soul gem…. is on her butt? D:

    (my eyes, MY EYES……!!!)

  2. Yamibakeru Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    Kyuubei has to be one of the coolest salesman ever. I would totally hire him for my marketing department.

    Also, yfw you realise that this season’s Zombie anime has Mahou Shojous in it and this season’s Mahou Shojou anime has Zombies in it.

  3. Doh Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    And I’m still waiting for Madoka to be a MG!

  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    >he still wants Madoka to be a mahou shoujo.

    ( ´_ゝ`)

  5. Priemo Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    @Yamibakeru
    The one from the Zombie anime was “Masou Shojou”, not “Mahou Shojou”
    I think. :)

  6. Aa Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7243/1665a4f2.png

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    @Priemo: Different names, same nomenclature. Hell, “masou shoujo” is probably more accurate in a technical sense.

  8. Manabi Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    @AozuAkazu: They probably didn’t want to give the story away to the artist pre-airing, so that’s why. Or the artists simply wanted to draw all of the girls. It probably doesn’t have anything to do with the story either way. ( ̄~ ̄;)

  9. kaz3phyrous Said,

    February 12, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    A loophole for a would be Puella Magi who just wants a wish granted and doesn’t care about witches killing humans:

    1. Kill a witch
    2. Get a Grief Seed
    3. Let Seed absorb enough taint
    4. Witch revives
    5. Kill witch again
    6. Get Grief Seed again
    7. ???
    8. Profit

    Still confused though about the drop rate of Grief seeds.. Mami mentioned that witches sometimes drop Seeds.. But Kyouko mentioned that they should wait for familiars to become witches for them to drop Grief seeds. Could the witches that don’t drop seeds that Mami mentioned be familiars. The show hasn’t really shown a witch that didn’t drop a seed.

  10. The Leange Said,

    February 13, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    So they are undead….

    DAMN THAT Kyuubei…

  11. TroytheSkull Said,

    February 13, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    60 Comments, damn this series.

    But so much fun stuff is coming out of this. Mostly from the fans w/ there panel comics that I can’t get enough out of. I still wanna see how Madoka going to become a magica. It would be a BIG troll if she never does turn into one. Wouldn’t be surprise if she gets a split personalty IF she becomes a Magica at this point. Can’t believe I feel like I am going to get trolled.

  12. anon234 Said,

    February 13, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    Since no one mentioned it, here’s why Walpurgisnacht is important. First off, the Faustian themes are rich in this show, if you haven’t guessed already. I had studied both books in college for my German minor, so I picked up pretty quick what was implied. Here’s a condensed version of how it plays into the larger Faustian theme.

    In the Faust story, after Faust makes the deal, Mephistopheles takes Faust to various places to learn about earthly pleasures, which Faust had forsaken his entire life in order to focus on gaining knowledge (Faust was really old, then drank a witches potion to gain youth, with a cupid-like side effect). During this adventure phase, Faust has very intimate relations with an under-age girl and gets her pregnant. After her brother attacks Faust to get revenge, Mephistopheles kills the brother and the pair flee to the area where Walpurgisnacht takes place. The festival is full of witches, sorcerers, and unearthly creatures having a giant orgy near bonfires, with Mephistopheles being like a guest of honor, eschewing his human disguise for his real form. The description of the festival is pretty disturbing, with at one point Faust is dancing with a naked attractive witch when a snake comes out of her mouth.

    Faust can’t bring himself to partake in the festival after seeing that, feeling guilty over what he did to the girl, and returns to his lover, who had drowned her baby and was imprisoned. The first half of the story ends with Faust trying to convince her to break out of prison, and her accepting her punishment instead.

  13. KiTA Said,

    February 14, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    If you flip the end card around horizontally, you get the kanji for death spelled out with the girls.

    http://wiki.puella-magi.net/File:Ep6_Endcard_Death.jpg

  14. Mitch H. Said,

    February 15, 2011 @ 4:41 am

    I don’t think there’s an essential confusion between familiars becoming witches & magical girls becoming witches when they’re corrupted. They clearly say that a familiar that eats a civilian (or at least the right civilian) levels-up to become a witch – this is where the familiar-become-witch is getting her grief seed – it’s the soul of a murdered civilian who, no doubt, “despaired and died”. When a MG’s soul gem gets corrupted or she loses faith, she dies, and her remains degenerate into a grief seed and a witch is born from the seed.

    Kyuubey’s eating the empty rinds of souls, either way. No way he’s anything other than a monster – maybe not a devil, but then, most of the Lovecraftian wicked things are evil only by human standards, which is the only set of standards understandable from a human categorical imperative.

  15. Eleutheria Said,

    February 16, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    Your blogging style has improved entertainment-wise over the years.

  16. Still Waters Said,

    February 17, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    If there is one thing I can say about this series so far…

    I WANT MY MAMICITA BACK DAMMIT!

  17. ryvrdrgn14 Said,

    February 23, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    I heard the drop rates of Grief Seeds on witches will be nerfed next patch, but they might add a low drop rate of Grief Seeds on the familiars. It will all depend on game balance. And damn those Mahou Shoujo bots that just farm Grief Seeds 24/7.

    MMO-humor aside, I’ll go with Madoka not making a contract with QB and getting her powers elsewhere. Would be more interesting that way for me. :/

  18. naca Said,

    March 16, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    “I’m a zombie, and a masou shoujo.”
    Where have I heard this line before XD.

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