Puella Magi Madoka Magica 08

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“In this country, females growing up are called 「少女」.
So it would be appropriate for all of you, who will become 「魔女」 to be called 「魔法少女」”.

-Kyubey

Oh god, Kyubey. Oh god. What have you girls done? WHAT HAVE YOUR POOR GIRLS GOTTEN YOURSELVES IN TO?!

Well, shit finally hits the fucking fan here as Sayaka finally melts down and Kyubey confirms his evil nature. God damn, even if I saw this coming, it still hits pretty damn fucking hard man.

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FML

The most obvious theories/SPECULAH have been confirmed, including:

  1. Magical girls turn in to witches when the corruption in their Soul Gem reaches critical levels.
    Sayaka unfortunately becomes the example confirming the theory when her despair finally reaches critical levels and her Soul Gem actually turns to a Grief Seed. Also FUCKING KYUBEY!!!!!
  2. Homura is a time traveller.
    Homura’s powers confirmed as time manipulation (complete with some cool grenade summoning and Kyubey beehiving). Kyubey actually states she’s from a different time axis than the setting of Madoka Magica. There’s also a part where she confidently points out the location of the upcoming “Walpurgisnacht”.
  3. Kyubey is evil.
    Well, it’s not really a theory anymore since episode 3 but oh god that quote RIGHT UP THERE. FFFFFUUU—

And the other “big” revelations this week are mainly on Kyubey’s ‘true’ nature. His name is actually a shortened form of “Incubator” (インキュベーター) and he has multiple bodies that apparently can be summoned if his current one gets crushed. Also, HE FUCKING EATS UP HIS OLD BODIES whenever he changes them. Oh god, that scene is gonna give me nightmares.

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OM NOM NOM, KYUBEY MEAT IS THE BEST

The “Incubator” reveal of his name really just had me laughing at both how ridiculous it was and how obvious it was. Looks like his role is really to “incubate” Witches by first creating Puella Magi and then dropping them in to despair or exhausting their Soul Gems to the point of corruption. And based on episode 6, it looks like he’s transporting the final product, i.e. fully charged Grief Seeds (literally) to some other dimension. Which, I might add, has been almost confirmed by this episode. But god, HE FUCKING EATS HIMSELF. Dear fucking god.

Another thing that Kyubey also blurts out this week is that Madoka may actually have enough power to warp reality and rewrite the laws of nature. Considering his “salesman” persona, I’m not too actually sure if he means it 100% or if it’s just another attempt at selling his angle to her again, but there is one curious thing he says to her; she can be an all-powerful God. Remember the lyrics of Magia?

And, in a surprising turn of events, we also see Homura actually breaking down in front of Madoka. Actually crying and begging her to consider herself more worthy too. One thing that Madoka surely needs to fix is that inferiority complex of hers. Also, in line with the time traveller theory, it looks like Madoka has met her before, but it seems she’s blocked it out or doesn’t remember properly yet.

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(´;ω;`)

Kyoko’s gone far as a character too, considering she has been around for four episodes only. She actually tried to save Sayaka from falling in to despair and even encourages her too. Hell, I could feel the disappointment in her voice and eyes when Sayaka transformed in to a Witch right in front of her. I really, REALLY hope she gets out of this better now.

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You idiot, I was still eatinggggggggg!!!

And speaking of which, it looks like I was quite right when I thought that Mami actually had it best as a Puella Magi. Not only she achieved a small moment of happiness, she also managed to avoid the ultimate fate of being turned in to the very enemy she sought to battle, most importantly not knowing about it too! God, it’s sad in a way, but it’s also relieving at the same time. Fuck.

Anyways, the episode ends on a real cliffhanger this time… WHY ISN’T IT THURSDAY ALREADY?!! ARGH.

*ahem*

Now that Sayaka’s gone in to a Witch, it looks it’s Puella Magi Kyouko Magica to save the day!

Sigh… being meguca is really suffering. (ಠ_ಠ)

This week’s end card is done by Fujima Takuya, better known as the artist of Nanoha ViViD

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102 Comments

  1. RoninAquila Said,

    April 25, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    QB punching Bag, Hmm?
    Too bad they don’t make them; but doing this would be equally theraputic wouldn’t it?

  2. Anime Review: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Episode 8 | This Euphoria! Said,

    October 13, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    […] “Oh god, Kyubey. Oh god. What have you girls done? WHAT HAVE YOUR POOR GIRLS GOTTEN YOURSELVES IN TO?! Well, shit finally hits the fucking fan here as Sayaka finally melts down and Kyubey confirms his evil nature. God damn, even if I saw this coming, it still hits pretty damn fucking hard man. ” – Kurogane’s Anime Blog […]

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