Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is an anime which immediately strikes the viewer as “different” – although it contains mahou shoujo, it’s most certainly no Sailor Moon.
Madoka Magica opens in a very unique fashion – the visual presence of the series is very strong reminiscent of Bakemonogatari and Hidamari Sketch. The first impression of the sweet magical shoujo series has a striking quality entrancing viewers for the remaining thrill of the series.
In most cases episode one provides little development, some may also think that in this case – when it comes to Madoka, I entirely disagree.
Madoka Magica explains a magnitude of the series within episode one in such an incredibly skilled manner – the story is executed with extreme precision and a high caliber focus on detail.
This military grade fashion of storytelling turns out to be the epitome of the series – as the story unfolds all traces return to what was previously explained in episode one yet appeared to be insignificant at the time.
Specific details were delivered at specific moments in the story proving the expertise of story development in this series to be unfathomable.