Sensational as always, a recently released set of illustrations featuring the wide-faced magical girl, Madoka, boldly embracing some plain clothes fashion outside of her standard wardrobe has garnered much attention.
If one is to speak solely in respect to the technique formulating these sketches, it would perhaps be fairly vain as the excellence is already understood – quite especially since the aesthetics of Madoka Magica aren’t foreign to analysis at this point. On the contrary, the subject matter is certainly enlightening as we never see Madoka adorn any of these ensembles in the TV series or currently available films.
In fact, perhaps aside from her pajamas, Madoka only ever sports the sparkly apparatus of mahou shoujo, as well as the customary school uniform – and that is considering the series from beginning to televised ending.
Assuming Madoka is to dress in outfits other than those aforementioned, it means there’s scenes we’ve yet to see awaiting for us – either further beyond in her life before going “Ultimate” mahou shoujo, or prior to any of that, turning back to when she remained an average schoolgirl who viewed herself as holding no discernible talents.
There is much left in the Madoka series, both in the third and final of the film trilogy, as well as in future projects which the mastermind of the work has ambiguously referenced under desire for their inception – and thus, one can be certain that there’s indeed still more flavors of Madoka yet to be discovered.