Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 31, 2013 -- Beyond Time and Space

This is it. The last two episodes. This month has been a heck of a ride, but we're about to hit the final stop on this tale of hope and despair.

By the way, those Crunchyroll guest passes are all gone. There's always next time.

I get the feeling there's only one way this story can end, but before I begin I feel obligated to once again point out that I will be GOING STEADY WITH SPOILERS FOR THE DURATION OF THIS POST so if you haven't finished off this series, maybe you should. I would highly recommend it.

Let's finish the fight after the break.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 30, 2013 -- Walpurgis;Nacht

Maybe Madoka Month would have been more clever to have in April. That way I could time the release of this post with the actual Walpurgis Night festival, which is traditionally held on April 30 (or May 1).

Also the title is a reference to Steins;Gate. You'll understand why I felt the need to do that after you watch these last three episodes, which you should totally do because I become intimate with spoilers in this post. So don't read it unless you don't care about spoilers/ are only looking for free Crunchyroll guest passes.

This post is only about episode ten, just to give you a heads up. I'm doing this because it is easily, easily, the most important episode in the series. I'll see you after the break.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013 -- Metamorphosis

Well, I'm now 75% through Madoka Magica, and I'm starting to notice a pattern with this show. I get the feeling that not everything is going to turn out all right in the end.

As always HEAVY SPOILERS WILL BE CASUALLY REFERENCED within this review. This is almost as much of a cyclical event as  the depression that falls over me after I watch three episodes of Madoka Magica in a row.

Watch this cycle continue to repeat after the break. Also remember that there are TWO Crunchyroll premium guest passes hidden within, so try and find them. The first code starts with a letter. The second code starts with a number.

For the first code, read carefully. For the second, remember that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

So Many Crunchyroll Guest Passes

Well, since the winner of the last one never gave me any usable contact info, the Crunchyroll Premium Guest Pass is still unclaimed.

Further complicating matters is the fact that my continued premium membership has made me eligible for a second guest pass.

I now have two premium guest passes to give away.

In the interest of fairness/to make it fun, I will hide the guest pass codes in the next installment of Madoka Month. The first code will be easy to find. The second code will be a little tougher to find.

I hope you'll join me this weekend to share in my musings about girls in frilly outfits fighting witches.

Happy hunting!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Madoka Month Bye Week

I'm taking the week off to attend an anime convention with my bestest friend in the whole world.

Don't worry, though. This trip isn't entirely unrelated to Madoka. I'll be back next week to begin my trek through the rest of the series.

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013 -- Life in the Third Circle

Hamha, everybody!

I'm back for week two of my journey through the uber-depressing hellscape that is Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Madoka Magica for short; Madoka for shorter). Hey, did you guys know that there's a dub of this show. I won't be talking about that, because the last thing I need is to invite sub-purists (a term which is a bit of an oxymoron if you think about it) into this already bleak and macabre house.

Remember kids: "Ad Hominem" is just a fancy way
of saying "You're right!"

Today we'll be looking at episodes 4-6. As usual I will be engaging in EXPLICIT, HARDCORE SPOILERS so if you plan on ever watching Madoka I'd recommend you do that before you read this. You'll like it. Trust me. I'll wait.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 3, 2013 -- Tea Time with the Queen of Hearts

Welcome to March, ABB faithful. I've been at this for a little while now, and I've decided that I'm finally ready to stick my neck out tackle one of the biggest shows that 2011 had to offer. It's the one that all of my friends who watch anime have been hounding me to watch.

Welcome to Madoka Month. I'll be watching this show every week in three-episode increments.

WARNING: I will NOT be avoiding spoilers. And yes, there are spoilers to be had in the first three episodes.

DOUBLE WARNING: This post contains very tasteless jokes.