hajimari no monogatari

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“Witch’s Labyrinth” - 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ[前編] 始まりの物語 (Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Beginnings)

h311o0  asked:

hello, when you posted about you yoshinari and Gekidan Inu Curry, do you mind telling me the animes they were from? Sorry for asking, but the tags got me a little confused >_< Thank you! :)

Huh, it looks like the captions don’t work anymore… I don’t understand tumblr sometimes. Here you go then!

List of anime used in my sakuga photosets (from left to right, top to bottom; please refer to this post in the future):

Yutaka Nakamura:

  1. Vision of Escaflowne OP
  2. Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  3. Wolf’s Rain ep30
  4. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) ep34
  5. Darker than Black Gaiden ep04
  6. Soul Eater ep01
  7. Black Rock Shooter OAV
  8. Sword of the Stranger
  9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OP2
  10. Space Dandy ep01

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Here a list:


1. Little Busters
2. Little Busters Refrain 
3. Angel beats
4. Attack On Titan
5. Hataraku Maou-Sama
6. Puella Magi Magica Madoka
7. ToraDora
8. Kyoukai No Kanata
9. Black Rock Shooter TV animation 
10. Danganronpa The animation
11. Anohana
12. K-ON!
13. Date A Live
14. Oreimo
15. Oreimo 2
16. Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai! 
17.  Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai! ren!
18. Kill La Kill
19. D-Frag
20. Nagi No Asukara
21. HenNeko
22. Baka To Test
23. Sword Art Online
24. Baka To Test 2
25. Gurren Laganm
26. Mirai Nikki
27. Kaichou Wa maid sama
28. Free!
29. Kuroko No Basuke
30. kuroshitsuji
31. Shogo chara
32. Love Live School Idol Project
33. Noragami
34. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari
35. To aru kagaku no railgu
36. Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?
37. Gochuumon wa usagi desu ka
38. Isshuukan Friends. 
39. No Game No Life
40. Black Bullet
41. Hetalia Axis Power
42. Free!
43. Hitsugi No Chaika
44. Yuru Yuri
45. MekakuCity Actors
46. Wake Up, Girls!
47. Tonari No Kaibatsu-Kun
48. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei

the Madoka movies rule and are totally worth 4+ hours of your time

so by now I’m sure everyone with the slightest interest in this series has checked it out already, what with it being arguably one of the most important anime of the last 5 years, so I won’t go into too deep of detail on that. this is more about the film adaptation of the Madoka TV series, a three part trilogy with the first two parts serving as a retelling of the 12 epiosdes and the third part being the expanded “true ending”.

While it’s probably easy to write off the first two films as a compressed rehash of the series and hold off for Part 3, doing means you’ll be missing out on a fantastic adaptation that makes a lot of improvements - as well as a few odd missteps - to the original material. Though the signs of cropping are still noticeable and what’s left out isn’t all just filler, the story loses none of its power and the finished product is so well made that fans of the TV series cannot afford to pass it up, and if you’re somehow NOT part of the converted masses, there’s never been a better time to jump in. Here’s why:

  • The animation has been given an overhaul, and to put it simply, Madoka has never looked better. Fans of the series will most likely notice the absence of the sudden and inexplicable quality dips in the art (most infamously pointed out in the off-model “Meduka” shots), and the new visual effects are nothing short of gorgeous. it manages to improve upon the style of the original without tweaking it too much, so the iconic witch sequences are still immediately recognizable and awesome, as well as everyone’s transformations. professional’s tip: try to watch it on a TV if possible (or at least a nice monitor that isn’t your laptop’s). When you see the end result, you’ll be glad you did
  • audio has also been redone, with new music tracks by the masterful Yuki Kajiura. similar to the visual improvements to this adaptation, the new music makes the overall experience even more gripping than before. all of the new songs feel like they naturally fit in the Madoka universe, and there’s less repetition of pieces when compared to the TV series. the new vocal themes by ClariS and Kalafina are also welcome, though Luminous feels a bit too much like connect 2.0 for my tastes
  • the story has been altered ever so slightly for runtime, which is more of a mixed bag than an outright fault like you’d imagine. the pacing of the story as a whole is ramped up this time around, with major events coming in quick succession of each other and some of the fat from the early episodes trimmed off. while it doesn’t feel like “Diet Madoka” it definitely feels like Madoka on amphetamines, and while the speedy pace works with some scenes, it works against others. Episode 3’s twist that devastated viewers in the original series isn’t quite as devastating anymore, and it’s not even because you already know it’s coming; rather, you simply have no time to reflect upon it. the film is constantly moving and pulling you along with it, and it’s because of this that it’s hard to recommend the films as a starting point for the uninitiated. if anything, the amped pacing is a service to the fans and the familiar, but newbies will probably want to start from the beginning.

that said, both parts are still worthwhile outings with a lot to offer, even with the relative lack of new content. it’s not a full overhaul on the scale that Rebuild of Evangelion 1.11 was, but it’s not a lazy recycling either. in a sense, it’s the best overall way to experience the story and characters Madoka has to offer - just don’t make it your first time.