Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Children’s Television: The Roundup

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Friendship Is More Than Magic: Feminism and Relationships in ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’

Kicking ass and taking names is more fun with your friends

Imagine a world where young girls are trapped in a system that sees them as commodities. Imagine that any girl could be tricked into giving herself up to a life that is by all appearances filled with magic, beauty, excitement, and good, but exists to feed off the energy of their spirit. The girls are purposely pushed to their limits. When they have become too cynical or burdened, the system condemns them and sends in younger counterparts to pick them off. Imagine that these girls are pitted against each other, that once they have been lured in with heroic, fairy tale trappings, they are encouraged to turn around and use the power that they should be grateful for to use and destroy each other. At the top of this system sits a small white creature. He just can’t understand why girls get so upset when they learn the facts of life they signed up for.

…..That wasn’t very hard to imagine after all, was it?

Child and Teenage Girl Protagonists: The Roundup

The personification of freedom

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