... and that's pretty much it.
It's a good series. It's entertaining, had good characters and an interesting premise. It will not make you cry blood for its epicness but it also wouldn't make you barf in hate. Its simply a good anime that happen's to be in the Magical Girl Genre.
Nothing more, nothing less.
The only problem I would have would be by the Fans of Tvtropes, who constantly use the term "Deconstruction
" as if it was some meaningful, otherwordly label, but that is a normal problem with the community after all. In reality, is mostly a semi-deconstruction with a semi-reconstruction. Beside being darker and edgier (which doesn't make it a deconstruction per se) it take several tropes of the Magical Girl (price of power, the use on violence in prepubescent girls, Aliens being aliens
) and what could happen if something was off. The other parts (the use of grief, the Entropy reason, the form of the witches and their origin) are in no way Deconstructions of the Genre (since this aren't an universal work within the genre) but born from the Creator Breakdown
and his Nihilistic view in life
. That' just sad
, not meaningful or awe inspiring. I call it the "Evangelion syndrome" but that's another enchilada.
Which is funny, for why I would say its the best of the work are the Fans. Seriously, just like Evangelion, it's a meh work that its made awesome for the sheer effort of its Fandom... well, to be honest, not so much like Evangelion, which are kind of confusing and a little scary in their views, not to mention more than a little preachy to other Fandoms.
Mylittle Pony Friendship Is Magic Fandom
. That's the one (snapping fingers)
. Honestly, I found more entertaining by reading the speculations, fanfic works, fan art and the insane jokes from the Wikis and Internet lore than for the work per se and that's just fantastic.
I would not say its a revolutionary work, because that's only asking to be brought down a peg by serious researches and be snarked by Nerd communities around the world (Evangelion again
) for pretentiousness but its a well though, hard work, amusing/scary anime that you should see to broad your view in the Magical Girl Genre.
Watch it, it would be 6 hours you won't regret.