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* EarWorm: Both the OP and especially the ED songs.


* ValuesDissonance: Koyuki hides the fact she likes MagicalGirl series. In Japan, most magical girl works are aimed at little girls and many MagicalGirlGenreDeconstruction works are {{Subverted Kids Show}}s). Internationally, many MagicalGirl works have predominantly adult and teenage fandoms.

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* ValuesDissonance: Koyuki hides the fact she likes MagicalGirl series. series because the works are seen as immature. In Japan, most magical girl works are aimed at little girls and many MagicalGirlGenreDeconstruction works are {{Subverted Kids Show}}s).Show}}s. Internationally, many MagicalGirl works have predominantly adult and teenage fandoms.


** The anime series gained a strong division following its airing. For some, it is a promising story with colourful characters and realistic drama. For others, it is an unoriginal premise plagued with clearly too many characters to handle and a weak and unoriginal plot.


* FandomRivalry: With ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', and ''Manga/MagicalGirlSite'' due to their similar genre.

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* FandomRivalry: With ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', and ''Manga/MagicalGirlSite'' ''Manga/MahouShoujoSite'' due to their similar genre.


* FandomRivalry: With ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', and ''Manga/MagicalGirlSite'' due to their similar genre.



** Weiss Winterprison and Sister Nana is really an official couple, as the official description of the characters describes them as lovers.
** According to the same description, Swim Swim has a secret crush on Ruler. It becomes a little eerie when you learn that the former is a little girl and the later is an 20+ years old office lady.

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** Weiss Winterprison and Sister Nana is really an official couple, as the official description of the characters describes them as lovers.
** According to the same description, Swim Swim
* LGBTFanbase: The series has a secret crush on Ruler. large female cast, a lot of LesYay, and a few canonically queer characters, so it attracts people. It becomes a little eerie when you learn also helps that female-assigned-at-birth people aren't the former is a little girl and the later is an 20+ years old office lady.only ones who can become Magical Girls, which attracts trans fans.



* MisaimedFandom: A lot of western fans, particularly those on Tumblr, assume that (or like to interpret) [[spoiler: La Pucelle is a transsexual. However, canon material shows that Souta had absolutely no qualms with being seen as male. La Pucelle is a GenderBender, but most definitely not trans.]]

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* MisaimedFandom: A lot of western fans, particularly those on Tumblr, assume that (or like to interpret) [[spoiler: La Pucelle Pucelle]] is a transsexual. transgender. However, canon material shows that Souta [[spoiler:Souta]] had absolutely no qualms with being seen as male. La Pucelle is a GenderBender, but most definitely not trans.]]


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* ValuesDissonance: Koyuki hides the fact she likes MagicalGirl series. In Japan, most magical girl works are aimed at little girls and many MagicalGirlGenreDeconstruction works are {{Subverted Kids Show}}s). Internationally, many MagicalGirl works have predominantly adult and teenage fandoms.


** Top Speed, for being a CuteWitch and a CoolBigSis. She is one of the kindest and most easy-going characters, and her liveliness makes her stand out in the midst of all the darkness.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
** Hardgore Alice. In the West, she is a mild BaseBreakingCharacter, with the worst being people finding her just uninteresting, but in Japan she placed directly under ''Swim Swim of all people'' in the first popularity poll.
** Top Speed placed not much higher in the same poll, but outside Japan she is liked for being a CuteWitch and a CoolBigSis. She is one of the kindest and most easy-going characters, and her liveliness makes her stand out in the midst of all the darkness.



* JustHereForGodzilla: Since the series's announcement, word of mouth had it as a potential SpiritualSuccessor of ''Madoka Magica'', and a lot of viewers were drawn to it solely by this notion.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Since the series's announcement, word of mouth had it as a potential SpiritualSuccessor of ''Madoka Magica'', and a lot of viewers were drawn to it solely by this notion. Ironically, as stated above, this similarity would end up turning GoneHorriblyRight and becoming a point of contemption.



*** @Meow-Meow has also become for the very same reason.

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*** ** @Meow-Meow has also become for the very same reason.



* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Negative opinions about ''Raising Project'' started when it became obvious that the series was obviously inspired on ''Madoka'' and trying to reproduce a lot of the latter's psychology and elements. Even if some people were willing to give it a chance out of sheer SpiritualSuccessor hype, it didn't improve much when critics started point out that ''Raising Project'' had even replicated ''Madoka'''s shortcomings (namely its DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, polarizing characters and excessive dependance on BreakTheCutie) while also adding some new ones (a compressed storyline, very modest artistic values and a noticeable lack of character development, the latter of which struck pretty badly given that ''Madoka'' had been praised precisely for its character focus).

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* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Negative opinions about ''Raising Project'' started when it became obvious that the series was obviously inspired on by ''Madoka'' and trying to reproduce a lot of the latter's psychology and elements. Even if some people were willing to give it a chance out of sheer SpiritualSuccessor hype, it didn't improve much when critics started point out that ''Raising Project'' had even replicated ''Madoka'''s shortcomings (namely its DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, polarizing characters and excessive dependance on BreakTheCutie) while also adding some new ones (a compressed storyline, very modest artistic values and a noticeable lack of character development, the latter of which struck pretty badly given that ''Madoka'' had been praised precisely for its character focus).focus).
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Hardgore Alice. Sure, her character and motivations were basically those of a revamped [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]], but for some people that was precisely her draw, or more precisely how would she evolve from them in relation to Snow White and the plot. Even although she ended up used as a SacrificialLion for Snow White's development, the fact that Alice was possibly the only character who gave her a much needed unconditional support in her BreakTheCutie process led people to wish she would have stayed around and received more usage.


* MisAimedFandom:
** A lot of western fans, particularly those on Tumblr, assume that (or like to interpret) [[spoiler: La Pucelle is a transsexual. However, canon material shows that Souta had absolutely no qualms with being seen as male. La Pucelle is a GenderBender, but most definitely not trans.]]
** There are many people who only watch this series to see characters dying.

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* MisAimedFandom:
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MisaimedFandom: A lot of western fans, particularly those on Tumblr, assume that (or like to interpret) [[spoiler: La Pucelle is a transsexual. However, canon material shows that Souta had absolutely no qualms with being seen as male. La Pucelle is a GenderBender, but most definitely not trans.]]
** There are many people who only watch this series to see characters dying.
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Ruler's backstory shows her being bullied in her workplace and ignored by her boss, being put back in her place when she brings up a plan to raise efficiency. However, she is so haughty and such a jerk to everyone around her, even her own boss, that one might think that all those things could have been avoided if she just had been nice about it. Or that people disliking or brushing her off was the logical conclusion to her being cold, mean and acting superior to everyone around her.


* WhatAnIdiot: Sister Nana, whose blind pacifism eventually led to [[spoiler:the death of her lover and was the cause of her own suicide]]. It's not a good idea to go with the offer of friendship to the people who are known for their cruelty, is it?

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* WhatAnIdiot: Sister Nana, whose [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil blind pacifism pacifism]] eventually led to [[spoiler:the death of her lover and was the cause of her own suicide]]. It's not a good idea to go with the offer of friendship to the people who are known for their cruelty, is it?


** Even before Calamity Mary was chosen to become a magical girl, she was an alcoholic who abused her daughter in order to make herself feel powerful. Upon receiving her powers she set about using her abilities to torment others for her own amusement. She forced her way into the yakuza as a way to help out bad people and had no issue abusing and shooting her fellow magical girls when they didn't act submissive. When the magical girls were forced into a killing game she embraced the conflict with glee. Eventually she escalated into attacking a highway and shooting dozens of civilians to watch the explosions and lure in her rivals, threatening to keep on killing unless she's stopped.

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** Even before **[[AxCrazy Calamity Mary Mary]], even before she was chosen to become a magical girl, she was an alcoholic named Naoko Yamamoto who [[AbusiveParents abused her daughter daughter]] in order to make herself feel powerful. Upon receiving her powers powers, she set about using her abilities to torment others [[ForTheEvulz for her own amusement. amusement]]. She forced her way into the yakuza {{Yakuza}} as a way to help out bad people and had no issue abusing and shooting her fellow magical girls when they didn't act submissive. When the magical girls were forced into a killing game game, she embraced the conflict with glee. Eventually she escalated into attacking a highway and shooting dozens of civilians to watch the explosions and lure in her rivals, threatening to keep on killing unless she's stopped.


* CompleteMonster: [[AIIsACrapshoot Cyber Fairy Fav]] was designed to aid in the MagicalGirl selection tests but found them boring and grew excited when an accident killed several of them. [[TheCorrupter Corrupting]] the one survivor, [[BloodKnight Cranberry]], Fav saw her rise to the rank of test administrator, allowing them to re-engineer their tests for potential Magical Girls, killing those who fail to sate their mutual bloodlust. Responsible for the deaths of hundreds, including young children, over the years, Fav sells the girls [[CastFromLifespan weapons in return for their lifespan]] to further bloody the battles. When Cranberry is eventually killed, Fav's only reaction is to seek a new partner-in-crime to continue with.

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* CompleteMonster: CompleteMonster:
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[[AIIsACrapshoot Cyber Fairy Fav]] was designed to aid in the MagicalGirl selection tests but found them boring and grew excited when an accident killed several of them. [[TheCorrupter Corrupting]] the one survivor, [[BloodKnight Cranberry]], Fav saw her rise to the rank of test administrator, allowing them to re-engineer their tests for potential Magical Girls, killing those who fail to sate their mutual bloodlust. Responsible for the deaths of hundreds, including young children, over the years, Fav sells the girls [[CastFromLifespan weapons in return for their lifespan]] to further bloody the battles. When Cranberry is eventually killed, Fav's only reaction is to seek a new partner-in-crime to continue with.with.
** Even before Calamity Mary was chosen to become a magical girl, she was an alcoholic who abused her daughter in order to make herself feel powerful. Upon receiving her powers she set about using her abilities to torment others for her own amusement. She forced her way into the yakuza as a way to help out bad people and had no issue abusing and shooting her fellow magical girls when they didn't act submissive. When the magical girls were forced into a killing game she embraced the conflict with glee. Eventually she escalated into attacking a highway and shooting dozens of civilians to watch the explosions and lure in her rivals, threatening to keep on killing unless she's stopped.


* AudienceApathy:
** A very common complaint, even by fans of the show themselves, is that it is hard to feel any impact at the death of characters who barely get any development before being mowed down. Part of the fault goes to the anime attempting to adapt ''all'' the side stories and backgrounds of the cast from the first arc, which leaves no screen time to dedicate individually to every one of them given the short length of the series. Being a twelve episode anime trying to flesh out sixteen characters meant that it could not even focus on a single character per episode.
** This problem actually is endemic to the light novel itself, as many fans agree that the characters in the first arc, which the anime adapts, were weaker in terms of characterization. Later arcs were much better received both in character depth and world building.


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* EightDeadlyWords:
** A very common complaint, even by fans of the show themselves, is that it is hard to feel any impact at the death of characters who barely get any development before being mowed down. Part of the fault goes to the anime attempting to adapt ''all'' the side stories and backgrounds of the cast from the first arc, which leaves no screen time to dedicate individually to every one of them given the short length of the series. Being a twelve episode anime trying to flesh out sixteen characters meant that it could not even focus on a single character per episode.
** This problem actually is endemic to the light novel itself, as many fans agree that the characters in the first arc, which the anime adapts, were weaker in terms of characterization. Later arcs were much better received both in character depth and world building.


* CompleteMonster: [[AIIsACrapshoot Cyber Fairy Fav]] was designed to aid in the {{Magical Girl}}s selection tests but found them boring and grew excited when an accident killed several of them. [[TheCorrupter Corrupting]] the one survivor, [[BloodKnight Cranberry]], Fav saw her rise to the rank of test administrator, allowing them to re-engineer their tests for potential Magical Girls, killing those who fail to sate their mutual bloodlust. Responsible for the deaths of hundreds, including young children, over the years, Fav sells the girls [[CastFromLifespan weapons in return for their lifespan]] to further bloody the battles. When Cranberry is eventually killed, Fav's only reaction is to seek a new partner-in-crime to continue with.

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* CompleteMonster: [[AIIsACrapshoot Cyber Fairy Fav]] was designed to aid in the {{Magical Girl}}s MagicalGirl selection tests but found them boring and grew excited when an accident killed several of them. [[TheCorrupter Corrupting]] the one survivor, [[BloodKnight Cranberry]], Fav saw her rise to the rank of test administrator, allowing them to re-engineer their tests for potential Magical Girls, killing those who fail to sate their mutual bloodlust. Responsible for the deaths of hundreds, including young children, over the years, Fav sells the girls [[CastFromLifespan weapons in return for their lifespan]] to further bloody the battles. When Cranberry is eventually killed, Fav's only reaction is to seek a new partner-in-crime to continue with.


* CompleteMonster: [[AIIsACrapshoot Cyber Fairy]] Fav is supposed to guide new {{Magical Girl}}s and determine who is best fit to join the World of Magic. However, finding standard selection tests dull, when he witnessed the deaths of many Magical Girls in a test gone wrong, he found himself excited by the deaths and encouraged the young [[BloodKnight Cranberry]] to find more opportunities to fight and kill. With Fav's help, Cranberry became an administrator for Magical Girl selection tests, giving them the opportunity to conduct secret [[DeadlyGame death games]] with the girls they were supposed to mentor. Fav had no qualms about forcing anyone into these games, including [[WouldHurtAChild children 11 and younger]], and entire families. Hundreds died in the years he conducted the games. He encouraged Magical Girls to murder each other by selling them [[CastFromLifespan weapons at the cost of their lifespans]], giving powers to unstable people knowing they would stir up trouble, and killing a few himself. Cranberry was eventually killed, with Fav showing no remorse while quickly finding a new partner. Fav's only concern in these death games was [[ForTheEvulz his own entertainment]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[AIIsACrapshoot Cyber Fairy]] Fav is supposed Fairy Fav]] was designed to guide new aid in the {{Magical Girl}}s and determine who is best fit to join the World of Magic. However, finding standard selection tests dull, but found them boring and grew excited when he witnessed an accident killed several of them. [[TheCorrupter Corrupting]] the one survivor, [[BloodKnight Cranberry]], Fav saw her rise to the rank of test administrator, allowing them to re-engineer their tests for potential Magical Girls, killing those who fail to sate their mutual bloodlust. Responsible for the deaths of many Magical Girls in a test gone wrong, he found himself excited by the deaths and encouraged the hundreds, including young [[BloodKnight Cranberry]] to find more opportunities to fight and kill. With Fav's help, Cranberry became an administrator for Magical Girl selection tests, giving them children, over the opportunity to conduct secret [[DeadlyGame death games]] with years, Fav sells the girls they were supposed to mentor. Fav had no qualms about forcing anyone into these games, including [[WouldHurtAChild children 11 and younger]], and entire families. Hundreds died in the years he conducted the games. He encouraged Magical Girls to murder each other by selling them [[CastFromLifespan weapons at the cost of in return for their lifespans]], giving powers lifespan]] to unstable people knowing they would stir up trouble, and killing a few himself. further bloody the battles. When Cranberry was is eventually killed, with Fav showing no remorse while quickly finding a new partner. Fav's only concern in these death games was [[ForTheEvulz his own entertainment]].reaction is to seek a new partner-in-crime to continue with.


* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Negative opinions about ''Raising Project'' started when it became obvious that the series was obviously inspired on ''Madoka'' and trying to reproduce a lot of the latter's psychology and elements. Even if some people were willing to give it a chance out of sheer SpiritualSuccessor hype, it didn't improve much when critics started point out that ''Raising Project'' had even replicated ''Madoka'''s shortcomings (mainly its DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, polarizing characters and excessive dependance on BreakingTheCutie) while at the same time adding some new ones (a compressed storyline, very modest artistic values and a noticeable lack of character development, the latter of which struck pretty badly given that ''Madoka'' had been praised precisely for its character focus).

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* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Negative opinions about ''Raising Project'' started when it became obvious that the series was obviously inspired on ''Madoka'' and trying to reproduce a lot of the latter's psychology and elements. Even if some people were willing to give it a chance out of sheer SpiritualSuccessor hype, it didn't improve much when critics started point out that ''Raising Project'' had even replicated ''Madoka'''s shortcomings (mainly (namely its DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, polarizing characters and excessive dependance on BreakingTheCutie) BreakTheCutie) while at the same time also adding some new ones (a compressed storyline, very modest artistic values and a noticeable lack of character development, the latter of which struck pretty badly given that ''Madoka'' had been praised precisely for its character focus).


* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Some Western viewers saw the show negatively as yet another {{Deconstruction}} anime series, especially of the MagicalGirl genre, even although it can be argumented that ''Raising Project'' is actually a DarkerAndEdgier take rather than a deconstructive one (this being ironically a complaint that was already on ''Madoka'', the series which ''Raising Project'' is most often compared with). It could also be said that the series is a DeconReconSwitch, as many characters, such as Snow White, Lapis Lazuline, Wedin to name a few, cling to MagicalGirl ideals, such as helping others, doing the right thing, and not letting the darkness that the world throws at them affect them.

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Some Western viewers saw the show negatively as yet another {{Deconstruction}} anime series, especially of the MagicalGirl genre, even although it can be argumented that ''Raising Project'' is actually a DarkerAndEdgier take rather than a deconstructive one (this being ironically a complaint that was already on ''Madoka'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the series which ''Raising Project'' is most often compared with). It could also be said that the series is a DeconReconSwitch, as many characters, such as Snow White, Lapis Lazuline, Wedin to name a few, cling to MagicalGirl ideals, such as helping others, doing the right thing, and not letting the darkness that the world throws at them affect them.them.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Since the series's announcement, word of mouth had it as a potential SpiritualSuccessor of ''Madoka Magica'', and a lot of viewers were drawn to it solely by this notion.



* TaintedByThePreview: Reactions to the anime's announcement were quite negative, with many dismissing the series as yet another clone of ''Madoka Magica'' and feeling that the original concept of the genre was being targeted too often in modern times. It was later when it was revealed that [[spoiler: the Land of Magic and the Magical Girl system aren't corrupt and the villains are largely rogue agents]].

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* TaintedByThePreview: Reactions to the anime's announcement were quite negative, with many dismissing the series as yet another ''Madoka'' clone of ''Madoka Magica'' and feeling that the original concept of the genre was being targeted too often in modern times. It was later when it was revealed that [[spoiler: the Land of Magic and the Magical Girl system aren't corrupt and the villains are largely rogue agents]].
* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Negative opinions about ''Raising Project'' started when it became obvious that the series was obviously inspired on ''Madoka'' and trying to reproduce a lot of the latter's psychology and elements. Even if some people were willing to give it a chance out of sheer SpiritualSuccessor hype, it didn't improve much when critics started point out that ''Raising Project'' had even replicated ''Madoka'''s shortcomings (mainly its DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, polarizing characters and excessive dependance on BreakingTheCutie) while at the same time adding some new ones (a compressed storyline, very modest artistic values and a noticeable lack of character development, the latter of which struck pretty badly given that ''Madoka'' had been praised precisely for its character focus).

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