Walpurgis Night has finally come… Armageddon is finally here!
Or is it?
When I have watched the final episodes with three other people in the blogosphere, it felt like a coincidence that the final episodes of Madoka Magica have been aired on Good Friday. Considering that there are various religious backdrops of Christianity and Buddhism between the two episodes, especially the last one that resolved everything, it’s not too surprising.
So, how is everything resolved with Walpurgis Night? With Madoka’s stroke of a wish, her wish essentially erases witches entirely from existence and made her god. This only took Homura to reveal that she traveled through time to make her final decision. Unfortunately, Madoka and her witch form cancels each other that cause her to remove her existence in the new universe.
Their final farewell between them was very heartbreaking since Homura seems to have romantic feelings for Madoka. To calm her down, Madoka gives hair to Homura as token of being her best friend so she will never forget.
The way everything was wrapped up was amazing and very emotional. I kind of knew from the start that Homura would not be successful in stopping Walpurgis Night. Even with an unlimited supply of weapons firing at the witch wasn’t enough power to finish her off. In addition, having historical female figures as magical girls was really fascinating. It merely proves that Kyubey existed way before the creation of mankind.
Since I have mentioned Kyubey, he has definitely changed for the better without the existence of witches. It seemed that his obsession for grief seeds caused the need to make contracts with many girls to repeat an endless cycle. As a result, he faced harsh backslash from all the magical girls for being so evil and immoral. After Madoka’s wish came in effect, Kyubey have become Homura’s magical mascot and respected by other magical girls. Since the immoral link is eliminated, there is no need to entice so many girls into making a contract. This is because his energy sources are restored through exhausted cubes from demons that regenerate. Therefore, girls can just decide to become a magical girl to fight for justice. Because of this, I don’t think it’s fair to say that Kyubey is 100% evil. He was simply corrupted by a force that caused him to carry out an immoral task many oppose.
After watching episodes 11 and 12, Madoka Magica has definitely become one of the most captivating shows in a long time. Sure it had some plot holes and inconsistent character development, but you cannot deny that the story was very interesting. The way Madoka Magica deconstructs itself as a really depressing mahou shoujo differentiates itself from other shows in the genre.
In short, I loved Madoka Magica and it has definitely become one of my favorite shows. From that, it seems that the Church of Haruhi has competition with the Church of Madoka.
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