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So I just finished Madoka Magica.

What a disappointingly pretentious ending.

I would have much preferred to see Homura infinitely stuck in a loop trying to save Madoke where she inevitably becomes stronger and stronger.
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Maybe you should watch the third movie, OP.
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>>102118656

Are all ofthe movies worth watching?
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>>102118721
Not really, the first two are just recaps.
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>>102118739

Well fuck, I'll have to look into it then. I thoroughly enjoyed the anime, but I just felt like that ending took a massive downhill turn. Is the 3rd movie a new approach to the ending for the series, or just a continued finale with a better sense of completion afterwards?
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>>102118804
It is a continuation of the story and alludes to another installment.
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>>102118851

Thanks for letting me know! Looks like I'm on the hunt for a Rebellion Story torrent.
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>>102118896
It won't be out on BD until April, so don't even try unless you want a shitty camrip.
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>>102118948

Well shit, looks like I'll have to put it on a list. Have you seen the movie?
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>>102118896
No problem. I personally didn't like the series too much and thought it was too much of Madoka doing nothing and being useless, but I actually really enjoyed the movie and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it.

>>102118969
I thought the camrip was fine unless you're the type of person who needs to watch it in its full glory.
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>>102119026
>the camrip was fine
Over half the screen is missing.
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You might enjoy the third movie. Shit's a wild ride.
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>>102119050
Yeah, it robbed Nakazawa of one of his three appearances.
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>>102118969
Do not listen to >>102119026. The camrip is not fine. You can only see about half of the screen area.

Wait for the blurays. Especially since you didn't like the ending to the tv series. The movie is basically constructed in such a way that those who didn't like the tv series and love the movie ending, and vice versa.
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>>102119050
You're right, I should have said it was watchable. I was only interested in the story, anyways.
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>>102118552
>disappointingly pretentious ending.
Now describe the ending without regurgitating what people on /a/ who don't like madoka say.
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>>102119113
sorry, slightly drunk at the moment. should be, "those who didn't like the tv series ending will love the movie ending, and vice versa"
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Why is my waifu so perfect?
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>>102119113
Anyone who loved the tv series ending and hated the movie ending doesn't understand what happened in the movie. At all.
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>>102119151
>sorry, slightly drunk at the moment
Happy Valentine's day, anon.
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>>102119026
>>102119113

I've always been a bit of a glory seeker, so I think I'll just wait it out for a BD version to leak.

>>102119072

Here's hoping. I burned through 10 episodes of the show in a day, then busted my ass off at work to come home and knock out the last 3. I feel like I was robbed.
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So, Rebellion thread?

Homura did everything right.
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You baiting me, OP.
Read the mango, it's quite good.
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>>102118552
Your stupid fat face is what's disappointingly pretentious here.
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>>102119149

Sure.

A rushed attempt at a pdeudo intellectual conclusion to an otherwise fantastic and generally well paced anime. I feel like they pulled an SAO in the sense that the concept itself was fantastic, but the execution was rather lackluster.
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>>102119216
No Gendo pose in the manga. Shit sucks
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>>102119299
>A rushed attempt at a pseudo intellectual conclusion
Why did you even bother trying again?
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>>102119299
That doesn't actually explain anything, you're just saying that you didn't like it.
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>>102119299
What's pseudo intellectual about an ending that matches the themes present in the series?
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>>102119103
>"Let's have eggs!"

Oh my fucking god.
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>>102119299
How about some specifics motherfucker? If you didn't like it that's fine, but you're showing that you can't explain your way out of a paper bag right now.
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>>102119103
But did poorfag appear in the movie?
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>>102119373

Which is what I opened my thread with: my opinion.

>Now describe the ending without regurgitating what people on /a/ who don't like madoka say.

If you wanted an actual summary of the ending, I suggest you either Wikipedia the ending of the series, or watch it yourself.
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>>102119456
Yes, she has a boyfriend.
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>>102119299
>well paced
Half of it was nothing but feelings and ennui. It was pretty boring.
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>>102119475
I mean it's not a very well-supported opinion. Making a thread saying "I don't like thing" isn't much of a contribution if you can't go into a little more detail.
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>>102119619

See

>>102119299
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>>102119657
Are you having a giggle?
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>>102119657
You just gave your opinion with no evidence to back it up. I wonder if you get Fs on essays constantly.
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>>102119343
I like Homura expression in the mango.
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>>102119456
No, nor did Clip-chan.
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>>102119691

>Spend 10 episodes building up the potential power of Madoka as a magic girl.
>Effortlessly conclude her decision to become one sloppily in under 3, while switching MCs, with little reveal of her true power outside of playing gatekeeper for MGs about to become witches; all of which is very roughly explained in a 2deep4u manner.
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Can anyone explain what "happened" in Rebellion in terms of which reality existed in which plane? Which iterations of characters were real, which were manifestations within Homura, and why moving them between these realities somehow resulted in the ending?

I know the literal deus ex machina ending of the original series is criticized, but that is at least because it was easily explained by the boundaries of the Madoka universe's established rules, and can actually be critically analyzed.
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>>102119860
It was foreshadowed since like episode 2 that she could become a god if she made a wish. I don't see why it would be disappointing when it actually happens.

>2deep4u
C'mon man it was pretty straightforward.
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>>102119860
>the entire series builds up to Madoka's wish
>it's presented in a straightforward manner
Gee, it must be fun to be 12 years old and thinking that describing everything with '2deep4u' is funny.
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>>102120188
>deus ex machina ending of the original series
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>>102120188
All of the characters were real.

You remember how witches in the series drew people into their barriers? Homura did the same thing.

Anyway, Rebellion doesn't have a deus ex machina ending, Homura always had to become strong enough to protect Madoka (and redo her meeting with her), see: Homura's wish.
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Who Perth here and going to see the movie tomorrow? I'll be in a Charlotte hoodie leaking a trail of spaghetti.
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>>102118552
>there are people who didn't watch Madoka with /a/ when it aired

This is honestly terrifying and saddening.
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>>102120458
Our generation is old and busted.

I bet most people nowadays don't even know about the great episode 10 hiatus.
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>>102120510
>2011
>Old generation
Jesus christ, has it been that long already?
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>>102118552
>pretentious ending
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>>102120188
If you are asking what I think you are asking:
>The five main girls, of course
>Nagisa
>Hitomi
>Kyousuke
>Nakasawa-kun
>Saotome-sensei
>Kyubey

Those were real. Some dragged in by Homura's influence, others came by their own will. The rest were creations by Homura.

>>102120377
Still, AI YO felt like a freaking ass pull.
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>>102120377
>>102120614
So was the final universe presented in the ending simply a manifestation of reality within the containment field, or was this the actual "universe" universe outside of it? Homura ripped some iteration of Madoka met in the desert world into what I assume was her pocket universe via either "Devil Powers" or the containment field which aws destroyed earlier somehow repairing itself, but I don't see what happened after that.

Did trapping Madoka within the continent field, and therefore Homura's universe prevent her from absorbing despair from Magical Girls? Is that the ending, that the final setting was the main universe one when robbed of Madoka?
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>>102119299
>A rushed attempt at a pdeudo intellectual conclusion
what
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>>102120510
>episode 10 hiatus.
Damn, I remembered it as well.
>Waiting for meduka ep 11
>Turn on TV
>Tsunami in Japan
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>>102119103
Man that girl needs to stop making comics already.
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>>102120348
By literal he doesn't mean the literary term deus ex machina, as in, sudden contrived, unforeshadowed ultimate problem solver. He means god actually coming, i.e, Madoka.
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>>102120188
None of it happened. Just forget that Rebellion was even made.
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>>102119299
>pdeudo intellectual conclusion
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>>102118552
>pretentious ending
It's not really being pretentious, the ending is practically spoonfed to the audience (that's probably part of the reason why it was so popular). You want pretentious ending, see fucking Eva (and fuck off butthurt Eva fans, I didn't say it wasn't good, but that tv ending).

Maybe you meant to say it was/tried to be thought-provoking?
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>>102118552
>Somebody needs to watch movie 3 before he bitches about endings.
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>>102121003
>intellectual peer into the minds of expertly developed characters
>pretentious
Maybe you're better off with Kill la Kill or something.
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>>102120687
What we see at the end is real. The containment field broke, Homura was free to pass away to wherever magical girls go... then AI YO

>desert world
You mean OUTSIDE of the containment field? The world kept going normally outside of it.

It seems like if by spliting Madokami into two beings she absorbed part of her power, and thus was able to alterate reality in such a scale.

Nothing is totally clear, of course, they can do whatever they want in the next movie.
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>>102119860
>10 episodes of vacillation and doubt
>effortlessly conclude her decision

>while switching MCs

>rewrite universe and defeat all witches, including own planet-sized witch
>little reveal of her true power
I thought you were just trolling, but you're really just an idiot, aren't you?
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>>102119860
Maybe you're a little dim.

Rewatch the ending. Its not that complicated.
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I'm gonna wait for the BDs so I can rewatch the cake song.
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>>102118552
>pretentious

That buzzword again?
>>>/v/
Go back to where you belong, maggot.
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I can't believe people are still confused about Rebellion, especially with decent subs. It was hilariously straightforward.
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>>102121420
We talking about the series here.
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>>102119456
We see poorfag, but she's not on-screen when they show the fake classmates with the fake faces, so we can't really tell for sure if she was real or not.
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>>102121748
Given that she's not in the desert scene, I'm gonna say she wasn't.
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>>102121748
How can poorfag is real if the world isn't real.



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