Okay, I'm sure its been discussed a million times, but can we talk about how Madoka Magica is basically the Bible in anime form?
>The series begins with Madoka and Sayaka Miki as Adam and Eve. Kyubey is the snake, trying to convince them to eat of the tree of knowledge, represented here by the magical pact: you can have what you most desire in exchange for your soul. Homura is God, forbidding that contract. Sayaka eats, and as a result falls from grace.
> Later on: magical girls = saints and Jesus. They have the ability to heal others (Kyousuke Kamijou) and cast out demons (witches). If you want to get deconstructive with it, note that they get these exact powers from Kyubey/Satan.
> Madoka = Jesus. This is the most obvious connection. We don't hear about most of her life, and she doesn't seem to matter or have any character development until close to her death. By wishing to be able to destroy all witches, she is paying for all magical girls' sins (original sin was the contract). This forces her to go to hell, completely exhausting herself for them. After this, she basically becomes God and is everywhere and in all times at the same time, except for nobody can feel her presence anymore. She is resurrected and comes back to speak to her saint, Homura. She tells Homura that she will always be with her, even if she is no longer physically there.
In her name we pray, amen.
it can certainly be interpreted that way anon.
First time I hear that.
You had to work really hard to get that to fit, didn't you?
Madokafaggots ladies and gents.
So, you're just tossing Bible metaphors everywhere, oping that they stick? How do we go from Madoka being one of the Original Sinners to being the person who casts away/lessens that OS? There's definitely religious references, but that's really nothing special. A single coherent metaphor is something that's much more impressive.
I always hoped that anime would be the one thing that christfaggots feared to tread upon. All that horrible violence and heathen worshipping and such.
But no. Not a chance in hell, it seems.
Eeh, not sure yet, but the religious overtones are too specific to be coincidental is all I'm saying. I agree that a more structured metaphor would be more compelling.
Nope, you're retarded, but don't worry, that doesn't stop us here at all
The bible is deliberately vague and can be adapted to fit almost any situation.
Christfags tread where they may be killed for their beliefs, do you really think obscenity scares them? It only encourages them
Since when did Jesus have to defeat Evil Jesus to get his powers?
In my experience, Christfags violently reject anything that is not already a well-indicted part of the choir.
I think you're confusing them with islam, or something. Otherwise you're thinking of crusade era Christianity, which was just popes pretending to be kings
Have you read the bible? The closest you get is redemption through sacrifice. Everything else is stretching it further than your mom's pussy on a Friday night.
The religious stuff in Madoka isn't really specific to Christianity or any other existing mythology.
It's a story about god, not a story about God.
Daily reminder that this year is Anno Madoka 3