Frank Inglese writes:
Is it weird that – as a twenty year old male that grew up watching things like “Dragon Ball Z” – I never had an interest in “Magical Girl-type” Anime series’? I never used to think I was the odd one out, that is, until “Madoka Magica” came along. The first time I ever laid eyes upon this series was, of course, on Tumblr. As a younger man, I was scrolling through my feed and noticed an abundance of screenshots and gifs of this strange “Magical Girl” series accompanied by ridiculous explanations about just how “deep” and “intelligent” the series is. I immediately disregarded the entire series even though it was apparent that many other young males fell for it hook, line and sinker. It just wasn’t for me: It had cute girls wearing complex-looking dresses who hung around with a fox-like creature playing host to a perpetual smile. It was not my speed at all and now, a little older, I have to say…I still had no interest in watching this series but the lovely people over at Madman Entertainment provided us with the limited edition boxset of the “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” movies and I just so happened to be the one to take it on. Thankfully, I’ve watched a lot of Anime series I thought were going to be bad but were actually very good between when I first saw images of this series and now which meant I mentally prepared myself for something possibly good. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.