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6 Trailblazing Shojo "Deconstructions" You Should Be Watching

Lynzee Lamb:

Anime has not seen fan fervor like that for Madoka Magica's dark themes and character motivations, along with coining the term "deconstruction", since Neon Genesis Evangelion premiered in 1995 and took apart what the fan community knew as "mecha". Madoka Magica's similar effect on magical girl series is not without predecessors. In fact, without the following series introducing their own approaches to storytelling, Madoka Magica would have been too unconventional to make it past the drawing board.

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