Behind The Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Episode 2

If you missed where this started, episode 1 is over here!  Some recap: This analysis covers all of PMMM's original run, but will not touch on Rebellion. Spoilers apply for the whole series, and assumes you are at least familiar with the ending. PMMM and this analysis deal with – to some degree or another – suicide, … Continue reading Behind The Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Episode 2

Behind the Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Episode 1

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is, for varying and complex reasons, a controversial anime. Much like the Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 adaptation and Neon Genesis Evangelion, it is often recommended and panned in the same breath as a 'deconstruction' that doesn't quite fulfill its promises, a "grimdark" take on more cheerful anime, or why "anime-first" properties are … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: A Queer Revisiting of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Episode 1