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PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

What are some good magical girl shows to check out if I liked Madoka and Yuki Yuna? I also loved Sailor Moon and Tokyo Mew Mew as a kid.

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PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

Larryb posted:

The Precure series is pretty good if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s basically magical girl Super Sentai with a bit of Kamen Rider and Dragon Ball thrown in.

Symphogear apparently is also decent but I’ve heard it can be a little skeevy in regards to its main characters.


SatoshiMiwa posted:

Lyrical Nanoha

Thanks, I'll check those out! May avoid Symphogear, thanks for the warning there.

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

holy poo poo there's a lot of precure I will start... somewhere lmao. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!

Omnicrom posted:

Both shows are extremely good in their own (surprisingly similar) ways, but there is a question of tolerance for both. I'm not sure I'd say either is particularly skeevy in content with how it treats its cast, but the transformation sequences are... perhaps sometimes too long let's say at baseline. That's especially true for early Nanoha. Symphogear is better, for a highly variable given amount of "better". Extremely strong cast and action chop for both franchises, though.

Endorph posted:

if symphogear is too much for you nanoha, will also be too much for you, lol

much appreciated, maybe i'll check out an episode or so of both and see if it's too much for me

Endorph posted:

If you want stuff that's mostly missing that element, Magia Record is a really good spinoff of Madoka. It starts a little slow but it really gets good towards the end, and it plays with expectations from madoka in some neat ways. Rebellion is also a great movie if you haven't seen it. I'd also recommend wish upon the pleiades.

I played the game a bit ( ) and wasn't wholly grabbed by it, but that might just be because I went in expecting more Madoka. I watched the first episode of the anime, seems like it diverges some?

Terry van Feleday posted:

I've been watching Princess Tutu lately and having an incredible time with it. Gonna be one of my favourites for sure, perhaps you might enjoy it as well.

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

Justin_Brett posted:

Nanoha and Symphogear have content in their first seasons that sound like they may not be what you'd enjoy, Physics. Specifically, the former has kind of an extreme scene of physical abuse from a parent to their child, the latter has very heavy implications of past sexual assault on a main character, something they wisely never brought up again for them in seasons afterward. I like them both but it seems worth mentioning.

Thanks for the warning!

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

Started Heartcatch. Is this the kind of thread that enjoys live reactions?

Sidenote, I finally binged the She-Ra reboot and that was basically a western magical girl show and it ruled.

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

Heartcatch episodes 1-3:

I already love Tsubomi. Not sure how I feel about her ditching the glasses for fashion-- seems like kind of a weird message, but I guess that's balanced out by Tuxedo Mask mysterious ninja boy wearing glasses, potentially also for fashion. My only guess to his real identity so far is student council president, by virtue of Tsubomi thinking both are super cute (also there aren't any other options yet).

I really like how the magical girl thing is the perfect intersection of Tsubomi and Erika's interests: fashionable outfit changes to save a big flowering tree! It rules.

I hope Erika doesn't end up suffering from the same thing as early Persona party members, where because they join up first their stories end up having less depth than later characters. It seems like she's a deuteragonist though, and I really don't know anything about her or her relationship with Momo, so I'm not too concerned yet.

Judging by the attack names, it seems like the person who defeated Moonlight was also a Precure. I wonder if Erika and Tsubomi will end up with a similar rift down the line.

Was not expecting the grandma to have been a Precure herself. Seems kind of silly for her to pick up the perfume and find the fairies and then be shocked that Tsubomi is a Precure too.

Overall really enjoying everything except the ending dance. Also what the gently caress is that heart seed animation

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

Heartcatch ep 4: I like Erika and Tsubomi's dynamic a lot. The difficulties they're having are pretty refreshing-- they both clearly like eachother and value eachother's friendship, but their friendship takes work and communication beyond that. Also their duo transformation is cute as heck.

Ep 5: Ramen for breakfast! I want to see Kobraja and Momo do a photoshoot together.

I'm also enjoying the flower language stuff.

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

MonsterEnvy posted:

I don't remember at this point have we seen all the Desert Apostle Generals in action yet.

I believe so! At the point I made that post, I'd met Sasorina, Kumojacky, and Kobraja (and unofficially met the professor and the dark Precure).

Marathoned up through episode 10 while procrastinating today.

Student council president is cool and good and I hope she joins the fashion club. Seems I was wrong about her being Tuxedo Mask, though now I have no idea who he could be. Maybe just someone we haven't met yet.

I was going to guess that Momoko's friend was the dark Precure before I watched episode 10. Was pretty close!


Really seems to be picking up at this point. Looking forward to watching more.

blossommirage posted:

Every time someone watches Heartcatch for the first time and gets to Cobraja, i desperately search for the Tumblr post that's just a Cobraja body pillow design with the text "Cobraja commissioned me for this". And every time I fail.

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

Heartcatch episodes 11 and 12: I wanted to wait until I'd seen another cycle of the Generals before saying this, but I think Kumojacky understands people's emotions in a way that Sasorina and Kobraja don't. Sasorina doesn't put in the effort to try and understand her victims, and Kobraja is too self absorbed to care, but all of Kumojacky's appearances so far have seen him very purposefully choosing and manipulating his victims based on a pretty solid understanding of why their flowers have wilted. If the pattern holds I think this could lead to an interesting conflict between him and Tsubomi down the line.

The proposal episode was very cute and just detached enough from the overall plot that I would probably recommend it as a good trial episode.

PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

It's been a while since I watched Rebellion, but even if I can get on board with it being the logical conclusion to Homura's obsession (I'm not a fan of the turn for reasons already given, but I can appreciate that it can work and isn't nonsense) I remember feeling like it didn't do Madoka herself justice, well before the ending. There was some scene in a park that just felt so thoroughly out of character to me that everything that came after was a hard sell.

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PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

surf rock posted:

I don't know if Kill la Kill counts as magical girl anime, but there are transformation sequences so I feel like it does at least a little bit. Anyway, the recommendation thread told me not to bother watching it and they were right to do so, it's very ehhhh compared to the classics I've been churning through otherwise. But it does have one killer feature: Madoka's voice actor absolutely crushing a very strange role. It's maybe the only redeeming feature of the show in my opinion, but it's been enough to pull me through five episodes.

Kill la Kill picked up for me around episode 6, so hopefully it's a little more enjoyable for you going forward!

Yuuki Aoi is amazing in pretty much everything she does. Her range is incredible.

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