Movie Review: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3: Rebellion

Spoiler Warning!

I was seriously considering waiting for this movie to appear somewhere in better quality, but in the end, my impatience got the better of me, so I actually watched the crappy camrip.
If my impatience to finally watch this, doesn’t make it clear enough already, let me just tell you this; I loved the anime as well as the first 2 movies, which were recaps of the anime anyway. And knowing that there is a sequel to this already amazing anime, I just couldn’t wait any longer.
Most of you have probably not seen the movie yet, so I’ll warn you before you continue to my actual review. There will be some spoilers and those might ruin your watching experience. So if you only want to know whether this movie is watchable and how I rated the single categories, skip to “Final Enjoyment” at the end of this review, where I will list all my ratings. 
So, first things first, when I heard the news that there will be a sequel to the Madoka anime, I was torn between eternal excitement as well as wariness. The anime was, as I would say, an almostperfect show, on which many fans will agree with me. And of course if something’s that popular, why not make even more money out of it? 
Nothing’s really wrong with that so far, but in many cases, what is being released after the actual story, often doesn’t even come close to the brilliance of the original work and sometimes, it can even destroy the whole series. I mean just remember what Kaishaku did with Himeko and Chikane…
But anyways, I can proudly say that this movie doesn’t only scratch the awesomeness of the anime, no, it is equally great and it truly deserves to be its sequel. 

Story 9/10 and Characters 10/10:
To be honest, I was a little surprised when I started watching this movie. The trailer and the sneak peeks that I had already watched, made it look like this movie would somehow start off where the anime had left off. However, you’ll spend almost half of the movie thinking that it’s not a sequel, but rather takes place in an alternative universe or maybe in another timeline. In my opinion, it took this movie a little too long to get to the point, even though I enjoyed those kind of carefree and happy moments during the first part of it. 
So the plot revolves around the lives, our 5 Magical Girls spent in Mitakihara, after the events of the anime. You already think that there’s something wrong with this? Then you’re damn right! So after a while, Homura notices that there’s something wrong, not only with the city and the people living there, but in general with the whole situation and the fact that the 5 of them are still together fighting “Nightmares”.

From the beginning, this movie seemed a little weirder than what I was used to from the anime. Everything felt so surreal and even in times they weren’t fighting Nightmares, strange things kept happening. And the fact that QB is suddenly not speaking anymore and that BB witch is now living with Mami, really freaked me out. 
Well, at first, I didn’t really bother thinking too much into it, since this surrealism was present in the anime as well, but it still gave me the impression that something ought to be wrong and I was damn right. So after the turning point, the real epicness takes place. 
The first big question is, who’s behind this masquerade, or to put it another way, who’s the mastermind behind all those strange occurrences in Mitakihara? And that’s where the movie starts messing with you.
I mean, I was fooled so many times during this movie, lead to false assumptions, just to be totally surprised when I was proven wrong, so that I sometimes didn’t even know what to believe anymore. It even felt like the movie was fooling its own characters if that makes any sense at all. So needless to say, I was pretty much lost at some points and simply didn’t know what was going on, but when the movie finally decides to reveal some truth, it was absolutely stunning. 
I felt like the answers to some of the questions were right in front of my eyes the whole time and I simply didn’t realize it until it was outright pointed out to me. It’s so hard to describe, yet that’s exactly how it felt like and that is such a complex and clever way of presenting a story, that this alone earns this movie some extra points.
I will say some things about the ending later, but let’s now focus on the characters.
Since this is the third movie already, it doesn’t really make sense to list all the characters again, so let’s skip this and come right to the most important one. 
While I feel like the first 2 movies really had Madoka as the central character, this one focuses almost solely on Homura. And ohh did I love that. 
We’ll see her as the shy and clumsy girl she was before, as well as her serious and aloof self she became later and in the end we’ll also see her as a Yandere. 
Yeah, prepare for that…

Strangely enough, all of these personalities suite her and even as a creepy Yandere I somehow still loved her. But let’s just face it, she’s one of the greatest characters of all time and one of my favorites, no matter how she acts~
Of course the rest of the girls take part in the movie as well, while Madoka takes in a special role as the one who is held responsible for almost all of Homura’s actions. Also there is a “new” character introduced, namely BB (Momoe Nagisa), who is basically the witch who bit off Mami’s head in the first movie and anime, so yeah…

Fear the cuteness!

Sound and Music 9/10:
For the background music of this movie, they used many of the tracks from the 2 previous movies and the anime, which is great, since the background music in those was already pretty awesome. 
Other than that, I don’t have much to say here, well of course other than the fact that the voice acting is yet again superb, especially Saito Chiwa’s (Homura) voice acting, which is something I’d even call addictive~

Art and Animation 9/10:
Just like the anime, this movie comes with a quite unique art style, in which the line between cuteness and creepiness is very thin. 
And despite the fact that it is a really bright and colorful art style, the mood often switches to gloomy and depressing within just seconds, while you can sometimes not even decide whether a certain scene is meant to be frightening or to simply look cute. That’s especially true, when you consider the fact that BB is part of this as well and not as an enemy… 
The only bad aspect I can possibly name, is the fact that I’m not really a fan of these wiiiiide faces and I would have preferred it, if they were at least a little slimmer, but that’s probably just me.
Oh and let’s not forget about the typical dramatic head turns and I promise you, there are a whole lot of them!
                                                            As always, here’s a trailer:

Yuri 7/10:
This movie comes with such a heavy amount of subtext that I’m even close to calling the pairings canon.
Seriously, there were some great Sayaka x Kyouko moments, in which the both of them either cutely mess around with each other or even one in which they hold hands and basically tell each other how much they care for the other. 
Talking about MadoHomu is something different… On the one hand, there is so much subtext going on, that even if you don’t like the genre, you have to admit that something is going on between the two of them, even though it mostly sprouts from Homura. If I remember correctly, Homura even calls the feelings she harbors, or more precisely the feelings that cause all her despair in the end “love”.
Still, I’m not really happy with how things turn out between my favorite Madoka Magica couple, but I’ll explain the reasons for this later.
Anyway, if you want to read more about the yuri undertones in this show, I highly recommend you to read this. It’s a huuuuge article and a very nice read~
  
The Ending 5/10:
As much as I praised this movie so far, the ending is the one thing that will probably ruin the whole story for some of you, while others will just find it as mind-fucking awesome as the rest of the show. Personally, I find it to be an ending fitting for a show like this, but as a fan, I’m simply devastated. Homura turning into a Yandere is one thing, but having her turn into a demon is just wrong. 
During the last 20 minutes, I was watching this with my mouth literally hanging open for the whole time because I couldn’t comprehend what the hell was going on. 
Especially this one moment, in which Madoka offers Homura to finally be together with her forever… it was so overwhelming. However, this beautiful moment was not only ruined, no, it was literally raped and murdered and turned into the worst thing imaginable. Yeah I know, I’m exaggerating, but that’s how the whole thing felt to me in the end. 
Seeing Homura like this, after all she’s been through is just something I cannot accept, which is why I hate how things turned out, even though it is probably a good end for the movie.

I’m feeling you, Homura. That’s exactly what I wanted to do after finishing this movie as well

Total Enjoyment 9/10:
I’ve said it before and I will repeat myself again, just because I believe that this is very important. This movie was great, it kept surprising me on so many levels and in general exceeded my expectations, making it a worthy sequel to an already great anime.
And while I heard some people saying that they could only watch this movie once, for what kind of feelings it conveyed, I claim that you at least need to see this movie twice, to fully enjoy it and understand everything that is going on. 
Finally, here’s also a warning. This movie is confusing at times. In fact, it sometimes felt like I was sucked into a deep black hole of confusion that refused to let me out. Partly the blame is on me, since I sometimes needed some time to follow the story, and partly I can also put the blame on the crappy translation I used. But as I’ve said, it is confusing, especially towards the end.
Still here’s one last warning: Please keep in mind what I said about the ending and decide whether you really want the ending of the anime to be ruined for you like this.
But then again there is some hope. Urobuchi Gen, the writer of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, revealed in an interview that the 3rdmovie won’t be the end of the series, even though he doesn’t know what the continuation will be like.

Characters: 10/10
Story: 9/10
Sound and Music: 9/10
Yuri: 7/10
Art: 9/10
Ending: 5/10
Total Enjoyment: 9/10
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72 thoughts on “Movie Review: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3: Rebellion

  1. Well, I really hope for another movie or maybe a second anime season, because I simply can't live with this ending, so yeah it kind of sucked, at least for the HomuMado fans 😛

    I'm also patiently waiting for the blueray, I need to watch this movie again, but this time in a better quality~

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  2. LOL I disagree about the ending. As a huge HomuMado fan, I loved it. Homura X Madoka is pretty much canon, albeit in a dark and somewhat twisted way. At least we know Homura is in love (I kinda creepy obsessive love, but real love nonetheless._

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  3. You have a point, then I should probably add that I'm also a fan of happy endings, so yeah 😛
    Oh and if you are into this darker MadoHomu relationship, prepare yourself for all the doujinshi that will appear sooner or later.
    I've already seen some with “dark” Homura on the cover and they looked pretty good~

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  4. While I did love Homumado for it's purity, I dont mind this either. It paints Homura as a really dark character (Which I kinda felt in the original show, the whole “I will shoot your right here and right now if you make her sad”) LOL she's the fricken goddess of despair and darkness now, how cant you think that's cooler than Madoka's “Oh, hope, and you will have a happy ending” 😉

    LOL I see it now, the internet is going to flood with Fallen Angel Homura doing stuff to Madoka forcibly (Or not forcibly…)

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  5. I agree that Homura was pretty “cool” when trying to protect Madoka, threatening anyone who could make her sad, yet it seems that she's now not herself anymore.
    Well she does look kind of sexy I would even say with that yandere expression on her face 😛
    But still, she had the chance to be with Madoka forever and she took this opportunity to ruin everything, which I just can't understand. So the Homura now is more frightening than cool and even though I'm looking forward to some Akuma Homura x Godoka doujinshi, I'm still afraid that some of them will come with rape…

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  6. She looks really sexy, her outfit is so much more sexier than Madoka's ultimate one Homucifer ftw ;). But I view Homura's decision, as she wanted Madoka to herself, she wanted her love to be solely hers. (It makes sense, after the hell she was put through for Madoka) She wants her to herself. Hence the Yandere expression. LOL not your average yuri, I would say obsessive lesbian near, if not full-canon subtext 😉

    And yeah, i'm excited also. Hopefully no rape.

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  7. LOL, I think i'll wait.

    She's similar to a fallen angel in Christian Mythology, but instead of falling for pride, she fell for her undying love for Madoka, and wants herself to be the only light in Madoka's world. Pretty adorable, in a creepy way, if you ask me 😉

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  8. That's true, but they also presented her as something like the devil and not just a demon, even though the devil is just a fallen angel anyway.
    But then again, this makes Homura and Madoka archenemies, which is weird yet interesting.

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  9. The point of the series was that despair and hope must remain in balance. Madoka and Homura are two sides of the same coin. I'm sure they could make a relationship work out 😉 Or maybe Homura can spend her nights in some sort of pocket dimension with Madoka as wife and wife, while in the day go to her duties as goddess of despair 😉

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  10. Remember Homura's wish in the TV series? She wish she can make it all over again and protect Madoka herself. But since Madoka become the rule of universe and erase herself from physical existence, Homura's wish will never fullfilled aka destined to be despair. In order to make her wish come true after xxxx times again and again try to save madoka, Homucifer is the only way…

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  11. I just re-watched the last few episodes of the anime and what you say is true, but still I feel like she wasn't acting out of selflessness but rather out of selfishness. At least that's the feeling this scene in the movie conveyed to me.
    I think both ways of thinking might be true.

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  12. Remeber how QB said Homura “needed to fight to survive” this is the end result. She cannot let Madoka fight for her, she needs to fight for Madoka. She cant embrace hope, it's not in her nature, which is why she became Homucifer, to fight for her loved one with despair.

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  13. Oh then I have a question.
    There was one scene I didn't fully understand in the movie and maybe you can help me out.
    After Homura's realization of what is going on, she tries to kill herself, or well to make the others kill her, so that she would vanish.

    Did this action have a bigger meaning? Did she try to save Madoka by doing this or was it just all too much for her and she seriously wanted it all to end?
    It doesn't really make sense to me, because in the end, her death wouldn't have helped Madoka in the slightest and as it was said, the way of dying she decided for would have also made it impossible for her to ever see Madoka again.

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  14. Hmmm, that's a good question. I think Homura was on the edge of not just despair, but hopelessness. Her iron will was broke, and all she wanted to see was Madoka again in heaven. However, I think she had a realization, and gained that will-power again. It takes a will of steel to dethrone a god, and become one herself. She's doing what she think is best for Madoka, but dosen't care about the others anymore, and dosen't care if Madoka agree's with her methods.

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  15. If I remember correctly, they said that if Homura were to die in the word or in the city she herself created, she would vanish alongside with it, erasing her whole existence.
    I think QB also said that this way, she would not be able to meet Madoka ever again, not even in afterlife, that wouldn't be granted for her in the first place, since she would just vanish without a trace.

    While watching I was thinking that Homura just lost all hope and maybe decided to die like this to punish herself for not being able to help Madoka.
    But maybe I should just rewatch the movie again 😉

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  16. I think that the ending actually made a lot more sense if you watch the movie more than once. Also I agree with the comments above (below? whatever…) and I would like to add something to it: Kyuubey said (or rather, Homura realised) that the Incubators were planning on capturing and controlling Madoka because Homura had described the witch method and they believed that it must've been a much quicker way to gain entropy. And of course, Homura went batshit insane when she realised that, and after everyone saved her, I think she captured Madoka in order to protect her from Kyuubey. If you think about it, Homura's world isn't even that bad. Everyone is living happily, Madoka isn't being “trapped” as in it does appear that she has a mind of her own with just Homura repressing her powers and altering her memories. It sounds more like she did a good thing rather than a bad thing. It does appear to hurt Homura, but she did it out of love to save Madoka, like she said. Although that conversation between her and Sayaka at the end confused me a little. Why the fuck does Sayaka remember everything that happened?

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  17. When I watched the movie for the first time, I think I was mostly shocked about the outcome.
    Now I've seen it a second time and I would probably say some other things about the ending than what I wrote in this review…

    Of course Homura only tried to protect Madoka, but the way she talks and acts and just the fact that she is now a demon or even the devil… it's weird. And it's exactly the few things Homura said at the end of the movie while she was talking to both Sayaka and Madoka, that make me question if what she did really was the right thing.

    Oh and Sayaka only briefly remembered what happened.

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  18. I think you should increase the Yuri score. I watched it in theaters yesterday, and things became alot clearer. Her motivation isn't hope, despair, but love. (She tells Kybeuy he would never understand what she meant.) Theres also the fact she basically confesses her feeling to her (on numerous occasiosn.) and basically say's she “desires Madoka”, but at the same time, DOSEN'T force anything on her. (She gives her back her ribbons, as a sign she thinks she isn't worthy of Madoka's selfless love.)

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  19. Actually I've been thinking about changing the rating I gave the ending, but I'm still unsure.
    Changing the yuri score will probably not happen, since it's not worthy of a 8/10 just because Homura confesses her feelings. Maybe a kiss would have helped 😉
    But I'm hoping for something that will probably not even happen in the following movie or season.

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  20. There's also the fact she goes full on pyhsco lesbian on Madoka not enough for you 😉 There's also a scene were Madoka's basically on top of homura, with both of them blushing. Hell, they even get a quiet scene in the park a couple times. MAN THERE'S so SUCH MUCH YURI!!!

    BTW, you haven't watched it in theaters yet? You really have to, to understand alot of the movie (There's alot of subtle foreshadowing in the cake song and the opening (Where you can see Homura falling into despair and spreading black wings) . Plus it's simply stunning in theaters.

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  21. You sure put your yuri goggles on tightly 😛
    And I wish I actually could see this movie on the big screen, but I can't since they don't show it here in Germany.

    Hell, they even showed it in France, but not over here, it's so unfair!

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  22. I have just finished the TV series several days ago. I felt that I must have been a little impatient watching it so that I got a bit confused when I finished it. So I watched the first two movies to deepen the impression. And where did you watch this movie? In a cinema? You know, my contry won't allow importing this sort of movie, quite regretful. I can only find a HQ camrip, and I have not watched this show yet.

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  23. I also wasn't able to watch this in cinema, so I watched the first two movies online and the camrip version of the third.
    I'm planing to buy all three movies when the third one will be released, and I'm gonna buy the Blue Ray version 😉
    I'm really looking forward to it~

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  24. Since Blue Ray players are not popular in my contry, and they are really expensive, I give up buying it.
    This movie was sent to pacitipate the championship of Oscar Animated Feature Film. And Kaname Madoka won the first prise of Saimoe Tōnamento this year, probably because of this new movie (Tomoe Mami has also won the same prise in 2011, by then Madoka was the third).
    Actually I think this anime is kinda gloomy and dissapointing in contrast to the title and the painting style which have made an impression of a “fairy tale” and simply caused a phenomenon that most parents who had thought it as a movie for children and taken their children to watched the first two movies left after Tomoe Mami's death or other gloomy moments. The same thing also happened when the ep3 was released. Its painting style is quite specil, just like color-pencil painting works, particularly of the shadows of pupils. Because of it, the doujinshi which mimic the painting style well look really like a offical set. That's why I was dumbfounded when I found an R18 doujinshi of Madoka and Homura, which I thought had been made by the offical group, the staff of which had been finally “aware” the relationship ;P. But anyway, the offical group admitted this is a yuri relationship in an interview (you may know this. Gen Urobuchi replied it at Animagic2013 in Germany. detail: http://pastebin.com/BHgRHdZu , line 75 to 79).

    (I haven't watched the new movie yet, don't make spoiler….)

    And it seems that this is the first time that you've reply me on time (the time zones….)

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  25. I think you're missing the point of this anime. Madoka Magica intentionally looks like the typical Mahou Shoujo anime, with cute girls and a bright and colorful art style.
    It fooled us viewers during the first 3 episodes and made us believe that it's exactly such a show, but from episode 4 onwards, we saw that it's the opposite of the typical Mahou Shoujo genre.
    And that's exactly what's so great about it, it shows the genre in a completely different light. It goes way deeper, it is dark, the characters suffer and even die and it asks the questions other Mahou Shoujo shows never dared to ask.

    I would say, that you were maybe a little disappointed that the show turned out to be a very dark anime instead of the happy one you were expecting? Just a guess though.

    I hope you didn't read this review, because that would spoil a lot of different things 😛
    Also thank you for the link, haven't read that yet, but I knew about MadoHomu's relationship for a while now.

    Oh and please don't expect immediate replies, it takes a while usually, when I'm busy it can even take more than 2 days, but I usually reply to everything 😉

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  26. I don't mind gloomy or depressing moments at all. Sometimes they are important factors.
    I have just finished the movie last night. I did not watched it over until 4 o'clock. I think it is really essential to watch it for more than twice.
    Words failed to express my feeling.
    Perhaps because of the surrealism style.
    For both usual audiences and yuri fans, this show is excellent. As a yuri fan, I consider the ending as a “yuri ending”, according to what Homura says to Madoka in the ending scene. The whole show reveals a sense that “Homura wants Madoka to come back to her side, even though this will break the rule.”, I think.
    The new character Momoe Nagisa is quite poor. She even doesn't have a chance to introduce herself totally. And her name only appears in the staff list. But anyway she's quite cute.
    I've wanted to write a long review, but then realized that those feelings just can not be expressed well by any kind of languages, and also the huge amount of information, including external dialogue and subtext, requires a very long passage.
    I have read your review seriously. May I translate your review into Chinese and share it? I will quote chapter and verse and author.

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  27. That was fast 😉
    I'm happy you liked the movie so much, it really was excellent, especially for us yuri fans 😉
    I'm not sure how things will continue with an ending like this, I actually think they might turn Madoka back into a goddess so she can really become Homura's rival.
    I think they could make some awesome action scenes out of this with Homura fighting Modoka or vice versa to make the other turn into a human again.

    Oh and feel free to translate this, I'm actually happy that you feel this review is good enough to share with other people 🙂

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  28. Eh, I think they should do a drama/romance. Homura has power over everyone, in a single snap of her fingers, she disarms Sayaka in an instant. At the same time, she's being kind and nice to her former comrades (She honored Sayaka's wish, kept her alive, and let her be together with Kyouko.) She let Madoka go (while she cried.) she basically said she dosen't care if she hates hers, Homura will always do what she thinks makes Madoka happy, and wants her to be happy. (Her entire motivation)

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  29. A drama/romance would be absolutely great, but that's very unlikely to happen, especially considering Urobuchi Gen's words regarding their relationship.

    Homura said at the end, that at some point Madoka would become her rival, so it's probably just a matter of time.
    Also Madoka just randomly started to remember everything, so this can happen again and maybe this time, Homura is not around to save the day.

    I'm not so sure whether Homura is really more powerful, she did suppress Madoka's powers, but I think she was only able to do so because she caught her by surprise.
    But that's just how I see it.
    This series is full of mysteries and it's really fun speculating~

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  30. That's the bootleg catnip version. In the theater, she say's “they may have to become enemies”, and “regardless, I will always strive for a world that will make you happy.” and say's “she always looked better in red ribbons”

    BTW, Gen said Homura was “probably in love.” and all the voice actors said in an interview after the movie, “Homura's feelings were way too strong to be simple friendship.” All the love confessions, yuri overtext in the movie, confirm that Homura was romantically in love with Madoka.

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  31. Here is a MAD about Mahou Shoujo Madoka made by a fan from China, and this MAD is considered by me as the most excellent MAD about this theme that has ever made. This MAD was made to greet the new movie of Mahou Shoujo Madoka, and it was uploaded just one day before the movie 3 was released.
    http://www.4shared.com/video/BgbZcYOGce/_online.html

    I spent one hour to make the English subtitle for you,
    http://www.4shared.com/office/BFWjYrUCba/_online.html
    though there may be a lot of grammar or vocabulary mistakes. Hope you enjoy~

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  32. Wow thanks a lot for showing me and even taking the time to make subtitles for me 🙂
    I haven't watched all that many videos like this, but this one was really, really well done, probably one of the best I've ever seen.
    I've also seen a Touhou Madoka MAD, this was pretty damn awesome as well, now I only need to find it again…
    Anyway, thanks for showing me 🙂

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  33. hello guys, i read all ur comments and it seem u r big fan of this anime. so i want to ask question about third movie becoz im curious XD why everyone r so shock wat homura's doing at the end? why everyone not happy about that? and also why sayaka is so against homura? to me, its not shock and its not bad becoz right now madoka can go back to her family and friends (remember wat madoka said to homura in flower scene?) im sure she will be very happy so she wont suffer to be far away from her precious people. also no more Kyubey, he with homura all the time. that is good. and there is no more witches or magic too. homura said to sayaka that 'its good idea to do that after ending with all the magic from the universe' its mean no more magic in the future. that is really good.
    i understand its bad to destroy the law and rebel the Goddess. but she still doing the right ways. so why?

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  34. If you see your favorite character suffering all the time, and Homura did suffer a whole lot, then you want for that character to have a happy end.
    In her case you could say her efforts payed off sort of, but now it seems like she payed an even bigger price.
    It feels wrong, knowing that Homura became a demon now. It's just not what she is, since her motives would rather make her an angel for the fact that she suffered so much for the sake of Madoka.
    It seemed unfair to me at first and of course a bad choice, since the Homura that was left in the end, doesn't really seem to be the “real” Homura anymore.
    She appeared too desperate and too evil at the end, even though she is not.
    Also, Madoka wanted to help her and she refused and betrayed Madoka sort of. Of course she only did it to help Madoka, but I don't see how that choice can really make both of them happy at the end, especially if we consider the fact that they are natural enemies now.

    Sayaka is probably angry because Homura changed the law of the universe. Also I think they've never really been good friends and the fact that she knows that her memories are being altered surely doesn't help her like what Homura did.
    I think she just didn't see that Homura might have actually done a good thing, just like me.

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  35. Many fans judge the ending and say it's not benefit for a sequel. Sayaka is “straight” (just think of the reason why she became a Mahou Shoujo and then became a Majo.), but yuri fans enjoy putting her into a yuri CP, Kyousaya, and in this movie they even have held each other's hand. There's a catchword in China's circle: “官方逼死同人.”, aka “the offical works hound doujin works to death”, which means offical actions make doujin creations more difficult or make them to create some other “bad” works. And for this Madoka show, many say that it is reversed: “同人逼死官方”, i.e. doujin creation make offical actions more difficult. That's it. Although I'm a yuri fan, I have to be rational, which I think is also the major difference among yuri fans and yaoi fans. It's those yuri fans that made the offical group go on the yuri routes. Although the staff are actually famous for insecting some yuri subtext in their works, those voices from yuri fans have made the subtext stronger. Up to now, many fans still believe that it is friendship instead of yuri relationship. But anyway, thanks to those ambiguous relationships, this anime have gained more popularity and taken more audience, including yuri fans and usual anime fans.

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  36. I think the anime took a good course when it comes to the yuri relationships.
    Sayaka is not necessarily straight for becoming a witch for Kyosuke. Sure she had feelings for him and maybe she even still has. But she could also be bi 😉
    Hehe I guess as a yuri fan that's the explanation I came up with, but I don't ship Kyousaya as much as I ship the more obvious pairing MadoHomu anyway.
    Maybe the continuation of this will even have more yuri subtext involved, maybe it won't even be mere subtext anymore.
    Who knows?

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