Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Ep 5: Kyubey is a manipulative, evil little creature
We got to see how the contract was created and learn that Miki’s wish was immediately fulfilled. Pleased that her beloved friend Kyosuke is healed, Miki tells Madoka that she doesn’t regret becoming a magical girl but rather how long it took her to make the decision. Madoka however grows frustrated and worry for her friend’s safety. She meets up with Akemi requesting that she become friends with Miki so that they can support each other. However Akemi declines telling her she can’t make any promises, and that Miki’s personality of wanting to protect for justice and being kind is a fatal flaw for a magical girl. Later that evening Madoka meets up with Miki asking to accompany her on her hunt despite knowing she may be a burden. Miki happily accepts saying that her presence will help her stay focus and take things more seriously than she would being alone. After wandering around the city, they finally find a Familiar only to be interrupted by the girl we met at the end of last week’s episode, Kyoto who questions Miki’s intelligence and mocks her so-called duties that she considers as justice. Kyoto tells her that slaying Witches’ familiars will only prevent Grief Seeds from appearing and it’s like killing a goose that lays golden eggs. Angered, Miki attacks the girl only to be overwhelmed by her, just when Madoka was about to agree to become a Puella in order to interrupt their fight, Akemi appears preventing her form having to do so.
KYUBEY ALTHOUGH I DID NOT MENTION YOU IN THE SUMMARY, YOU ARE SO FUCKING MANIPULATIVE, THAT I KNOW YOU ARE FUCKING EVIL. EVIL I SAY! THANK YOU AKEMI FOR STEPPING IN. I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO NEXT, BUT AS LONG AS IT PREVENTS MADOKA FROM BECOMING A PUELLA AND PROTECTING MIKI, DO IT.
That new Puella got a strange personality. While I do get her point regarding, “Farming Grief Seeds aka Witches” VS “Slaying Witches’ Familiars”, she got a twisted idea of allowing people to suffer, in other words selfish. Like Akemi mentioned, the traits that Miki possesses as a person is not appropriate to be a Puella.
I absolutely loved the action this episode. The animation was so unique all together as usual, I loved it! I find it rather interesting how their wish gets granted the moment they agree to become a Puella, well considering they are to be magical girls for the rest of their lives, I suppose that’s only normal. Another interesting thing is, depending on their wish – it influences their ability. Since Miki’s wish involved her friend to be healed, she has a fast healing regeneration ability. Anyhow, I am super amused and is rooting for Madoka to continue delaying her process on becoming a magical girl. As said in the above, I don’t trust Kyubey one bit. I think it would turn out far more interesting if she were to become on on her own without having to make a contract with that pest.