Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Ep 8: WANTED DEAD (PERMANENTLY): KYUBEY

Sayaka continues to emotional break apart, lose whatever hope is left and abandoning her humanity. After the brutal victory against a witch, she gives Kyoto the grief seed instead as a pay back to make them even. However as time passes within 48 hours, Sayaka’s soul gem grows more and more corrupted. Akemi goes out to find her and give her a grief seed in order to cleansed her soul. Sayaka refuses the offer declaring that she wants to die so that she doesn’t have to live in a life of misery, nor does she believe in Akemi’s empty words. Akemi tells her that she’s right, and the only reason she’s helping her is because Madoka wouldn’t want her to die, however if Sayaka wishes to, she will do it herself. Kyoto quickly interferes yelling to Sayaka to run for it. Akemi sets off a smoke screen and disappears from her sight.

In the park, Madoka continues to look for Sayaka, she runs into Kyubye who she asks for further information about her power potential. The bastard Kyubey goes on about how she has so much power that its like a goddess son of a bitch, you and the way of playing with words, and even he does doesn’t understand why that’s the case. Madoka then decides that for Sayaka’s sake, she will form a contract with Kyubey however is immediately interrupted in the middle of it as Akemi shows up shooting Kyubye, killing him. Madoka is quickly confronted by Akemi who question why must she (Madoka) always sacrifice herself, she tells her not to carelessly throw her life away or think her life is meaningless. She desperately tells her not forget those who care for her and to grow up, adding that there will be people who will be sad if she disappears. Suddenly Madoka blinks and asks if she and Akemi have met somewhere before. She then runs off saying she needs to find Sayaka despite Akemi crying out to her. Kyubey makes a remark about how Akemi knew that wouldn’t be enough to kill him claiming he has several other bodies and goes up to his corpse and gobbles it up. He then realizes out loud that Akemi is not from the current timeline. Akemi warns him that she knows his true form and what he’s plotting. She reveals that indeed that is the case and she will definitely succeed in changing Madoka’s fate, and at the same time announcing his true name, Incubator.
Elsewhere by a monorail station, Kyoto finally finds Sayaka who tells her how she was such a fool. Suddenly her soul gem cracks, and shatters, sending Kyoto flying along with all the debris.

Finally as the episode come to the close, Kyubey reveals that the magical girls, are actually witches, and it’s nothing but just a title.

Impression:

KYUBEY YOU SON OF A BITCH. I KNEW IT. FUCKING KNEW IT. YOU ARE THE FUCKING DEVIL. YOU WERE PLAYING INNOCENT ALL LONG, YOU CUNNING MANIPULATIVE BASTARD, I SAW RIGHT THROUGH YOU! ARG, IT PISSES ME OFF THAT YOU’RE STILL ALIVE AFTER AKEMI KILLED YOU, AND I’M DISGUSTED HOW YOU ATE YOUR PREVIOUS BODY! GOD I WANT THAT CREATURE PERMANENTLY DEAD.

Just holy cow, this episode was overwhelming and just like flew up to a whole new level that just can’t be compared to other series. I was gawking at the screen, I was yelling ‘bullshit’ to every lie Kyubey was sprouting, I was shivering and my palms were getting sweaty watching Sayaka slowly die inside and lose all hope. More importantly I was stunned when it was revealed that Akemi is from another timeline and is trying to change Madoka’s fate by preventing her from becoming a Puella, which in this case actually a witch. Ironic isn’t it? How they are ‘killing witches’ while they are witches themselves?

I don’t know exactly what’s happening to Sayaka, all I can say it looks ALOT like a witch going out of control, in this case it’s as if it’s turning into a situation where the girls have no choice but to kill her. Madoka, by all means DON’T MAKE A CONTRACT, DON’T JUST DON’T! AKEMI DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO PREVENT HER FROM DOING SO, KILL KYUBEY OVER AND OVER AGAIN DESPITE HIM BEING IMMORTAL, GET THE POINT OUT STRAIGHT!

The animation, the color, it was extremely heavy, dark, my god- how else am I supposed to describe it? Eerie? Blood chilling? Just holy crap, like I said this show just went to a whole new level.

D: I’m starting to wonder if this whole thing going to end up as a tragedy?! I MEAN EVERYTHING IS SO DARK, DEPRESSING, EVIL, LIKE HOW ARE WE GOING TO HAVE A HAPPY ENDING LIKE THIS? O_____O;;

Eva

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2 Responses

  1. ryvrdrgn14 says:

    Actually a happy ending (or close to it) is still quite possible. The whole series so far looks like a prologue to me or that’s how it’s playing out. I could be totally wrong, but if this show is all about twists where it turns from something bright into something darker than one could imagine, a final twist in the end could at least get a little light shone onto it again.

    Maybe it won’t be full of flowers and butterflies, but with how well the story has come so far, an epic and satisfying (hopefully non-cheese) triumph in the end isn’t a far off conclusion.

    Of course, they could completely go the other way and spiral down into the very depths of human despair, but I don’t think it would have as much impact.

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    Sayaka is very, very well characterized in this series and she appears quite ‘real’ to me as a person. Her desire for something great and her own initial belief that her resolve is strong would’ve made her a stereotypical heroine.

    Perhaps everyone can think they can be selfless and need no reward as long as they can do good? That is simply not standard human nature. When failure, loneliness and loss hit her hard, her ideals crumble into dust and all she suddenly wants is to get out of her current situation, even through death. Unfortunately even death won’t be granted to her (unless there is some twist in the next episode).

    I really like how Sayaka’s character turned out. She is young so without experience in life, ideals are mostly what she has to go with. People should never take ideals such as selflessness and righteousness very lightly. Most people can never be truly selfless. The best most of us can do is compromise with what we need/want with what others need/want and strike a good balance. :)

    It’s a great episode overall. Looking forward to next week. ^_^

    • Eva says:

      Damn, well said. XD *Hands over cookies* I agree with your points!!!

      //Unfortunately even death won’t be granted to her (unless there is some twist in the next episode).//

      This whole situation is very unique because we seen Mami get killed by a witch, and now we’re seeing Sayaka pretty much suicide, so this should be fairly interesting to see how it turns out.

      I’m anxiously waiting for the next episode too! >w<

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