NB: This post contains spoilers for the Rebellion movie.
Whilst writing this post, I’ve had to go and do not just a lot of memory back-tracking, but a lot of self-reflection as an anime fan. Madoka Magica is one of the shows that has made me the kind of fan I am, but it is because of what the franchise has become now is why I must walk away from it. 6 years of fanart, fanfiction, outspoken posts about the numerous hidden metaphors in the show, bizarre rumours and a abnormally long wait for new material has made me walk away from Madoka, Homura, Mami, Sayaka and Kyouko (as well as everyone else) for good. And here are the reasons why…
The trailer was shown at the Madogatari exhibition on November. 27. 2015. A 4-minute long little teaser trailer of some new Madoka Magica material. Material that none of us had seen before. And actual genuine stuff that wasn’t part of some silly April Fool like we all had twice-in-a-row:
First time being a blank image of a fourth movie, only for the web page source to reveal Madoka winking.
Second time being a hardcore fan applying old material to make a new trailer that looked professional (the video has since been taken down, I think).
At a trailer showing where no cameras, cellphones, microphones, etc. were allowed in, a camrip was of course going to emerge soon enough. It’s been circulating for a while, but I’ve finally mustered the ‘strength’ to watch it.
WARNING: Potential Madoka Magica spoilers ahead! Although I’ve kept them to a minimum.