Naw but people who assume that the tropes and conventions of Madoka Magica apply to other magical girl series are super annoying.
Get those contracts and evil mascots out of my face and watch this girl punch a monster with her butt.
Get that whole idea of ~to be a magical girl you have to suffer~ and watch these other three girls stop a cruise ship with their bare hands.
Get the whole notion of the magical girl system being a fucked up one and watch this other girl whoop ass so hard the villains own lair bows to her and provides her with her own personal lighting.
Basically what I’m trying to say is
Kill La Kill letting you down? Well I have a treat for you. Kyousougiga is an anime that swept under everyone’s radar this year. Quite frankly I have no idea why. It’s as imaginative and colorful as FLCL, has a stellar soundtrack, and amazing female lead characters with zero sexual fanservice whatsoever.
The plot slowly unravels throughout the anime so giving away a lot would be spoiler territory. But it basically revolves around a fake “City Through the Looking Glass” (named Kyoto) that exists between planes of reality. Young Koto lands in Kyoto with her two little brothers, and has to find a Black Rabbit to get herself home.
The show pays off so well, with the most recent Episode 9 leaving me in shambles and having fits of excitement at my TV screen, It’s on Crunchyroll and the final episode is uploaded Friday. EVERYONE GO WATCH KYOUSOUGIGA FOR HIGHQUALITY ANIMATION, GREAT MUSIC, AND POSITIVELY PORTRAYED FEMALE CHARACTERS.
i want more stories of boys growing up idolizing women
calling women their heroes, telling women they want to be just like them when they’re grown up
men being fondly told anecdotes of how they’re acting just like their lady mentors at that age
how everyone can see so much of those women in them
how they should be proud to carry that influence with them