Though Sayaka Miki's wish was fulfilled, the unforeseen consequences that came with it overwhelm her, causing her soul gem to become tainted as she succumbs to despair and eventually loses her humanity. Homura Akemi reveals to Kyouko Sakura and Madoka Kaname the ultimate fate of magical girls: once their soul gem becomes tainted, it transforms into a Grief Seed, and they are reborn as witches—a truth Homura learned only through repeating history countless times in a bid to prevent Madoka's tragedy.
Kyuubey only compounds their despair when he confesses his true intentions: to harness the energy created from magical girls and use it to prolong the life of the universe. As the threat of Walpurgisnacht, a powerful witch, looms overhead, Homura once again vows to protect Madoka and the world from a grim fate.
Caught between honoring Homura's wish and saving the world, which one will Madoka choose in the end?
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari is a story of inescapable destiny, and an unlikely hero who could change it all.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari (Eternal) Review
The story of ‘Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari (Eternal)’ is a riveting and emotionally charged tale that takes you on a roller-coaster ride of magical fights, unforeseen twists, and heart-warming friendship. It follows the Echoing the adventures of Madoka Kaname, a seemingly ordinary middle schoolgirl, whose life turns upside down when she encounters a peculiar being named Kyubey. The mysterious creature offers Madoka the opportunity to possess magical powers immense enough to grant any single wish she desires. In return though, she is to combat the menacing Witches – sinister embodiments of despair that could potentially cause harm to humanity.
Dive into this dimensions-spanning narrative that ingeniously redefines the ‘Magical Girl’ genre. As Madoka and her friend Sayaka Miki delve further into this magical universe, they unravel the truth behind their roles as magical girls and the devastating consequences their actions bring. Aided and cautioned by Mami Tomoe, a veteran magical girl, and Homura Akemi, a mysterious transfer student, the two navigate treacherous paths, bracing themselves for what lies ahead.
Storyline and Pacing
‘Eien no Monogatari’ boasts a captivating storyline that takes a darker spin on the classic ‘Magical Girl’ trope, presenting us with intricate plot twists and brilliant pacing. The narrative transcends through differing dimensions, time-streams, emotions, and moralities, keeping you spellbound until the very end. Both, the passionate fights against Witches and the emotionally charged battles against their own despair, are woven perfectly into the narrative, striking a wonderful balance that keeps you gripped.
The characters in ‘Madoka Magica’ are an absolute treat and thoroughly engaging. Every character has depth, intricacy, and growth; their vulnerabilities, hopes, and despair making them all the more endearing. Besides the vibrant and overtly expressive Madoka, she is surrounded by a stunningly diverse team that complements and challenges her in unexpected ways.
Animation and Music
The animation and music in ‘Eien no Monogatari’ are simply top-tier. The unique visual style blends seamlessly with the inventive and surrealistic portrayal of Witches’ domains. Complementing the surreal visuals, the soundtrack is equally stellar, furnished with hauntingly beautiful melodies that intensify every sequence, creating a riveting and immersive atmosphere.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari is truly an anime ‘tour de force’. Delving deep into philosophical themes while providing visually dazzling battles, this anime movie enthralls the viewer from start to finish. It is a chilling exploration of the implications of choice, the bonds of friendship, and the lengths one is willing to go for their deepest desires.
Ultimately, whether to buy, rent, or stream, ‘Eien no Monogatari’ is an anime spectacle that is not to be missed. It’s a definite must-watch for any anime enthusiast. Strap yourself in for a magical and emotion-laden journey that will stay with you long after the credits roll!
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
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