Sleeper hits come in all shapes and sizes. Be it a movie about four guys who get incredibly wasted in Vegas and have to find their friend before the wedding, or the mega anime hit of 2011, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The anime follows the tale of young Madoka Kaname, a second-year junior high student who gets thrown into the very messed up world of magical girls, witches, wishes, and aliens. The show has become one of the most beloved series in all of fandom, with fans and merchandise spanning across the globe. But now that the first two films have been released stateside, how does the rehash of the entire 12 episode series hold up as a cinematic venture?
Let’s take a look at Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal.