Timings based off ggsubs’s version of the episode.
00:42 – Homerun-chan knocks out Sayaka with a swift blow to the neck. With a metal plate. That was easy. Frighteningly easy. Sayaka does have a death clock positioned right in the center of her face. It’s like she’s begging for the production crew to kill her off.
01:55 – Ah, that quality. Shaft’s getting kind of skimpy on doing their animation scenes. Remember that scene last week where we had the girls walking on a bridge above the road, and below 5 identical cars move in complete unison and harmony?
02:21 – Kyubey: “Homura Akemi, don’t tell me you’re….”
Oh great. Even more material to speculate over. I’m honestly worried that Urobuchi may be aiming to be overly deep. I can’t imagine how all of these points of speculation can be answered easily and conclusively by the end of the show.
03:56 – Sayaka sits on her bed being lectured by Kyubey on her Soul Gem. Apparently it runs on batteries, that you have to extract from giant , hulking monstrosities by fighting and killing them in mysterious universes unknown to others. Also, Kyubey eats your used batteries. He has a mouth on his back. As if his ears growing out of his ears couldn’t be any creepier…
06:29 – Apparently the gigantic game is actually the easiest game in the whole arcade, as no matter how much the arrows on the screen change, all you need to do is change your hand actions as you dance about in the same circular motion for most of the song.
Also, you now notice there is a random cat in the top right corner of the game screen.
07:29 – Is it me, or does Japan like making ‘Walpurgis Night’ sound like something ominous to do with the Devil? The last time I saw Walpurgis Night being abused like this was in Fate Stay Night, where it had absolutely nothing to do with…
hold on a minute…
…”in the 17th it was traditional in Germany to have a meeting of sorcerers and witches on the 1st of May…”
EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE NOW.
08:22 – You’d almost mistake GAINAX to be the studio making this show, since Madoka resembles Shinji so damn much. She’s afraid of everything but she’s pure and innocent. I think that if she ever does become a magical girl, it’ll only be near the end or something. Honestly, will she ever play a key part in this show?
14:43 – Madoka has the best mother ever. Which other mother do you know that will invite you to have a drink with her, and pass her child what seems to be an alcoholic beverage while saying words of wisdom to help her?
16.27 – Seriously, what it is with this show and cars? Why are all the scenes involving an automobile of some sort all full of quality? Maybe the crew has a phobia or rabid hate of cars. Probably from watching that Pixar movie.
But not in the way she thinks : much like that latest chapter of Franken Fran, she only looks dead. She became this way after Madoka hurled her Soul Gem over the bridge. Why does that cause this anyway?
19:55 – Kyubey: “Puella Magi can only control their bodies within 100 meters.”
Turns out that without the Soul Gem, the Puella Magi is rendered almost dead – as Kyubey puts it, the Soul Gem is the person, the person is now nothing more than a shell, a robot.
21:33 – Kyubey explains that a part of his job is to take out the souls of Puella Magis to be and turn them into Soul Gems. They are ‘smaller and safer’, and even if the body is stabbed or whatever, they can simply recover with magic as long as the Soul Gem is intact.
In other words, you are literally selling your soul to the devil for a wish. Faust time again…
This week’s episode was more intense than the previous week. The problem now, however, is that after Kyubey’s revelation it seems unlikely Kyoko wants to kill Sayaka , or even worse, they may become allies…..
Also, as with every GGsubs episode…