Those cunning devils deceived all of us into thinking it was a regular, albeit darker, Mahou Shoujo anime.
This episode is sinister. At the conclusion of the last episode, Homura appears to be in alliance to Sayaka. She lends a hand and aids them in the fight. However, she is not a comrade but is still prattling on about her beliefs of what a magical girl should be. Homura strikes a deal with the red-headed youth so that she may the city may be taken over by a new magical girl.
Meanwhile, Sayaka is still ignorant to the fact that she is a weakling. She proceeds attempt a fight against Sakura yet again but Madoka stops them by throwing Sayaka’s soul gem off a bridge. The gem is apparently the literal soul of a Puella Magi. They can’t drift more than 100m away from it or they return to being a corpse.
I knew that Kyubey was plotting. He is taking the souls of girls to force them into becoming “magical”. In actuality, Kyubey takes the tainted Grief Seeds used to cleanse the soul gem and consumes them, likely increasing his own powers. So evil but so cute. A complete and utter manipulation by our cuddly friend.
I am literally taken aback as to what has happened. I knew that SHAFT played a large part in the making of this anime but do they really have to butcher the genre in this way? What happened to the cute fantastic world of magic and fighting for the greater good? Though I say that, I’m glad the author took this route instead of the more generic one. It’s infinitely more interesting.
Every magical girl was tricked. They are all zombies. I guess this was hinted when Mami was risen from the dead to become a magical girl. It now makes sense why Homura was desperately trying to stop people from becoming magical girls and why she held so much hate for Kyubey.
I never trusted him.