這次由無聊的 GR 主講 Arkada 來給大家評論動畫。

不要急著走嘛 XDDDDD

其實看得出他明顯有進步,語速有比較快,
加入了一些梗而且剪輯也做得比較活潑了。
最要緊的是目前小圓只有他評論。

我想 AZ 的 gigguk 應該是還在撰寫稿子

打算給所有粉絲一個超級驚喜吧XDDD(希望是)



終於沒有COSPLAY了感謝上蒼



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(所有影片素材不屬於我,翻譯僅供語言交流。如轉貼請轉文章地址而不是影片地址,因為我更正翻譯時會把舊影片刪除。我已經收到版權警告,今後的更新不會再上傳到Youtube了。)

其實我是第一次聽說動畫還有「解構主義」...XD

動畫OP「Connect」↓




動畫ED「Magia」↓ (半夜 要小心音量...)



片尾是「Believing in Justice」(Arkada 口誤了) ↓



鋼煉的 Sound Track 「Touka Kousan」亂入 ↓



Final Fantasy VII OST - Listen to the Cries of the Planet 也有亂入 ↓



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嗯,溫和到不行... 就是在推薦+介紹。

不過他沒有提到小圓的一個很重要的創意,
和石頭門一樣,也是「穿越時空」要素。

如果不是中間那個令人心酸的無限 LOOP,我也不至於這麼喜歡這作品...


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這個其實翻得比 Steins;Gate 那片早,
當初很擔心 GR 的語速跟 AZ 一樣要命所以也老老實實打逐字,
結果哪知道這傢伙的語速真的是太親民了,應該直接聽都無障礙。

想學英文的朋友可以把這 GR 的影片當聽力教材,
西方生活一般人語速介於 GR 和 AZ 之間,
如果你跟不上 GR 的話... 基本上,在國外生活會有困難。

You can use many words to describe Madoka Magica, and the two-part word "genre-breaking" is a good example. When first announced to the general public, Production Studio Shaft released several trailers for this show that made it out to be a cute slice-of-life magical girl anime. And since the main staff comes from Hidamari Sketch, a moe show, people were easily misleaded. And it wasn't until the first minute of episode 1 we were actually shown what we were getting into.

Madoka Magica is basically a deconstruction of Magical Girl Genre. It's not about the main character Madoka and her tales as a magical girl, but rather a tale about more magical girls: what exactly they are. Taking a step back for a moment, deconstruction is basically when you take a common plot element, in this case it's magical girls, and pull all the elements apart before putting it right back together generally in a real world scenario. Let's look at the examples of typical magical girl shows. The situation is that you have a cute animal Luna, who appears to a young girl Usagi, and ??? her a magical power with which she can use to defeat evil and save the world. Fairly straight forward. Now, Card Capture Sakura, after opening a book releasing all the magical power of the Kuro Card upon the world, cute little animal thing Kuro ??? Sakura the power to re-capture all the Kuro Cards before the cards have bound the world. Still with me? Good. So in this vein you will think that Madoka Magica would be about a cute animal QB who appears to young girl Madoka and gives her magical power which she can use to fight these evils witches to save the world, right? Well, yes and no. The show does do that, but it does a lot more than that.

Let's ask the question about the whole situation that the others just can't or won't. Let's think like who is this QB? Where is he come from? Why is he appearing before Madoka? What does it want? Where do the witches come from? What do they want? Why do they want to destroy the world? What drives all of these girls to form a contract with QB to get magical power in the first place? Is it because it happens to be the wrong place at the wrong time? Or do they just feel obligated to do so?

And above all, if you live in this world long enough, you probably have realized by now that nothing is ever free. The only thing that is guaranteed in your life are death and taxes. So what is it in this realistic world that these girl have to give up in their lives that allows them to get this power to ???? a ????. Because ???? QB just snaps in it like "Boom! Now you have magical power, hah hah hah!" Because life dosen't really work like that.

As a good anime would say, "Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is the First Law of Equivalent Exchange." And THAT, ladies and Gentlemen, it's the ???? version of what Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is about. And it's freaking glorious.

It's just the way the show puts it together, how at the end of the day the plot comes full circle, that took away what we assumed about Magical girl genre, and turning on pre-consumptions up-side-down before tossing them down the stairs while pointing and laughing at us.

The show is only twelve episodes long. In fact I've learned to more focused on the driven stories that are not bolt down by ??? and pointless side characters. Everyone and everything in the world of Madoka Magica serves for purpose, and has a reason to be there. There's very little time wasted anywhere with each episode adds to the overall arching storyline.

Now be warned, as I watch the first episode I would describe this show to people as a cross between Card Capture Sakura and Serial Experiments Lain as the show is very very dark. So now I finished the show I think it might be better to compare to something like Evangelion known be a twist of more cuteness than Evangelion, whatever, perhaps. It's definitely not something for young children, even grown men can shiver after seeing QB's blank stare. So despite the genre it's very mature and should be reviewed as such.

Now the animation of the show depends on which version you watch. Production Studio Shaft has a very bad habit of only finishing episodes only hours before they release on air, leading to rushed animations and sometimes less than detail lost. Luckily though they are nice enough to fix the mistakes later on official DVD and blue-ray releases. So if the show ever does come to North America we can be sure that we can be getting the much more pretty version, even if it means that the nightmare we view will be all the more real.

The start we have however add to the original thought this show would be just another slice-of-life anime with magical girl theme. As all the characters are drawn in similar styles to Shaft's other show Hidamari Sketch. It's very much moe. Though I think the style only adds to everything as it helps to contrast the show as the plot continues down in every way to nightmare tone.

With the music Madoka was scored by Yuki Kajiura, a fact that she was totally ??? people what the type of show Madoka was even before the first episode began. Kajiura is usually only attached to the shows that have very dark undertones. In fact a lot of the songs in the show share the similar style from previous what she has done. For example, the piece for Madoka titled "Trusting in Justice" which is a very vocal victory sounded piece, wouldn't have sounded bad if you replace it with similar sounds like "Mezame" from My-HiME or part from M12+13 of the Garden of Sinners. The similarities are not much a problem, it's just something that noticed, a nitpick but there's nothing that hampers the show anyway. I think it actually adds more than it takes way. Because even if you can't swap the sound between the shows, well, it's still music by Yuki Kajiura. I mean, come on, she's awesome.

For example, the ending song "Magia", is one of the best in the show. It's one of my favorite pieces that Yuki Kajiura has ever composed. It's so good that the creators happend to use it sometimes as a battle theme of a show as well as an ending theme. The animations of this ending however is a little lack of stuns. It's just a typical running style ending with the credits running on on side. Unskippable only for the music that plays over it.

The opening on the other hand, is another thing to contrast the series as a whole, as it's almost like who's made of entirely different show, a show that wasn't a deconstruction but fairly common magical girl anime. And it's only perfectly found out without being an amusing pretty animation is just by the end of the series things out of place. And so without further gilding the lily and with no more do, I give you the final verdict.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica follows the footsteps of anime like Evangelion, Tsubasa and .hack even if you can think about, and brutally deconstructs the aspects of magical girl genre, where it shines in its execution, setting up a seemingly harmless magical girl plot line with moe characters and then brutally tearing down you pre-consumption faster than you can see in Evangelion. It gives you characters with purposes and lets you get attention long enough so that you want them to succeed even if it seems less likely that they will do so with each passing episode.

Its shortcomings are minor but noticeable. Near the end the show which seems to be completely switch to tagness ??? swung on wind which may be jarring and it takes some time for the show to finally explain what the heck is going on, which some people seem to dislike. Also as time passes on, the noticeable lack of details of this animation becomes more apparent. Though to be fair the future releases will redefine this. Overall though I cannot recommend this show enough. Madoka Magica receives a very urgent watch recommendation from me and if you ever get it brought it to the west, I suggest you buy it, because it's worth every cent.

If you've already watched Madoka Magica, and are looking for more deconstruction anime, check out the mentioned title Evangelion and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. If you're in for more magical girl mood, have a look at Mahou Shoujo Lylyrical Nanoha. It's not as dark, but might serves just as well. And that, as they say, is that.


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最近 AZ 又有新影片了,可是...
我懷疑那個做了字幕會不會有人真的在看字幕(你們會知道的)

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  • 橘子葉
  • >最近 AZ 又有新影片了,可是...
    >我懷疑那個做了字幕會不會有人真的在看字幕(你們會知道的)

    我想就是他在Youtube版本自主規制的那個吧www

    AZ的影片還滿多部的,也很期望shintaro 能造福我們翻譯出來

    不論如何,感謝翻譯~~
  • 我沒打算全翻就是
    因為它以前製作的影片還是有很沒意思的
    先翻出來的都是其中最好笑的...

    shintaro 於 2013/04/01 17:43 回覆

  • Tony
  • 這語速真的超親民的啦,雖然聽力不是很強,不過感覺直接看無字幕也沒太大障礙……wwwww
  • KuroNeko
  • 感謝翻譯啊

    一直以來都麻煩了
  • 流水
  • 這次他沒有在影片中露面耶,而且照例沒有提太多的確切劇情XD

    不知道為什麼沒有提到魔女世界是用剪紙呈現的這一點,這應該是很有特色的地方吧= =a

    最後,一定要再感謝你的翻譯!
  • 感覺Arkada評論還是有他的偏頗
    有點過分強調配樂,因為他是梶浦由紀廚 XD

    shintaro 於 2013/04/02 04:25 回覆

  • 雪城依羽
  • 所以藍光版的黑暗場景也更黑暗了呀囧""~~~
  • 訪客
  • 他COSPLAY魔法少女會崩壞吧wwwwwww

    譯者辛苦了!
  • 訪客
  • 謝謝你的翻譯,辛苦了!^^