A social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a “magical girl” — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more “magical candy” than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them. – My Anime List
Based on 13 review scores:
There isn’t that much to say right out of the gate though. So far the concept has been introduced for these girls being selected through that free to play game. We also know that they have an ability to mess with the memories of those that see them. Having magic in play, it does make sense to have powers that can help conceal their identities and activities. I am just curious to see how this all plays out and how good this show might be. The second episode should be key in determining that. They ended this episode with the announcement of cutting back on the number of girls. The system for this cutback and how the girls respond to it will be something to see.
Magical girls turn against each other in this murderous battle for survival.
Magical girl raising project is one of the most surprising new shows that I have ever watched. It completely deceives you with cute visuals and visceral bloody sometimes even gory action. Some of these magical girls are downright psychopathic Killers and others are amoral opportunists who prey on the naivete of others. It’s a show that I wouldn’t recommend you show your young children, who may be fooled by the cutesy outer appearance, but it’s definitely one you wouldn’t want to miss for yourself if you like to be roped in by surprising narratives and attracted to sudden deaths you’ll never see coming.
This anime reminded me ALOT of Puella Madoka Magica. From the hair down to the phone that is egg shaped , I love darker Magical Girl series and this one hits the nail. The character design is pretty amazing and the OP & ED are music to my ears also. I can kind of see how this particular Magical Girl anime is going to turn dark. Character Costume Designs are kickass. I already have. A favorite character from this series already
This series seems prepared to stand on its own, relying on inspiration from video game mechanics more than inspiration from previous “Magical Girl” anime. I had no idea this Autumn would be so exciting.
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I hoped for this series to be a serious thriller, as it’s the only one of the season. I definitely received what I wished for. It opened on a very serious note, especially. I have very high hopes on how well this anime will go. I’ve never read the novel, but I’d say to go into this series blind. This series is actually much different from the popular Madoka Magica franchise. This one is more focused on an action-packed story, where Madoka is based emotional traumas. This series I feel is going to make a major improvement going forth.
In summary Magical Girl Raising Project is a show with good concepts not executed well. I do see potential in this writer and if a second season does come to be then whn not restricted to the battle royale format he may have a chance to really shine. However as the series is currently it is a serviceable and enjoyable watch. If you have an interest in a dark take of the magical girl genre and have checked out the notables like Madoka or Princess Tutu then Magical Girl Raising Project isn’t a bad recommendation. Even fans of Danganronpa could get a kick out of it as it does take some inspiration from it. A show that sadly didn’t live up to it’s potential but remains a decent watch regardless.
In the end, MagiPro wielded an interesting premise that was reminiscent of a cross between Danganronpa and Madoka. Unfortunately, it didn’t really meet the standards set by those that came before. It’s worth watching if nothing else for the compelling characters, but if you’re looking for a mind-blowing tale, move along.
It was a little amusing to see who was going to be dropped for each episode, but after a while it just became a little too much. And it just felt like the wrong girls were staying alive until the very end. The whole thing was just… Off. But overall, it wasn’t the worst thing I watched. In fact, I thought it had some merit as entertaining, but please be careful because it really can get overwhelming. So I mean… I guess if it’s your thing… Watch it?
I suppose I can give Magical Girl Raising Project props in that it was exciting enough to get me to tune in every week, but now that it’s over, I don’t really think it left a great impression overall.
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It’s egregious how limp a series Magical Girl Raising Project managed to be. Insubstantial character arcs, no exploration of the world it creates or its conventions. Hell, there is barely even a world that exists. All vital knowledge is dispensed via long winded exposition, and the desolate environments only further isolate the magical girls themselves from the environment that allows them to define themselves. This lack of substance makes it discouraging to even recommend what little the series does have. If one is jonesing for the sight of magical girls being killed one by one, as wrong as it is to say, there are better options.