So there's clear bias (Madoka vs Sora no Oto)

90 Blood Elf Rogue
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Upon watching the first episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Cloaked instantly noticed the unique art style. It isn't necessarily bad, but...

Anime News Network gives the art an "A": http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/puella-magi-madoka-magica

Cloaked does NOT think it is worthy of an A.

This would not be such a problem had they not given Heaven's Lost Property (Sora no Otoshimono) a "B": http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/heaven-lost-property/blu-ray+dvd-season-1

FOR REALLY-REALS?

THE ART IN SORA OTO IS LIKE, A BILLION TIMES BETTER.

You decide:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica screenshots:

http://i.imgur.com/vJXJ5l.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Dl9sfl.jpg

Heaven's Lost Property screenshots:

http://i.imgur.com/hikNil.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kSptql.jpg

Cloaked used her decisive skills as a rogue to deduce which series had better art. Cloaked is sure other seasoned rogues can do the same.

DISCLAIMER: Cloaked knows PMMM is all super-good and whatnot, but it is definitely looking like the producers settled with the art and didn't give it as much as they did the plot.

Who knows? Maybe Cloaked is wrong.

... HAH!
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93 Worgen Death Knight
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I opened the first image and it was of girls in short skirts...

But they looked like they were nine.

Cloaked, why don't you sit down. We need to talk before you get in trouble.
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100 Night Elf Rogue
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Cloaked has a thread-creation quota, doesn't he? :P
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
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04/24/2012 10:27 AMPosted by Hëartcrushër
before you get in trouble.
TROUBLE IS CLOAKED'S MIDDLE NAME!

Compare that art to the latter images. WHICH ONE IS BETTER??????

P.S.: the girls are 14-15
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93 Worgen Death Knight
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Animation can't be defined by still images, I'd have to watch those shows to be able to tell the difference.

Personally, I still hold the team that did Afro Samurai as the best animation team in the world.
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
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04/24/2012 10:22 AMPosted by Cloaked
Heaven's Lost Property screenshots:

is better

but i stopped watching anime
the art is always good but the stories were bad, i only ever watched one with a great story :(
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100 Night Elf Rogue
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If i had to choose
04/24/2012 10:22 AMPosted by Cloaked
http://i.imgur.com/kSptql.jpg


but i stopped watching anime after Berzerk =( it ruined everything i tryed to watch imo.
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100 Blood Elf Rogue
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[quote="46622483505"]

P.S.: the girls are 14-15


This does not help!
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90 Goblin Rogue
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Haha, Cloaked's thread got redirected XD
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100 Night Elf Rogue
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Cloaked is now a movie star!
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lol. Poor Cloaked! Thread redirect!

Art does not necessarily have to do with the animation style. Madoka is full of well crafted shots and beautiful art. You'll see in the latter episodes.
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100 Night Elf Rogue
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EWWWWW blues will redirect Cloaked but they will never sticky Cloaked

the infamy continues...
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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I havent seen HLP but I did look at the links you gave.

I THINK it has to do with how styled Madoka is. The art style is very unique especially the scenes involving the Witches. Or the scene were Sayaka is losing it and beating the crap out of an already defeated witch. It probably gave the anime the style points to get an A in art.

Or it could be the reviewer really likes the show and was biased with the rating. I love PMMM but id never give it an A for art. All Moe should automatically get no higher than a C on art just out of principle.
Edited by Celyndrashad on 4/24/2012 1:00 PM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
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REDIRECT CLOAKED'S THREAD, WILL YA?!

But anywho, Cloaked doesn't doubt Madoka's awesomeness, but Sora Oto is EXTREMELY awesome; both the art AND animation is solid 100% of the time. There's no reason it should have gotten a B!!!!!!!!!
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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Cloaked has convinced me to try out Sora.

Yah Cloaked!
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Oppai shows don't really do anything artistic though. :o Hence the rating.
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
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04/24/2012 01:17 PMPosted by Celyndrashad
Cloaked has convinced me to try out Sora.
Be wary of fanservice, though. >_>

04/24/2012 01:18 PMPosted by Kusoge
Oppai shows don't really do anything artistic though.
This is exactly the kind of bias Cloaked was talking about. <_<

It has fanservice -- LOTS of fanservice -- but it is a very solid series, so much that it has 2 seasons and a movie out already and is coming out with a third. The plot is ridiculously complex, so much that Cloaked still doesn't get it, but that's just more to be wrapped up in the 3rd season.

The characters are awesome and the combat is great for a romantic comedy. Speaking of comedy, it is HILARIOUS! There are episodes dedicated solely to the main character's antics that are full of humor and... bouncy goodness.

It's fanservicey, but breaks the stigma that fanservicey anime has nothing else to offer.
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100 Draenei Paladin
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P.S.: the girls are 14-15


This does not help!
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100 Blood Elf Rogue
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PMMM probably got it for the insanely tripped-out alternative universes they battle in.

04/24/2012 01:48 PMPosted by Cloaked
Cloaked has convinced me to try out Sora.
Be wary of fanservice, though. >_>

In my experience, any anime with "Sora" in the name is going to be loaded with it.
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100 Undead Warlock
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Madoka's story is solid throughout the series, each episode expands and reveals more about the overall plot. Each Episode builds on what came before it and expands the narrative to it's eventual climax. If you miss even a single episode you loose vital parts of the story.

Sora is mostly a bunch of one offs. there is a loose plot thread that goes through the series as a whole but it is hardly touched in most episodes. You only get the Major story elements in the first and last episodes of the series. If you just took the actual Plot elements and put them together in a coherent story you would maybe have a 2 hour movie.

Basically
All of Madoka is an excellent story from start to finish.
Sora is a good story surrounded by trivial and often distracting fluff.
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