Eric Thurm Makes merritt k. Watch Anime 13: Magical Girl Madoka Magica

With special guest Kieron Gillen, writer of The Wicked + the Divine and Darth Vader

Kieron Gillen (writer of The Wicked + the Divine and Darth Vader comics) joins co-hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm to discuss Magical Girl Madoka Magica, a dark, depressing deconstruction of the magical girl sub-genre. They discuss how the show explores gender, femininity, how queer characters are treated, and how archetypes are used in all of the above.

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