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  • Listening to: Avenue Q
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  • Watching: just finished Puella Magi Madoka
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Eating: Pocky
  • Drinking: chocolate Silk
So I've just finished watching Madoka, and I've got to say that this is one of the best anime I've seen in a while. I love the way it is deconstructed, the characters, pretty much everything about it. I've finished the series, so I'll say here and now beware major spoilers ahead.

So, those few of you who actually read what I write, remember that last journal entry on what Pokemon characters correlate to which Haruhi characters? This journal is going to be like that, only more analytical and have actual comparisons the characters and motivations. This will also contain spoilers about Disappearance and a non-spoilery quote from the sixth book.

So for those who are simply curious, but don't actually care about what I have to say about comparing them:

Madoka = Kyon
Homura = Yuki
Sayaka = Koizumi
Mami = Mikuru/Koizumi
Kyoko = Haruhi

Feel free to disagree with any and leave your reasons in the comments.

<Super Ultra Mega Spoilers>

I'll start off with Haruhi and Kyoko as they have the easiest explanation.

Kyoko and Haruhi have rather obviously similar personalities. They are both fiery red oni types that may seem cold hearted and cruel on the outside, but are really caring when they warm up to people. When we are first introduced to both of them, they are cold, arrogant, and quite selfish. Neither seem to be above using/harming others as a means to their ends: in Haruhi's case, that's pretty much anything she wants, from getting computers, making a movie, winning a baseball team, etc; in Kyoko's case, that's killing Sayaka to be the top dog, letting people be use by witches to get the resulting seed, and working with Homura to defeat the Walpurgis. We see that further in the story, they truly care about the people their namaka.

Deciding which character to be Mami is a bit difficult as both Koizumi and Mikuru seem like they would fit, but I would have to go with Mikuru. To get it out of the way, the most superficial and obvious reason is her boobs. Period. Next is Koizumi is Sayaka.

I kid, I kid. There is a bit more to it than that. I have to say that small Asahina isn't much like Mami in the least, excluding her... erm, physcial assets. Adult Asahina, however, seems to fit the bill perfectly, to me at least. Mami is a senior figure who knows how the game works. Adult Mikuru knows what has happened in the past, and know how to direct everything. They both seem to fit the "cool big sis" trope, though more Mami than Asahina. Mami and small Asahina are put through crap and have some resentment towards the main character for it: Mami's being put through the magical girl thing without a real choice and feeling a little bitter towards Madoka for not realizing what she was going through initially, and Asahina towards Haruhi (if you think she's the main character), which is best illustrated via her second character song, "Etto...Returns Shite Revenge!" (Er... I'll Return and Take Revenge).

Koizumi also seems to have some similar characterization to Mami, though not as much as Mikuru. Both appear as poker faced, cool and collected characters from the moment they are introduced. Koizumi also seems to resent/envy Kyon, but for a different reason than Mami and Mikuru. Both reveal rather important information to the main characters (once again, Kyon in this perspective) rather early on in the series, though only Koizumi is able to do it throughout the entire series since Mami gets a bad case of dead. They are also both useless as Mami can't really do much past episode three and Koizumi doesn't seem to do anything important besides talking.

Itsuki seems to resemble Sayaka (or is it vice versa?) than Mami. Both of them are somewhat forced to give up the one that they like to someone else: Sayaka gives up Kamijou to Hitomi while Itsuki gives up Haruhi to Kyon. Both of them do whatever they can to do things for the one that they like with Sayaka constantly visiting Kamijou and giving him music and Itsuki doing pretty much anything to appease Haruhi. Speaking of Haruhi, my placement of Itsuki as Sayaka also has to do with Haruhi as Kyoko. Both pairs take on the red oni blue oni counterparts. Koizumi and Sayaka have rather cool demeanors when compared to Haruhi and Sayaka. What I find interesting is that rather than Koizumi's counterpart crushing on Haruhi's, it's the other way around.

Given all these reasonable explanations on who matches who, you must now be wondering, "How the hell did she come up with Kyon as Madoka?"  The simple answer is there simply was no one else he could be. Now don't get me wrong, I didn't just go, "Oh, everyone has a counterpart except for him. Whatever, he can be pretty pink Madoka," which would be hilariously awesome, but no. While their personalities are virtually nothing alike, there are two things than make them the same: their dedication to their friends and Yuki/Homura.

Homura is Yuki. Yuki is Homura. This is pretty much an undeniable fact in my head. If you cannot see it, you have probably not seen/read the Disappearance and/or finished Madoka. If you've gotten to both, you should most definitely understand what I mean. Both are purple themed girls that changed time for the ones that they love. At some point, both were shy, sweet meganekko who are forced to become cold and quite to protect their loved one. Both have practically flipped off the power that created them so that their beloved could be happy. If you don't see it after all of this, I don't think you'll ever see it. Not to be mean or anything, but Homura is Yuki and Madoka is her Kyon. Back to Kyon as Madoka, for those of who who believe that Kyon is the real god, I suppose you could see that as another connection between them. Once Madoka becomes Hope she realizes all that Homura has done for her and says that she is her best friend. And quoth Kyon in The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya "In the past few months since we met, I've shared many memories with Nagato. Though I've also shared memories with Haruhi, Asahina-san and Koizumi, I found that I've experienced more events with Nagato in particular. In fact, every situation seems to involve her. I might as well mention this, she's probably the only person to cause the bell within me to shake the most vigorously. No matter what happens, Haruhi would always find a way out, Asahina-san only needs to remain as herself, while Koizumi can go to hell for all I care..."
</Super Ultra Mega Spoilers>

I hope you enjoyed this non-formal comparsion. Remember that if you have anything you want to say, go ahead and leave it in the comments. I'd love to hear who you think is who. Thanks for bother to take the time to read my nonsense. =3

Now I'm going to go draw pretty pink Puella Magi Kyon. ;D Later~

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YumonStudios Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
YOu alive?
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Heartspowl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehy, i made the redraw!…
invisible-chan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Thank you so much! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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RivalGator Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Where have you been, fellow Kamon fan?
invisible-chan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Out and about. Mostly trying to pretend to be an adult. OTL
RivalGator Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally understand how you feel. Being an adult is the hardest thing in the world and I have no idea why I wished my childhood away!
RisenWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Check it out! [link] :D
invisible-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Liking Kris doesn't inherently mean hating Kotone. I like them in their own right, Kris a little more.
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