Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc, Vol. 1 by Magica Quartet - Book Review

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By Magica Quartet, Hanokage (By (artist))
ISBN: 9781975335939
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Published: Yen Press - November 23rd, 2021

The Wraith Arc interquels from the end of the show up through the events at the start of Rebellion. I'd recommend reading it before watching Rebellion, since it doesn't spoil anything while very effectively foreshadowing the events of the film. But if you're like me and didn't know a/b the Wraith Arc until you'd finished the series, I'd still go so far as to call this mandatory reading for fans of the original Madoka Magica. By the end of the 2nd volume, it's already in the running for "most existentially horrific moments" of the whole franchise. I will caution: the action beats might be a little hard to follow if you're unfamiliar w/ the main-series, but if you have some gauge on how the fighting's supposed to look, Hanokage does a killer job of making static images look & feel just like fights from the anime. ~ Reviewed by David Gray-Smith