>>14182>>Did you not see the girls smiling as they were taken??
I'm talking about the world after the wish, not the sequence shown during the wish.
>>Did you not see so 12?
Where do you see happiness in the post-wish world in 12?
>>What was the tone then if it wasn't meant to be a happy one
A statement about futility. And an excellent one at that.
>>Nothing says the world was destroyed btw.
The universe literally re-wrote itself according to QB, or perhaps one might say that Madokami aka Ultimate Madoka did it. I.e. the entire universe was destroyed, then rebuilt, with only the tinest of changes made but fundamentally no different than before.
Look at episode 20 AFTER the world is rebuilt. No glimmer of hope anywhere, and Homura's dialogue with QB sitting on the heights of the new Mitakihara city suggests otherwise.
Or for that matter listen to Homura's monologue at the very beginning of Rebellion. She quite clearly states that the magical girls fight a never-ending futile struggle in a universe that forever repeats cycles of suffering and pain.
Personally I think that's a very strong message. It's one thing to fight to do good if you always win and are invincible (i.e. Superman or Jesus). It's another thing entirely to fight to do good when you always lose in the end and never really effect any sort of change. Powerful stuff, which I why I love the show so much. But happy? Lol no.