A look at two anime series that I believe influenced the style and story of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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These four-armed, four-legged, jet-black creatures live in bulbous, slick caves deep in the earth. They speak only in clicks and snaps, apparently uninterested in learning any common tongue. From their four arms they carry with them everywhere cages and chains in which they keep a bizarre assortment...

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I draw some fanart of Nausicaa from Hayao Miyazaki's masterpice Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind.

View the art I drew in this video here:

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This is a SPOILER-HEAVY video about why the Soul Gems in Madoka Magica would be such a big deal to the girls.

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Galthak are many things: armored, hard to kill, and pretty dumb. One thing they aren't is subtle.

These heavily-armored, insectoid creatures about the size of a small human scuttle through cave systems in search of food. Their biology remains unstudied, as their diet appears to be random. One da...

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We talk about the utility of defining a past fallen civilization to leave behind unexplored ruins and a contrast to your current civilization when building a world.

Worldbuilding principles:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18A-GsBQrZqpuJKCOlXmBX7Ibpy3GoVqUILDDptKB3fo/edit?usp=sharing

Sett...

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I talk about 24 new anime TV series coming out in January 2019.

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After hours wandering through caves, you see a dim yellow light ahead. You hurry towards it, gratefully, to see that it hovers in the middle of the room. Your skin crawls as you look up and confirm your horrible suspicion: hidden among the stalactites of the ceiling hangs a bulbous creature that now...

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