The curse of no individual identity continues to plague this show as we go through the motions of setting up a tournament to decide which magical girls get to stay and which will go. The foreshadowing for the end is obvious so there is no surprise twist. More importantly, the character tragedy for the week is set up in such a generic manner it lacks any punch at all. Generic and predictable aren’t the end of the world for a series, but lacking any kind of emotional intensity in the delivery is. Fav is trying so hard to be Kyubey they are just begging us to compare this to Madoka but this doesn’t have any of the magic that filled that series (which would be fine if it was giving us anything else but there’s nothing). This is another show that I think is about to get dropped.
Magical Girl Raising Project is available on Crunchyroll.