Cage Named Maturity

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A Cage Named "Maturity" -- On "Puella Magi Madoka Magika" is a 224 page book (more information) released in mid-August 2011. It is an analysis of Madoka by Kenichi Yamakawa, who has formerly placed as a finalist in Japan's SF Critics Awards for his writing on Darwinism in H.G. Wells. It is listed among the books on Madoka Magica's official website.

A seminar was held on September 12, 2011 by the author and included Nozomi Oomori, a SF critic, anthology editor and translator, and Kaichiro Morikawa, a lecturer on International Japanese Studies of Meiji University (also one of the five who wrote a Spa article).

This is the translation of the book's description, courtesy of symbv from evageeks forum.

Original text Translation
成熟という檻 『魔法少女まどか☆マギカ』論 A cage named "maturity" -- On "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"
はじめに Foreword
【1】希望のない檻 さやかと杏子 1. cage without hope - Sayaka and Kyoko
1-1 希望と絶望 1.1 Hope and Despair
さやかと杏子 Sayaka and Kyoko
希望と絶望はなぜ「差し引きゼロ」なのか Why do hope and desperation cancel each other out?
まどかの願い Madoka's wish
テーマの複雑化 The complication of themes
1-2 非人間的な秩序 Jホラーとの比較 The inhuman order -- comparison with J-Horror
秩序の恐怖 The terror of order
コズミック・コンフリクト cosmic conflict
友に呼びかける calling out for friends
1-3 さやかと杏子の結末 ホラーとしての『まどか☆マギカ』 1.3 The denouement of Sayaka and Kyoko -- "Madoka Magika" as horror
魔法少女の生存条件 The survival condition for mahou shoujo
さやかの結末 Sayaka's denouement
杏子の結末 Kyoko's denouement
1-4 「非人間的な秩序」とゾンビ 1.4 "Inhuman order" and Zombies
ホメロスからドラキュラまで From Homer to Dracula
『モロー博士の島』 "Island of Dr. Moreau"
ゾンビと未来 Zombies and future
魔法少女とゾンビ Mahou Shoujo and Zombies
全体主義と未来 Totalitarianism and future
1-5 失った未来 1.5 The lost future
タイムループ Time loops
反復 Reiteration
【2】希望の檻 まどかとほむら 2. Cage of Hope -- Madoka and Homura
2-1 インキュベータ 2.1 Incubator
インキュベーターと契約 Incubator and contract
インキュベーターと未来 Incubator and future
2-2 希望の檻 2.2 Cage of Hope
ほむらとまどか Homura and Madoka
未来の知識 The wisdom of future
人間性と死 Humanity and Death
『新世紀エヴァンゲリオン』と組織 "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and Institution
2-3 ヒーローへの懐疑 2.3 Skepticism towards heroes
心の自由とヒーロ "Freedom of heart" and Heroes"
避けられた対決 Confrontation avoided
おわりに - Afterword Afterword


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