erinptah: Madoka and Homura (madoka)
Where the towels are oh so fluffy ([personal profile] erinptah) wrote2017-07-28 09:50 pm

Akemi Homura wields the Shield of Rassilon

Madoka Magica features a ton of references and/or obvious influences from other magical-girl series. This bit, I would lay good odds, is a Doctor Who reference.

Here's some production art of the Seal of Rassilon:

Seal of Rassilon

Here's Homura with her shield:

Homura and shield

And here they are side-by-side. Either someone on the Madoka design team was a Who fan, or that's a heck of a coincidence. (The Coincidence of Rassilon, perhaps.)

Seal and shield
hokuton_punch: Screenshot of Jo from Doctor Who, captioned "can't break me." (doctor who jo is awesome)

[personal profile] hokuton_punch 2017-07-29 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, nice. :D And nicely spotted.
kshandra: The TARDIS to the right of a purple sun (TARDIS)

[personal profile] kshandra 2017-07-29 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Put it next to the classic version, and it's even more direct.