They aren't necessarily the best scenes I've watched in anime. I mean, I do think both of the scenes I'm going to talk about really are great (though one also has its problems), and that's no doubt part of why I react so well to them, but that's not really the point.
They're both intense and dramatic expressions of terrifying, destructive love from one female character to another.
( Spoilers for Mai-HiME episodes 22/23 and Madoka Magica episode 10, though.Collapse )
I don't know what to make of it. Probably I shouldn't take any of this too seriously, and neither should you.