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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Alternative Titles

English: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Synonyms: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika, Magical Girl Madoka Magica
Japanese: 魔法少女まどか★マギカ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Apr 22, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.591 (scored by 188780 users)
Ranked: #722
Popularity: #33
Members: 298,535
Favorites: 17,722
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny—this is a beginning of the new story of the magical girls.

(Source: Aniplex of America)

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Episodes  12 / 12
Aired  Jan 7, 2011 to Apr 22, 2011
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Other: Mahou Shoujo Sonico★Magica
Alternative version: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari
Sequel: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari

Characters & Voice Actors

Kyuubey
Kyuubey
Main
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Katou, Emiri
Akemi, Homura
Akemi, Homura
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Kaname, Madoka
Kaname, Madoka
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Miki, Sayaka
Miki, Sayaka
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

Staff

Mori, Yasunori
Producer
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director



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Jul 23, 2013
Kalypze
What does it take for a series to become a masterpiece? Take a look at Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, and you might find the answer to that question.

I'll start this review by pointing out that I was not expecting much from this show. I didn't really want to watch it, either. The Mahou Shoujo genre has never interested me, so when a friend of mine, who in the past suggested things like Mirai Nikki, Deadman Wonderland, Death Note and Psycho-Pass to me, told me to watch Madoka Magica, I thought he was kidding and I ignored the series for a while. Once a month had read more
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Jan 22, 2014
Eastunder
We all have things in life that we treasure and hold close, whether it be friends, family, possessions, dreams, or just life itself. We tell ourselves that we will do everything in our power to preserve them, that we would never risk betting and losing them. But what, one day, you were given the opportunity to be granted a wish? A miracle, with no limits, that could give you something that you always wanted. Would you be willing to risk losing everything, the things you treasure, your humanity, and even your life, to have that one wish granted? If you would, would you regret it, read more
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Jun 7, 2011
Ghostalker
It's been a long while since I watched and completed a magical girl series. So when I first read about SHAFT's first original anime production entitled "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" I was a bit skeptical at first, seeing how I usually don't watched the genre but at the same time curious on how SHAFT and Shinbou Akiyuki will gonna make one with their very unique visual style that defines SHAFT animated works. After watching their previous magical and supernatural series like Bakemonogatari, Dance in The Vampire Bund, Negima, and Natsu no Arashi, I'm convinced that I should at least try the series.

It’s a magical read more
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Nov 20, 2014
Agnedea
For an anime that has been widely regarded as a masterpiece, it's definitely one that you've heard of or have seen pictures for. Going into this anime I was questioning how it was a thriller or tragedy at all, with the art looking so childlike, it didn't seem to suit it whatsoever. Boy was I wrong, this anime has done just everything to show the emotion and feeling of hopelessness perfectly into 12 episodes in a pace that just fits it well.

Becoming a magical girl for any wish that can be granted may seem like a perfect deal, but the side effects that come with read more
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Recommendations

Young people fight battles against powerful beings they don't understand, for reasons they don't understand. suffering steadily increases as the story progresses. Surreal landscapes are experienced. 
reportRecommended by MangaPancakes
Both Anime focus around girls giving up something for a fight and the souls that are attached. They also have anime styles that don't stick to the norm. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Selector and Madoka both take the formula that is normal for Anime of the card game genre and magical girl genre and places a dark twist on it involving the fulfillment of wishes happening. On top of these wishes having a darker side to them there is the fact there is a “pure” character, a character that happens to have a positive outlook on life and easily be able to make friends with people. The characters also don't have a wish because they can't think of anything to actually wish for. There is also quite a bit of slice of life elements as well as  read more 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are designed to deceive viewers and troll them afterwards. :3
They also share some tropes (perhaps because of Nitro+) and deal with hopelessness and despair. Amazing mindraping shows. 
reportRecommended by insoo
Both are surprisingly dark and mature magical girl series, in which a lot of thought has been given to the story.
Madoka seems to be even darker, but Tutu is definitely worth watching as well. Both have very good soundtracks, too. 
reportRecommended by lumi
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou has a very similar atmosphere. Both have magical girls fighting something like a monster. 
reportRecommended by Jesper_Rayne

Opening Theme

"Connect (コネクト)" by ClariS (eps 1-9, 11)

Ending Theme

#1: "Mata Ashita (また あした)" by Aoi Yuuki (eps 1-2)
#2: "Magia" by Kalafina (eps 3-8, 11)
#3: "and I'm home" by Ai Nonaka and Eri Kitamura (ep 9)
#4: "Connect (コネクト)" by ClariS (eps 10, 12)

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