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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: 8.581 (scored by 199343 users)
Ranked: #692
Popularity: #31
Members: 315,890
Favorites: 18,539
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Akemi, Homura
Akemi, Homura
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Sakura, Kyouko
Sakura, Kyouko
Main
Nonaka, Ai
Japanese
Nonaka, Ai
Kaname, Madoka
Kaname, Madoka
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Miki, Sayaka
Miki, Sayaka
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes

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


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Yesterday, 2:04 AM
matic12345
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica starts off as a show about a schoolgirl Kaname Madoka living a perfectly ordinary. She has nice parents a younger brother and a few good friends. Everything is perfectly fine until one day she has a magical encounter that changes her life.

That’s how the show starts an as the show was suggested to me by a friend whose first recommendation was Another I was surprised. At first I thought that it was suggested to me it was something completely different and he wanted me to get to know other genres of anime so I was determined to watch at least a read more
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Jul 23, 2013 6:41 PM
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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Nov 20, 2014 11:37 AM
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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Jan 22, 2014 4:25 PM
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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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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