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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: 8.671 (scored by 126857 users)
Ranked: #492
Popularity: #35
Members: 197,076
Favorites: 13,122
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 witch girls.

(Source: Aniplex of America)

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
Kato, Emiri
Japanese
Kato, Emiri
Kuraoka, Rubina
German
Kuraoka, Rubina
...
Akemi, Homura
Akemi, Homura
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Valenzuela, Cristina
English
Valenzuela, Cristina
...
Kaname, Madoka
Kaname, Madoka
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook
...
Miki, Sayaka
Miki, Sayaka
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Vural, Esra
German
Vural, Esra
...

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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Recommendations

As others have said, it's spoilerish to say why but both are similar in that they seem lighthearted at first, but then WHAM; something happens and changes everything.
They both masterfully deconstruct some of the most popular tropes for their respective genre and have a lot of other things in common as well, such as the mindfuck factor. Both have easily become cult, blockbuster anime of iconic value for the whole industry. Perhaps if you liked Eva, chances are very high that you're going to like Puella Magi too, unless you absolutely hate moe/mahou shoujo.
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Opening Theme

"Connect" 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" by ClariS (eps 10, 12)

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