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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


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


Score: 8.571 (scored by 218,270 users)
Ranked: #742
Popularity: #35
Members: 347,121
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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
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa
Kaname, Madoka
Kaname, Madoka
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Sakura, Kyouko
Sakura, Kyouko
Nonaka, Ai
Nonaka, Ai
Miki, Sayaka
Miki, Sayaka
Kitamura, Eri
Kitamura, Eri


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

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 As If I Met Her in My Dream...
Yume no Naka de Atta, You na... (夢の中で会った、ような…)
Jan 7, 2011
2 That Would Be Truly Wonderful
Sore wa Tottemo Ureshii Natte (それはとっても嬉しいなって)
Jan 14, 2011
3 I'm Not Afraid of Anything Anymore
Mou Nani mo Kowakunai (もう何も怖くない)
Jan 21, 2011
4 Miracles and Magic Are Real
Kiseki mo, Mahou mo, Arun da yo (奇跡も、魔法も、あるんだよ)
Jan 28, 2011
5 There's No Way I'll Ever Regret It
Koukai nante, Aru Wakenai (後悔なんて、あるわけない)
Feb 4, 2011

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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Jul 23, 2013
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 17, 2015
Madoka Magica was all right, but it suffered much of the same problems akin to why I also gave HxH the 2011 version a sort of sub-par score.

The biggest problem is again they're just so wholly derivative, this is kind of better than going off in another direction entirely that leads nowhere, but it's just super clear what we're dealing with here from the beginning.

The thing I'm referring to is naturally Sailor Moon which has still really been the gold standard as far as magical girls go because.. well... it is THE magical girl.

Like, take the concept of PMMM, it's about 5 read more
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Nov 11, 2015
First inpressons, when I First herd about this anime I herd a lot of good things about. But that did rise some red flags in my head about this show being over hyped. But I did check it out to see if it lives up to the hype and to make a long story short it doesn't. Side note, After doing a overview of this review. I have made errors in the story part of read more
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Nov 16, 2015
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica + LSD = probably one helluva drug. Heck, MSMM sans LSD was a trip! But in all seriousness, MSMM is one of those anime’s that defy typical conventions in a good way. I mean, we see cute little girls fight eerie monsters in even creepier settings. An American equivalent would be like putting Cinderella in the Children of the Corn. The juxtaposition is fascinating, and I wonder how a 13 year old girl in Japan would have received MSMM?

Story – 7. **SEMI SPOILER ALERT. Basic premise? Kinda like Scientology. Aliens need energy. Aliens harness energy from women, due to their read more
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