Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: The Different Story
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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: The Different Story

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Japanese: 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ ~The different story~
English: Puella Magi Madoka★Magica: The different story
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 12, 2012 to Nov 12, 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror
Themes: Mahou Shoujo Mahou Shoujo, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: None
Authors: Magica Quartet (Story), Hanokage (Art)


Score: 8.161 (scored by 72607,260 users)
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Ranked: #4542
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Popularity: #1062
Members: 15,060
Favorites: 660

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Ninth-grader Mami Tomoe is not your average middle schooler. While she regularly attends Mitakihara Middle School, she also works as a magical girl—one who has made a wish in exchange for magical powers and a new duty to seek out and destroy otherworldly beings known as witches. But Mami is also a special case among magical girls—while most fight for their own sake, Mami prefers to work with others, becoming a guardian of justice who destroys any evil creatures she can find, whether it be a witch or a mere familiar. It is this selfless lack of self-interest that often distances her from other magical girls, and as a result, Mami is often lonely.

During one of her usual witch hunts, she finds a novice magical girl struggling against a particularly strong witch. After Mami lends her help, the magical girl introduces herself as Kyouko Sakura from the city of Kazamino. Impressed by Mami's skill and hospitality, Kyouko quickly requests to team up with her and become her apprentice.

Beginning as an adaptation of one of the hit anime's drama CDs, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: The Different Story is a tale of the relationship between two magical girls shown from an alternate perspective.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: The Different Story is loosely adapted from "Farewell Story", the third drama CD made from the story of Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica that covers the backstory of Mami and Kyouko.

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More reviewsReviews

Jan 9, 2013
Before you consider reading "Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: The Different Story". It is highly recommended that you either watch the original anime series or read the manga adaptation (both called Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) due to the Different Story not only referencing events from the original but it was pretty much written under the premise that the reader has seen the original.

That said I will keep spoilers to a minimum for both the original and Different Story so both people who are familiar with the original series and those who aren't can still read this review.

Now onto the actual review:

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: The Different Story is actually ...
Nov 20, 2012
[Update: 2/24/13]

[b]One of the main issues that a lot of people had with Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica was the lack of screentime and development with quite a few of the characters. While other pieces of the franchise like the Drama CD and PSP Game go much more in depth with the story and characters, they are pretty much useless to those who don't know the Japanese language, which is why this manga adaption was such a useful idea.[/b]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: The Different Story is adapted from one of the Drama CD's of the Madoka Magica franchise. It's set in the past right after Kyouko contracts ...
Nov 12, 2013
When I started getting into the world of Anime and Manga Madoka Magica was one of the earlier things that I watched. I really enjoyed it, fell in love in fact. However this isn't a review about that story. This is a different story, another tale, from another time.

Story: 8

The "Different Story" locks in on the struggles of two different characters from the original show. Centered around Mami and Kyouko, this tale delves into a previously unseen life that happens per-original series. Going deeply into the roots of who these "new" characters were, as well as complementing the original work wonderfully. A "Different Story" ...


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