Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Alt titles: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

TV (12 eps)
4.489 out of 5 from 14,860 votes
Rank #60

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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iSuckAtWriting's avatar by iSuckAtWriting on Jul 29, 2014
Score: 9/10

There are shows I rewatch to relive the magic, only to learn the magic has faded. There are times I fear the magic has faded, only for it to persist. And there are times the magic persists, and creates a miracle that improves a show. This is the show where the magic persists. This is the story where the miracle unfolds. This is the tale known as Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

But honestly, the miracle... read more

jinnyh's avatar by jinnyh on Jul 19, 2014
Score: 9/10

Story Excellent tension and drama. The first few episodes would lead you to believe that you're watching a typical magical girls anime. And then Episode 10 happens. Animation/Art The art style isn't anything to die for, but the story and characters make up for it. However, there's a lot of experimental animation--stop motion and paper cut-outs that really add to it. Sound All of the music is great... read more

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