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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Alt titles: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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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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Name Role
Ume AOKI Character Design
Akiyuki SHINBO Director
Yuki KAJIURA Music

Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica VivisQueen 8/10 May 5, 2011
Puella Magi Madoka Magica VivisQueen 8/10 May 5, 2011

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica angelsreviews 8/10 May 21, 2014
Puella Magi Madoka Magica angelsreviews 8/10 May 21, 2014
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Th3Laugh1ngMan 9.3/10 May 13, 2014
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Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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LauraBornn

Both anime have a bunch of crime fighting cute girls that decide to become less than human in order to kill yoma(c)/witches(mm). And the girls who have sold their souls in both shows meet a less desirable fate. Claymore seems to be a much more grown up or mature version Of madoka magica in Some ways (and not just because the girls are more...developed. They both have wondeful Fight scenes and for very different reasons too. But you will have to watch them to find out what they are! In my opinion you will be very happy that you did!!

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Corrector Yui

Corrector Yui

In the near future, the internet has evolved into ComNet, a virtual reality world where people can play to their hearts' content. However, a malicious computer known as Grosser is causing chaos in the realm, sending dastardly programs to wreak havoc. Young Yui was just a typical girl with a not-so-typical illiteracy with computers, until a program known as IR recruited her to become a Corrector and fight against Grosser's evil doings! Armed with elemental suits, Yui will traverse feudal Japan, a land of fairytales and a number of other virtual worlds in an attempt to find the other Corrector programs and foil Grosser's gang!

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Shiraiyuki

Both animes are about girls who fight for the safety of others without thinking in their own.

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

Kimimaro Yoga could use a break. At nineteen years old, he's not only a student at Heisei College of Economics, he's also a part time employee and flat out broke. So when an eerie man offers the boy a special ATM card and an exorbitant amount of cash, Kimimaro gives in to temptation – but there's a catch. In exchange for his good fortune, Kimimaro's very future is put at stake, held as collateral by the Bank of Midas and tied to the amount of yen in his bank account. In addition, he must participate in a special battle every week in the mysterious 'Financial District' – a battle where losing against one's opponent can mean bankruptcy, a fate that carries an unthinkable cost in the normal world...

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eaper

While these series may seem miles apart, they both focus on a main character that can't completely decide which world they want to live in and what they want to do with it. Eventually, they finally decide and cause a very similar ending in each. Without spoiling, all I can say is if you liked the ending in one, or the struggle to decide what's right and wrong, and who to believe, it's definitely worth giving the other one a try.

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MaraRuizu

Both are magical girl shows with actually dangerous villains, bringing in a horror element to the mix. However, both still contain the message of the importance of friendship that is a staple of the genre. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is darker with more sci-fi elements, but if you like one you should stand to check out the other.

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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Movie (1 ep x 105 min)
  • 2010

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LancerFIN

Both involve ordinary person taken into world of magic and power to grant one wish. These series might not look so similiar on the first glance but after digging deeper into the storyline similarity is stunning.

(You might have to read the Visual Novel to fully understand Unlimited Blade Works.)

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