Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Alt titles: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

TV (12 eps)
4.491 out of 5 from 14,727 votes
Rank #59

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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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... read more

eaper's avatar by eaper on Apr 22, 2011
Score: 9.8/10

Coming into this series, you just see another lame Magical Girl series... but what caught my eyes was the studio that was making this series- Shaft. Seeing this, I decided to give this series a try... and I am very glad that I did. It took all of my preconceived notions about what a magical girl series is, and destroyed them. That being said, if you are to only watch one Magical Girl series ever, this is the... read more

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