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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Mahou Shoujo Sonico★Magica Web 2011 Same Franchise
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari Movie 2012 TBD
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari Movie 2012 TBD
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3 Movie 2013 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice 2011 Same Franchise
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 2011 TBD
Mahou Shoujo Oriko Magica 2011 Spin-off
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica - The Different Story 2012 TBD
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 genesic123 4/10 Dec 12, 2013
Puella Magi Madoka Magica genesic123 4/10 Dec 12, 2013
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica SwordAcolyte 5/10 Dec 3, 2013
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