A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.
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Series cast summary:
Christine Marie Cabanos ...
 Madoka Kaname (12 episodes, 2011)
Emiri Kato ...
 Kyubey (12 episodes, 2011)
Cassandra Morris ...
 Kyubey (12 episodes, 2011)
Chiwa Saitô ...
 Homura Akemi (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Homura Akemi (12 episodes, 2011)
Aoi Yuki ...
 Madoka Kaname (12 episodes, 2011)
Eri Kitamura ...
 Sayaka Miki (11 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Anne Williams ...
 Sayaka Miki (11 episodes, 2011)
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 Hitomi Shizuki (9 episodes, 2011)
Ai Nonaka ...
 Kyouko Sakura (8 episodes, 2011)
Ryôko Shintani ...
 Hitomi Shizuki (8 episodes, 2011)
Lauren Landa ...
 Kyoko Sakura (7 episodes, 2011)
Marianne Miller ...
 Kyosuke Kamijo (7 episodes, 2011)
Kaori Mizuhashi ...
 Mami Tomoe / ... (7 episodes, 2011)
Carrie Savage ...
 Junko Kaname (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Kazuko Satome (7 episodes, 2011)
Yûko Gotô ...
 Junko Kaname (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Tomohisa Kaname / ... (6 episodes, 2011)
Seiko Yoshida ...
 Kyosuke Kamijo (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Mami Tomoe (5 episodes, 2011)
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A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

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When written in Kanji the name Homura can mean Village or Protector among other things. See more »

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When Kyubey explains entropy, he says it involves the net loss of energy, which is not possible in physics. What the term actually describes is the decay of energy to its base form - which is heat - and its subsequent scattering through space, until the system reaches equilibrium, at which point all energy conversion ceases until further external energy input. See more »

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Close to perfection
14 February 2015 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I immediately became hooked.

Madoka Magica then struck me with unimaginable feelings.

This is such a well executed piece of drama, with characters very close to real.

The author did an amazing job fitting the story inside only 12 episodes. Maybe this is why, the experience is so dense.

I also need to compliment the soundtrack. It is so well done, after finishing the series I am still listening to them, constantly.

Madoka Magica uses the magical girl genre as a surface shield, just like NGE uses mecha genre for the purpose. I recommend you give it a chance even if you don't care much about the magical girl thing. Chances that you will like this even if you are distant to the genre are big, given that you appreciate anime ;)

I thought about giving this 10 instead of 9, but maybe in another world.


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