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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Aoi Yûki ...
 Madoka Kaname (12 episodes, 2011)
Chiwa Saitô ...
 Homura Akemi (12 episodes, 2011)
Emiri Kato ...
 Kyubey (12 episodes, 2011)
Christine Marie Cabanos ...
 Madoka Kaname (12 episodes, 2011)
Cassandra Morris ...
 Kyubey (12 episodes, 2011)
...
 Homura Akemi (12 episodes, 2011)
Eri Kitamura ...
 Sayaka Miki (11 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Anne Williams ...
 Sayaka Miki (10 episodes, 2011)
...
 Hitomi Shizuki (9 episodes, 2011)
...
 Kyouko Sakura (8 episodes, 2011)
Kaori Mizuhashi ...
 Mami Tomoe / ... (7 episodes, 2011)
Yûko Gotô ...
 Junko Kaname (7 episodes, 2011)
Ryôko Shintani ...
 Hitomi Shizuki (7 episodes, 2011)
Rumi Okubo ...
 Joshi / ... (7 episodes, 2011)
...
 Junko Kaname (7 episodes, 2011)
Seiko Yoshida ...
 Kyosuke Kamijo (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Kazuko Saotome (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Tomohisa Kaname / ... (6 episodes, 2011)
Lauren Landa ...
 Kyoko Sakura (6 episodes, 2011)
Marianne Miller ...
 Kyosuke Kamijo (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Kazuko Satome / ... (6 episodes, 2011)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
 Tomohisa Kaname (5 episodes, 2011)
...
 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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She will not know yet if this encounter is a mere coincidence or a necessity. Which would be, an encounter that would change her destiny.


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Trivia

Kyubey was not based on any animal, just the concept of a small creature that could be found in any magical girl show. See more »

Goofs

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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